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Question DetailsAsked on 6/3/2011

Steps at Side Door

I need new steps leading to the side entrance of my house. Currently we have a set of wooden stairs (3 or 4 steps) going from the side door down to ground level. I'm not sure how they are attached to the side of the house, but on the ground they are actually sitting on two bricks, not actually resting on the ground. They were obviously a temporary solution by the previous owners of our home. I don't even know what type of craftsman or contractor to look for to build new steps. We use this door as the primary entrance to our home, as it is next to the driveway, so the steps need to be sturdy to stand up to a lot of use. I'm also not sure what material we should look for - concrete? Or some sort of wood composite? Our front stoop is made of brick with slate on the stairs and top surface. Thanks for your recommendations.

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I've seen steps made of treated wood like one would use for a deck but I think you should get a masonry contractor to look at it. I'm thinking brick to match the front but with concrete surfaces.

Answered 9 years ago by harry


Zifa, what did the home inspectorfella have to say?

Answered 9 years ago by harry

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