Front Stoop Building
Long Island Home Contractors
Long Island Elite Landscaping does more than just landscape. We are also contractors who build front stoops for homes across Suffolk County, Long Island. A stoop might be a small single step to the front door or a tall and imposing structure leading to a front porch. Whatever the size of front stoop you are looking for, our contractors can be called upon to get the job done.
Whether the stoop is wide or narrow, low or tall, the design should complement the style of your home. And our contractors will make sure it fits your dreams. Making the stoop feel welcoming to visitors.
For more information about front stoop building and how our contractors work, please give us a call today. The number for our office is 631-821-6022. When you call, we can provide you with a free consultation to go over the building of the front stoop. Our contractors also do other work, such as patio installation, pond building, and retaining walls. Proud to work with homeowners across Suffolk County, Long Island!
Stoop Construction Guidelines
Homeowners on Long Island want the best for their home and a stoop makes a great first impression since it the entryway to your home. And adding a front stoop will let visitors know they are welcome. Also, a well-constructed stoop helps to keep out rain, dirt and pest.
Here are some simple guidelines when starting a stoop building project. Looking over these guidelines can help you decide on how to construct a stoop. But let our contractors build it! And we can help you narrow down these features.
- A stoop can consist of various materials, such as natural stone, poured concrete, concrete block or other masonry or wood.
- In general and for the safety and comfort of those living in the home, the stoop is wider than the door.
- All stoops with three of more steps need to be securely anchored to the house, have at least one railing or side wall, and terminate in a landing in front of the door.
- For taller stoops, there should be railings on both sides for further safety and stabilization.
- Wood stoops with multiple steps should rest on poured concrete pad or piers. This way no wood is touching the ground.
Need help deciding on how to design a stoop? Let the experts at Long Island Elite Landscaping build a front stoop to enhance your living space and make your home feel special.
Stoop Building Estimate
How To Design a Stoop
The style of the house impacts the design of the front stoop, as well as the type of neighborhood you reside in. Our contractors will take in all these factors to design something that fits the aesthetic, because you will want a stoop that is consistent in design with the home. This goes for the type of material to use, too. In many cases, the best choice for a stoop's surface is a hardscape material that also is found at your home. Such as the material for your outdoor patio. Matching the back with the front is a smart design choice and creates a cohesion with the home. And depending on the site conditions, you will want the landing and steps to be wider than your door by at least six inches on both sides. The general consensus is around twelve inches, so there is enough room for several people to stand by comfortably. Due to our years of experience, we will work with you to design something that is special and still affordable.
Best Materials for Building a Front Stoop
Brick, wood, concrete and stone are the most common materials people choose when building a front stoop. Let's take a look at what to consider when choosing each of these materials.
Granite, limestone, bluestone, and slate are great stoop building materials. However, they are the most expensive when compared to brick, wood or concrete.
There are many great choices when it comes to wood, such as redwood and types of cedar. Ipe is also a great choice, because it is long-lasting and rot resistant. And it does not take long to paint. One downside to using wood is that if you spread salt on it to prevent people from slipping on snow and ice, it will do damage to the wood and masonry.
Concrete & Brick
Both economical and long-lasting choices.