How to Make a Curved Walkway with Pavers

Overview

A curved walkway has a unique charm that appeals to a lot of homeowners. While most people prefer to construct walkways using concrete, pavers allow you to construct a more intricate walkway such as those using curved path walks. The only reason why some are discouraged to use pavers when creating curved sidewalks is because it takes serious effort and time to finish the construction. If you do the task on your own, however, you can save a lot of money in the process.

 

Skill

Moderately Easy

 

Things You’ll Need

Spray paint

Shovel

Plate compactor

Gravel

Sand

Landscape edging

Pavers

Level

Concrete saw

Broom

 

Step 1

 

Mark the area where you wish to create the walkway using spray paint. This will allow you to get a visual of how long, curved or large you want the walkway to be.

 

Step 1

 

Set up the walkway by digging 6 inches of land within the entire area using your shovel. Make sure the walkway has a 2-inch pitch for every 10 feet.

 

 

 

Step 3

 

Tamp down the dirt or land using a plate compactor.

 

Step 4

 

Set a 3-inch layer of gravel and use your plate compactor to tamp it down the area. Cover the gravel with an inch of sand and tamp it down using the same device.

 

Step 5

 

Install the edging of the landscape for your walkway according to the manufacturer’s directions.

 

Step 6

 

Lay the pavers, placing each one on top of the layer of sand. Make sure that the pavers are level beside each other and with all the surrounding pavers, creating the curved motion of the marked walkway. Cut the pavers if needed using a concrete saw.

 

Step 7

 

Sweep the sand in between the joints of the pavers using a broom.

 

References

 

Home Additions: How to Build a Brick Paver Walkway

http://www.homeadditionscontractors.com/patio-additions.html

 

Ask John Eakes: Making Curved Walkways with Rectangular Pavers

http://joneakes.com/jons-fixit-database/1233

 

 

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