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stairway going down a grass hill

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by scott in the soo, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. scott in the soo

    scott in the soo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    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...
  2. northmichigan

    northmichigan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    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.

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