Stair Building Ideas For Design And Construction

Concrete Stair Step Warning Lines

Some building codes require exterior concrete stairs to have warning linings for disabled people. Most of the time, these lines are placed at the top and the bottom of the stairway. Whenever a handicap (blind) person comes in contact with these lines, using a cane, it tells them that they are near a ramp or stairway.

Example: The top level of the stairway, directly above the upper most stair riser, should have stair step warning lines and the first step should also have the same markings.

The building codes might have changed, because I'm starting to see these concrete stair step warning lines on every stair tread and at the base and summit of every handicap ramp.

Attention: Don't forget to check with your local building department to verify any building codes on this website. This information could be incorrect or outdated. Building codes are updated regularly and to some building departments have different interpretations for certain building codes.