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How to Build Unilock Steps

By Cameron Easey ; Updated September 21, 2017

Steps made from Unilock require tapered units, coping units and pavers. The height of each step for the stairs should be between 4 inches and 6 inches. When the steps of the stairs are low you will require a deeper tread for the step. You can build steps from Unilock by first determining where the steps will be located and then preparing the ground for the Unilock product.

Excavate the area for the steps by digging and leveling the dirt. Tamp down the dirt to make the surface flat. Lay a bed of crushed gravel on top of the dirt and tamp it down.

Apply a layer of sand to the bottom of the stairs. Place pavers in a row that will be part of the first step.

Lay the tapered units in a row behind the pavers. Apply two to three beads of a concrete adhesive to the top of the tapered units. Place the coping units on the adhesive and press down. This will finish the first step.

Apply a layer of sand behind the first step and lay a second row of pavers. Lay the tapered units behind the pavers and then attach the coping units. Repeat this process until you have finished the stairs.

 

Things You Will Need

  • Crushed gravel
  • Sand
  • Concrete adhesive

About the Author

 

Cameron Easey has over 15 years customer service experience, with eight of those years in the insurance industry. He has earned various designations from organizations like the Insurance Institute of America and LOMA. Easey earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history from Western Michigan University.