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abefroman

06:18PM | 05/12/04
Member Since: 05/11/04
2 lifetime posts
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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
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