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Outside Stairs Project

Notice the waves? The brick supports?

The long drop from the lower step? He must have forgotten to measure the height from the ground to the door and then forgot the standard 7″ step height code as well as all steps must be the same height….

When he got to the bottom, he had to push dirt up under the risers, but couldn’t push enough so also used bricks on their sides as supports for the risers.

I have never built steps before, so I took note as I removed the Contractor’s steps.

I found rotted wood up under the bottom of the door frame, so I removed all the wood and pushed a small pvc pipe up into that space, and I attached white flashing to stop any water from getting behind the new steps.