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My Den is on a concrete slabe with steps that lead up to the kitchen.

The riser on the second step up ha popped out away from the bottom tread.

There is no access to behind as that is the block wall for the house foundation.

How would one go about fixing this. House was bulit in 1960.

I thought about getting to eye bolts and screwwing them into the riser.

Run some wire or rope through to make a handle.

And pull it back out and apply some construction adhesive.

I see know way to nail it back in place.

IDEAS???
 

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There should be some sort of lumber that it was affixed to. Figure out how it was installed and it should be a simple matter to put it back in place. Worst case scenario pull the riser completely out so you'd know how to put it back in.
 

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It appears it was nailed and glued to the first tread.

I see no stringers behind it from the 1/2 " gap I can see through
 

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Are you familiar with the Kreg screw system which may be a choice to solve the problem?



We have a den with similar construction but plenty of access under staircase so I'm having a slight problem picturing the access problem.
 

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If I go into the crawl space and come all the way to the other end of the house I run into the block wall foundation. On the other side of the block wall is the cement slab where the Den is and the stairs to the kitchen. The top step or kitchen floor is the top of the block wall.
 

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If I go into the crawl space and come all the way to the other end of the house I run into the block wall foundation. On the other side of the block wall is the cement slab where the Den is and the stairs to the kitchen. The top step or kitchen floor is the top of the block wall.
So the stair case sides are all enclosed on the 3 sides with concrete block walls?
 

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If it this style of stair stringer they are held in place by wedges only or maybe a little glue and tiny nails.



 

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On the lright side of the stairs is the wall for the 1/2 bath and the other side is a wall also. This is were my upstairs stairs are right around the left corner.
 

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On the lright side of the stairs is the wall for the 1/2 bath and the other side is a wall also. This is were my upstairs stairs are right around the left corner.
See that corner round at the floor, would the same hide the crack you have?
 

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Neal you dont think my idea with Eye bolts and construction adheisve would work?

I just put tha quarter round down when I put plank flooring in the den.
 

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Neal you dont think my idea with Eye bolts and construction adheisve would work?

I just put tha quarter round down when I put plank flooring in the den.
Glue alone won't hold it. things flex when you walk on them so you really need both.

You best bet is to go in from the side thru the drywall and see what exactly you are dealing with.



 

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I would be willing to try something a little more flexible than construction glue before cutting holes in drywall. Maybe some clear silicone caulk?
 
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