How to Build Pathways: Brick and Stone Pathways

With a little imagination and a lot of muscle, you can build this walk in a three-day weekend

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Wheelbarrow
  • Spade
  • Angle grinder
  • Level

Brick hammer, Brick chisel, Steel trowel, Dolly, Plate compactor, Hand tamper

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Brick pavers
  • Flagstone
  • Flat fieldstone
  • Compactable gravel ("3/4 in.-minus") 6 in. deep
  • Coarse washed sand—about one-fourth as much as gravel
  • Paver edging
  • 3/8-in. x 10-in. spikes—figure one per foot of edging
  • Stabilization fabric
  • Two 10-ft. and one 5-ft. x 1-in. (outside diameter) steel pipes