Laying a brick walkway or patio

Laying a brick walkway or patio - Laying a Brick Walkway or...

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L aying a Brick Walkway or Patio OVERVIEW Introduction The durability and aesthetic characteristics of brick patios and walkways make for the foundation of great spaces around your home. While installing brick walks and patios is not a difficult task, it may be rather time consuming depending on the size of the patio or walkway. When laying brick that will be walked on it is necessary to use paving quality bricks. These bricks are generally fired longer and at a higher temperature making them more suitable for a variety of weather conditions and more durable to wear and tear. Be sure that you have all the materials necessary for your project before you begin. You may want to have the materials delivered to your home to minimize wear and tear on your vehicle, and on your back! Beginner - This is a project for all skill levels. Time invol Intermediate - This is a project for all skill levels. Time invol Advanced - This is a project for all skill levels. Time invol Be careful when lifting and transferring bricks. Be sure that you use proper lifting techniques. You may want to use a back brace as lifting and carrying bricks can strain your back. Map out where you want your patio or walkway using a garden hose. This will allow you to visualize a variety of designs before you begin.
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