DEck material calculators

We've got deck material calculators for practically every aspect of how to build a deck. You asked for it - you got it!

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We have a variety of calculators to help you figure out the dimensions and quantities of all the different building materials you will need on your job site.  Find wood beam spans, deck joist  spans, spacing and sizes, the number of balusters for your railing, the number of decking boards, or size and layout of footings for your deck based on your soil bearing capacity.

Concrete Volumes

Want to know how many yards you need? What about filling tube forms or bell footings? Easily calculate all of these. 


Our most popular deck materials calculator. This is one of the most tedious but important aspects of deck building. 

Unit Conversion

Ever try to balance out the look of balusters in a railing section? This calculates it quickly with grapical representation.​​​​


How far a beam can span from one support post to the next? 

Joist Span

How far can joists span from the ledger to the beam or beam to beam? It depends on dimensions and spacing. 


Do you remember high school trigonometry?  Probably not.  You will like this.


What part of calculating stair measurements isn't tricky? Especially for the beginner. Stringer calculations in a snap. 


Ever try to balance out the look of balusters in a railing section? This calculates it quickly with grapical representation.​​​​​​


What is your run of railing and how many balusters will you need? This is handy.

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The Deck Foot Anchor is a great solution for most types of decks.


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