1 - Remove the brick veneer from the front and sides of my 4' x 6' x 14" stoop 2 - Bust up the slab 3 - Bust up the single 6' x 13" x 7" step
This should leave me with the block foundation that is under the stoop. I've already removed a few bricks so I know that there is block and a footer underneath.
4 - Build forms for the sides and step 5 - Pour new sides, slab and step, all as one pour. 6 - We're undecided on stamped concrete vs. porcelain tile, but leaning towards stamped concrete. It's cheaper and should not present any maintenance issues like tile might.
So, here are my questions, as I try to calculate how much concrete I'll need:
1 - What's the minimum thickness the slab should be? 2 - What's the minimum thickness the side and front walls should be? 3 - The step (6' x 13" x 7") should be poured as a single, solid unit, right? (no blocks) 4 - Since walls and slab will be done as one pour, I don't have to be concerned with wire mesh or anything on the block, do I? Would it help or just be overkill? 5 - Should I use rebar or welded wire frame in the side walls?