A beautiful brick walkway is a perfect way to say welcome to visitors and residents alike. This simple brick walkway imparts a classic look—yet it’s so easy to make, requiring simple tools and just a few types of building materials.



Basics of a Brick Walkway

Brick walkways are mainly composed of three elements: gravel, sand, and bricks. Layering these elements provides stability and promotes water drainage.

Gravel: About 3 to 4 inches of gravel at the bottom is smoothed and tamped down to create a base.
Sand: About 2 inches of sand on top of the gravel is screeded flat to help the bricks rest flat and level.
Bricks: Bricks are laid on top of the sand. After the bricks are down, sand is swept over them to hold them in place.

What a Brick Walkway Costs

The cost of standard 4-inch by 8-inch by 2-inch red brick varies by area. Expect to pay from $0.35 to $1 per red brick. Textured brick-sized concrete pavers that look like stone cost from $1 to $3 per brick.

The total cost of brick for this project is about $150 to $200. Purchasing brick by the pallet saves money and limits the number of deliveries.Bagged gravel by the pallet for this project will cost about $350 to $450 for 10 cubic feet. Ten cubic feet of bagged sand will cost $50 to $100.


Determine How Many Bricks You Need

1.Brick Size: Calculate the square footage of each brick. One 4-inch by 8-inch brick is 0.22 square feet.

2.Walkway Size: Calculate the square footage of the area (the walkway) to be covered.

3.Number of Bricks: Divide the second number (walkway) by the first number (brick size).

4.Wastage: Calculate 10 percent of the number of bricks and round it up.

5.Total Number of Bricks: Add number of bricks and wastage.