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Learn How To Make A Stylish Walkway Using Concrete

by Dawn Henry

The walkway that guides people to your home is one of the first things they see when they arrive at your home. If you want your walkway to be eye-catching and unique, consider creating a faux stone walkway using ready mix concrete. Below is a guide for creating this unique walkway in just a few hours.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Ready Mix Concrete
  • A Wheelbarrow
  • A Spade
  • A Sponge
  • Gray Outdoor Paint
  • A Hoe
  • A Stone Mold
  • A Shovel
  • Water

Level the Ground

Choose where you want to create the walkway and then use the shovel to level the ground. The ground needs to be as level as it can be to decrease the chances of someone tripping when they use the walkway.

Mix the Concrete

Pour the concrete into the wheelbarrow and add as much water as the package dictates to add. Use the hoe to mix the concrete until all of it is saturated. It will have the same consistency as wet sand.

Create the Stones

Place the concrete mold onto the ground at the foot of the steps leading into your home. Use the spade to fill each section of the mold with concrete. Allow the concrete to set for ten minutes. Carefully pull the mold up and away from the concrete. It should create the illusion that rocks were used to create a portion of your walkway. Allow the concrete to harden another ten minutes before continuing.

Continue to Create the Walkway

Place the edge of the mold against the edge of the concrete rocks you created. Use the spade to fill each section with concrete again and then repeat the process the same way that you did previously. Continue to position and fill the mold until the entire walkway is created.

Customize the Walkway

Allow the concrete to dry overnight before anyone walks on it. Once the concrete has hardened, you can paint it if you would like to give the concrete stones a more authentic look. Use a sponge and grey outdoor paint to make the rocks darker in some areas than others.

The outdoor paint will not chip or fade because it is designed for use outdoors. The concrete walkway will cost a fraction of what you would pay if you used real stones to create your walking path. The concrete will hold up against the elements and look great for years to come so you can always enjoy the walking path you created.

For more information, contact Claggett & Sons Inc. or a similar company.

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