Our backyard is two levels, a patio and a raised yard. The drop from the yard to the patio is about 3.5 feet. The stairs leading up to the yard are steep and made of concrete. Currently there is no type of railing or fence.
We're having someone come out to build a fence along the dropoff and put a gate at the entrance to the stairs but I'm still not sure what to do with the concrete steps. My 2 yo fell off the steps yesterday and my MIL caught her head inches from the concrete slab.
Can you glue outdoor runners to concrete steps? Should we build wooden steps that aren't so steep over the concrete steps? I'm definitely putting in a two rails at either side but I'm trying to figure out how to soften the steps. I'd like to put a rug at the bottom as well. This area does collect water though but I'm not sure what else to do.
Thanks for any input on this.