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how do I CONSTRUCT a new exterior concrete stair way?

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Timber stairs is cheaper and faster and last Long Enough. Udderwise hire out to guys who do concrete. Sometimes they got them premade (in concrete)so it just attaches to the house.

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  • 10 months ago

    You're up with current regulations regarding reinforced concrete?

    I thought not.

    An exterior concrete stairway is a much more complicated project than you'd think. Use a licensed contractor.

    • nocountmf9 months agoReport

      concrete contractors don't have licensing requirements in most areas, and bonds are only required to bid government work

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  • First off

    Check your local zoning regulations as an "exterior concrete stair way" is likely supposed to be up to the local fire code.

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  • y
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Far to much that goes into it to try to explain on here, but there are directions and such out there. Search and research.

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  • 10 months ago

    concrete has to be poured into forms. that is not a simple task for a stairway. thus, the way you do it is to get at least three bids from construction companies

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Far too much work and cost to do this. You can buy pre cast concrete stairs or, if you must, build stairs from pressure treated timber.

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Construction of concrete stairs includes steps such as designing, preparing foundation, building formwork, placement of reinforcement steel bars, concreting, finishing and curing. Construction of concrete stairs is a difficult task that requires an engineer to study all the aspects and design it and a skilled labour to construct it. If you do not know how to do this, I would say it is not a diy task- poorly built steps are a safety hazard.

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  • Edwena
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Call a concrete contractor that does residential work. You will see their ads in the newspaper or go to the lumber yards or concrete mixing plant and ask for names and phone numbers. A stair is a small amount of work, so look around for other concrete projects you will want ( big patio, sidewalk, garage foundation, car servicing pit) and get it all because it will be cheaper. Or, if the stair is all, then the concrete guy may want to furnish a pre-made stair that is bought at the lumber yard and put it on a simple concrete block foundation. You will have to figure out what to do about handrails. If you are going the pre-made concrete route, why don't you have it made from lumber? If you are planning on doing the work yourself, have some big friends to help. You first problem is knowing how to make the concrete forms and in particular the rise and tread of the steps. Being off just a little bit will make the steps awkward. The job will be too small to get a concrete truck, so you will be mixing on site. Which means you will be hauling in materials on a trailer and wheel barrow it over to the stair forms. This is not something for the novice to try.

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