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jukeboxpunk 06-09-2012 12:51 PM

Box steps for newly constructed deck
 
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I recently constructed a 12x20 floating deck and would like to add a box step to the front of it that would span almost the entire deck. My question is would I go with a ledger board in front? Or could a construct the box step separately? any other ideas? I have attached a photo for your viewing pleasure. thanks

joecaption 06-09-2012 01:35 PM

How high is it from the grade to the top pf the decking boards on the left hand side facing the deck?

The problum I see is slope, on one side the deck is so low it really does not need a step and the other side is at a slope.
If it was mine I would add vinyl lumber or composite fashia board to the rim joist and just add back fill to make the whole area even with a slight slope away from the deck. Then you would not need any steps.

jukeboxpunk 06-09-2012 02:09 PM

Backfill is not a bad idea too. Probably the cheapest and less time consuming.

The left hand side is roughly about 18" high from the ground to decking. The right is about 11". I probably don't need the additional box step, but it would really finish the deck off and conceal the deck blocks too.

tony.g 06-09-2012 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by jukeboxpunk (Post 939799)
I have attached a photo for your viewing pleasure.

My pleasure in viewing your photo was spoiled by the dog's a**e.

jukeboxpunk 06-09-2012 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by tony.g

My pleasure in viewing your photo was spoiled by the dog's a**e.

Haha that does take away from the scenery. Good one.

joecaption 06-09-2012 05:41 PM

Ideal step down height would be 7".

spinfisher 06-12-2012 12:14 PM

I would attach it directly to the fascia board , we're only talking one step.

jukeboxpunk 06-12-2012 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by spinfisher
I would attach it directly to the fascia board , we're only talking one step.

Yeah only one step. That's what I was originally going to do, my only issue being the uneven ground surface.

KevinPh 06-12-2012 12:40 PM

Hi, it depends on your location, if you are subject to freeze-thaw cycles. If you don't change the existing grade, you will have to have 2 risers on one side, gradually changing to one rise on the other


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