- Can I do this safely and economically by myself?
- What skills do I need to build using natural stone?
- What's better about doing it yourself? Why wouldn't I hire a contractor?
- What do I need to know before I start?
You can build your own steps using flagstone, some simple tools and your planning and labour.
While this is not a beginner project, with preparation you can have the satisfaction of doing a great safe job that a contractor would charge thousands of dollars for. Be prepared to invest some time in thinking before you start digging. Here are some of the issues to consider:
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Here is a "before" picture of the slope I had to deal with
I would also like to add that you need to consult your local planning laws.
For our local council they only allow a certain amount of cutting and filling before you need to apply.
There is also limits on the size of retaining walls.