Pathways & Sidewalks How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our sidewalk step-by-step tips & ideas.
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada helps out a friend with some plantings that work well with a winding, brick walkway.
Trowel concrete resurfacer over your worn walkway, and you'll have a brand new, durable surface with uniform color. Before you get started, check out this how-to video on working with concrete.
Are you trying to decide which brick pattern to lay? Read on to see which patterns are easy to arrange, how many cuts you'll make, and what will—or won't—work with a curve.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares a fast fix for ruptured paving
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough installs a front walkway for a homeowner using natural stone.
Resurrecting a sunken brick path with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook.
In this video, This Old House Mason Mark McCullough helps a homeowner redo his brick walkway that was originally a rush job. He explains that walkways need a sturdy, consistent base so it is not a project to be rushed.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows a no-mortar way to fix a mortared walkway
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to lay a beautiful and long-lasting pathway
Update your patio, build a new walkway, or install a fire pit for yard that’s perfect for summer shindigs.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to rescue an old stone walkway
Ready for your next home improvement challenge? A dry well diverts roof runoff and makes for a less slippery yard and walkway.
In this how-to video, learn to create a beautiful natural-stone walkway with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook.
It’s possible to prevent ice buildup—without the mess, and without harm to pets, property, or environment.
If your bluestone needs some TLC, let Roger show you how to do it
Icy conditions can pose a huge risk to your safety, making it important to be prepared to take on such dangers during the year’s cold months. Read our easy and chemical-free ways to deal with ice this winter.
Sometimes you may need to pull up a section of a walkway for a repair. As part of the Ask TOH Tips from the Pros series, Roger Cook shows us how it’s done
Ask This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner remove a flagstone walkway and replace it with bluestone
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner repair a cracked stone walkway
A pathway made of stone pavers is a great way to save your lawn from being trampled and compacted by foot traffic
In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to make beautiful, long-lasting steps from giant stone slabs
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to affix loose flagstones
Fixing up the cracks between paving stones keeps a walkway beautiful and safe
This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook shows how to prep the ground for a beautiful brick walkway
An uplifting way to rescue a sunken walkway with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook
When it's time for a new driveway or poolside patio, this easy-to-install option is tough, cost-effective, and surprisingly handsome. The TOH experts show you how to choose well for your next project