steps and sidewalk

Old 12-14-10, 10:44 AM
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steps and sidewalk

Hello forum, I'm new and this is my first post. Hope someone can help. Our house is about 25 yrs old and has a concrete sidewalk leading up to concrete steps to our front porch. Erosion has cause the steps to tilt to one side, breaking the sidewalk about 10 feet out from the steps. Best way to repair? Can the steps be jacked up and the sidewalk patched, or do I need to demolish the whole thing and start over? HELP!!
Old 12-14-10, 03:19 PM
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25 year old concrete is probably ready to be replaced. It's hard to say without seeing it. Slabjacking will help, if only temporarily. The few times I've seen it done to steps, they ended up settling again in a couple of years.
If it were mine, I'd just bite the bullet and replace it, making sure that the steps are dowelled in so they can't settle again. First though, take care of whatever is causing the erosion.

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