How can we help you? How does the stair lift attach to the stairs? 1 out of 3 found this helpful Our stair lifts install directly to the treads of your stair case, not the wall. There is no need to reconstruct or reinforce walls in order to install. Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (1) Category: General Related Questions What happens if my stair lift breaks down? Will a stair lift block my staircase? Can I stand on the footrest instead of sitting on the seat? What if my stair lift is on the opposite end of the staircase?