Paver Steps

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by clyde, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. clyde

    clyde LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hi all.

    I just finished a 70ft long retaining wall for a guy. Now i have to install steps for him. Its those interlock blocks that lean back and have a beveled edge.

    My question is.

    Should i get some Benderboard and make a form and pour a thin slab for this and then set the pavers down and do leveling sand inbetween?

    WOuld that be the best thing and if so how think the slab?

    It seemthats the easiest way to level it . and also this guy doesn't really take care of his back yard so i am guessing weeds will be inbetween the pavers in no time flat.
     
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have no clue what you're talkin about.

    There is not just one answer!




    Are the steps part of the wall? If so, do the steps seperate the wall?

    Or are the steps elsewhere?
     
  3. clyde

    clyde LawnSite Senior Member
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    The walls go up to the concrete that surrounds the pool and there is a 4foot gap i had to leave in order to build the Paver Steps.
     
  4. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    how about some pictures
     
  5. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
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    Are you trying to say you're using pavers as the step treads?
     
  6. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    still not sure what you're talkin about.

    In most cases, when we do walls and intregrate steps with them, we make the steps with wall block and cap modules. This way all the textures are consistant, and the job is not getting too busy to the eyes.
     
  7. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey DVS - I built those Celtik steps last weekend - they turned out pretty well THX for your help.
     
  8. clyde

    clyde LawnSite Senior Member
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  9. clyde

    clyde LawnSite Senior Member
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    This is on the other side of wall the 2nd set of where steps should be this set is narrower than the other set which is what goes in the open space in the picture below
     
  10. clyde

    clyde LawnSite Senior Member
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