Concrete steps and side retaining walls
I'm trying to rebuild some sunken front entry steps and the adjacent path.
My question is this: in a setup like the one pictured, is it best to pour the steps and the sidewalls all at the same time, or best to pour sidewalls first, then build forms for steps and pour steps subsequently? Which will have more strength and last longer?
Also, do I need to build a "cap" for the sidewall forms so the concrete doesn't flow downhill or does the concrete have enough strength to resist gravity on its own? Thanks in advance for any help!
St Paul, MN