This is my first post and any advice is welcome.
I would like to build cement steps outside my front door. Current there is a 6 to 9 inch slab in from of my door. Once you walk in the front door you are in a foyer and 5 steps up to get into the living room. I want the steps to be outside and raise the foyer and front door.
My questions are:
1) Can I use the currently slab as a foundation and put cement blocks left and right to start building the steps?
Maybe, is their a footing under it?
2) How can I attach the 1st row of cement blocks to the slab?
3) Do I have to attache the back of the steps to the house incase the house sinks or the steps shift?
Thanks for your advice in advance.
You want to build concrete steps.
Cement is merely one of the ingredients of concrete.
By itself it is about as strong a a flour & water mix....