|Project by Roz||posted 978 days ago||1813 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
After 7 years of trying to get our good for nothing %$%$#% #$&*& %#@+=? (& Livingston Alabama city manager to fix the sidewalk in front of my home, I did it myself. Even though others were getting sidewalk repair done I could not. So we used left over brick from our patio project and repaired the unusable sidewalk and made more room for the live oaks.
We excavated the area and laid a form using metal edge molding to insure an even arch. We then poured a concrete footing around the out side and brought it up the side as the brick went in. We then laid a bed of dry sand and mortar mix at 3 to 1 in the center. The brick went in under my wife careful attention. She bordered the walk with hole brick and filled the center with broken pieces creating a coblestone effect. We topped it with a 3 to 1 dry sand mortar mixture as she worked. For a last step we put the sprinkler on it for 3 days to thoroughly wet in each repaired section, and it is finished.
The repair gives the Live Oaks more room and makes the walk more interesting. It allows for easier repair than an entire section of poured concrete. I think it looks good for a couple of rookies without a plan….. or maybe a clue.
-- TL. Roswell "The only thing that works in an old house is the man who lives there."