How to Lay Brick Walkway
This article is guide how to lay brick walkway. Brick price is generally quite cheap. Some people use brick as material for masonry works. Actually we can use brick to build a walkway. Laying Brick Walkway, you will need a special instruction. If you miss one thing, you will make the result not good.
If you want to know how to Lay Brick Walkway, you can simply follow these below easy steps :
1. LAYING OUT
First decide what should be the required length and width of the walkway. Then layout the plan on the ground, using strings and pegs. The walkway can be straight or curved as per requirement.
2. TOP SOIL EXCAVATION
Using available tools excavate the top soil, along the marked layout, for a depth of about 200 mm. this is done to place a layer of gravel and sand on it.
3. BASE LAYER
Place a layer of compacted gravel of thickness 100 mm. after placing of gravel, place bricks on both sides of the walkway along the length of the proposed walkway.
If the ground consists of very soft soil, then instead of compacted gravel layer we can use a layer of lean cement concrete.
4. SAND LAYER
Place a layer of compacted sand of thickness 50 mm. sand layer is placed in between the edges of bricks. While compacting, provide proper slope so as to permit flow of rain water out of walkway.
5. BRICK PLACEMENT
On this compacted sand layer, place bricks in any suitable pattern. Maintain a gap of about 3 mm to 4 mm in between two brick; this gap will be filled in the next step.
6. JOINT FILLING
The space left between individual bricks is filled by dry mixture of cement and sand. To do this, first mix cement and sand in the ratio of 1:5. Then spread the dry mix inside the joints between bricks. Spreading of dry mix is done using a broom. Then pour some water into the joints and compact the mix with proper tool so that the joints are filled.
Water cure the cement sand mixture for a period not less than 7 days.
How is it? can you understand the guide about how to lay brick walkway above? Read the 7 steps above once more time if you feel a little bit confused. I hope you succeed your brick walkway laying. For updates, please simply subscribe via email. Thanks for visiting.