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Need help! >Stairs To Basement<

Hey everyone I'm new to this website and am looking for some help re-doing the entrance to my basement stairs. (Bulkhead or how ever you spell it) it's partially done has been since I moved in but want to fix it now. It had a slanted roof. And dudes that go half way up.Also on a relatively tight budget. I'm posting this from my cell phone so I'm having trouble stretching a picture but I will try and get on a computer later and pay a pic or video. Thanks in advance

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Old 06-15-14, 10:54 AM
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Old 06-15-14, 03:19 PM
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Sides rather, not dudes. My question is I guess, does any one have any suggestions on what to use for siding materials. And materials to use to rebuild the stairs
 
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Old 06-15-14, 08:08 PM
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CIP reinforced concrete always worked for me. Strong enough to resist lateral earth pressures and never rots. Do it once and forget about it.
 
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Thanks for the advice any one have any additional ideas for the area that will be above the ground?
 
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Old 06-16-14, 02:12 PM
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You want masonry to extend above the ground, at least enough so weeds don't get to it or rain water splash onto it. pics would probably be helpful - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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pictures

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I would install concrete steps. Use Hardie Plank for the above ground portion of the sides and add guttering and downspout to the bottom edge of the slanted roof.
 
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Old 06-17-14, 02:15 PM
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A little hard for me to tell from the pic but I'd want the masonry to come up to the same level as the masonry foundation on the house, then use siding on the rest.
 
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Thanks guys! This really helps out a lot. I'll try and get some pictures of the stairs already there to up later on today. About to go in to work now.
 
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