My wife and I need to replace our front steps -- they are brick, and it appears that a sink hole has developed below them.
We'd like to do a set of brick or flagstone and timber steps, like this: http://www.bhg.com/bhg/story.jhtml?storyid=/templatedata/bhg/story/data/12507.xml
The big question I have is this: What is the erosion potential for these steps? Is it possible to build up the gravel and sand base enough to avoid this?
Also, it seems that with a loose brick step, filed only with sand, there would be a problem in the winter with snow and ice. Should these step even be built in the northeast (north of Boston)?
Any tips or suggestions?
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