It is important for our walkway to look good. This is because it is part of what draws first impression to our home. This is crucial if you are selling your house. In addition to that, this is also the most used part of the property.
You pass by the walkway when you leave and when you return home. This is why it is important that you choose the material to use on your walkway. There are different materials in the market. However, brick is the favorite of most because they are durable and flexible.
When choosing a material, it is important that you consider where you will use it. In terms of walkways, you need a material to be smooth and strong. If not, people using it will trip. In addition to these, you should also consider your budget, the design and the color.
Using brick pavers can be a great DIY project. Although they are time consuming to install, the installation is simple. All you need is to prepare the materials and the area. After that, install the brick properly. You can follow these:
1. Come up with a plan by creating a pattern. There are different patterns available online. However, you can also create your own. After that, measure the area. This is necessary so that you will know the number of bricks you will use.
2. After preparing the plan, prepare the area by digging a trench, which is about seven inches deep. After removing the top soil, fill ¾ of it with gravel. Tamp the gravel and make sure that it is even. After that, add sand. Tamp it as well and see to it that they are evenly distributed on the base. The remaining area should be the same with the height of the brick paver. To be certain, measure the brick and the remaining space.
3. After preparing the base, you can install the edging. You can use a one-inch thick board. However, you can also use paver borders that are available in the market today. What is great about these borders is that they are flexible because they are vinyl. In addition to that, you can choose from the many color available. You can pick a color that is similar with the shade of your brick.
4. After you have placed the edging, you can now start installing the bricks. You need to have patience in doing so because you need to make sure that they are evenly installed. When installing them, do not slide the bricks. If you do, the sand and the gravel will slide as well, causing the surface to be uneven. When you arrange them, it is important that you measure the spaces between them.
5. After you have arranged all the pavers and filled all the area, add a generous amount of stone dust. See to it that you cover the entire area. Use a brush to ensure that the stone dust gets to the crevices. Include the edges too. When this is done, remove the excess stone dust.
Brick pavers are not difficult to install. However, you need to be patient because it will take a lot of your time and energy.