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What size paver walkway????

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by STL Ponds and Waterfalls, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What is the typical width of the paver walkways you guys do with a 6x9 soldier course paver? I prefer the look of 4-5ft, but that can get pricey for a lot of people.
  2. richallseasons

    richallseasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    unless it is a very formal main entrance walk and can support the width, most of our work is in the 3.5 to 4.5 width
  3. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    I almost refuse to do a front walk under 5 feet. I just did 2 at 6 and 6.5 and they look unbeliveable!

    Run the #s, it really does not cost that much more to make the walkway 1 foot wider.
  4. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    A walkway should be a minimum of 5' to allow two people to walk side by side. A pathway can be anything less, like a path to the backyard or driveway. The more impressive the entranceway, the more impressive the walkway should be. I have seen more than my share of 3' pathways to front doors and they look ridiculous. If you are going to use a 6"x9" soldier course, it looks best on a wider walk, at least 5'. If you must go smaller, consider a sailor course for a better flow.

  5. Humble Earth Mover

    Humble Earth Mover LawnSite Member
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    Think about exposed pattern. Anything under 4 feet and I do a sailor course. Depends on the room to play with. In some developments where the front door is less than 20 feet from the driveway, I don't go super wide, especially with a serpentine walk. When you throw in curves and flairs, you need a nice long run to do 5' wide and have it look good. I remember my first paver walk I did at 42" wide and used a 6x12 soldier course, man did that look dumb!
  6. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    LOL my first walk looked kinda dumb too. I could not figure how that i should have a equal grade from the driveway to the stoop.

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