How To Figure The Number Of Steps You Need Landscaping?


Calculating Number of Steps Convert the rise into inches; Divide the total rise by 6 inches to figure out the number of steps you need.


The tread, or landing of each step is measured by dividing the number of steps into the amount of run. In this example, convert the 28-foot run into inches (28’ x 12”= 336) and divide by 29. Each of the 29 steps would have a tread of 11.58 inches, which can be rounded to 12 inches.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I calculate how many steps I need?

To work out how many risers you need, divide the vertical height of the flight by the height of your riser. Then divide the horizontal length of the flight into a suitable number of treads. The combinations of tread and riser measurements in the table will make attractive, safe steps.

How do you calculate number of steps in a slope?

Use a line level and pull the string tight, level it (making sure it stays tight) and measure from the line to the ground at the bottom of the hill. Take the measurement in inches and divide to get the number of steps you will need.

How many steps are in 4 meters?

4 meters equals 5.24934383204 steps.

How do I calculate a rise?

Subtract the difference in elevation between two points on a hill to calculate the rise. The elevation could be determined by an altimeter or you could use a topographic map. As an example, you might read 900 feet at the top of a hill and 500 feet at the bottom, so subtract 500 from 900 to get a rise of 400 feet.

How big of a step do you need for landscape?

Tips Although you are using 6-by-6-inch landscape timbers, the actual measurement after the timbers dry and shrink is closer to 5 1/2 inches. If the total rise measurement doesn't divide evenly by 5-1/2, round to the nearest whole number to get the number of steps.

How many steps do you need on a slope?

The formula for measuring how many steps you need is really simple. It’s the height of the hill from top to bottom in inches divided by anywhere between 6 and 8 for this type of stair. Because ours was 28 inches from the top of the slope to the bottom when you divide by 7, you get.. 4!

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