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Laying Stone over old cement walkway

I have a cement walkway that apparently wasn't made very well. I think it is not more than 10 years old, but it is crumbling away. I thought our only option was to remove it all and start over, but am wondering if I can lay a flat stone walkway over the top of it.
Anyone with any experience with this?
I was thinking about cleaning off all the loose rock, and using cement to both level it, and lay down some pre-cut (square/rectangular) stone that is at least 1" thick.
We live in Western WA, so our temps range from 30 - 80, and is most often right about 55.

Re: Laying Stone over old cement walkway

I would be hesitant to install anything over the cracked concrete walk. An improperly constructed base probably lead to the early failing. Anything you put over top of the concrete will move along with the base.

It's more labor, but you are better off digging out the concrete, putting in a base coarse of compacted gravel, and laying the pavers properly.

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