steps with 12-inch(+) risers!

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by DVS Hardscaper, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was bored so I was surfing the web. Came across this pic from N.Y.

    Ok, I don't know the dimensions of the block used, but I'm sure the block is 6-inch block with a 3-inch cap?

    So that makes the risers 12-inches??

    Correct me if I'm wrong.......

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  2. JDavisLandscapes

    JDavisLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    You look right to me.....
     
  3. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    maybe it will be a planter box. :hacks up dinner:
     
  4. soopa

    soopa LawnSite Member
    from NY
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    blocks look pretty small too me. i would think 4" thick, making for 8" risers. nonetheless, the stair rise is the least of my concerns with that photo...
     
  5. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think it is 4", if you compare it to the size of the shovel. Still ugly, though.
     
  6. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
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    agreed it looks like 4" blocks. Didnt you guys know that NY clay makes a perfect building material. The contractor wanted to give back to mother nature by re-using as much on site material as possible.
     
  7. DVS Hardscaper

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    I don't see any hints of there being a drainage chimney! And the other pics show a heck of a hill behind the wall!!
     
  8. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I noticed that. I wonder if these steps are going to continue up the hill?
    IMO this block is way to small for a wall like that in the first place.
     
  9. CertPro

    CertPro LawnSite Member
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    forget the rise, what about the soil backfill
     
  10. DVS Hardscaper

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