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cantilever steps

ilmbg | Posted in General Questions on

I want to move my steps- inside. I want to have cantilever steps, but can’t find any places that make them. As this is residential, it seems to make it even harder to find someone.
Also, I have 6 inch solid concrete exterior walls- will it be safe to attach cantilevers to the wall- I wouldn’t think I would use more than a 2-3 inch ‘bolt’ or other attachment to the wall- would it disrupt the integrity of the wall. I live in an earthberm home and that wall is covered with dirt.

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  1. Peter Yost | | #1

    Hi Deb - I am having trouble envisioning what you mean by moving your steps inside. Whatever you end up doing, you will need a design that meets with local building code requirements. I would bet that with a 6-inch concrete wall you will need to use through-bolts and some sort of plate or washer to spread the load around each through-bolt. Hope this helps but feel free to come back and hone your question a bit.

  2. Daniel Morrison | | #2

    Can you snap a photo and send it in? ([email protected])
    We'll have a peek and see what we come up with.

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