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Old 09-25-2017, 11:55 AM  
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Usually precast stairs are set on a footer. They aren't usually fastened to the footers and are held in place only by gravity. You can probably pry them back with a digging iron. You may want to put a block of wood between the bar and the steps.

With the footers I'd form them up to make them a neat square or use a piece of sono-tube to make them a nice round shape. They don't need to come up too high from grade.
Where do I pry them from? Pat of me thinks "I have a chain and a 4x4 truck... I can move it."

How heavy would the stairs be? They look hollow.


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They are typically hollow, but still weigh several hundred pounds. How do you propose chaining it and pull it into the wall? You can't push a chain or a rope. You'd need to pull them.

Drive the digging iron into the ground in front of the steps, insert a block of wood between the step and the digging iron and push the digging iron towards the steps inching them inward. Alternate between sides of the steps or have a friend help and push from both sides at the same time.


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The gap seems to be the norm.


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The gap seems to be the norm.
So, leave it? Part of me wants to get some expanding foam, put it around the edges to seal it, then trim it and paint it to match the stairs.
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So, leave it? Part of me wants to get some expanding foam, put it around the edges to seal it, then trim it and paint it to match the stairs.
Maybe just a 3' wide plywood or something screwed down over the gap. small enough so you would not step on it.
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Maybe just a 3' wide plywood or something screwed down over the gap. small enough so you would not step on it.
Screwed to the concrete?
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I'd move it closer, and add a block between the house and the steps to close the gap so you don't lose your keys down the hole. Use pressure treated wood.
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Screwed to the concrete?
Yes.............Tapcon screws
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