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Concrete Slab in front of Bay and Door

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by myminimonster, 7 May 2014.

  1. myminimonster

    myminimonster

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    Hi everyone,

    Im after a bit of advice regarding some concrete slabs that sit at the front of the house.

    I am about to sort out the front of the house but there are two unsightly concrete slabs that are in front of the bay window and front door. The drive is already covered in stones but only upto these slabs.
    The one in front of the bay is in a worse state than the door on.

    I was wondering if its ok to to crack these up and remove them both and if so do you know if they are likely to be deep or just a foot or so deep.

    Once they are removed what measures should i take before covering the area with driveway stone. Do i need to seal/protect the brickwork on the bay where i have taken the slab out?


    Thanks in advance and hope its clear what i mean with the pictures.The house is from the 1930s.

    thanks in advance
    Adrian
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    I would keep the door one if you can, much better to have a bit of concrete than loose stone, should mean less dirt trampled in the house
     
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    have you tried digging next to them to check depth? that would be the first thing i'd do...
     
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    I agree, or replace it with a nice slab of sandstone.

    Cheers
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    Thanks for replies. I have not cheeked the depth yet, I was just enquiring in case someone knew what they were off the top of their head or had dealings with such constructions of houses of this age.

    Good idea about the door slab. We already had ideas to replace it with a new step as there is a 6" square slab/ step between the one in the picture and upto the front door under an archway .

    Was thinking of using some bullnose blocks in semi circle to create gradual steps to the door.

    The door base is approx 10" higher than the slab seen in the pic



    Adrian
     
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    The path could just be covered in fresh gravel, gravel on concrete can be like marbles but your unlikely to walk on it and nice slabs could be used to build up on top of the step.
     
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