Deck Step Retrofit (July 2020)
The client's request was to remove the front railing and extend the step the full width of
the existing deck.
Instead of attempting to add to the existing step, the original framing was removed and a new full width pressure treated step constructed, scribing as needed to the patio.
The railing, skirt boards and step boards have been removed.
A 1/4" PVC sheet overlay was applied to the face of the pressure treated box joist which had originally been exposed and unfinished.
3/4" PVC was applied to the face of the new step and TREX decking applied to the step. The first two TREX deck boards were also replaced due to the holes from the removed railing posts.
Here is visual
proof that the
step works as