Feb
23

Building a Stone Walkway

 

A garden or a patio can always benefit from a lovely walkway, and they are relatively easy to make. here are some handy tips to create your own walkway to spruce up your home.

Wash Off Stones

Plan the Design

There are many types of building stone available, so it’s important to choose one suitable for the walkway you want to create. You also want to choose stone that complements your yard and home. In this project, we’re using a rough-cut flagstone for a random, rustic look appropriate to its lawn and garden setting.

When buying stone for a walkway or any other building project, consider these criteria:

Climate: If winters are cold where you live, use dense stone like granite, bluestone or quartzite that can withstand freezing temperatures. Softer, more porous stones like limestone and sandstone are better suited to warmer areas because when temperatures fall below freezing, any water they absorb could cause them to spall and crack.

Style: Use stone that suits your home’s architectural style. The clean, sharp lines of modular or geometric-shaped stone make it a good choice for contemporary homes; brick and cut stone blocks, called ashlar, are more suitable for traditional or period homes; and the rustic look of rough, irregular stone adds to the character of country homes.

 

Read more: http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/outdoors/structures/building-a-stone-walkway

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