Building cement steps

Discussion in 'Bricks, Masonry and Concrete' started by birch, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. Nov 27, 2005 #1

    birch

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    I want to build large cement steps in about a 3'x4' rectangle and about 4" tall.

    Should I lay some rebar across when building them or will a piece of cement that big be fine to walk on without cracking?
     
  2. Feb 20, 2006 #2

    jimioc

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    always use re-bar - it would be best to pour a footing for it also.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2006 #3

    james b

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    i would add rebar it will help to support the weightof the concrete add steghten the structure of the step. as jimioc said it would also help to pour a footer to give added support to the corners.
     

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