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footing required for deck stairs? footing required for deck stairs? post rick12 on Mon, 01/25/2010 Depends on who is signing off, if a permit is pulled. whereas a concrete pad or slab will pool and collect moisture. It will make finished stringers and risers last longer on porches and fancier decks, and keep the PT framing of
Mark the position of the stringers on the concrete landing and set the kick-plate on these marks. Use a hammer-drill and a masonry bit to drill two 1/2-inch holes through the kick-plate into the concrete to insert 1/2-inch metal-sleeve anchors.
The deck surface is around 30 inches above the ground, in which the steps would go from the ground to the deck. At the ground where the base of the steps would be, it is fairly level and currently grass and I plan on leaving it grass.
With frost footings in place you can use a concrete anchor, base plate and short post in order to create a solid ground connection. A 3' x 3' level landing area is required at the base of all staircases.
Anchoring Deck Stairs. Stair stringers should always land on a level and well-drained surface. If you are landing on a concrete pad or a patio this should not be a problem but if you are landing on the yard you may want to install paver blocks or fill the area with compacted gravel to promote drainage. Make sure you are using .60 retention
Concrete Stair Pad and Footing Locations Are Critical - Construction and Building stairbuilding. How To Build A Deck 6 Stairs and Hand Rail - Duration:
I rented an electric jackhammer to break up the concrete patio slab and post footer to remove a deck post. The jackhammer worked great and I was done in less than an hour.
Save time and energy when breaking up a concrete slab or steps: Tips, tools and planning advice guide you through the job and save you big bucks.
Building Cascading Box Steps with Concrete Slab Landing. by Tim Chicago I am planning on building cascading box steps with a concrete slab landing off my deck.
Need Suggestions For Deck Stairs Landing On Grass Will this help with frost?..or am I better off to just put down a PT platform? I was thinking of 6x6 PT but am I over-thinking this one? The beam can be either concrete or 2x12 Attached Thumbnails Advertisement 10-13-2010, 07:39 AM 3: RobertCDF. Pro
Making A Concrete Pad For Porch Steps Concrete, Decks and Sheds. Be Sociable, Share When you are building your porch or deck one of the last things you will need to do is build your steps. The bolt that we inserted earlier is tightened through the hole on the top and the post rests about an inch off the concrete so the bottom wont rot
Concrete pads make great landings for deck stairs, or in front of doorways. Follow these simple steps to build the perfect concrete pad landing for your space.
How to Anchor Wood Stairs to Concrete By Chris When the lower floor is made of concrete, you will need a special fastener to attach the wood to it unless one has already been embedded for this purpose. Fortunately, there are many such fasteners available that can be used in holes that you pre-drill in the concrete. How to Build Deck
Make sure the slab area is large enough to completely support the bottom of your stair stringersor whatever else you plan to use it for. First step is to excavate the slab location. Calculate the depth of the finished slab, including the concrete and the gravel base.
How to Build a Deck Over a Concrete Patio. Badly damaged concrete deck slab. Originally, it was tiled, then the tile was chiseled off and the pockmarked surface got a coat of paint. A slab with this much damage cant be fixed. But it can be covered upand this article will show you how. The results look just like a deck, but getting