Stairs down from retaining wall/patio

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by willie7182, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. willie7182

    willie7182 LawnSite Member
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    I am in the process of replacing a retaining wall and stairs. Unfortunately I can't build the stairs into the patio (retaining wall) because it will take away too much space. How do i build them down from the wall, like my old wood ones were?

    The wall is going to be 32" tall and my blocks are 7 5⁄8" high x 15 5⁄8" wide x 11 5⁄8" deep

    http://www.countymaterials.com/prod.../montego-retaining-wall-system?category_id=87

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  2. SVA_Concrete

    SVA_Concrete LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. willie7182

    willie7182 LawnSite Member
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    The process is different when you build out from a wall.
     

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  4. amscapes03

    amscapes03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Or give the steps and wall some interest and split the difference. One or two steps outside the wall, and the rest built into the wall. Two steps outside the wall will buy you another 2 feet of patio.
     
  5. amscapes03

    amscapes03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Something like this.

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  6. willie7182

    willie7182 LawnSite Member
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    Now there's something you don't see everyday. I like the idea, thanks for sharing!
     
  7. amscapes03

    amscapes03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    No problem. Best of luck with your project!
     
  8. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    that job looks pretty good the wall pretty tight is it techo?
    my only suggestion would be next time daylight the pipe out the patio area
     

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