Too much ???

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by neversatisfiedj, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is a rise of 8.43" too much rise :hammerhead:
     
  2. McKeeLand

    McKeeLand LawnSite Senior Member
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    i think that 8" is the max on exterior and that is a lot of step. most are 7-3/4". best to call the local building department and check with them.
     
  3. orionkf

    orionkf LawnSite Member
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    Would not meet code, where I am.
     
  4. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
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    we don't do more then 7 unless the customers requests it.
     
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    check local building code.

    we keep our steps 6 to 7 inches
     
  6. McKeeLand

    McKeeLand LawnSite Senior Member
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    i checked at our local municipality today and they said that their max was 8-1/4" exterior. i try and stay with 6 to 7 for comfort. 8 always seem like a lot to climb to me.
     
  7. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks guys , It looks like I will use either Allan block (which I hate ) or Keystone for an 8" riser. I hope I can find a filler to match becuse I only build my steps perdistal style. I know every maufacturer shows the cut in method. I just don't see how you can get prpoer compaction that way , even if you have a jumping jack. I have to use a block that matches a solid concrete filler block.
     
  8. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why not save a little money and use Cornerstone from York building products?

    York has 9 locations, one in frederick, and 1 in the Balt area.

    Cornerstone WILL allow for an 8-inch rise.

    Cornerstone is my preferred block of choice when it comes to larger block. Its a great block. user friendly. And York manufacturers Cornerstone, therefore you may save 50 cents to maybe a dollar / square foot.
     
  9. McKeeLand

    McKeeLand LawnSite Senior Member
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    i believe the ep henry filler block is 6"x8"x16" so that it can accommodate a 6" wall or 8" wall. they run about $3 each.
     
  10. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    8.43" hmmmm. Where the heck you get that # from. 7" is the max here.
     

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