Custom Concrete Stairs by Ortmann Concrete
This month, we join the Ortmann Concrete Team as they construct a set of custom concrete stairs. We are joining them after they’ve torn out the old and are beginning to pour the new ones.
The team at Ortmann Concrete is made up of perfectionists who understand how important the details are when constructing anything that people will be using on a daily basis. The process of creating any concrete flatwork requires painstaking attention at each stage, but it’s especially true when constructing concrete steps. You’ll see us checking to make sure each step is level and removing or adding concrete to each step as we go. This is as much a safety issue as it is a matter of aesthetics. A step that isn’t perfectly level can be dangerous to users with balance issues.
According to the National Safety Council:
More than 1 million injuries are caused by stairway falls each year in the U.S.
Stairway accidents are the second leading cause of injury, with motor vehicle accidents being the leading cause.
Stairway accidents result in 12,000 fatalities each year.
You’ll also notice that we’ve ensured that the steps are evenly spaced as well. Custom concrete stairs can’t just be attractive at first glance, they must be uniform. This is another safety issue and we don’t just count on the footings or the riser forms to keep us accurate; we constantly check the stairs at each stage, well before the concrete cures, so we can make adjustments. Should you ever decide to sell your home, you’ll be able to point to your stairs as one of the major improvements you’ve made to the property.
Though pouring concrete is simply messy work that requires the use of lumber and many tools, we work hard to keep our job sites as clean as we can. We are also conscious of our client’s relationship with their neighbors and all the tools we’re using within the property lines. In this video, you’ll see that when we realize we’ve momentarily inconvenienced a neighbor, we are quick to address the issue. We don’t ever want our clients to receive complaints about us. They don’t need it, and neither do we.
Want a set of Custom Concrete Stairs of your own?
Ortmann Concrete Incorporated is a full service residential and commercial flatwork company! We work daily with homeowners and small business owners, creating professional custom concrete steps, walkways, stairs, driveways, fire pits, retaining walls, pool decks, patios, garages,
Ortmann Concrete is proud of our workmanship. You can count on us to show up at the agreed upon time and do the job right from beginning to end. We maintain an orderly worksite and clean up behind ourselves. When we leave, all you have to do is enjoy your new flatwork. As you can see from this testimonial from one of our many happy customers:
If you read one review on Ortmann Concrete, this should be it! I cannot say enough about the Ortmann crew. I have used them probably 5x, for patios, sidewalks, driveways, staircases, and their beautiful Bellattex countertops. Let me give you an example of the difference and why I keep going back to Ortmann versus other contractors. In my recent project, the brick and stone contractor left my yard a complete disaster (see the pic collage). When I asked the brick and stone guy about them cleaning up their mess, he responded, “read the contract. We don’t clean anything up.” Realize they not only left construction waste, but also general trash everywhere. When Doug Ortmann showed up, my wife, myself, and even our little girls were all out there overwhelmed, trying to clean up and carry all the heavy construction waste to a dumpster. He looked at the site and said, “No contractor should do this to a family. I am calling my crew out right now to clean this up.” When the Ortmann crew left my home, not only did they clean up the site, but the job was spectacular. The Ortmann crew is a small family-owned business and due to their great work, their services are in very high demand. Thus, you may have to wait a little longer sometimes, but they are worth the wait.
OCI is locally owned and operated. And we are a member of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, and certified by the American Concrete Institution. Our company is the proud recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award. We are proud that our reputation for quality has been recognized by customers on three different platforms: Facebook, Angi’s List, and Google Reviews.
Give us a call so we can come out to talk to you about your vision for your custom concrete stairs or any other flatwork you need done!