Replace An Aging Stoop (video)

Learn how to build concrete steps that look fantastic and will last 100 years.

How to build a concrete step

Getting rid of an aging, crumbling front stoop can do a lot to improve a home’s overall curb appeal. But the process for tearing out an old set of steps, building forms, and pouring a new stoop is pretty complicated. To help clarify things, CPT put a camera on the crew of masons at Above Quality Inc. and documented the entire stoop replacement operation. Watch the video above to get a look at the whole process from start to finish. Quick tip: before you even get started replacing a stoop, check to make sure that it was not built over a well room. Back in the day it was common practice for concrete steps to be built on top of well rooms, and if that’s the case tearing out steps could end up with you taking an unwanted tumble down to the basement.

For more information, read our guide to replacing a concrete stoop.