HELP!! Stair Riser is 2 3/4 Inches Taller than other Risers
I have searched and searched and cannot find an answer to this (if there is one) We are having a concrete engineered floor put in our basement. We have already removed the old engineered OSB floor. Had water issues, swelling soil, structural issues on and on. So we have been so excited that after years of dealing with not being able to use our basement, we are finally getting a floor and we just realized that the new floor is going to be 2 3/4" below where it was before.
Is there ANY way to fix the staircase without tearing out the entire staircase and drywall and everything? It is a curving staircase, there are 15 treads, the treads measure 9 3/4" deep on the inside curve and 13 1/4" on the outside curve. The risers are 7" tall. My husband's idea was to build a 2 3/4" tall landing at the bottom of the stairs but that seems really tacky and something to trip over.
I was so nieve I figured we could divide the 2.75" by 15 treads and just sand .18" off each tread and it would fix it! Obviously that won't work because the bottom tread needs to be 2.75" lower than it is now!! This is seriously making my head hurt! Do we have to have the whole staircase rebuilt? Would there be any way to use what we have and make it work? I have no idea what building a new stairway might cost and it has taken us years to save enough to have the floor replaced. Please advise. Thank you!!!