02:51PM | 10/04/03
Member Since: 10/03/03
2 lifetime posts
Is there a pre-made step form available, like the black plastic edging for paving stones? I think I saw it once, where they anchored the form and just filled it with the pavers.


03:37PM | 03/10/04
Member Since: 03/09/04
32 lifetime posts
I'm sure this poster has already done something by now. But i'd like to answer the question for anyone else who may be considering this approach.

I've seen a few brands of precast steps made with the intention to hold a certain amount of pavers in them. I'm not fond of them. You are limited to the size that they come in for starters. Which has only ever been one size. If you're looking for precise measurements, and you should be, you're much better off avoiding these steps.

A better solution, and still inexpensive, is forming the steps with wood and poring concrete. Allow for the thickness of your brick over the concrete plus one sixteenth for masonry adhesive. Once the concrete has set-up and the surface is dry, use a good masonry adhesive to glue the bricks right onto the concrete. If you've planned out the size of the step right, by laying the bricks out in the size of step you wish to build, you won't have to make any cuts. Fill the joints with sand and voila. A low cost alternative to an inferior product.

George Nicula

George Nicula


Professional Landscaping Companies, LLC

Traverse City, Michigan

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