Paving A Walkway
The first step was to remove the old cement and to make sure that the area to be dug out was at least one foot deep.
Next, 3/4″ gravel stone was laid and then tamped down by that yellow machine. Then two inches of concrete sand was spread and tamped down over the gravel. This locks the bricks into place and holds them steady, to prevent the pavers from shifting postion over time.
Next, the guys laid 1″ pipe on each side of the walkway. By sliding a board over these pipes, they were able to create a level surface to build the walkway.
A Herring Bone pattern was used for the antique style brick pavers. The border of sideways bricks for this walkway is called a Sailor’s course. If you line the bricks up the other way it would be called a Soldier’s course.
See the line of bricks on top of the walkway? They will trace those brick with chalk, then follow the chalk marks with the saw, to create the correct shape of the path.
The last step of this process was to sweep stone dust into all the cracks. This helps hold all the bricks into place.