Concrete Walkway to Porch Steps Transition

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Old 08-16-15, 06:02 AM
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Concrete Walkway to Porch Steps Transition

Good morning all,

Our front concrete walkway has sunken a bit, creating a fairly big gap with our front porch steps. What is the best way to close this gap?

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Old 08-16-15, 06:09 AM
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The easiest way is to fill the gap with backer rod (foam rod) and pack it in until you have about 3/4 to 1/2 gap left. Then fill with a concrete or cement patch. Try to form a fillet or rounded patch if possible.

From the view of the pic it looks like the whole step needs a re-pointing job. The previous or was it the original job looks kind of messy. But that just might be the angle of view.
 
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i wouldn't use anything rigid to seal that space,,, closed-cell rod, yes, but we'd pick a joint SEALANT such as sika's NP1 - non-sag,,, should be avail in any apron/vest store,,, 'tool' it for form the suggested shape (wtr & wife's teaspoon/tablespoon)
 
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Any thing hard is just going to crack when that slab moves up and down.
 
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you also might want to use a 4" grinder & diamond blade to grind off that gawdawful looking cement paste

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Is the walk still sloping away from the house? If not, I'd be looking at mudjacking.
 
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stick makes a good point,,, here's your dilemma - $500 OR $10 ?

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Mudjacking is certainly the best solution for it but it's definitely more expensive than some of the options. It should be able to be moved back to original position without much problem.
 
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