Why You Should Install Concrete Stair Treads
If you’re installing stairs indoors or outside, the typical methods of wood framing and construction can be slow and costly. In recent years, precast concrete stairs have become a popular method that is cost-effective, convenient, and aesthetically pleasing.
The Strength of Concrete Staircases
Concrete has many structural advantages over other building materials, such as:
- It is a universal material that can be used for both interiors and exteriors
- It can be moldable into different shapes
- They are flood-proof and fire-resistant
- Concrete staircases can take a very high load
- Concrete handrails can also be installed to complement and complete a contemporary look
Precast concrete stairs are made in a controlled environment, which means that you’re not dependant on the weather for a good outcome. This means that you won’t have to hire contractors to watch over your stairs until they are cast, a process that can take several days.
Precast Concrete Stairs Cost Much Less
One significant advantage of precast concrete stairs is that they only cost a third of what cast-in-place stairs cost. Since precast stairs are molded in factories, they allow for a faster installation process that saves you time and money.
Since precast steps are created in large amounts, your labor costs will be much lower than poured-in. Precast concrete stairs are also hollow inside, which makes them easier to transport and install on your job site.
Compared to poured-in steps, the timeline for installing precast concrete stairs is much less. If you go with poured-in stairs, you would need to set up a lot of scaffolding. Should you be installing stairs in your place of business, reduced access to your building could cost you a lot of money.
Concrete Stairs Will Last
Concrete is a very stable construction material, which means it will not decompose or emit any toxic fumes, gases, or harmful components. This means that concrete stairs are ideal for both hot and cold climates and will not erode.
Precast concrete is a material that can be used in many applications, and include:
- Various finishes to suit design parameters
- Can be designed to fit various staircase shapes
- Flexible profile options
- Acoustic insulation for sound reduction
- Can withstand large fluctuations in temperature changes
- Do not require special maintenance
Precast steps can be installed quickly and easily, minimizing the amount of time that access is reduced. Once your new concrete stairs are installed, they can be used at once to carry materials and workers to different floors. If you need to install any plumbing or electrical conduits, concrete stairs can also be precast for the easy installation of utilities.
Empire Construction Group – Professional Contractors
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