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September 5, 2015

Curb Appeal Entry #16: Brick Path – Frank Turek, Portland, ME

Ever since buying this wonderful house on Grant Street with my wife, I’ve wanted to replace the dirt path that bisects the front garden from the driveway to the front walk with a brick path. I had no previous experience with laying a brick walk, though I did once carefully observe city workers as they put down a brick sidewalk. I also watched a lot of online how-to videos. Supplies needed were minimal but important: Pack (crushed rock and stone dust mixture—took a lot more than you’d think), paver sand, plastic edging strips, long-handle tamper, canvas work gloves (critical for handling bricks), wheel barrow, spade, and improvised levels from pine boards.

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