# Readers ask: How To Build Steps With Railing Down Hill To Lake Shore?

## How do you make a path down a steep hill?

Cut into the hillside a bit and level out your path with the excess dirt. Use small boulders or vertical timbers to shore up the lower edge of the path and to retain the hillside along the upper edge of the path. Complete your paths with stepping-stones, gravel, wood chips, mulch, or grass.

## How do you build stone steps on a hill?

Dig down 4 to 6 inches and fill with crushed gravel to just below grade. Lay wide stones, the full 18 inches deep — do not piece stones for the depth of the tread. Use no more than two stones across the 36 inches width of the steps. Smaller stones would tip, rock, settle, and slant.

## What slope is too steep for a walkway?

Walkways should never exceed a 5 percent slope. This percentage is determined based on your rise (height) divided by you run (length) multiplied by 100. For example, if my rise was 1 foot and my run was 20 feet, that would give me a 5 percent slope.

## How steep can a path be?

Paths should have gradients not exceeding 1:6. On steeper sloping ground, steps may need to be introduced at intervals to ensure that the maximum gradient of the path is not exceeded.

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## How do you build steps on a slope?

Divide the height of your slope by 7 ¾ inches (or however many inches tall you’ve decided to make the rise of your steps). If, for instance, your slope is 77.5 inches tall and you plan to build steps of 7 ¾ inches, you will need 10 steps.

## How much are stone steps?

For professional installation, concrete steps typically can cost nearly \$300 per step, as opposed to about \$150 for a stone step.

## How do you do a sleeper step by step?

Position the sleeper and drive a stake into the ground directly behind the sleeper, one at either end, a few centimetres in. Make sure the top of the stake ends up a centimetre or two lower than the sleeper so that it can be covered with shingle or chippings if you are building deep steps.

## How steep is a 30% slope?

Table of Common Slopes in Architecture