stairs all around
I am building a floating 14 by 20 cedar deck and wish to have stairs all around two sides (the other two are bordered by a fence and a garage.
The ground in front of the 20 foot side is fairly level, however the ground slopes down 6 or 7 inches (away from the garage) on the 14 foot side.
I have tried to look at various internet videos concerning deck stairs, but am unable to decide just how or what to secure the stringers to at ground level before proceeding with the risers and treads.
I am hoping to avoid pouring a long slab all around the deck.
Will precast cement pads work?
Should I use 4 by 4 pt posts sunk in concrete as one video suggested?
I am planning on cutting all the stringers the same, then start by attaching the first stringer at the highest point of the deck (next to the fence), and then attach each successive stringer, cutting off the bottom of each stringer as I move around the corner and get closer and closer to the garage.
My construction skills are VERY limited.
If you have pictures of stair construction that mimic my problem or can help me out in any way, I'd certainly appreciate it.