Case Study: Stone Step Rebuild
Before and After
Remove the stones, repair the base.
Rebuild the steps, replace broken stones, parge sides.
Repairs had failed
Over the years, crack repairs had been made, but not a complete rebuild.
Removing the stones carefully.
We place all the stones in order nearby on a tarp.
This gives us a chance to repair the base.
Keeping track of the stones
Keeping the site clean, with a tarp to lay stones on.
Repairing the base
A high-bond S-type masonry cement is used.
S-type type is three times stronger than N-type.
S-type is also helpful with gardens on both sides.
Now the stair is left to harden for three days.