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keyhole

06:44PM | 07/13/04
Member Since: 07/12/04
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I need to form up some concrete steps. Need guidence on how best to do this. We operate a home for the elderly so the steps will need to have large stair surface and small risers. I am planning for a 32" wide by 48" deep unit 12" high. I would like to have 12x48 treds and a riser height of 4".

Thanks for any help

Bob

Glenn Good

11:44AM | 07/14/04
Member Since: 09/10/03
320 lifetime posts
keyhole,

I don't know what your local building code requirments are concerning steps and you will need to check them before you start.

The local building code here in North Carolina requires steps to follow this formula:

Rise + Run = 18" plus or minus 1" (or 17"-19")

In your case a 4" rise + 12" run (step) = 16" which would not meet the code requirement.

Again: check your local code for these requirements in your area before you start.

Glenn

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keyhole

09:57PM | 07/16/04
Member Since: 07/12/04
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I don't know why but checking the code on this project never entered my mind. I really need to check because the project is on the property of our adult family home which is closely regulated by the state.

Thanks

Bob Key
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