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The front steps to our house have bluestone treads and some kind stone risers. The concrete grouting between the treads and risers is basically gone and the face of the steps (viewing from the street) has the stucco and backing material crumbling. At this point one of the treads is completely loose.
My question is - what should be done? Remove and reset all of the treads in fresh cement and grout and fill in face of riser with fresh cement and stucco? A couple of masons have quoted $800-$1200 to do this (in NY State). Does this seem reasonable? There are 3 treads 36" wide and a landing about 3x3. Is this sometnig we can tackle ourselves?
Will this kind of repair last or do we need to demo and start oveer?