Thread: Death by Stoop
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:30 AM
SDLandscapes VT SDLandscapes VT is offline
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had a similar close call last weekend working on my own house. I was removing the poured concrete front stoop--started with the jackhammer at the bottom step--busted the step cleared with the skid steer. I repeated the process for all five steps--breaking off and clearing the sand fill with the skid steer. I then came to a block wall--I assumed that the wall was filled on the interior with more sand fill---wrong the block footers went all the way to the base of the basement block wall and there was a void about 11' from the top of the stoop--a previous owner of the house even blocked up a hole in the basement wall they had leading to the space under the steps. Fortunately I saw the void before I jack-hammered myself into the pit----couldn't agree with you more got to be safe out there.
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