Information on Hollow Cement Steps

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Hollow cement steps, in the form of precast concrete units, enjoy several advantages over solid cement, including easier installation and in most cases lower cost, according to OnlineTips.org.

Reduced Settling

  • Servicemagic.com notes that concrete steps have a tendency to settle in a way that doesn't match the rest of the house. Precast concrete steps feature a hollow interior to reduce the chance of settling.

Strength

  • The single-piece structure of precast steps prevents the potential for weak spots provided by gaps or joints.

Convenience

  • Precast steps tend to require less time and effort to install, while keeping material costs down, compared to solid concrete.

Finishes

  • Precast concrete steps can take a variety of elegantly textured finishes. They can also include anti-slip strips as an extra safety measure.

Installation

  • Most precast step manufacturers include installation as part of the purchase price. The dimensions of the steps must conform to local building codes, but some manufacturers offer pre-measured units that match standard codes.

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