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Question by  goatboi (18)

Is it okay to lay brick over a cement walkway?

There's a cement path in my garden, but I'd like to lay bricks on top of it instead of removing it altogether.


Answer by  sean (141)

Yes, but be sure that the bricks are sturdy and not moving when people walk on them. Also, since the bricks will be higher up than the cement walkway, be sure that people can clearly see where the cement ends and the bricks start so they dont get hurt.


Answer by  SriLanka (264)

Bricks are typically laid on a bed of sand to help cushion them. Imagine, for example, if you laid them directly on cement, and at some point someone dropped a heavy rock on the brick path - the brick would likely crack. Ideally, you should get a sand layer in there.


Answer by  rakastan (37)

Yes, as long as the pathway is even and clean, and free from major cracks or crumbling, it would be possible to do this. It might look strange, however, as the bricks will end up being much higher than ground level. This will also create a tripping hazard, and make mowing difficult, so you might want to reconsider.


Answer by  reva (15)

yes,less work time is required since you are not demolishing the current walkway,and it gives a strong base for the new brick walkway.moneywise also it saves lot of money since no need to spend on work force to clean the walkway ,sand to lay under the brick


Answer by  embockjr (709)

Yes, it should be OK. A solid foundation for brickwork is highly recommended, and the cement path, if of suitable condition, should be acceptable.

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