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 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?


Doug B.

Here is a link that might be useful:

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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
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