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fvillena wrote:
pergola post footing depth in planter? - hello, I was wondering how deep your footing in the planter for pergola post? Also, does you planter have a footing or is it a stacked retaining wall? THANKS
   Comment   April 8, 2013
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Switzer's Nursery & Landscaping, Inc.
Thanks for the question.... frost can easily reach 42" in Minnesota. We install 48" footings under all of pergolas. In the case where a pergola footing is installed in a raised bed or planter the 48" is installed at ground level plus the depth of the bed. In the image above the raised planter is about 20" making the total footing in the planter about 70" deep.... welcome to Minnesota.

link to an example of the footing in a similar application -

The raised planter is constructed of retaining wall block. A standard crushed stone base was installed.

Thank you for the question and best wishes! ~ Glenn!
April 9, 2013 at 7:06am   
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Thank you so much for your detailed explanation! That helps tremendously.
April 16, 2013 at 10:12pm   
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