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scott in the soo
07-25-2005, 06:27 PM
has anyone ever put in a stairway going down a grass hill.. i was asked to do one for a customer of mine. the slope is about 15 feet from top to bottom. i definately have seen them.. just wondering if anybody out there has some helpfull tips on how to design and build them.... thanks in advance...

northmichigan
07-25-2005, 08:50 PM
the easiest way to build steps is with 6x6 treated timbers set with 24 inch re-bar[sorry i don't speak metric...lol.] each step is 14 inches deep with a six inch rise. i put down 5oz. landscape fabric under 9a crushed stone base.this is based on removing the sod and i often cut and fit flagstone between the timbers.
mj