What type of specialist can repair concrete modular steps

Old 02-26-19, 03:27 PM
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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 a 6 foot by 4 foot rectangular section that has completely separated from the lower section of the steps.

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 realize 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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Old 02-26-19, 04:25 PM
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I'm not an expert on concrete nor do I know much about it. But from the looks of what you have I'd say is very much repairable and not that bad. I think an epoxy or elastomer could be forced into the separation area then a skim coat of concrete could be smoothed overt the whole think. Then perhaps a concrete sealer used over that. If you think there is a structural problem, you could put up a vertical steel bar attached to the sides to give it stability. Another choice would to buy another precast step and have it installed. I'm guessing about a $1000 to $1500 for step and installation. Maybe higher. I think the large concrete pad that is sits on is fine.

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It doesn't appear that the sections have moved any so I'd just about bet that it's a cosmetic issue.
[I'm not a concrete expert either]

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