Replace your concrete steps to rejuvenate the staircase
Concrete may be one of the most durable materials, but it won’t last forever. As time flies by, there may be some cracks appearing on the surface, the weeds may start to grow, and the overall apperance of the staircase will sour inevitably. For your finances is the best to fix it while you still can – as fixing cement stairs is an easy and quick job, and also requires minimal amount of concrete.
Normal steps repair, which consists of filling holes, patching cracks and applying a smooth new layer of concrete costs, on average, less than $500. But if you are too late and the deterioration of your staircase is too big to get fixed by local handyman, it’s time to hire a contractor to replace some steps for you.
Factor that determine costs of steps replacement
The main problem with replacing concrete steps, is the removal. When replacing an existing staircase, expect to pay between $400 and $700 for removal first. And it’s only the beginning! The cost of the entire installation ranges from $500 to even $5,000. The price of course depends on the type of concrete used and it’s quality A solid staircase is heavier and more durable but of course will cost more. Also, the size of the staircase matters and amount of steps that need to be replaced.
Also the size- wider or curved alternatives can increase your budget. The rule is easy- the more complex the replacement is, the contractor is more likely to charge you more for the whole work. Labor costs also play a huge role. And be prepared to spend an extra $200 on the material delivery. To sum up – on average, expect to pay between $70 and $150 per step. It includes the framing, the rebar and of course, concrete. I think it’s better to repair your staircase before it’s too late