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Old 05-22-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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Front Walkway Needs a Modernization - Ideas?


I'm looking for ideas on how to improve the walkway towards the house. I'd like to save the existing concrete if I can and put something over it, but I'm not sure if that's possible.

Can I put stone blocks over the existing concrete?

Next summer we'll most likely tackle the front steps and possibly go over it will pressure treated wood.


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Flagstone would look good

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No offense, but the best steps in the world won't look that good unless the rest of the yard is fixed up to match. Any plans for the yard? Fresh lawn, mulch, and bushes would spruce things up.

I know, it all costs $$$. On my first house, I was scrimping.

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That's the reason why the lawn looks like way it does. We're in the process of seeding it.
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I would not lay anything over the concrete, primarily because it looks like the risers are all similar in height, and you don't want to mess that up. As a first step, I would probably cut the greenery back so that it does not hang over the sidewalk, edge the sod along the sidewalk, slice the grass from the joints, and pressure wash the sidewalk and steps. In a few hours, including driveing to HD or other rental for the pressure washer, I think that you might have a new perspective.
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