Quote Originally Posted by coloradotrout View Post
FWIW -- the architecture drawing shows at 24" x 24" x 12" thick "footer" , then a 12" x 12" square pier to near grade, the a pier of bricks above grade to the framing. That's a BIG footer! I don't think I will attempt that.
.. but I think I'd be ok with sitting the 8x8x16 block on a 12" diameter footer. Maybe the corner needs a bigger "pad", but the others should be fine.