If you've ever tried peeling a bunch of apples in one sitting, then you know: It's messy, annoying, and slow-going work. But in a stroke of brilliance, one man found a brilliant way to speed things up. A power drill.
Dig and pour your deck footings so they extend below the frost line, so they won't move, or heave, as the ground freezes and thaws during seasonal changes. This article explains how to build solid footings that will stay put year-round.