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Old 08-19-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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Brick Steps Pulling Away from Wall and Sloping

We have a brick stoop with two steps leading up to the front door of our house. The stoop has started to pull away from the house and there is now a 1-inch to 1.5-inch gap from the brick to the house. Also, the right side of the stoop is sloping down. I think this is caused by the foundation settling. We have consulted two brick masons and one said the entire stoop needs to be rebuilt at a cost of $4000+. The other said he could use a hydraulic lift to level the stoop, push it back against the house, and shore it up with concrete underneath for $550! It would be great if that would take care of the problem, as we are preparing the house for sale. Is the hydraulic lift a reasonable fix for this problem? Thanks for any advice!


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Old 08-19-2012, 10:30 PM   #2
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Post a picture for better ansewers.
If the steps are still in good shap then they could be mud jacked.
Google it.
Not sure if you would ever get anyone to do that small a jobs.


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Old 08-20-2012, 12:24 AM   #3
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Thanks, I'll take a picture tomorrow!
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