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Old 07-27-2010, 01:49 PM   #1
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I have a set of steps that I built into the side of a bank. Each step was anchored with rebar that was driven into the back of the step and then in turn driven into the bank.

It became necessary to dig down to the rebar at the top of the steps due to a drainage problem. By doing this, I now have the rebar completely loose. This rebar is necessary to anchor the top step so need some direction how to solve this dilemma.

I plan to fill the cavity that has been dug with small rocks that will facilitate drainage into the hole instead of cascading down the steps. In the area where the rebar is I have dug holes and plan to add cement to the holes and build a form that will enclose the rebar in cement too.

My question, is there a way to drive a rebar perpendicular to the rebar coming out of the steps, attach it to the step rebar with some kind of connector? Then I would encase the entire joint in cement.

Do you think that would hold the step in place? Or, do you have another suggestion?

Here are some pictures http://www.flickr.com/photos/52533242@N08/?saved=1

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Randal

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Why not bend the rebar into a very tight "U", drop it over the top and tie it with wire or weld the 2 together?
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Thanks for that suggestion. I am not sure how I would bend the rebar and I don't know how to weld nor do I know anyone locally that does.

Can it be bent without being heated up?
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Thanks for that suggestion. I am not sure how I would bend the rebar and I don't know how to weld nor do I know anyone locally that does.

Can it be bent without being heated up?
Heat makes it easier.
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Thanks for your help and suggestions.
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