Steps for a paver patio

fairlaniacJuly 12, 2009

I erected a retaining wall and have my pavers but I'm not sure what is the best way to make steps. You can see my progress at http://www.fairlanet.com/images/patio.JPG where the door is I'd like to have steps come down to the patio surface in a cascading effect. What do I need to do to support something like that? I don't think the proper thing would be to build on top of my pavers? I'd think securing the steps first and then pave would be best but I could be wrong (I am a first timer). Any help with online info, drawings, examples would be appreciated or any new ideas?

Thanks,

Doug B.

Here is a link that might be useful:

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
fnmroberts

Stunning retaining wall. Hopefully you will have a place to enjoy a view of it too.

The photo below really doesn't provide a good picture of our porch but I built what I call an egress porch from the door to the patio. It is really sort of a deck, though free-standing. I wanted a safe way to transport food and for senior citizens to travel between the inside/outside. Concrete piers for the posts were poured below the frost line prior to installing the pavers.

If you are wanting stone (paver) steps, consider pouring concrete steps, then cementing pavers onto them. If your home is new, make certain the backfill settling is complete first. Good luck and enjoy the new patio.

Here is a link that might be useful: Egress Porch

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 7:58PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
clear roof over patio
I would like some advice/help with the clear roof over...
ktmast
Help finishing inside screened porch
Need suggestions. I don't know how to finish the top...
hlastala
Gravel/Crushed Rock for a Patio
We are in the process of purchasing a house in Boynton...
splais
Cement tiles on raised deck?
As a result of home renovations, I will be raising...
swguru
Can't keep porch paint from peeling
We had a complete porch and deck tear off and replaced...
zorroslw1
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™