Forming - Concrete Stair Building
Before you pour any concrete, there's a good chance that you will need to use some type of wood, metal or plastic forming methods. The picture below provides you with an excellent example of a building foundation, before it's poured, using wood forms.
Almost every stairway made out of concrete needs to be
formed or pre-built in the reverse direction, out of wood or other
building materials, before it can ever be constructed. Could you imagine
pouring a glob of concrete on the ground and then creating a stairway?
Concrete Stair Building Tips: If you haven't worked with concrete before, you might think twice about forming and building this type of stairs. The concrete forms need to be properly braced and constructed, before you even think about pouring any concrete.
After the concrete is poured, you will need to know exactly when you to remove the form boards and supporting stakes. After that, you will need to finish the concrete stairway, "before it gets hard."
Trust me on this one, forming a concrete stairway correctly is easier than finishing one.
Stairs / Stair Glossary
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