A Meandering Walkway

Near the pool house at my workplace we’re creating a new path.

A walk across the lawn from the house to the pool.
A walk across the lawn from the house to the pool.

Now when walking from the house to the pool one must cross the large lawn. It is difficult walking for someone who is not steady on their pins.

The path was staked out.
The path was staked out.

We have laid out a meandering path that leads from the newly asphalted back driveway down to the pool deck. First the new 5-foot wide path was created with stakes and hoses. Then it was marked with spray paint.

An opening was cut in the hedge and the path hand dug by three men.
An opening was cut in the hedge and the path hand dug by three men.

A crew of strong and determined men dug out the path to a depth of about 6 inches.

I couldn't believe the entire truckload was for the path.
I couldn’t believe the entire truckload was for the path.

An entire truckload of large stone was delivered that matches the existing stone on the pool deck very well.

The large stone pallets were distributed along the path.
The large stone pallets were distributed along the path.

The large stones were split to create smaller flag stone chucks and laid in a bed of blue dust.

The path starts at the side of the pool deck.
The path starts at the side of the pool deck.
The grass was removed and the path carefully dug.
The grass was removed and the path carefully dug.
The stones are cut larger and set closer together than the pool deck to make a smoother path.
The stones are cut larger and set closer together than the pool deck to make a smoother path.

The stone path was laid nearest the pool house deck first.

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Tomorrow more progress is expected.

Have you done any stonework?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

8 thoughts on “A Meandering Walkway”

  1. That’s pretty impressive. How will weeds be kept out of the cracks between the stones? I’ve used pavers & polymeric sand, which works for a while but then gives in to the grass and weeds.

    1. The cracks will actually be grouted like bricks. We haven’t had weed/grass trouble on the similar pool deck. Guessing it might get treated with Round-up if the need arises. Jo

    1. I really love working here except on days when the bank denies a check, the clothes dryer won’t work, the plumber calls out sick, and the carpets need to be cleaned. O wait, that was today! Jo

      1. No, it’s a private home where I’ve been the private secretary/executive personal assistant for 25 years. My background in the theatre has prepared me for playing umpteen roles. Or perhaps it’s the fact that I’m ambidextrous which the WSJ suggests increases the risk for schizophrenia. Jo

    1. It’s finished. I want to try to capture some more photos. It gave me hope that Charlie and I can build a small stone patio in the same manner. Jo

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