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Perry4124 06-16-2009 06:27 PM

Repairing one broken concrete step
One of the concrete steps going up my front yard to my hilltop house has broken in half. The stairway has a "curb" of concrete on each side so it appears to be difficult to make a frame to pour new concrete. It would be difficult to keep it in place. Any thoughts? Also, the rest of the steps are old but in great shape - how do I match the color? Thanks for any help

glennjanie 08-15-2009 03:35 PM

Welcome Perry:
There is no way to match the color without painting all the steps. You could just paint the risers (or front of the step) to make it look uniform from the street however, I would not want paint on the srface of the treads.
It only takes one form board to hold one step; it could be wedged in between the curbs and kickers of 2 X 4 could be angled out over the curb to a stake on each side. You will probably use bag mix and place it by hand which would be easier to hold with the form. Just mix the concrete rather dry and crumbly, place it in the form, tap on the face of the form to remove any air bubbles and trowel the top with a wooden block.

yesitsconcrete 08-17-2009 11:30 AM

:agree: yep, glenn's right ! ! ! however, i'd want some steel in the conc just in case,,, the preferr'd spec's to use a bonding agent ( epoxy for concrete ) which's painted onto the existing DRY con then fresh conc's pour'd against it,,, btw, #4 bar's just about right to me !

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