Steps too high

meganmoleJanuary 4, 2012

When they built our house they built the steps from the back door too high. There are 3 steps each 12" high without a hand rail. The steps are in the shape of a half circle. About 7' in front of steps is the pool. The steps are dangerous. We were thinking of having a deck placed over the steps. Any thoughts of suggestions anyone?

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Or you could just rebuild the steps, making 6 steps each with a 6" rise.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2012 at 8:52AM
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Generally want steps to be 10" deep minimum with minimum of 5 steps->50 inch run. Want a 3' landing at bottom of staircase. Ideally should have a 3' landing at top of stairs to stand on when open the door. Hard to fit in a linear format. Can you have a 3' or larger landing at top with a new proper staircase going down the side so that exit the door and turn 90 degrees to go down steps? Obviously would need railings. This would also eliminate the temptation to go off the end of the staircase into the pool.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2012 at 8:51PM
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