Oh no! Another grading and step problem to solve.. please help.
We seem to have another problem to solve. We are installing natural stone steps (4 plus a landing step with each step being approx 7 1/2 inch thick) up to our front door. The footings were poured Saturday, and the contractor was due to return Monday to build the concrete block stringers. Problem is the grade in the area is problematic and so far no good solution has been proposed. The problem seems to be the man door was installed too low and in order to fit the steps in and have an acceptable grade at the base of the stairs and outside the man door we need to find a solution. The best solution may be to raise the man door, but ouch that will be costly. Can anyone advice how bad of a job that would be? I feel sick over this problem. Below are some photos and steps measurements. Thanks for any help.
Here are some photos as well as the landscape design photographed for reference.