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Old 10-04-2010, 10:24 PM   #1
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need to build a stoop


Hey guys, hoping you can help me out here. I removed my old rotted stoop (about 5 inchs high). I would like to build something simple and affordable. I was thinking of the following paver setup:

Dig a 6 inch foot around the perimeter and install cinderblocks.
Make sure it is pitched away from house
fill in the empty section with ocb and temper it down and then add sand

Does this sound right for pavers??? The stoop is about 8 ft wide and 4 ft deep.

This type of project is new to me, any help is appreciated!
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Unless you live in warm locale the footing is inadequate. How are you going to secure the cinder blocks and what are you attaching them to?
How do you expect to secure the pavers? Especially at the edges?
You're basically installing a landing or a small deck. Why not just make it out of wood?
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Hey Ron, I live with you on Long Island I was going to use mud between the cinderblocks, and pound down the pavers into the sand. The border pieces would have been glued to the cinderblocks. I was going to do wood with the cement forms/2x6 but the damn synthetic wood like trex is exp. Maybe natural cedar and seal it>?>??? What ya think?? Money is tight

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By mud, do you mean concrete? The frost line is 36" down. Anything you lay on top is subjected to frost heaving. The cinder blocks will not stay together, so what's on top will not stay attached to the blocks. If we have a mild Winter, you might get lucky and the structure could last a year or two.
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