Another question about steps

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Electra_Glide, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. Electra_Glide

    Electra_Glide LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    I have a customer would like me to build a new set of front steps using some left-over Versa-Lok he has from another project. It will be two steps up to a small landing at his front door.

    I'm trying to figure out the best way to handle the wide landing that will be at the top of the stairs. I was planning on building the steps using the pedestal method, including the landing, the cap everything using Versa-Loc caps. I'm concerned about how the caps will look and fit on the landing.

    Am I better off to not build the landing as a pedestal, but instead build it as a hollow box, fill it with base material, and then set pavers?

    Done a few walls, but never any steps, so I'm looking for some advice. Thanks in advance...

  2. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 601

    I'd use concrete construction block for the landing "pedestal". Finish the edges with the cap and fill the pad part of it with pavers.

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