Design ideas and pictures of brick paths
A brick walkway is the perfect complement to a colonial or farm style home. Clay bricks have a traditional appearance that gives off a sense of age and refinement. Depending on the walkway width, shape and brick pattern you select your walkway can be formal or casual. Brick can be used with other paving materials such as concrete, natural stone and cobblestone in order to create a unique garden path.
Benefits of a Brick Walkway
- Easy repairs
- Timeless appeal
- Variety of patterns possible
- Permeable if dry laid
- Can be used to resurface concrete
Brick Walkway Design Options
Brick Walkway PatternsThere are a variety of different patterns for laying brick. Some patterns are very simple while others are complex and require extensive brick cutting. When selecting a pattern, consider whether you want your new brick walkway to be subtle or eye catching. Patterns that have continuous lines such as running bond draw less attention than those that have many broken lines such as herringbone or basket weave. Patterns can be mixed and matched along a walkway to designate transitions or places of pause. A good brick layer will be able to help you decide on the best pattern.
- Pro Tip: Running bond allows curves without having to cut bricks which saves money on labor.
--Margie Grace, Grace Design Associates in Santa Barbara, CA
Cost of a Brick WalkwayHaving any sort of brick paving laid will run between $10 and $25 per square foot depending on the type of brick, pattern, site conditions and other factors. Luckily, most residential walkways do not cover an excessive amount of space, meaning that the square footage will be low. Depending on your budget, this may make it possible to spend a little extra on customization. The cost of brick is comparable to the cost of concrete or interlocking pavers and they are installed in a similar fashion.Related Reading:
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