This is the 2nd version of the same thread with more pictures. I am a beginner on posting pictures so please bear with me. I resized some before, during and after pictures as discussed. We had to air hammer out the existing steps, reform and re-pour over the top of the old ones. That was a lot more work than we expected, they were full of steel. One of the "during" pictures shows how the walls were constructed without concrete block. Please take a look. Any feedback is welcome.