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Step 7 – Building Our Stone Steps — 2 Comments

  1. What seemed to be the most difficult part of the steps?? I really want to build some out of natural stone just style you have. Did you use mortar at all??

  2. Josh – The most difficult part for us was moving the large stones. The most interesting was measuring the height (rise) and depth (run) of each step to keep the steps even, comfortable and safe for walking. To keep the stone from rocking we used crushed concrete between each stone and slid the stones back and forth to settle them down. These steps are dry set. We didn’t use any mortar. The project was very hard for us but it is so rewarding each time we walk up and down the stairs to feel how good and solid they feel. We chose the right rise and run combination for the site and the steps are very comfortable for walking in both day or night.

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