How do you build uneven ground steps?
Although building on top of ground that’s uneven can be challenging, you can succeed if you follow these basic tips:
- Use a Raised Platform Deck. One solution to building deck stairs on ground that slopes is building a raised platform deck.
- Align the Stringers Correctly.
- Cut Your Own Stringers.
- Use Pressure Treated Wood.
Can I build a deck with 2×4?
For the deck surface, you can use 2x4s, 2x6s, or 5/4x6s. The 5/4 decking (pronounced “five-quarter”), available in cedar and pressure-treated fir, is 1 inch thick and 5-1/2 inches wide with rounded edges that make for a splinter-free surface.
Can I build a deck directly on the ground?
Floating decks can be set directly on the ground or, preferably, a bed of gravel. But it’s best to support the deck on concrete blocks. This keeps the wood off the ground and away from moisture so the wood stays drier and lasts longer.
Can I build a deck by myself?
Do It Yourself Deck Building. There is no dispute, a professional deck builder will do a better, faster job than you can. If you are considering building a deck yourself, then most likely you are up to the task, as this type of job just takes a lot of sweat and a little bit of want to.
Do deck stairs have to land on concrete?
Stair landings must be at least as wide as the stair and at least 3 feet deep. On the other hand, solid, flat, and stable materials, such as concrete, flagstone, pavers, or brick, can be installed with a measurable slope and will not usually shift under the weight of an off-balance person completing a stairway descent.
Do stairs have to be level?
Stair Tread Slope vs Stairway Slope or Angle
Stair treads themselves must also be close to level, as you’ll see in the following standards: 1 – “The walking surface of treads and landings of a stairway shall not be sloped steeper than one unit vertical in 48 units horizontal in any direction.”