I know I posted previously about tackling the design of this stoop. We are finally ready to knock this little job out and I had a couple questions now regarding procedure. We decided to go with dry laid travertine (Andes Manchester in an I pattern with soldier course) and for the stoop and pillars we are doing as masonry with 3 foot footers, cmu block and real stone veneer. The pillars I am thinking of capping with flamed granite, but it's still up in the air. I won't have any problems building the walk, but the stoop is a little more challenging for me. Ok, here are my questions: 1. Should I tie into the foundation wall or is it pointless on something this small? 2. Should I dry lay the travertine on the stoop, or would it make more sense to wet lay it? If I dry lay it, then I'm assuming all the existing concrete would need to come out and be replaced with modified because the stone base would be flexible and the concrete rigid....is this right? If I wet lay the travertine on the stoop, then could I just leave a chunk of the existing concrete in there as fill and pour around it? 3. I was thinking of doing the treads and risers out of travertine, but it may look better with veneer on the risers and matching the treads with the pillar caps....what would you do? 4. Lastly, the stoop side walls will need some type of cap. These walls are going to be the same height as the stoop itself so they will stop flush with the flatwork. Do you think I should just run the travertine out to the edge and maybe overhang it an inch, or should I use the same stone to cap the side walls as on the pillar caps and/or treads? Please give me some input now, to save me some bashing when I post the finished pics. Or, feel free to point out any glaring errors in my design layout as I'm really trying to avoid mistakes on this one as I need to get this done in under a week to make decent money. Thanks! Adam Here's a cutout of my design and a before pic with a render I did in photoshop. Not the best, but you get the idea.