Brick Steps

Construction of walls and steps for beauty and utility – to make your yard more usable, and give you better drainage.
Brick offers a centuries old classic look that has proven it can pass the test of time.
Brick steps can be constructed on a concrete and cinder block foundation for steps that should outlast the youngest of us.
Bricks could also be used as treads on segmental retaining wall risers. These steps are constructed on a 6-inch base of compacted crushed stone, and at least 8-inches of wall stones below grade, but they do not require a concrete foundation so they are more economical than masonry steps. (There are a lot of examples of this type of step with flagstone treads on our Flagstone Steps page, and construction can be seen on our Step Construction page.
More economically still are steps constructed with tie risers with brick treads inside.
All steps shown were constructed by Robert J Kleinberg Landscape Design & Construction. Please view some examples of our brick steps below.

Brick Steps – Lower Merion, Montgomery County, PA 19096
Shown below are brick steps mortared onto a cinder block foundation; constructed with Glen-Gery Cypress Pavers.

Tie and Brick Steps – Media, Delaware County, PA 19063
Pressure treated softwood ties are used here to make nice steps with either six inch risers with brick treads. Ties are anchored to the ground with 2-foot reinforcing rods and are nailed together with 60-penny galvanized nails. Ties from lower steps extend under upper step but no additional foundation is used so these steps are the most economical.

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Close-up of steps:

Brick steps – Havertown, Delaware County, PA 19083
Brick steps constructed with Glen-Gery 53DD Pavers on a foundation of cinder block and concrete.

Brick steps – Wynnewood, Montgomery County, PA 19096
Steps constructed on a concrete and cinder block foundation. Glen-Gery 53DD pavers used for steps, patio and walk.

Tie and Brick Steps 2 – Newtown Square, Delaware County, PA 19073