Paving With Broken and Half Bricks
We started playing around with a couple of ideas on paving with half bricks. Firstly, get a piece of black water pipe and make the ring to measure 1 meter in diameter. Start by making a + pattern in the ring and then fill in the other half bricks to complete the circle. Smaller broken pieces then get used to fill the bigger gaps. Once you have completed the area you want to cover with the half and broken bricks, mix up a dry mix of river/building sand with a dry cement mix. When you ha…
Inspiration: A Wood Slice Walkway
This wonderful wood sliced walkway was photographed by Katy Elliott during a trip to the Portland Flower show. Assuming you had some rot resistant wood, this would be a great use of old or found material. See this and some other finds from the show after the jump.Katy mentioned that they were a bit wobbly when stepping on them so a firm base of level sand would be advisable.Below are some finds pictured on KatyElliot’s blog from Snug Harbor Farm.
A hint for both homeowners and contractors-any time you pour a concrete sidewalk or driveway, make sure to run a sleeve
of pvc pipe underneath in case you ever want to add nightlighting, irrigation, etc...on this project yesterday the homeowner had mentioned adding lights in the future-so we put a 3/4 sleeve for wire to go through..on driveways it is a good idea to put up to a 4" sleeve for irrigation pipes and wire.