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The Newest Bison Pedestals for 2024

The Bison Pedestal system is available in 2 primary formats, the Level.IT and the Versadjust. Both pedestals are highly capable, easily adjustable and can support hundreds of pounds of weight. The Level.IT pedestal has a weight rating of up to 1,000 lbs. while the Versadjust can hold up to 1,250 lbs. In addition, the 2 models can accommodate different height requirements. The Level.IT can support roof decks as high as 24″ from the subfloor while the Versadjust can extend as tall as 36″. Depending on the nature of the project, the Level.IT and Versadjust pedestals can be both be used on the same project. This is common where larger roof cavities require a tall pedestal or sections require higher weight bearing loads. 

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Weight Bearing Capacity
1,000 lbs.
1,250 lbs.
Adjustable Height Range (Pedestal System)
2″ – 24″
2-1/4″ – 36″†
†Bracing Required
Adjustable Height Range (Single Pedestal)
2″ – 4-3/4″
2-1/4″ – 9″††
Adjustable Height Range (Low Height Pedestal)
1-1/4″ – 2″
1-1/4″ – 2″
LO18, LO316
Fixed Height Pedestal Minimum
VT18, VT316
Base Diameter
Pedestal Weight
2.3 lbs.
1.08 lbs.

† Pedestal heights above 24″ require bracing using the BB Brace Kit, including BB-Brace, BB-Pegs, or the BB-C Collar.

†† Four adjustable-height pedestal options: V1 (2-1/4″ – 2-3/4″), V2 (2-3/4″ – 3-3/4″), V3 (3-3/4″ – 5-3/4″), V4 (5-3/4″ – 9″).

Bison Pedestal Cost

The cost of Bison Pedestals depends on the number of pedestals need to support the elevated deck and also varies based on the height and number of elevation changes that need to be accommodated. Another factor in calculating the cost of a Bison Pedestal project is the type of deck material used as well as the load requirements. The Bison Level.IT is rated for decks with cavity depths up to 12″ and 1,000 lbs. per pedestal while the Versadjust Pedestal can be installed where deck cavities of up to 36″ are needed. The cost of Bison Pedestals on an elevated deck depends on the number of pedestals required. This directly related to the tile choice. Different tile material will affect the number of pedestals needed. Since all tiles share a pedestal with another adjacent tile, typically one pedestal is required per 24” x 24” tile. By providing your basic project details including the square footage, elevation and shipping zip code, the cost of Bison Pedestals along with tile and shipping can be calculated. Some tiles will require more pedestals depending on its structural integrity. 

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How Tall Are Bison Pedestals?

The Bison Pedestals come in 2 formats to accommodate varying project requirements. These include the Bison Versadjust and Level.IT Pedestals. Using couplers, the Level.IT Pedestal can be configured as tall as 24″ in height.

The Versadjust Pedestal can reach heights of 24″ without additional bracing, and heights of 36″ with the use of additional bracing.

The Bison Pedestal system starts with heights as low as 1/8″.

Bison pedestal Installation

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The Bison Pedestal system is easy to install for the perfect rooftop deck system. First, clear the rooftop area of debris and rinse with water. Next, determine your tile layout and snap a chalk-line grid. Begin placing the Bison Pedestals in the intersections of the layout.  Level the pedestal using a small torpedo level or target level.   Next, adjust the pedestal height in accordance with your finished height, allowing for the thickness of your deck material. Place your tile on the 4 pedestals. Make any adjustments so the tile is level and fully supported by the corners.  Continue to the next tile.  Make sure all sides of the perimeter of the deck is “contained”, or physically butting up to the building, wall, curb, etc. 

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Elevated Deck Systems® is a Bison Innovative Products National Distributor. We provide the products to bring rooftop and elevated deck dreams to reality. From New York to Los Angeles We Will Deck You! Call Elevated Deck Systems® today – Our Name Says it All.

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Johnny Knight, Founder of Elevated Deck Systems®

General Contractor with over 40 years experience in the construction industry. Extensive experience in the technical application of pedestal decking systems for commercial roof top decks. Has been actively involved in installing/supplying pedestal decking systems for over 20 years. Provided deck products and guidance for thousands of raised deck projects throughout the United States.