At-home building projects can spruce up your house and, when you do it yourself, can be budget-friendly ways to give an area an instant facelift. If you're working on a porch or deck project and need to create a step area, using bricks as a foundation is an inexpensive solution. And by placing the bricks in circular shapes and securing them together with grout, you can create an attractive and modern look with minimal effort.
Choose the area where you want to lay the steps. The steps should be flush against the surface you want to be able to climb up onto. If there is any debris like leaves or dust on the area where the steps will go, make sure to sweep it away.
Lay your first circular step using 16 of the bricks. Lay four bricks end to end in a line down the center of where the steps will go. Lay three bricks to the left and the right of this four-brick line. Lay two bricks beside each of the three-brick lines. Finish by laying one brick next to each two-brick line. You should now have a circular foundation to work with.
Spread a layer of grout over and between the bricks using a scraping tool. Let dry before continuing.
Lay a second step on top of the foundation step using nine bricks. Lay a line of three bricks end to end down the center of the first step. Lay two bricks on each side of the three-brick line. Lay one brick next to each two-brick line. Layer grout over this step and let dry.
Lay a third step on top of the second step using four bricks. Lay a line of two bricks end to end down the center of the second step. Lay one brick next to each side of the two-brick line. Layer grout over and between these bricks and let dry to set.