Precast Concrete Outside Steps
Precast concrete outside steps are durable steps or stairs that can be seen in every household, be it in the backyard or in the front. The precast concrete outside steps are made by pouring and casting liquid concrete in a reusable mold off-site. They are then brought to the site and simply assembled or applied. This is an alternative method to “in-situ” or “cast-in-place” concrete which involves pouring and setting the concrete directly on-site. There are considerable advantages to precast concrete outside steps. Using precast concrete shortens project time, there is no need to wait for the concrete to cure and weather is not a concern during assembly. Also, precast concrete steps are much easier to be made stable and will not become loose over time. In-situ cement block steps are easily dislodged by rain, snow, ice and heavy foot traffic. Composed as an array of individual blocks arranged to form a solid structure, the blocks must also have a concrete slab molded on top to form the landing. This is a costly project requiring not only block layers, but concrete workers as well.
The mold for precast concrete outside steps can contain a wide variety of textures, from simulated wood to simulated brick. This allows a consumer to purchase a particular type of stair steps that will survive a wide array of temperatures, climates, use and weather conditions.