Asked on Nov 28, 2018

How can I keep wood steps from icing and being dangerous?

Liz at Simple Decorating TipsEmAmanda


3 answers
  • Amanda
    on Nov 28, 2018

    Hi Karen. You can put sand on them for traction. If you don't want to use sand you can purchase pet friendly ice melt too.

    • Karen Baca
      Karen Baca
      on Nov 29, 2018

      Sand is a great quick solution. I've not heard of pet friendly ice melt but will look for some. Thank you for responding!

  • Em
    on Nov 28, 2018

    They make rubber decorative stair treads that add traction. Some are beautifully cut in designs. Tack on to the wood in the corners and middle. A company called Improvements carries some examples.

  • Is there an eave that is dripping on the steps? If so a gutter should fix that. Or even a rain diverter that would mount on the roof and cause the water/drips to go around that area.

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