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Electra_Glide
09-07-2006, 09:14 AM
I have a customer would like me to build a new set of front steps using some left-over Versa-Lok he has from another project. It will be two steps up to a small landing at his front door.

I'm trying to figure out the best way to handle the wide landing that will be at the top of the stairs. I was planning on building the steps using the pedestal method, including the landing, the cap everything using Versa-Loc caps. I'm concerned about how the caps will look and fit on the landing.

Am I better off to not build the landing as a pedestal, but instead build it as a hollow box, fill it with base material, and then set pavers?

Done a few walls, but never any steps, so I'm looking for some advice. Thanks in advance...

Joe

forestfireguy
09-09-2006, 12:31 PM
I'd use concrete construction block for the landing "pedestal". Finish the edges with the cap and fill the pad part of it with pavers.