If the weather cooperates this week, Jeff is going to put in the new front walk. Today we worked on layout and figuring out the amounts of gravel and sand we need to order. Hopefully tomorrow, he can start digging. We still need to clean a few grey bricks, but we're real close.We're actually planning to remove the existing cement and run the path all the way up to the front steps. But we need to borrow or rent a masonry saw and cut it along the new steps before Jeff starts pounding. It would be bad to mess up our newly installed front steps.
We're going to recycle some of the big chunks of old driveway to put in stepping stones across the planting strip to the sidewalk from the street. That way we can exit our cars without stepping onto the soggy ground and hopefully it will further reduce the mud tracking into the house.