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No, you cannot repair them. If a large concrete structure is falling apart, it means the foundation is not good. Putting a deck over it to hide the disaster is probably a good idea. Obviously, you should make footings below the frost line for your deck, unless you want the same thing to happen to it. Personally I would probably build the deck and then sell ...


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To quote from "A Treatise on Stairbuilding and Handrailing" (Mowat, 1900): Whenever possible each tread and riser should be jointed together, glued, nailed and blocked at the bench separately, and the glue allowed to set before the stairs are put together. Some of the possible joints from the same work: In general, mortised joints will be ...


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You can use 2 pcs of 5/4X6" to replace each tread. It will keep the same dimension as your originals, 5 1/2" + 5 1/2" + 1/4" gap = 11 1/4" This is a very typical detail. You should have an overhand at the front corner, call a "nose". Your originals may already have that, if so, simply follow the same detail, but using the two pieces per tread. Edit added ...



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