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Rock stairway, need riser ideas

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Scag48, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Hey guys. I've got a bit of a problem. We have to install a flagstone or similar type of rock stairway. We will be using slabs of rock as the tread for the walkway, but does anyone have any ideas as to what we should use for the riser part of the step? If we don't put anything, the dirt will more than likely washout from under the tread in time. Any ideas? Thanks!
  2. akerr

    akerr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    use large stepping stones as your steps. this will take care of the tread and riser aspect all in one rock. if you remove the soil and put a couple inches (or more depending on your elevation) of gravel dust to create a bed for the stone step you will not have a problem with the stone moving or soil eroding. after the steps are in place mulch will cover up the extra gravel dust that is visiable on the sides and front of the steps. hopefully that helped, good luck.
  3. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    that is what I would do. Good response akerr.
  4. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    Exactly what I'd do as well.
  5. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    Yea I would use a very think fieldstone and build it like you would a retaining wall.

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