Concrete steps can be a massive help to almost any building project, commercial or residential. This is because the steps have the ability to save both time in installation and money.
Obviously they are not right for every project… it is important that they are considered as an option based on their strengths and weaknesses. Which is why we want to cover the strengths and weaknesses of concrete steps here.
Building Concrete Steps
Concrete steps are a great option if you are looking to add beauty and durability to your current project. Concrete steps can seamlessly fit into the landscape and are actually a quite simple project that can be done by all the do-it-yourself types.
Concrete steps are built using a concrete mix and wooden blocks. The concrete mix can be conveniently purchased in ready condition from any concrete companies. It can also be prepared on site. Concrete steps can be made using a few other simple tools such as concrete forms.
Pros of Concrete Steps
- Save time. Because they are concrete steps as opposed to having to make them on site you can literally ship them in (once bought) and install them… no mixing, no frames, no fuss really! And since we know time is money, especially in construction, this can save a lot of money as well.
- Money. It is not just money saved through time that can mean savings on the budget (though obviously it is a big help). In addition there are considerable savings to be made on equipment such as the frames needed to create the steps, the cutting equipment etc.
- Ease. By using concrete steps you provide quick and immediate access to the floors that you are fitting them to. So you can get started on those floors right away, without having to wait for the steps to be finished.
- Space. There is no need to find the space for all the extra equipment that comes with the need to create the steps. With concrete stairs you are able to simply install them as soon as they arrive – no messing around trying to find room for everything (and we know how limited space can be on construction sites).
Limitations of Concrete Steps
Now our concrete steps do have their limitations. The main one being that because they are to set dimensions it may be they do not fit what you want – size wise, angle of incline etc. But there are a wide number of options available so you could well find what you need – and if you can find what you want you should be able to find many benefits to using them.