Deck Stair Stabilization and Replacement

Deck Stair Stabilization and Replacement

Scope of Work: Deck Stair Stabilization & Replacement
Town: Denville, NJ
Timing: 3 days

The deck stairs from this second story deck in Denville, NJ were unsafe. The bottom of the stairs were built directly onto the ground. Therefore, the stairs were sinking into the soft ground. The right side was pulling away from the left and the entire staircase was in jeopardy of pulling apart. We were called in to make these stairs safe and useable again.

Deck Stair Stabilization and Replacement

Before Deck Repair
Before Deck Repair
After Deck Stair Replacement
It is standard practice to build a stairwell on a stable, solid platform. A stairwell needs to be secure on all sides to be able to handle the movement of walking up and down. For some reason this exterior wooden deck stairwell was built directly on the ground. Of course a platform of dirt is not solid nor stable. It is subject to erosion, drought and flooding. Also, placing wood directly on dirt isn’t wise because the moisture in the ground will cause the wood to rot.
So, we removed the wobbly exterior staircase. We leveled the ground and created a cement pad for the new staircase to rest. The cement pad will provide the necessary stability that the staircase requires.
We rebuilt the staircase with pressure-treated lumber to match the existing deck.
Now that the staircase is resting on cement it will be able to handle the normal wear and tear that is expected.
Removed Staircase
Removed Staircase
New Cement Pad
New Cement Pad

Deck Repairs & Deck Refacing

Monk’s carpenters can provide repairs to your wood or composite deck. Also, we can reface natural wood decks with composite if you are looking for a low maintenance alternative to your wood deck. For any exterior carpentry project, call our office at 973-635-7900 to schedule an estimate today.

Additionally, we provide kitchen and bathroom remodels. Along with our Kitchen & Bath Design Studio, we can design, select materials, and provide installation of any remodeling project.  Any home update you need, Monk’s is here to help.

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