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What do y'all think about front steps being supported by a 2x4 screwed to the brick? No signs of it being secured to the concrete at the bottom. Yes, I know they cut the stringer ugly.

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If it's a veneer:

The steps are supported at the top by brickwork. This brickwork is intended as a cosmetic item only and isn't thick enough to absorb structural loads. You should install a couple posts between the slab and the ledger (that 2X4 screwed into the brickwork) to take the load off of the brick before it cracks.


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Kurt, I'm so used to it being there it didn't register that the font size changed drastically somehow when I got the new computer a while back.

Thanks for pointing that out.

It was supposed to look like this.

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