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I want to run my thinking by here and get some opinions.

I am rebuilding my deck stairs. Currently i have a 3 step, total rise of 25, rise of approx 7, and tread of 11. Total run of 33 1/2". There is no hard landing. The bottom step is 3" above the grass. The posts and stringers are sitting on dirt.
The stairs at 92" wide.

I will be pouring a cement landing.

I want to do something like a 16" tread, 6 1/2 rise, keeping the the 3 steps. That would make total run of 48"band the total rise would stay at 25".

Ive gotten used the the bottom step being a few inches off the ground and would like to keep it that way. The cement landing, not a real landing, would be a pad for the posts and stringers to set on.

Thoughts?



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Does the deck have proper footings at depth now. If you attach deck to a slab it would be subject to frost movement and could cause more trouble.
 

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Re: Deep outdoor deck stairs (16")

Does the deck have proper footings at depth now. If you attach deck to a slab it would be subject to frost movement and could cause more trouble.
Deck has proper footings. I wasn't going to attach the deck to the slab. The slab would be to keep the stringers off the ground.

I'm also toying with the idea of making box stairs.

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Re: Deep outdoor deck stairs (16")

Deck has proper footings. I wasn't going to attach the deck to the slab. The slab would be to keep the stringers off the ground.

I'm also toying with the idea of making box stairs.

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I would cut the treads at 10" for 2 2x6 tread for 11"

Something like this.
 

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