Laying a Stone Sidewalk - November 10th 2010

Laying a Stone Sidewalk

Q) I want to make a side walk using a form to create a stepping stone pattern. My question is, how deep do I need to go down and how deep should I have the sand prior to making the stones on top? The form is in a shape of stones that you fill with cement. Also is it OK to use Ready-mix Cement?

A) First put in 6 inches of pit run gravel, and compact using powered compacting machine which you can rent from any tool rental outlet. Then add 2 inches of sharp masonry sand over top of the pit run gravel. Lay in landscaping fabric and simply pour the Ready-mix Cement into your form.