How to Build a Stone Path and Steps

Modular blocks let you build like a master mason—even on slopes

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Line level
  • Level
  • Dust mask
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Safety glasses
  • Spade

You'll also need a diamond blade cutoff saw, plate compactor, hand tamper and a Mason’s hammer.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Landscape fabric
  • Gravel
  • Sand
  • Stair blocks
  • Wall blocks
  • Retaining wall block
  • Retaining wall block
  • Corner blocks
  • Cap blocks
  • Pavers
  • Polyurethane adhesive