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Steps w/Bullnose treads

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by neversatisfiedj, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    Anyone have pics ?
  2. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,929

    Josh - Here are a couple



  3. McKeeLand

    McKeeLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 681

    Here are a few for you.

    job pics 005.jpg

    Copy of P1010142.jpg

  4. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    You mid-atlantic guys are big on the bullnose.

    You see very very very little of that around here.
  5. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    CG and Mckee, what's the height of the rise on your steps?
  6. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,898

    In both of your pics, did you lay right up against the siding???
  7. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,929

    The rise on the steps is 6" (or maybe a bit shorter than that due to the thickness of the bullnose)

    Dan - The first pic we are against the ledgerboard on the top step and end up below the siding on the bottom step. Second pic we are against the siding. Didn't feel it was necessary to "J" that one.


  8. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,898

    Just wondering what you did to flash behind the block. Even if it's a pedestal installation I think I'd still want some sort of flashing/ice dam material against any framing. The block will hold moisture regardless...

    Plus if you are against the siding, there are weep holes in the bottom of the siding that will allow moisture to get up inside.

    Just another reason why steps are a PITA!
  9. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,929

    In the second pic the siding is flashed, just not "j"'d It's alot easier to pull the siding off and flash than it is to find the correct color "j", cut it, install it, ...etc. Usually on single steps we just flash. Multiples we will "j" I'm always more worried about the house than my work.

  10. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260

    Here is a tip for bullnose.

    If your doing a pool deck and coping use a clay brick bullnose as the coping. Its alot cheaper then the techo bullnose! Also they have some clay bullnose that is called 'remodler bullnose, that is notched. The way its notched allows you to use motar and not see it.

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