Pathways & Sidewalks How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our sidewalk step-by-step tips & ideas.
How to Repoint Brick Steps
Ask This Old House Mason Mark McCullough helps a homeowner identify the culprit behind her cracking, front brick steps, and then repoints them using the correct material.
How to Redo a Brick Path
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.
Greener Ways to Melt Winter Ice
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.
How to Anchor Hardscaping with Plants | This Old House: Live
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada helps out a friend with some plantings that work well with a winding, brick walkway.
How to Pre-treat and Prevent Ice Like a Pro
It’s possible to prevent ice buildup—without the mess, and without harm to pets, property, or environment.
Ask This Old House: Walkway Repair
If your bluestone needs some TLC, let Roger show you how to do it
How to Install a Rustic Stone Walkway
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough installs a front walkway for a homeowner using natural stone.
How to Repair a Paver Walkway
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
Repairing a Paver Walkway | Generation NEXT
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook teaches his apprentice how to identify and repair a walkway that has been damaged by chipmunks This episode of DIY Smarts is brought to you by The Home Depot
Patio and Pathway Inspiration
Update your patio, build a new walkway, or install a fire pit for yard that’s perfect for summer shindigs.
How to Build a Bluestone Walkway
Ask This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner remove a flagstone walkway and replace it with bluestone
How to Repair a Broken Stone Walkway
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner repair a cracked stone walkway
What To Put on Icy Steps, Stairs, Walkways, and Garage Floors
Make slippery surfaces safer in winter with 4 chemical-free products.
How to Repair a Mortared Flagstone Walkway
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows a no-mortar way to fix a mortared walkway
How to Repair a Brick Walkway
Resurrecting a sunken brick path with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook.
How to Build a Flagstone Walkway
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to rescue an old stone walkway
How to Lay a Brick Paver Walkway
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to lay a beautiful and long-lasting pathway
How to Repair an Asphalt Walkway
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares a fast fix for ruptured paving
How to Lay a Bluestone Walkway
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook builds a beautiful natural-stone walk
How to Lay a Stepping-Stone Path
A pathway made of stone pavers is a great way to save your lawn from being trampled and compacted by foot traffic
How to Clad Concrete Steps in Stone
Overhaul your boring concrete porch with bluestone and natural-stone veneers
How to Set Stone Slabs
In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to make beautiful, long-lasting steps from giant stone slabs
How to Repair a Flagstone Walkway
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to affix loose flagstones
How to Install a Dry Well
Ready for your next home improvement challenge? A dry well diverts roof runoff and makes for a less slippery yard and walkway.
How to Repair Stone Walkway Mortar
Fixing up the cracks between paving stones keeps a walkway beautiful and safe
How to Resurface Worn Concrete
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.
How to Make a Pebble Mosaic
Turn smooth, flat stones into a whimsical outdoor accent of your own design.
How to Lay the Base for a Brick Path
This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook shows how to prep the ground for a beautiful brick walkway
How to Lift a Sinking Concrete Slab
An uplifting way to rescue a sunken walkway with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook
All About Concrete Pavers
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
Quick Guide to Brick Path Patterns
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.