This is the walkway the way the guys did it. We thought the rocks needed

to be closer together and larger.

 

2013 05 25 Backyard Walk Redo (1)

This is the first part of the walk Steve and Rick did after the Watkins

Mills Trip. Yes, they came home from the trip and worked on this

plus took Suki and Jackson for a walk after they finished! They

got in lots of steps in on this day.

 

2013 05 25 Backyard Walk Redo (2)

 

Ok, so all I can say is that we were so excited about getting the steps and

hill down we didn’t realize that Johnnie wasn’t doing what he told us they

would do on the walkway. He said they would put weed block down, use

sand that would bind after it was wet and that the stones would not move.

Well, he used sand but just plain old sand. At the time we didn’t think about

it but more and more we realized that he not done what he had said. So Steve

when Steve was got getting a few larger stones he found this PermaSand. We

think this is what he was talking about. Anyway, this is what Steve and Rick

used and the stones seem to be very set now.

 

2013 05 25 Backyard Walk Redo Sand Mix

They had already put stones down and the pea rock around them before they

found the PermaSand so they had to take up the pea rock in order to put down

the new sand. They sharpened a chop stick and Rick used it to get the rock out.

2013 05 25 Backyard Walk Redo Rick digging out pebbles (3)

 

2013 05 25 Backyard Walk Redo Rick digging out pebbles (2)

After they got the sand into the walk, it was time to sweep the stones and

water the walk down. This was to set the sand, then no foot traffic for 24

hours and no rain showers on it for 48 and no hard rain for 72. Seems like

it has rained every day since then sometimes very hard and over three

inches. Walk seems to be doing great even with the rain.

 

2013 05 25 Backyard Walk Redo Rick Steve

2013 05 25 Backyard Walk Redo Watering

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Rick checked out Steve’s work and decided had gotten it wet enough.

 

2013 05 25 Backyard Walk Redo Rick checking out walk

On the second day Steve started early while Rick was out getting his oil

changed. Rick did make it back in time to help finish up the walk. These

pictures show the time and effort it took for just one stone.

 

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2013 05 26 Backyard walk Redo Steve Working (1)

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