Asked on Oct 3, 2017

How can i remove concrete covered brick atairs on my patio?



I sent to remove the rounded 6 steep atairs And make a space for a chiminea with southwestern tiling to accent the terracotta.
6 answers
  • Cheryl Hurst
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Use a jackhammer or put them to good use, as you seem to me in this photo.
  • Karen Krysowaty
    on Oct 3, 2017

    You will need to rent a jack hammer so you might want to consider hiring a professional
  • Millen Bennett
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Brute force and thick clothes. Please wear a mask whether you rent a jackhammer or not. It is possible to demolish these things the old fashioned way with a pick.
  • San29533007
    on Oct 4, 2017

    I used a product called EcoBust to break up my front concrete porch and steps. The only tools/equipment I used was a hammer drill, concrete drill bit, and a wheelbarrow to load the concrete away. The following is copied from "ECOBUST is an Expansive Demolition Agent for breaking all rock or concrete without the use of explosives or jackhammering! It's powerful, reliable, safe, eco-friendly and completely silent." I bought mine from Home Depot.

    I used the product twice because after the first "break" there were some pieces that I couldn't remove. I just drilled a couple of holes, poured the Ecobust in, and waited. By myself, I (52 year old woman) removed all of the concrete with a handtruck, 2 metal car ramps, and a wheelbarrow.

    FYI: I am not associated with EcoBust or Home Depot.
  • Chris
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Not sure what you are doing with the area, but you could turn it into a raised bed area for a focal garden. Quite simple... just make some type of boarder at the bottom to contain the dirt, you may desire a plasic lining, then fill with a quality soil, plants even a water feature. I could envision something seriously nice!
  • Kincaid99
    on Oct 7, 2017

    Yes, I would enclose the steps so high, maybe 2/3 the way up the outer wall, a wonderful water feature would be awesome, so many options with those steps, Lots less back breaking work involved.
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