- Verification: Verify elevations between your stair pan landings and main slabs before you place concrete. If the steel and stairs do not align and you catch it ahead of time you can make necessary adjustments to the concrete deck or set a point to float in the descrepency away from the stairs and stair landing.
- Verify riser heights for each set of stringers.
- Make plywood jigs cut to perfection to screed the concrete, make specific jigs for each set of stringers if the riser height varies and carefully mark each (1/8" can make a difference) .
- There are a couple of ways to protect the finish, if the stairs are galvanized and exposed then applying tape and protection before hand can save you hours of cleaning after, if there primed stringers than a wipe down once the stairs are finished.
- Watch your sequence of pour and start from the top down so you finish from the top down, yes I know this might be a given but if it's your first time you don't want to learn the hard way.
Here are a couple tips to help you with your next stair pan placement:
Thanks to Bo and Mitch for the video below talking about screeding pan stairs.
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