Concrete step repair

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Old 07-22-16, 09:30 PM
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Concrete step repair

I have steps to repair as shown in the attached pic. What would be a good way to repair this without tearing everything up? Thanks!Name:  0722161148.jpg
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Old 07-23-16, 09:55 AM
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I have nothing for you, I would be looking at tearing out and reconstructing. Doesn't look like the rise is equal on the two steps now, which is a problem.
 
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Old 07-23-16, 08:16 PM
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Rats !! Thank you for responding.
 
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Old 07-24-16, 04:43 AM
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What are the rise measurements for the bottom step and the top step?
Code calls for the rise to be less than 8" and no more than 3/8" [?] height difference between the risers.
 
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Old 07-24-16, 11:04 AM
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Not sure on the dims. It's perhaps grandfathered in? --a rental unit built in the 40's, and the repair is to satisfy city rental inspection.
 
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Old 07-24-16, 11:11 AM
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Sometimes your insurance company is more of a concern than the city/county. A friend had a mobile home that he lived in for 20 yrs and then bought a house and rented out the trailer. His insurance wouldn't cover rental until he installed a handrail on the front porch .... and the county never was concerned with the lack of handrail.

Wouldn't hurt to ask the city what type of repair they are looking for; just to fill in the gap or make it all correct to current code.
 
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Old 07-24-16, 11:27 AM
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They just cited wanting the gap filled in. They're 'makeshift' rental inspectors-- doing the best they can, and not sharp generally --rather than code officials. You'd guys see the step variation is out of whack, they would not.
 
 

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