What Type of Specialist can Repair Concrete Modular Steps

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Old 02-28-19, 07:49 AM
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What Type of Specialist can Repair Concrete Modular Steps

I recently moved into a 2002 townhouse that was built in PA and trucked out here to NY. It seems the steps were also factory built.

There is some separation occurring that gives me caution.

There is a 5 foot by 4 foot rectangular section that has completely detached. It appears this section should be providing some support of the upper section.

Also, there is a 4 foot pillar (see final two photos) that is now leaning away from the rest of the structure.

These defects appear to be more than just 'cosmetic'.

I am hesitant to call a local concrete company because they typically deal with sidewalks and brick pointing and I fear they lack the structural expertise.

I need help with this project, but I am not sure how to go about finding the right help to do this job right.

I'm thinking I should call a local architect or perhaps a local contractor that deals with factory homes. Of course, if you have any suggestions, please reply.
 
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a continuation of this thread - https://www.doityourself.com/forum/d...lar-steps.html
no need for 2 threads on the same topic.

I'd just about guarantee there is rebar or some sort of iron pins that hold the 2 pieces together. The crack is just cosmetic.
 
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thanks marksr but

the two pieces are already separated. One can give a simple shove and the wall will tilt to the side.
 
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maybe we aren't on the same page, can you pinpoint just where it is you can shove the concrete over
 
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Old 03-01-19, 05:21 AM
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Maybe the mods can combine this thread into one.

Without specifics as Mark asked, I'm thinking that the upper step is not on a solid foundation as it appears to be. I'm thinking the support is only a thin cement wall on either side.

If what I say is true, short of a total rebuild, use the suggestion I mentioned earlier. Some angle iron embedded into the ground (perhaps with concrete) and running up the sides and bottled to the stairs and wall at either end.

 
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