How to make a curved walkway with pavers

Written by allison melman | 13/05/2017

A curved walkway has a unique charm that appeals to a lot of homeowners. While most people prefer to construct walkways using concrete, pavers allow you to construct a more intricate walkway with a curved path. The only reason why some are discouraged from using pavers when creating curved sidewalks is because it takes serious effort and time to finish the construction. If you do the task on your own, however, you can save a lot of money in the process.

Mark the area where you wish to create the walkway using spray paint. This will allow you to get a visual of how long, curved or large you want the walkway to be.

Set up the walkway by digging 6 inches of land within the entire area using your shovel. Make sure the walkway has a 2-inch pitch for every 10 feet.

Tamp down the dirt or land using a plate compactor.

Set a 3-inch layer of gravel and use your plate compactor to tamp down the area. Cover the gravel with an inch of sand and tamp it down using the same device.

Install the edging of the landscape for your walkway according to the manufacturer's directions.

Lay the pavers, placing each one on top of the layer of sand. Make sure that the pavers are level beside each other and with all the surrounding pavers, creating the curves of the marked walkway. Cut the pavers if needed using a concrete saw.

Sweep the sand in between the joints of the pavers using a broom.

Things you need

  • Spray paint
  • Shovel
  • Plate compactor
  • Gravel
  • Sand
  • Landscape edging
  • Pavers
  • Level
  • Concrete saw
  • Broom

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