In this week's fascinating episode on how to wreck the human body . . . . granite stair treads .
August last year I removed mom's front steps in preparation for rebuilding the driveway .
The photo does not show it well , but after forty years the granite slabs had tilted and sunk due to the weight of the right hand side wall sitting on them and they were no longer level . They were so out of kilter that they collected ponds of water and ice in the corners which made them unusable in winter . The elevation of the driveway would be changing anyhow so they needed to be reset and leveled to the new grade. I got estimates for the work that ran over ten thousand dollars .
Nope , that's not happening while I am around here .