- What tips and tricks are there to building steps?
- can it still be accessible for equipment and the elderly?
- how can I make it look like it has always been there?
This is what I determined before I started. Good planning is essential!
After two hours work removing grass to the bin
After 30 hours of work
As finished in 2011
and as it looks in 2014. The only maintenance was using some construction adhesive to glue stones to the risers after a bit of winter frost heave. Edit: I had a base plan on pencil and paper but it did not survive being outside during the excavation. The ramp was to allow skiers to go up the grade during the winter. Small dogs like it too. Unfortunately there was no way to make it accessible by published standards as the slope was too steep. I would have to start the ramp at the door from the house to make the recommended slope of 1:20.