How to Build a Deck: Composite Stairs and Stair Railings
A concrete pad is one common type of landing. It has a 4-inch layer of gravel underneath and extends beyond the steps about 36 inches. You can find step-by-step instructions for pouring a concrete pad landing in How to Build a Deck: Wood Stairs and Stair Railings.. This deck uses another option — concrete footers like those that support the deck frame.