Deck to Patio Transition (Stairs)

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Deck to Patio Transition (Stairs)

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I want to install 2 steps down from a raised deck to a ground level patio (not built yet).

How can I protect the bottom of the stringers from moisture?

I could set the stringers on the ground, concrete, or the patio itself, but either way, its still going to be exposed to any moisture collecting at the base.
 
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Just like millions of other decks. Use pressure treated wood that is rated for ground contact.
 
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Yes, that was the plan. I was hoping for even more protection though.
 
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Treat the cut end with Copperkote or Anchorseal2.
 
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Thank you very much!

I will look into it.
 
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Do not put them directly on the ground as they will sink in over time.

Also a good idea to cut an old shingle and put that under them especially if on concrete as it prevents moisture from wicking up.
 
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Also good information, thanks!
 
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