Pathways & Sidewalks
Ice melt, sunlight, and water can be tough on unsealed concrete surfaces. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best concrete sealers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
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.
Consider these impressive ways to create the prettiest path in the neighborhood, whether enhancing your curb appeal or boosting your backyard.
Resurrecting a sunken brick path with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook.
Mason Mark McCullough helps a homeowner remove his crumbling stone steps. Then, he tours a factory to learn how precast concrete steps are made and helps install a set at the homeowner’s house.
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.
Update your patio, build a new walkway, or install a fire pit for yard that’s perfect for summer shindigs.
Make slippery surfaces safer in winter with 4 chemical-free products.
Roger Cook and his crew are using concrete pavers for the new front walk. Roger discusses the process with Kevin O’Connor.
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.
Introduced in the 1990s, older concrete pavers may be showing their age. Here are some remedies short of replacement.
Prevent ice on your driveways, sidewalks, and steps by pretreating. It’s better for your pets’ paws, too!
It’s possible to prevent ice buildup—without the mess, and without harm to pets, property, or environment.
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, general contractor Tom Silva and mason Mark McCullough share some wild code violations submitted to them by home inspectors
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough replaces a concrete walkway with brick pavers.
If your bluestone needs some TLC, let Roger show you how to do it
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 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
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
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 rescue an old stone walkway
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to lay a beautiful and long-lasting pathway
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook builds a beautiful natural-stone walk
A pathway made of stone pavers is a great way to save your lawn from being trampled and compacted by foot traffic