The 12 in FootingPad is ideal for raising decks. It has been tested by the NTA to replace that time consuming, messy concrete cookie. In fact, this product may hold more than untested concrete cookies. 12 in FootingPads will support a 4 × 4 ft or larger post. Allowable loads are controlled by the type of supporting soil. FootingPad is made from recycled materials, the color of pads may vary.