Adding Bluestone or Granite to Stoop and Stair Treads

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Old 10-02-17, 11:45 AM
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Adding Bluestone or Granite to Stoop and Stair Treads

I have an existing 8 w x 4 d ft stoop that is about 50 years old am considering about capping the stoop and stair treads in Bluestone or Granite. The stoop is in decent shape, but given all the re-pointing in some areas that is the major reason to consider capping. There are no loose bricks. There is an area that has heaved up 1/2 inch 1 ft away from the entrance. The removal of some mortar for re-pointing has been started, as can be seen in the pics.

A roof over the stoop with two posts for support is also planned.

Is the stoop in good enough condition for the capping and what is process to apply the stone ?

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Old 10-02-17, 11:53 AM
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Do you plan to add the same stone on the bottom? If you only add it to the steps and top level, the bottom step will no longer meet code as its rise will be higher than the rest of the steps.
 
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Old 10-02-17, 12:50 PM
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I did not plan to add the stone to the bottom landing, but did not realize that it would not meet code without it. I probably won't cap it if this is the case. I think the rise on the existing steps is 7 inches.
 
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The rise has to be within 1/8" (I think, others will correct if I get the number wrong) among all the steps and overall usually has to be less than 8".
 
 

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