Holey Brick Walkway!

With all my extra free time I decided to go ahead and face the task of installing a walkway linking the house (where we live) with the car (where we hope to not have to live). this area of transition is forever dusty, dirty, filthy, mucky, yucky, etc...you get the idea. It's not good. So, we'll go over the dust and dirt with bricks and hope to enjoy clean feet for generations. Or at least a generous number of years.

The bricks we had already. A "gift" from my dad who had them removed from his yard and replaced with something more fancy shmancy. One man's trash. Another man's treasure...

As you can see, they have holes. Yeah, those kinds of bricks. They had also been buried underground so those holes were filled with dirt and sand. Mostly sand actually and that dirt and sand has been reused as supplement to the existing dirt. The more whitish lane of ground you can see? Yep. That's the sand.


Obviously, there's much more to do. What's been laid down is only about half of the finished length. The walkway will be capped at the ends with pavers, which you can see waiting with anticipation there at the top right of picture one. Oh, those pavers are just itching to cap this walkway. And I like that enthusiasm.

Also, all those cavernous holes will be filled in with small river stones to create a completely level surface. I'll then get a bag of sand to sweep into the spaces between bricks so they'll be all tucked in and cozy.

There is also to be included a run-off ditch filled with gravel and a gravel patch that wraps around the front stoop. But, that's not until after I get a jackhammer and destroy my nemesis, the sidewalk. That's right. I said JACKHAMMER.

Updates to come.