Hello, Just priced a job out where the people wanted to redo/repair/or replace and existing concrete/brick stoop at the front door of their house. My idea was to simply build around the old one rather that redo it or completely rip it out and start from scratch. Any one ever do this? The old stoop is cinder block with brick steps/capping and a poured concrete area on top. My plan is to just build around the old one using wall block and then setting pavers on top of the concrete with a inch or so of sand as base. I decided on this because the old stoop is quite massive. It has a cinder block base that probably goes 3 feet done and the brick work is somewhat tied into the brick work of the house. If I were to go and demo it, it would easily be an 500 to 1000 dollars depending on how much block is under it, and also, some damage may occur to the house when trying to remove it as it is 'worked in' somewhat. Am I out of line doing this. I already stated to the customer that it may settle a little over time, but only in the pavers used to construct the step area out of the door. the walls and step I can build around the stoop (ample room and easily worked into the house) and will only need to feel in the area between the new walls/steps and old stoop, which is where I figure the pavers might settle out in a few years. My theory is that it may need some minor repair later on, but that the savings of not demoing the old one will be well worth the risk. Also, there was plenty of room between the bottom of the door and the existing stoop (about 8 inches) to accomodate a paver overlay. The only problem will be that the step into the house will not be consistent with the steps going up to it, but I don't thing it is a concern (hopefully no enforcement officers around that day.....) steve and one more thing, the stoop has a post on the one corner that is supporting a overhang from the roof over the area. It is still in good shape, and I did not want to alse get involved with setting up temporary supports and then resetting the post/replacing it.