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Granite Step Base

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by merrimacmill, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 515

    So I'm looking at doing my first granite step installation. Its for a client that we are doing a walkway for, they were going to have someone put in pre cast concrete steps, and now have changed their mind to granite steps. So that is were I come in.

    Anyways, my biggest question on it is doing the base prep for the steps. I have heard from some that putting in a concrete pad is the only way to go for doing granite step base prep. Others have told me that a paver "style" base about 8" thick is fine as well. For me, doing the base around 8" thick using gravel pack paver base, compact in 2" lifts to around 98% proctor density, and then assemble the steps on that seems like more than enough of a base for the steps. Keep in mind, we're only talking about 2 steps here. One of which will be a landing for the set.

    Any input on this anyone?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 585

    I think your plan will work fine. Just build it the same as if you were using srw blocks.

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