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SteveBman 05-13-2010 10:40 PM

Stepping stones on an incline
I'm trying to create a path from my driveway up to my concrete walkway so my grass doesnt keep getting trampled. I was going to use some bluestone stepping stones I purchased. My only problem is they have to cut across a mulchbed that is about 3 feet wide and on an incline. What is the best way to do this? I was hoping to lay the stones level and not just place them on an incline because you would risk slipping if they are wet.

GardenConcepts 05-16-2010 04:17 PM

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Bluestone is not slippery when wet- slate does get slippery when wet.

You either have to set them with the grade (on an angle) or build up on the low end of each stepping stone to make level. You could turn the stepping stones into steps like this:

MajesticPaving 08-12-2010 07:09 PM

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No matter what the surface of the brick/stone is, slipping can be a concern when things get wet. It is better to be safe than sorry so you will want to build some kind of progressive, shallow step arrangement. This will avoid detracting from the rest of the landscaping, but preserving your lawn at the same time.

AllanJ 08-15-2010 09:31 PM

Another advantage of making each stone level on top is less slipping on ice that may form on the surfaces. Thus even for a gentle slope I would not tilt the stones to match the ground surface but rather mold or build up the ground surface to match the level stones.

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