Question by  gonk (13)

How can I fix my basement stairs?


Answer by  salsafoodie (3146)

You can fix your basement stairs by adding additional fund that are needed in order to keep the stairs stable in order to cause future damage to your basement stairs. With the type of damage, most of the fixes are pretty simple with the right amount of nails and boards.


Answer by  John19 (30)

Basement stairs can be a tricky project if you are not used to doing home repairs on your own. The first step would be to see if you can actually repair the steps or if you need to rebuild. Do this buy determining structural integrity and also look for signs of water damage.


Answer by  happytimes63 (865)

Without seeing what you have Brace the stairs by placing new boards on the sides in places where they are weak. use steel cable and turnbolts to tighten and brace the weak areas.


Answer by  Birdmen09 (27)

Determining first whether your basement stairs can be simply repaired or need to be replace is your first step. If they can be repaired hiring a contractor is best.


Answer by  Skullwing (746)

Most basement stairs use wooden planks mounted to wooden strut(s) with cut rectangular grooves. Replacements may be obtained pre-cut from most larger home improvement stores. Insert with wood screws.


Answer by  lovelife (998)

In order to fix your basement stairs, it is important to determine the source of the problem. If your stairs are weak or breaking through, determine the reason. Is it from pests such as termites or is it from water damage, age or breakdown of the wood?

posted by Anonymous
Yes the steps are wood, basement stairs. My husband needs to tighten them but we are unsure of the name of the tool.  add a comment
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