Monolithic concrete stairs are the most popular solution for the construction of inter-story passageways and entrance groups. At the same time, pouring concrete into the formwork is the most convenient for use in private construction.
Monolithic reinforced concrete stairs are fixed load-bearing structures, cast directly on site, necessarily including a reinforcing cage. Depending on the dimensions and the type of staircase, the reinforcement cage can be independent or connected to the wall.
What is the difference between a monolithic concrete staircase from similar structures on other bases?
The main advantage of monolithic construction is a high degree of strength and at the same time the ability to create complex shape and design elements. Monolithic concrete stairs are very durable and practical. Cement-based structures allow for complex shapes and various finishing materials.
In addition, a concrete staircase has the following advantages:
- Concrete is environmentally friendly and non-flammable
- The material is not prone to rotting and is not afraid of insects
- The cement-based structure is physically stable, which means that even over time, extraneous noises (squealing) will not appear
- Chips, small cracks, delamination on reinforced concrete steps are easy to repair yourself
- Almost any decorative material is suitable for facing a concrete staircase.
Any design also has drawbacks. For concrete stairs, the main disadvantage is weight. The construction of a monolithic staircase requires a very solid foundation, as well as a solid foundation for fixing the top.
As for the form, concrete offers no less possibilities than wood or metal, monolithic stairs can be anything:
- with retractable steps;
- to screw;
- on a bowstring, with a space between the steps;
- on the silt.