Fixing outdoor step


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Old 04-11-05, 01:49 PM
alexmpaul
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Fixing outdoor step

I have a single step leading to the front porch. The step is a concrete slab covered by brick, and the slab appears to be attached to the porch. The front of the step is now about 1 1/2 inches lower than the back of the step (nearest the porch).

Since the slab is attached to the porch, is it an option to have the step raised by injecting material underneath it? (I don't remember what this process is called...)

Or would I be better off just removing the brick, adding a topping mix to level the slab again, and rebricking?

thanks!
 
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Old 04-11-05, 05:56 PM
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I believe that you are referring to mud jacking. If one can be separated from the other, mud jacking may be the solution. If it would lift the porch and the steps, maybe not. Rebricking won't solve the settling problem, but that may not be significant in degree or time to be a problem. It may be that the step has broken away from the porch and can be treated individually.

Hope this helps.
 
 

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