I've finished putting in a new patio out of red 16" square pavers from
Lowes, and it looks pretty good. However, I now need to build a step
from the back door of the house to the new paver patio, and I'm
wondering if I can make one out of pavers. I haven't been able to
find any instructions on building steps out of pavers, so maybe it's
not a good idea. I'd prefer not to pour concrete, but I'm open to any
What I did in a similar situation is use a PT 4 x 6 as the edge and sides of
the first step, anchored them with rebar stakes, then filled in with fill,
added about 3 inches of screenings which was tamped down smooth. The
screening (a sand/gravel-like material that compacts well and forms a good
solid base) is the base for the paving blocks. The next step is similar,
with the 4 x 6 timber set in place at the back of the first step, filled in
behind, etc. . . It came out very well. Regards --
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