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cbrrider012 04-22-2013 06:37 AM

Creating a Stone Step Pad Off Deck
Hey guys I am new to the forum and I am looking for some help on an upcoming project. The wife and I want to put a step down off our deck to the ground and have an idea and would like to know how to pursue it. We have a TON of flat rocks of all sorts, shapes, and sizes and she would like to make a pad out of these rocks with concrete/mortar filling in the cracks to make it look like they all match and fit together. The pad wont be much wider then the steps coming off the deck which are 36" wide I believe and maybe just as deep. We live in Maryland so freezing is an issue here. What should I do to complete this?

Thanks in advance for all your help!

joecaption 04-22-2013 06:54 AM

It would be great if you could post a picture of the area where your thinking of building this step.
Also it's best to add your location to your profile instead of just mentioning it in your post.
Go to Quick links to edit your profile.

cbrrider012 04-22-2013 06:58 AM

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Sorry but this is the best picture I have right now to show you were it will go...

cbrrider012 04-24-2013 04:53 PM

Bump for some help please....

red92s 04-25-2013 09:10 AM

I would proceed just as I would with flagstone patio, since that is essentially what you are creating. There are many many tutorials online. Base preparation is the most crucial step.

Excavate enough to build up a ~4-6" base of compacted gravel, 1" bedding sand course, and the thickness of your stones.

This isn't a difficult project, and it's a very manageable size to get done in a weekend. Digging everything out will be the most time consuming step.

brockmiera 04-25-2013 09:19 AM

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Are you talking about doing a rock pad in this region?

cbrrider012 04-28-2013 11:48 AM

Yes right below that step for a pad.

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