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Old 06-09-2012, 12:51 PM   #1
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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
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
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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.

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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.
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I have attached a photo for your viewing pleasure.
My pleasure in viewing your photo was spoiled by the dog's a**e.
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My pleasure in viewing your photo was spoiled by the dog's a**e.
Haha that does take away from the scenery. Good one.
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Ideal step down height would be 7".
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I would attach it directly to the fascia board , we're only talking one step.
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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.
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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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