We knew the cheap-o steps that came with the house weren’t the best in the long run, especially for Mom. So, we finally added to them so they are very safe and pretty snazzy looking at the same time.
Funny story about those HEAVY concrete blocks made especially for either 6×6 inch or 4×4 inch uprights (we used 4x4s).
Mom and I went to Lowes to get them. Luckily, they were on the bottom shelf, and I had one of those flatbed carts, so I loaded our 4 on that cart and took it to buy. After I paid, the nice lady asked if I’d like help getting them to my car. I said I sure would, because I didn’t relish lifting them up into the back of the car! So, out came Robert to help us. He wasn’t nearly as large as I am, but he was a young man, so . . . .
He grabbed up the first one, and barely got it into the back of the car! He tried scooting it, but it wouldn’t scoot on that carpeting, and so I reached in and lifted it to move it as he didn’t seem like he wanted to do that. I suggested scooting them just wouldn’t work.
He asked me, “Did you load them on the cart?”
“Yes,” I told him.
He looked quite impressed and then said, “They are a LOT heavier than they look!”
He was correct there!