10:35 PM 10/06/2011
Is that granite or concrete? Most of the stoops in Philly (even for brownstones) are King of Prussia marble and structurally, look like that stoop.
7:58 AM 10/07/2011 | 0 Votes
its pre-cast concrete, jazzed up with an exposed aggregate ... neighboring properties still have their original. brownstone steps/stoops, albeit in varying stages of decay
9:46 AM 10/07/2011 | 0 Votes
google Philadelphia marble steps
10:02 AM 10/07/2011 | 0 Votes
Maybe someone here can lead you in the right direction.... http://www.tapinc.org/
11:02 AM 10/07/2011 | 0 Votes
Most "brownstone" stoops in Brooklyn today have only remnants of underlying original stone, rebuilt with mixtures of Portland cement, sand, lime, crushed aggregate and mica, and added pigment. For someone knowledgeable about conservation and brownstone repair try contacting Ivan Myjer (his website is not informative, but this is among his specialties): http://bit.ly/mYQAJ1
11:03 AM 10/07/2011 | 0 Votes
Does it have to be stone? If not I think this might be a nice alternative -
Cast iron stoops like this seem to be much more common in places like Georgetown and Charleston.
1:45 PM 10/07/2011 | 0 Votes
You have examples of the original stoop on neighboring houses right in your picture. In Brooklyn we would just rebuild the stoop with cinderblock and the cement mixture noted above with one major exception. It's been decades since I heard of anyone using pigment. The color is attained by the use of brownstone sand.
6:45 PM 10/07/2011 | 0 Votes
Hi Not sure where this project stands, but I do this in NYC and Im in Albany for a few weeks. I own a restoration and do brownstone projects like this all the time.
1:48 PM 03/20/2013 | 0 Votes