By Emily AndersonMore in Outdoors
Jackhammer or sledge
TIP: Replacing an old walkway is easier with the right equipment.
1. Use jackhammer or sledge to break up concrete.
2. Use excavator to scoop and dump pieces into truck or bin.
TIP: You can rent excavator.
TIP: Pull right lever back to raise boom; push forward to lower it.
3. Use excavator to dig new, 8-inch foundation.
TIP: Save soil for finishing edges of new walk.
4. Rent tamper to pack gravel and sand into bottom of foundation.
TIP: You can also make tamper out of 2x4 and plywood.
5. Lay first row of pavers across walk.
TIP: To keep pavers level, place them gently on top of sand; no pushing.
TIP: Run string and stakes for guide.
6. Finish edges with perpendicular row of soldier pavers.
7. Sweep sand into joints.
8. Tamp soil along edges.
Installing a Double Wall Oven (02:54)
How to Install Wainscoting (12:40)
Add Value With a Fire Pit (00:01:13)
How to Build a Work Table (01:06)
Build an Adirondack Chair (00:01:00)
Ixxi Modular Picture Wall Art (00:01:33)
Bistro Kettle Boils Water Fast (00:01:05)
Updating a Half Bath (01:02)
How to Curve a Patio Edge (00:01:00)
Make Easy DIY French Doors (00:01:00)
Dreamy Patios and Decks 6 Photos
19 Sweet Salvage Upcycles 38 Photos
Front Yard Landscaping Ideas 9 Photos
15 Easy-to-Make DIY Headboard Projects 15 Photos
© 2014 Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.