I am having my concrete walkway removed, in it's place I would like to
install a nice stone walkway. Flagstone is something I have seen and like
but am not sure this makes the most sense? I will also extend this walkway
to go around the side of my house and through a garden I am working on. The
amount of choices available are overwhelming; I am wondering what is the
best choice for this project. Something I can do myself and won't cost me a
fortune. At the sometime I am wondering if somebody can recommend a good
site and\or book to help guide me with the installation process.
Many thanks in advance.
i wonder if anyone has ever used a 4 /12" angle grinder and or
hammer/chisels to convert a concrete surface to look like stones with mortar
between them, by grinding/chiseling out what would be the (lower) mortar,
removing say 1/4 to 1/2" from the surface down for the "mortar" area
seems one could, and use stains, acid staining, etc. on the concrete
"stones" between the "mortar", then stain the "stones" and seal the whole
have wanted to experiment with this a few times but never got around to it
have heard using a car inner tube with a template design cut into it and
laying that on the concrete and then sandblasting the design into the
concrete looks really neat
then there's all the acid stain etc. things one can do to a concrete surface
one could also cut bricks in half with a tile saw and mortar the brick
halves onto the existing walkway, then seal,,,heard about a house floor like
this once, sounded like a bad idea, then i saw it, absolutley awesome brick
at a minimum, if you must have real stone (flagstone, etc), consider topping
the existing walkway with it, or if you must remove the existing walkway,
using large pieces of 2" thick flagstone as stepping stones with spaces (and
no mortar) between them, with grass or moss growing between the stones
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