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Old 08-06-2016, 10:06 AM   #1
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I have a concrete stoop that sticks out from the house 3 feet and I want to make it shorter so it does not block the entrance to my garage. Can I take a concrete saw and cut it back to two feet?

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Old 08-06-2016, 10:23 AM   #2
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It's very likely that it isn't just a sold block of concrete. A lot of contractors will use compactable material as fill in the center to save money, since gravel (here anyway) is $14 a yard compared with $100 or better for concrete.

I even poured a stoop over a bail of hay once (I was the mixer driver, not the "contractor").
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I agree with Mort, i doubt it's solid concrete.
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It's very likely that it isn't just a sold block of concrete. A lot of contractors will use compactable material as fill in the center to save money, since gravel (here anyway) is $14 a yard compared with $100 or better for concrete.

I even poured a stoop over a bail of hay once (I was the mixer driver, not the "contractor").
The whole world is still looking for Jimmy Hoffa.

I imagine that he is somewhere in something like this.

I do think that it is common practice to use fill material for this, I have seen broken up cinder block used to fill lots of these.


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Post a picture when you can so we can see what your seeing.
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