Remediating humid deck stairs

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Old 06-26-16, 05:33 PM
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Remediating humid deck stairs

Hey all,

My deck stairs are resting on thin (~3") concrete tiles that are now flush with the grass. As a result, the stair stringers show evidence of early onset rot. How would one go about delaying the inevitable rebuild?

Could I cut a few inches the bottom of the stringers and elevate somehow? How would you tackle this issue?

Thank you. Pictures below.

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Old 06-27-16, 03:17 AM
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I'd clean them and restain. Keeping the coating in good shape will help a lot along with keeping dirt/debris away from the wood. You might consider cutting back the sod a little on the right.
 
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Old 06-27-16, 05:37 AM
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My deck stairs are resting on thin (~3") concrete tiles that are now flush with the grass
I'm hung up on the word 'now.' Were they above the lawn previously? If so, does this mean they have sunk into the ground? If so, I believe that issue needs to be addressed.
 
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