View Full Version : Walkway using patio bricks

03-21-2005, 03:08 PM
I have never done any type of patio or walkway project, but a friend of the family asked if I could make a walkway using dug up 16" x 8" patio bricks from their backyard. The walkway is only going to be about 30' long x 2' wide, no curves or anything. I was told to lay the bricks on 3" of compacted stonedust and that should be fine? Do I need any type of edging or can I do without it? Any feedback would help thanks.

03-21-2005, 11:57 PM
When I think of patio bricks I think of those cinderblock-looking type blocks that are thinner than a cinderblock. I don't know how good they would be as a walkway, but if you are going to do this regardless, I would def. use some sort of edging. I have a feeling that these blocks would seperate from walking on them and from mowing up against them, etc. Just my opinion, hoped this helped.

Residential Recreation
03-24-2005, 11:22 PM
allways use edging or your work wont last. i use 4" compacted gravel and 1" sand. it helps alot.