Brick Front Steps- What to do, repair, replace...
I have a predicament here... we have frequent problems with our brick front steps. The problem stems from the fact that we live in Massachusetts, in a NORTH facing home. The bricks NEVER see direct sun.
We have repaired the steps 2x now, and when repairing, both times the contractor said that its a mess underneath (loose sand??) and was afraid that if we really did a heavy duty repair job, the whole thing would fall like a deck of cards.
We do not have a huge budget for repair/replace, we were thinking something that is durable, can handle the frequent icing and storms, and the fact that its north facing (its often a thick sheet of ice in the winter and we have to go out our garage. We would like to eventually put up portico, but its not in the budget at this point.
Would love some suggestions on what to do, and approx budget we should expect. We also have a brick walkway, that is in good condition and we'd like to keep (?) Ideas? Suggestions?? THank you