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Going to lay paver walkway, where should I end it?

Posted by JakeFV CT (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 23, 13 at 19:00

Not sure why previous owners used asphalt for the little walkway but anyways, I want to tear it up and put down pavers.

The current walkway is asphalt thats part of the driveway and the yard and front area by window arent even. There's also a pitch where the asphalt walkway merges with the driveway. I have no idea where I should have my paver walkway end.

Heres a link to two pictures http://postimg.org/gallery/79z9nj32/

Any ideas are appreciated.


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RE: Going to lay paver walkway, where should I end it?

You don't show enough of the curve on the grass side or state how much of the walk area you desire or need to replace, so I'm guessing what you have and what you want. Let me know if I'm wrong. I see three possibilities. "A" and "A' " are essentially the same thing, depending on how much you wish to penetrate into the drive area. Note that all leading edges of proposed walks tie into the sides (grass or retaining wall) at 90*... not an some funky, awkward looking angle. Option "B"--the "S" curve--comes off of the straight portion of the grass and wall. It does not exceed into the radius portions of either. Option "C" --which is determined by the shortest straight section (at the wall, not the grass) is the easiest to calculate and construct ... but it may not create as much change (from asphalt to paver) as you wish.


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RE: Going to lay paver walkway, where should I end it?

Thanks Yardvaark,

Ill post another pic soon.


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RE: Going to lay paver walkway, where should I end it?

Here is another pic. Once I figure out where I should end it, then the tricky part (at least for me because ive never done a paved walkway before) is dealing with the decline. As the asphalt walkway goes toward the driveway, its not level, it kinda goes down at a slight angle in the spot closest to the grass. Kind of hard to tell from the picture.


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RE: Going to lay paver walkway, where should I end it?

The same options would hold.


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RE: Going to lay paver walkway, where should I end it?

Definitely option A. You need the new walkway to slope for good drainage. Just follow the existing slope. No need for a step or anything.


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RE: Going to lay paver walkway, where should I end it?

I personally would opt for something shaped more like line B but closer to where A' is located.

Go to the hardware store and by some striping paint and experiment with lines before committing to one.


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RE: Going to lay paver walkway, where should I end it?

---->Go to the hardware store and by some striping paint and experiment with lines before committing to one.
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Initially, I use sidewalk chalk, using a different color per option to separate them visually. A hose or broom easily eliminates results you don't like. After a favorite is chosen, I go to the paint.


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