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    Hi,


    I have one concrete step which I need to increase its size...by adding 60mm to the side to make it 600mm wide and 30mm to its front to make the step meet the minimum depth.


    Any ideas how I can do this without building a whole new step?


    Thanks for your time.

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    Supported? Unsupported? Thickness? Photo?

    But in any case, I'd suspect it would be cheaper simply to cast a new one up with $20 worth of concrete mix and rebar, rather than spending big on acrylic modified patching compounds and some sort of non-corroding pinning to help tie the new bits on.
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    Thanks Random Username, I appreciate the advice.
    It's just an old solitary step outside the back door, and I was hoping for a quick fix to bring it up to scratch. It is surrounded by a cement slab, but the old step is not attached to the slab...it's just sitting on the dirt.

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    You know you can buy cement steps of all sizes?
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    Why not just put a TP sleeper on top held with glue?
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