COMMUNITY FORUM

abefroman

06:18PM | 05/12/04
Member Since: 05/11/04
2 lifetime posts
Bvmisc
I need to get a pre-poured cement step to replace my current step (current step is not tall enough). My current step is not attached to the porch, thus the step rocks side to side when stepped on. The porch is made of brick. How do I attach the step to the porch so that it will be stable? It will be sitting on a cement slab, so there is no worry about the ground under the step eroding.

Thanks!

Ken

joed

05:04PM | 05/13/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
Pour a proper foundation below the frost line.

You may not need a full foundation. 4 sonotubes placed one at each corner will probably be enough

abefroman

08:16PM | 05/13/04
Member Since: 05/11/04
2 lifetime posts
The foundation is already there. The bottom of the step will sit on the cement block that leads to the porch and the back of the step will rest against the porch. It will look kinda like this:

Porch

-----------------

|

| Top of step

How do I attach |-------

here? ------> | | front of step

| |

| | walkway

_________________|_______|__________________

Hopefully the diagram helps show what I'm trying to do. Thanks!

Ken
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

As pretty as it is simple to arrange, this window decoration features miniature wreaths hung from red ribbon of varying le... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon