How to make pergola footings level with each other??
I'm constructing a pergola on a brick patio.
The 4 corner posts won't be on the patio itself; I'm going to remove bricks in the corners and pour 18" concrete footings. The posts will be secured to the footings with heavy-duty angle ties.
Since the footings will be below the level of the brick, and they'll be about 12' from each other, I'm wondering how to make sure they're level with each other so that the pergola is also level?
I don't want to pull up more bricks than necessary. I know the patio itself isn't level; it's sloped to allow for proper drainage.
I hope my description isn't confusing and someone can give me some help with this.