Tips to Build a Concrete Walkway

Avoid hassles now and cracks later

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Hammer
  • Circular saw
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Level
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Sledgehammer

You'll also need a shovel, leather gloves, plastic gloves, a plate compactor (rental), a bull float (rental), a mag float, a groover and a stiff push broom.

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Forming materials (hardboard and 2x4s)
  • Gravel
  • Concrete
  • Plastic sheeting