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Old 05-18-2017, 06:08 PM   #1
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Interlock patio + stairs questions


Hi,

I am in the planning stages of an interlock patio project and have a few questions regarding the best practices for stairs.

The stair layout is as follows... landing on the top the width of the patio door and extending 4' from the house. Then I will have two more steps down to patio ground level.
1) I am sloping the patio away from the house at a 1/8 slope (1/8 of an inch per foot). Should the stair landing and threads slope the same, or should they be level?
2) Where the stairs meet the house, should I just backfill with base material and compact, or should I build a wall behind the stairs to hold the base material and decouple the stairs from the house completely?
3) Should there be a gap/expansion joint between the patio and the house?

Any input much appreciated!
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:18 PM   #2
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Re: Interlock patio + stairs questions


Picture would be nice so we could see what your seeing.
#1, Stoop should never be even with the threshold!
100% sure way to have water inside the home.
There is no need to have the stairs or landing slope, it will drain through the gaps.
I make my landings free standing so there's 0 chance of damage to the home.
Never have the deck boards tight to the siding!
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:59 AM   #3
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Re: Interlock patio + stairs questions


Hi Joe,

Thanks for the response, but I think there is some confusion... I am not building wooden stairs. It is going to be a stone/interlock staircase.
I will add a photo later today.

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