Pre-cast concrete steps offer advantages over both wooden steps and cast-in-place steps. They are significantly stronger than wooden steps, allowing them to hold up to Atlantic Canada’s frequently changing weather patterns. Pre-cast steps are capable of handling high volumes of foot traffic that would require regular maintenance from wooden steps.
While cast-in place steps carry many of these advantages, pre-cast steps have several benefits worth noting. Our steps are prepared at Brookfiend Concrete Products rather than onsite. This allows for quick moving and installation – perfect for time management or just-in time solutions. It also ensures consistent quality control. They can also be installed at any time of the year – unlike cast-in place which can be difficult to install in the colder months. Another consideration is that pre-cast steps are lighter due to their hollow interior. This places less stress on foundation walls and their base. If any settling occurs, adjustments can be made.