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Front and Rear Entry and Stairs Remodel

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Project Description:

Goals:

  1. Renovate existing rear and front entry landings and stairs
  2. Restyle to match existing house with low-maintenance materials

MLC Assessment:

  1. Original structures are in various states of decay due to poor workmanship and incoorect materials
  2. Multiple structural problems
  3. Excessive posts and trim resulting in cluttered look
  4. Sub-standard construction techniques
  5. Rear: Landing and stairs require total rebuild
  6. Front: Landing structure can be preserved but needs re-inforcement. Stairs require total rebuild.

Applicable Building Codes and Design Parameters:

  1. Massachusetts 780 CMR Rev 8 Builidng Code
  2. IRC 2009 Building Code
  3. DCA6-09 Design For Code Acceptance
Framing:
  Base Material-MCA pressure-treated #1 grade lumber.
All cut surfaces re-treated with copper napthinate.
  Stairs- 2x12 cut stringers 12" o.c. 5½" throat width
4x4 rail posts blocked in two directions and atached with 1/2" HDG carriage bolts.
Misc:
  Simpson Strong-Tie Z-Max treated hangers and connectors.
Grace Vycor Plus® protection on critical surfaces.
Finish Materials:
  Decking and Treads- Azek Brownstone 5/4" x 6" vinyl decking
Picture framed layout
  Trim, Lattice and Risers- Versatex PVC trimboard
  Guardrails and Handrails - RDI Titan Pro XL vinyl over aluminum - Sahara color
RDI Crossover vinyl post sleeves, caps and base trim - Sahara color
Attachment Methods:
  Decking and Stair Treads - Fastenmaster Cortex hidden system color-matched treated screws and plugs
  Risers, Lattice and Trim - Bostitch 15 ga. treated nails
Fastenmaster Cortex hidden system color-matched treated screws and plugs

Rear Entry and Stairs

Original Landing and Stairs

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New Landing and Stairs

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Front Entry and Stairs

Original Landing and Stairs

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New Landing and Stairs

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