The first three or four steps go under in the spring when the lake comes up. The slabs that go under are all very hefty. 1/2 ton plus. There's a big jetty that protects them for the south so the ice doesn't pulverize them when it breaks up.Nice work! I especially like the ones going into water.
Thanks,Really like them all ! Especially like the "crisp" look of the first and last photos !:thumbsup:
When you do your prep, dig terraces in to the bank. Try to avoid digging a slope, the best you can in sand anyway. Fill behind the first step with chunkier stuff than dust and compact the piss out of it. I use what they call plant mix. It has 3/4" aggregate down to dust. Bring the fill behind the step up a slight bit higher than the surface(tread) of the lower step. That way you will have a slight forward pitch to your stairs to shed water.Very nice ! If I could as a question . I came into some granite slabs about 10 years ago
and wanted to make a semi circular walkway into my backyard .
(Like pic's 1 and 4) Sand after about 6'' of topsoil .
My thought is to dig down about 6 to 8'' , stone dust , compact , set the 1st step
and work my way up .
My concern is the edge where the stone dust and sand meet could wash out over time .
Maybe Im just overthinking again !