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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by alldayrj, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    A broke nose?
    The risers are 8". The top one is 5 or 6. Unfortunately they didn't want to do the walk over or the porch so it was the only way to connect point A with point B. It's pretty much identical to how it was they are having railings installed soon.
     
  2. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    Is that to code there? Here all steps must be within 3/8" of each other. Riser also can't be over 7 3/4".
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  3. SVA_Concrete

    SVA_Concrete LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    International building code limits rise height to 7 3/4" virginia has a modification to allow 8 1/4"

    However my concern is the un equal height. That is a trip hazard, and liability.
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  4. SVA_Concrete

    SVA_Concrete LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    You could have equaled out the risers, without changing the bottom landing. At least to with in 3/8"

    Take 5/8" out of each rise and that top goes from 5" to 7 1/2"
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  5. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Where do you buy these adjustable bricks? My supplier only carries the ones that build 8" steps
     
  6. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not only that, but the code usually only allows for the steps to vary only so much. I don't have any codes in front of me at this time. But I know most codes do not allow for one step to be 5" and another step to be 8".
     
  7. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    That footer doesn't look deep enough for the frost line for NY if they're using a concrete footing.

    #Concerning
     
  8. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,576

    cut the material

    or recess the material
     
  9. SVA_Concrete

    SVA_Concrete LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    It can be done, think outside the box. Right now the skins are loosing and i am too cranky to explain
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  10. HHlandscaping

    HHlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    Looks good RJ.
     

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