• How to build a faux stone walkway

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    1. DisneyGwrrl's Avatar
      DisneyGwrrl -
      this is a beautiful idea and so inexpensive! i'm going to make a path to our bbq pit with this idea, thank you!
    1. FruGal's Avatar
      FruGal -
      i was really hoping to use this idea in my back yard because i think it is so cool! problem is, my local home depot & lowes don't carry the rock form. any other ideas as to where i can find it?
    1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
      FreebieQueen -
      You can get one here:

      Quikrete Walk Maker through Amazon


      or Here:


      From Lowes- have it shipped directly to your local store.

      The price has gone up a few dollars, then again, hasn't everything!
    1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
      FreebieQueen -
      You can order it on Lowes Website and they'll ship it directly to your store at no additional cost. I just looked it up and it's $11.36

      Quikrete Walk Maker

      Or you can order it online at Amazon, but you'll have to pay shipping there:

      Quikrete walk forms
    1. doingitalone's Avatar
      doingitalone -
      This is wonderful and I'm going to try it. I just have one question. Do you put down anything on the dirt such as weed blocker or sand?

      It looks like its just on the dirt, won't it shift with weather underneath and weeds will grow thru.

      Help
    1. Liss's Avatar
      Liss -
      Quote Originally Posted by doingitalone View Post
      This is wonderful and I'm going to try it. I just have one question. Do you put down anything on the dirt such as weed blocker or sand? It looks like its just on the dirt, won't it shift with weather underneath and weeds will grow thru. Help
      When we put ours down we Wanted the grass to grow through in between like old fashioned stone walkways were in New England. However, you can put down layers of newspaper (wet them first, then a light layer of sand), or you can use weed blocking fabric. So far we've done this same type of walkway in 3 different climates, The Northeast, The Midwest (Massively Cold, Wet, Miserable weather with temps dipping 50 BELOW Zero) and the SouthEast- with temps over 100F for weeks on end. It does not "heave" if you dig it down halfway.
    1. ItsJustEss's Avatar
      ItsJustEss -
      how many feet does one bag do?
    1. Liss's Avatar
      Liss -
      Quote Originally Posted by ItsJustEss View Post
      how many feet does one bag do?
      You'll need about 1 bag of concrete per form "square".
    1. lea1219's Avatar
      lea1219 -
      a friend told me that some place will sell bags of cement 50% off if its already open.
    1. amp304's Avatar
      amp304 -
      i love this, we have old red bricks that are dipping in everywhere and i want to rip the whole thing up and put cement and this is perrrrfect. i do have one question though, have you done any parts where there is a turn or bend? i'm trying to make the walkway around the back of the house and then into a patio....

      any suggestions?
    1. missybeck37's Avatar
      missybeck37 -
      my husband and i moved to north dakota and we have to put in a walkway if we don't want to walk in the mud.
    1. avercuiel's Avatar
      avercuiel -
      Quote Originally Posted by amp304 View Post
      i love this, we have old red bricks that are dipping in everywhere and i want to rip the whole thing up and put cement and this is perrrrfect. i do have one question though, have you done any parts where there is a turn or bend? i'm trying to make the walkway around the back of the house and then into a patio....

      any suggestions?
      i know this is an old post but here's a link to making curves (turn/bend) in the pathway.
      http://www.quikrete.com/athome/walkmaker.pdf

      cheers.
    1. ginfires's Avatar
      ginfires -
      i love you! and i know i don't know you...but you just saved my life with post! i was trying to figure out a cost effective way to make a trail around the side of my house...found it!

      thaaank you!
    1. msbragg's Avatar
      msbragg -
      yes i love you too. you saved me a lot of money. i'm making a patio for my bbq area and a walk way from my garage to my back door.

      thank heavens.

      bless you.
    1. nailsmama's Avatar
      nailsmama -
      Is it possible to do this on a fairly steep hill? We are trying to build a stone walkway from our deck to the bottom of the hill in our backyard for the kids to walk down. Thanks!
    1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
      FreebieQueen -
      Quote Originally Posted by amp304 View Post
      i LOVE this, we have old red bricks that are dipping in everywhere and I want to rip the whole thing up and put cement and this is perrrrfect. I do have one question though, have you done any parts where there is a turn or bend? I'm trying to make the walkway around the back of the house and then into a patio.... any suggestions?
      Yes, you can make the block on a solid surface and then when they have formed/solidified you can pick them up and move them to form "curves" or bends as needed.
    1. lizlazo27's Avatar
      lizlazo27 -
      i love love love this ! i do have a question though. is it possible to do this to make a small / medium size back patio?

      if, not do you have any ideas on how to do something similar but for a patio instead of a walkway?
    1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
      FreebieQueen -
      Quote Originally Posted by lizlazo27 View Post
      I love love love this ! I do have a question though. Is it possible to do this to make a small / medium size back patio? If, not do you have any ideas on how to do something similar but for a patio instead of a walkway?
      Yes, just keep making blocks side by side.
    1. jessand's Avatar
      jessand -
      this is awesome! i have a fire pit but it just has gravel around the edges and doesn't look as good as it used to. but this has given me a new idea!

      i love the idea of this and dont mind getting my hands dirty.

      this is going to be my new weekend project!
    1. chbranch's Avatar
      chbranch -
      oh my. i feel a weekend project coming on! we have slate stepping stones up to our front door and the area puddles whenever it rains.

      a friend who does landscaping gave me an estimate for a "quick fix" and it was over $500!

      We don't want anything too expensive because someday we'd like to extend the porch and the walkway would need to be moved. Thanks for the great idea!
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