I just had a paver patio installed and had the builder re-install the old wooden steps that he removed to do the work. We did this as a cost savings measure since stone steps would've doubled the price of the project. Now with this nice new patio, our old steps look pretty decrepit. I would like to replace the steps I have with something similar, maybe using a composite decking material if possible both for looks and for longevity. Can anyone provide some insight for a do-it-yourselfer? There are only about four steps/stairs that make up the unit.

  • What is the total height (grade to landing)?
    – Tester101
    Jul 13, 2012 at 19:34
  • @Tester101 - I don't have the measurements with me at the moment but I'll update the question when I get home.
    – j08691
    Jul 13, 2012 at 19:38
  • A picture with dimension might be useful, if you are looking for a very specific answer.
    – Tester101
    Jul 13, 2012 at 20:14
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    most home centers sell precut stringers which is typically the tough part for a novice.
    – mikes
    Jul 14, 2012 at 1:12

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Your local home improvement store may have prefab/precut stair case parts for decks and they about the size you mention (3-4 steps). You can purchase the stringers, and treads and attach them in place of your old stairs.


If you are looking for Prefab Stairs - you could search google for "Prefab Stairs", there should be something for your area.

Or Make your own deck steps like the following: (DIY LINK)

I would recommend that you search for "Landscaping Stairs: in google for some great ideas! You can have a look with the following search - Google Image Search

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