Ortana Steps

1. Create steps with the Standard units.
2. Step riser is 150mm (6”); tread is 300mm (11.81”).
3. Distribute cut pieces evenly across width of each step.
4. More steps could be added (using the same pattern) by
increasing dimensions at the bottom in both directions.
5. Backfill with compacted aggregate as each course is added.
6. Adhere each Coping unit to previous layer using concrete adhesive.
7. It may be necessary to remove a portion of each unit’s tongue to overlap properly at corner locations.
8. Create step tread using either 1’ or 2’ Coping unit.
9. Handrails may be required for certain style steps.
(Consult your municipality bylaws dept.)

Construction for retaining and terraced walls, that add balance of strength and design.



Five Degrees of Soldier Course (or Banding)


How to Build Steps Using Gardenia Product

1. Using this arrangement, steps with 6” risers and 12” treads can be created
2. Use Gardenia for riser courses.
3. Use Gardenia Corner Units to create each 90 degree corner.
4. Wider steps can be created by adding more Gardenia Units between the Corner Units.
5. More steps can be added by installing more Gardenia Units behind the step face.
6. Gardenia’s built-in setback will create steps that area approx. 16mm (5/8”) narrower as each course is added, adjustments will be necessary as layers are installed.
7. Backfill with compacted aggregate as each course is added.
8. Filter cloth may be used behind the steps to stabilized backfill material.
10. Step treads should be adhered to the riser course below using concrete adhesive.
11. Position the step treads so there is about a 25mm (1”) overhang in front and about 75mm (3”) in back.
12. At the end of each step tread, portions of the tail on the Units will have to be removed so the units will be flat.



Wall and Pillar Construction


Fieldstone Steps

1. Create steps with the 90mm units.
2. Step riser is 185mm (7 1/4”); tread is 305mm (12”).
3. Distribute cut pieces evenly across width of each step.
4. More steps could be added (using the same pattern) by
increasing dimensions at the bottom in both directions.
5. Backfill with compacted aggregate as each course is added.
6. Adhere each Coping unit to previous layer using concrete adhesive.
7. It may be necessary to remove a portion of each unit’s tongue to overlap properly at corner locations.
8. Coping units will overhang 27mm (1 1/18”).
9. Corners are made using only units 3 and 4.
10. Handrails may be required for certain style steps.
(Consult your municipality bylaws dept.)