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need help building natural looking stone steps

Posted by bgaviator 5b (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 18, 14 at 12:08

Does anyone have any know how on how to create steps using stones? I just bought a new house and we have this awesome wood deck. One of the gates that leads out to the yard just has some crappy, non-secure wood steps going down, and I'd like to put something that looks awesome and is stable. I'd really like to try doing it myself, so if I could get some stones or slabs of stone at a stone yard or something, that would be great. I only need it to be two steps high, so not very big at all. Any directions someone could give me? Thanks.


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RE: need help building natural looking stone steps

set the slabs on a compacted gravel (21a/crusher run) base. Ask the stoneyard for approximate weights and plan accordingly (machine, strong friends, # of Advil on hand). For a first timer the more straight and square they are, the easier they are to install in a stable, durable manner. If you can't find natural stone squared off, look into Rocka steps by Techo_bloc as a reasonable alternative


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