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Re: [Shop-talk] Pervious landing for deck stringers?

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Pervious landing for deck stringers?
From: Thomas Coradeschi <>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 14:39:37 -0500
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Jim: I would not have the stringers land on anything that is not solid, 
regardless of whatâ??s underneath. Iâ??d suggest (depending on what the 
stringers are made from) a pressure treated 2x10 or 2x12 at a minimum. 

Tom Coradeschi

> On Jan 18, 2021, at 12:47 PM, Jim Franklin <> wrote:
> I initally was going to land my deck stringers on stone dust over paver 
> base, but the stone dust on the walkway isn't compacting; it remains loose 
> when I walk on it. I'm thinking the constant boucing of the stringers would 
> slowly bore holes into the stone dust and change the level of the stairs. Am 
> I overthinking it? It's an 8' wide staircase with 7 stringers, so the PSI is 
> very low, as is the frequency of more than one person at a time using the 
> stairs. 
> Traditionally I've seen either pavers or poured slab. Ideally I'd like 
> something that drained, so that the stringers don't stay in contact with 
> water, either by wicking it up or by surface tension. I did put preservative 
> on them.
> Is there anything out there besides just buying pervious pavers? I'm 
> envisioning something like a recycled plastic grid? 
> thanks,
> jim
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