When we moved into our condo almost 6 years ago, the first week we were there the front of the first step broke, and we realized that we were going to have to replace them because none of them looked that great.
Slowly over the years more and more of the steps have crumbled beneath our feet until we were left with the first step, and half of the second. About a week ago the front half of the first step started to feel week, and it just got worse and worse until yesterday when one side of the front plank finally gave way, and we were left with half of both the top and second step. I decided it was best to just take the whole thing out and know that it was dangerous, than to be putting our faith in something that could crumble at any moment. So we ripped them out once and for all.
Here is Daniel acting like he did all the work, when really he came at the last second, and only removed the last plank, and then helped sweep up.
It is a terrifying 3 1/2 foot drop to the patio below, but our patio seems HUGE all of a sudden.