New Brick Steps Question

Old 08-10-10, 06:24 AM
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New Brick Steps Question

Hey guys,

My neighbor just installed these new beick steps, I didn't get a chance to see how they were being build.

Is there a concrete base under each step? Also how do you keep the bricks from poping is they are on concrete, as I would think as you lay brick, the back has to be parged against the vertical concrete riser, otherwise water will get behind it, and pop them.

Also here ia a picture of the type I need info on.

Old 08-10-10, 05:34 PM
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They did a nice job. I like the blue stone on top. There is probably alot of sand or crushed recycle under there. The blue stone is probably sealed & has a slight pitch so the water runs down.

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