Matt, I recommend it because it's easier and it's a stronger application. When I compare the dollars saved on labor vs. the dollars spent on extra block, it's not much different.mrusk said:I think they recommend that method so they sell more block. When i build stairs i do not do it that way. I have 1 course in the ground then the riser.
I can not think of any reason why the pedstal method would be better.