Replacing Rail Road Tie Steps

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by chiseled, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. chiseled

    chiseled LawnSite Member
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    I am trying to determine how I'm going to build a staircase using a 6" versa-lok riser and a 3" cap without exceeding the code height of 8 1/4" height. How do I accomplish this? Do I excavate a couple inches lower so the rise stays under 8"?? Please help, this is my first job building a staircase. Thanks.
     
  2. OSdb

    OSdb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    If the top of one riser is the same level and the bottom of the next then that would give you a 6" rise.
     
  3. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    No because you still have the 3" coping, that would make every step 9" = too tall.

    Here is a picture of a product we build a lot of small walls/steps of. Its also a 6" block. Hopefully this explains everything
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  4. OSdb

    OSdb LawnSite Member
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    If you do it before your coping it keeps it the same rise like in your picture.
     
  5. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    Right, I get your point now. My Bad
     

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