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Step overhang

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by forestfireguy, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 601

    What do you guys use as your standard overhang on steps, for example you built a techo wall and the job had bluestone treads in the spec. Is there an industry standard ?
  2. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    we usually use about an inch..
  3. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    1/4"-1" :)
  4. Let-it-mow!

    Let-it-mow! LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    building codes say at least a 1" "nosing" on stair treads. More is okay.
  5. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 601

    I guess I didn't really ask the right question. What would you consider too much overhang? We used better than 2 inches on the job referred to and walking up them after installing the first one it seemed too much to me, it could potentially be a catch point for toes and thus a liability. I am no longer working for myself so the final say is no longer mine but I wish it were sometimes, perhaps it will be soon enough............
  6. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,929

    I wouldn't go more than an inch, especially on bluestone treads. You could probably get away with a bit more on something that is a bit more "bulky" like a wall cap.


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