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Any brick paver, edger, or landscape block will do that very easily.

You will need a wetsaw to make the cuts, and if I can learn to use one , I'm sure that you can too.

Try to find material as close to the width that is there, and just trim off the side to exact fit.

Dig out the soil, with your garden trowel, to a depth an inch or so deeper than the brick is thick, then use bedding sand to fill it in to support the brick, tamping it to stabilize it, and lay your bricks in the trench.

And tamp in some polymeric sand to lock it in.

That will look good with red pavers in it.


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Slabs okay I’d like to replace with maybe some red brick or other stuff in the spaces between
Ayuh,..... Are you sayin' you wanta go Over the slabs,..??
Or replace the slabs,..??

Goin' Over the slabs could alter the drainage in the area, as the walk will be 3"- 4" higher,.....

Is this a walkway by the house, or the sidewalk by the street,......
If by the street, yer town or city may have something to say about yer plan,.....
 

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Ayuh,..... Are you sayin' you wanta go Over the slabs,..??
Or replace the slabs,..??

Goin' Over the slabs could alter the drainage in the area, as the walk will be 3"- 4" higher,.....

Is this a walkway by the house, or the sidewalk by the street,......
If by the street, yer town or city may have something to say about yer plan,.....
I just wanted to replace the rotted old boards between the slabs, sorry I wasn't clear.

It's a walkway to the front door, from a "parking cutout" in a private road.
 

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electric/gas demo saw w/14" blade will cut 4.5" deep,,, if you s/w's thicker, just break off what's not cut,,, rent saw w/wtr attachment OR cut it dry but find lots of dust masks
 

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I just wanted to replace the rotted old boards between the slabs, sorry I wasn't clear.

It's a walkway to the front door, from a "parking cutout" in a private road.
Use a pick that has a 1 1/2" broad end and pry them out, if they don't come out put an old blade in a circular saw and rip them down the middle, if they still don't come out finish the cut with a recip saw.

Then ask for what is best to fill the gap.
 

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Use a pick that has a 1 1/2" broad end and pry them out, if they don't come out put an old blade in a circular saw and rip them down the middle, if they still don't come out finish the cut with a recip saw.

Then ask for what is best to fill the gap.
Wanna have it ready to go, because I fear the slabs might shift if the gaps aren't filled in right away.
 

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Wanna have it ready to go, because I fear the slabs might shift if the gaps aren't filled in right away.
What would you like it to look like when you are done, you could put wood back in or make something look like wood?
 

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What would you like it to look like when you are done, you could put wood back in or make something look like wood?
I'm thinking more like brick, which I know will be a lot more work. But, my handy helper and I have plenty of tools.
 
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