I need to repair an 8 foot long concrete step. One thought was to just ripe
out and start anew. If I'm going to fix it I know I need to add a bit of
pitch to it. Right now it's pitched toward the house. It has a flag stone
surface, one which needs replacing. I figure I shouldn't butt the step
right against the house. Should I just leave a space or put something in
there? If I leave a space how wide should it be?? Someone had put beveled
mortar over the joint between step and house to shed the water away. Half
of it is missing. Is that something that is necessary??
Any other thoughts are greatly appreciated. Thanks.