I'm building a new set of stairs up to a deck. The concrete landing for the stairs is less than 3 feet wide and has a fence along the opposite side from the stairs.
I basically have 2 options that would give me acceptable run and rise measurements:
- have the bottom of the stringers fully resting on the landing about 2 or 3 inches in from the back edge or...
- have about half the bottom of the stringers overhanging the back edge of the landing.
In the first example (see figure 1) it would only leave about 1 1/2 feet from the front edge of the stringers to the fence.
In the second example (see figure 2), the run is approximately 12 inches and about 5 and 1/2 inches would be overhanging the back edge of the landing giving me an extra 7 or 8 inches of landing.