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Old 06-28-2011, 10:50 AM   #1
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Build a stair on rocky grounds


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I would like to build an outside stair that goes down around 15 feet, but the area is a solid rock, i have soil covering that ranges from 6 to 24 inches. Each time i try to install a 4 feet pile, i hit the rock. Is there any suggestions how to install the stairs on rocks ?
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:13 PM   #2
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Is your stairs going to lay totally in the dirt or just the end of the stairs resting on dirt?
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You plan the staircase and where it will hit the ground. You provide the landing by engineering a level pad. Maybe it's 4 sonotubes down to bedrock with an integrated pad formed on the ground. The sonotube lengths might vary, but stable is stable.
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You could use a footer instead of a pile.
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