Hardscapes - Steps & Staircases

Steps & Staircases

Grade changes in a landscape require steps and staircases to transition from one level to another and to prevent soil erosion. They also add interest to the landscape and can make a statement at an entry, pique curiosity about their destination, or simply provide access to other parts of the landscape. Whatever their purpose - they should be solid, useful and safe.

Getting From Here to There

Step design starts with the style of the landscape and home – to create spaces that blend harmoniously with the rest of the elements in the landscape. Steps and stairs can be made with quarried natural stone, concrete block or pavers. They can be decorative, with or without rails, illuminated with low voltage outdoor lighting, edged with plants, curved or straight, with or without landings or tied together with soil-supporting retaining walls.

A Unique Look

Steps & Staircases

Our expert designers will couple their creativity and expertise in the field to create stunning steps and staircases that will add distinct curb appeal to your property. We have an eye for aesthetics and know how to use different staircase materials to create style and charm.

When it comes to designing steps and staircases, we are in constant innovation mode and use a mix of materials like:

  • Bluestone
  • Limestone
  • Fieldstone
  • Segmental Blocks
  • Sculpted Cast Steps
  • Pavers
  • Boulders

Steps & Staircases

Built With Safety In Mind

We use the latest techniques in building steps and staircases. Correct sizing is important. The common formula for landscape steps construction is a 6 inch riser and a 13-15 inch tread. However, riser heights from 4 to 7 inches can be used. The relationship between riser and tread should remain constant throughout the entire flight of steps/stairs. Wide steps are perceived as more welcoming and allow side-by-side climbing. Plus, wider steps also allow for container gardens or a private spot to sit.

There are times when you need a specific design for your landscaping and only specialized contractors can provide you with customized services. Call us on 518-355-3004 for all your outdoor steps and staircases installation needs. Orsini Landscaping brings years of experience to every concept and design that is specially created for you.