Walkway using patio bricks

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by CutandSmokeGrass, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. CutandSmokeGrass

    CutandSmokeGrass LawnSite Member
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    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.
  2. mattydjakd

    mattydjakd LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    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.
  3. Residential Recreation

    Residential Recreation LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    allways use edging or your work wont last. i use 4" compacted gravel and 1" sand. it helps alot.

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