When designing a building that has stairs, there are many options a person can choose to use. If a person wishes to go for a more rustic or classic look, then wood stairs might be the preferred choice. If a person wants a more industrial or modern look, then metal stairs might be their preferred choice. In this article, however, we will discuss the benefits of using concrete to build stairs.
Inside And Outside Jobs
The benefit of concrete stairs is that you can use them both inside and outside. Whereas wood may tend to rot due to different weather patterns and metal may rust, concrete remains durable throughout any weather situation. Therefore, using concrete as a building material, especially outside, will save on long-term maintenance costs.
Create Less Noise
Another advantage of concrete stairs is the noise reduction it provides. Metal and wood stairs carry sound, especially if a person is a heavy or hard walker. Concrete does a better job absorbing the sound. As a result, concrete stairs work better in community or shared spaces so as not to disturb other people.
Cheaper To Install
We already mentioned that it has less upkeep than wood or metal stairs due to the durability of concrete. Since they can be pre-casted, concrete stairs are also cheaper to install since they are made in bulk.
Install At Any Time
As already mentioned, since the weather does not impact concrete, you can install concrete stairs under any weather conditions. For a project that needs to meet specific deadline benchmarks, this can be a time-saver to ensure the deadlines are met and the budgetary concerns do not go over.
Can Be Environmentally Friendly
Since concrete is recyclable, you can make concrete steps with recycled concrete. By using recyclable concrete, you are taking something that would have been trash and reusing it. This reduces the burden on landfills and the need to create something already available.
Since concrete stairs can be prefabricated, the installation requires less work. This reduces the number of dust particles in the air that results from cutting wood or metal during installation. A reduction of dust particles helps reduce allergies and asthma.
Use Them Immediately
By installing prefabricated concrete stairs, the stairs can be used immediately. By using the stairs as part of the installation process, scaffolding will not have to be installed or removed. Once again, this saves time and money for the installation process and budget.
Low Maintenance And Long Usage
As already mentioned, concrete is very durable and can handle all weather situations. As a result, the lifetime of concrete stairs is very long, with little to no maintenance. Furthermore, since concrete does not rot, rust, or decompose, you do not have to worry about safety issues that may arise from other building materials.
If there is a concern about the utilitarian look of concrete, you can easily decorate concrete stairs. You can paint them in a multitude of colors. They can be cured into different designs. You can also be overlay concrete stairs with tile or carpet to give it a unique look.
Contact Hicks APC
If you have a project that requires the use of concrete, contact Hicks Asphalt, Pavement, and Concrete. We have years of experience and a proven track record of providing the highest quality material for your building needs.