DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Bricks, Masonry and Concrete > Repairing one broken concrete step




Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-16-2009, 07:27 PM  
Perry4124
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1
Default 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



__________________
Perry4124 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-15-2009, 04:35 PM  
glennjanie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,990
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Send a message via AIM to glennjanie
Default

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.
Glenn

__________________
glennjanie is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-17-2009, 12:30 PM  
yesitsconcrete
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 88
Default

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 !
__________________
yesitsconcrete is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Tags
broken concrete step, concrete step repair

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Removing Carpeted Step into Bathtub Naanccy Introductions 2 06-16-2009 08:38 AM
Step-Dad disaster Worriedson Flooring 3 05-02-2009 04:02 AM
Repairing concrete sidewalk ciera Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 5 12-02-2008 06:38 AM
How to seal/waterproof my front step (concrete) Quattro Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 12 09-10-2008 11:44 AM
how to repair concrete step with big crack mayhem69 Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 2 07-30-2008 10:46 PM

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS