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Why is cement so expensive?! Is there an alternative, besides wood?

Our back steps need to be repaired or replaced. To repair & install new railings, it will be between $700-$800. To do full replacement, it's double! We don't want wooden steps, so is there an alternative from cement or wood?

 
mrsmom110

Asked by mrsmom110 at 2:46 PM on Oct. 14, 2012 in Home & Garden

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Answers (6)
  • they have pre-fab cement stairs you can buy. I believe the railings are included
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:17 PM on Oct. 14, 2012

  • Metal but it is slippery and dangerous if icy.
    booklover545

    Answer by booklover545 at 3:06 PM on Oct. 14, 2012

  • Around a grand about 10 years ago
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:07 PM on Oct. 14, 2012

  • Composite wood.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 3:23 PM on Oct. 14, 2012

  • ^^^butterflyblue: do you mind if I ask how much you paid for those? (& how long ago that was?)
    mrsmom110

    Comment by mrsmom110 (original poster) at 4:38 PM on Oct. 14, 2012

  • You could use pavers or naturals stone
    mtnaspen

    Answer by mtnaspen at 9:31 AM on Oct. 15, 2012