Paver steps are becoming the best replacement option of old concrete steps
The most popular request asked of me is an estimate to replace old & deteriorated concrete steps with paver steps. Paver steps have become the most requested option for new patio or front porch steps. The trend for this application is growing rapidly each year and many feasible options are available.
The first objective was to create the proper rise (step down) to the new step and create a safe landing to step onto. I designed the new brick paver step to be 2ft out from the porch and also across the total length of the porch to allow for a safe landing to stand on. The rises (step downs) from the porch onto the step and from the step down to the walkway needed to be within code.
The second objective was to have a decorative and attractive appearance to enhance the curb appeal of the home. With out sacrificing function, this objective was easily achieved with the advantages & flexibility of brick pavers and modular retaining wall blocks & caps. Being a traditional home, we used traditional paver shapes & colors to match the home.
I discussed with the homeowner in the original estimate about replacing the front cement walkway with new brick pavers. Due to their budget, the new paver step was their first priority. The new paver walkway will be installed in 2013 so they can budget for the expense.
The end result of our design & installation was a very decorative, functional, and safe paver step that met all the objectives of the homeowner. Once we install the new paver walkway to match this paver step, the curb appeal will be complete for this traditional home in Ann Arbor. All brick paver step applications have unique & custom variables that determine the final design and installation.