Risers of brick stairs


Old 08-21-16, 08:15 PM
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Risers of brick stairs

The outdoor steps to our split broke. Took a while but finally fixed it ... Replaced field stones with granite, replaced some loose bricks, reprinted all joints

Now, I need to repair the risers. The risers are broken in some places. I chiseled out the pieces. Now the big questions are
1) what do I use to repair the risers -- regular mortar or something else ?

2) how to apply mortar ( or whatever I use )

3) how to make it a smooth, level surface. Asking because whenever I try to apply mortar to a vertical surface, it falls of
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Old 08-22-16, 03:25 AM
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It would help us to help you if we could see what you see. Can you post a couple of pictures showing what the project looks like? http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
Old 08-25-16, 05:16 PM
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Sorry for the delay ... here are pictures. The bricks have been repointed using quikrete mortar mix and need to be cleaned (using 50% acid+50% water -- right?)

My question is what do I use for risers and how do I smooth it.

I purchased a tub ready mix quick dry but did not open yet.
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