So I came home to a problem the other day which I didn’t even think of until it was already a problem. I’m having a stamped concrete patio installed with stairs coming down from the back door to the patio. Right next to the door is a bump out for a gas fireplace.
Well, the steps as installed go right up against the bump out for the fireplace and cover the siding on it. (Before anyone mentions it, I’m aware there is a drop off and that’s another problem I’m already working on getting rectified)
Area before steps/patio installed:
After, from opposite side (ignore the blocks and cardboard)
Closer, from above. I’ll try to get better when I am back home, but the point is clear – concrete against siding.
So what am I looking at to fix this? Ideally, the two need some separation and there needs to be flashing installed, but is there any way for them to correct this without destroying the newly installed stairs?
(Also, I recognize that the siding on the bump out is in poor shape already from the deck that was previously there. Long story short is that the whole house is getting its siding re-done, so that will be addressed as part of that project.)
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