How To Repair My Brick Walkway

Home One Services is a company founded in Lancaster, PA that can help with a wide array of home projects and services – and we’re not like other contractors.  Whether you need a handyman for a simple at-home job or need a complete renovation of an area in your house, Home One Services is the right company for the job.  We also want to share some of the knowledge we’ve gained throughout the years with you! 

If you have a brick walkway that needs to be repaired, here is a brief overview of some steps you can take to get the job done!

If you simply have a couple of bricks to replace you may not want to repair your entire walkway.  This method is for anyone with a fairly average skill level and might serve as a project to help you build your confidence.

  1. Use a pry bar or flat head screwdriver to remove the damaged loose brick.  You may have to remove some of the bricks surrounding the damaged brick or bricks.
  3. Add coarse sand to the area where you removed the brick or bricks.  Make sure not to put enough sand so that it will be able to be packed together well.  Use a tamper to pack the sand down.
  5. Replace the damaged bricks with new ones that are the same size and replace any bricks that were around the damaged brick that you removed.  Make sure the bricks are level with the other bricks surrounding them.  You may need to add or remove sand underneath the brick depending on whether your new brick sits level or not.
  7. Once your bricks are set in place and level, put sand on top over the bricks in the area you repaired.  Use a broom to sweep the sand in between the bricks to fill the space in between them.  This helps to further lock the bricks in place and keep them from moving.  That is it.  You are done!

Hopefully, this was helpful as a guide for a small job, like repairing a small section of your brick walkway.  But what if you have to repair or even replace your entire brick walkway?  What if you need something more? 

Well, Home One Services is the right place to start.  We have helped many customers with all sorts of things they’ve wanted to accomplish around their homes.  Our portfolio of projects has everything from kitchens and bathrooms to decks and fences.  No matter how big or small a project is, Home One Services and our experienced contractors can get the job done!

Maybe you don’t have a big project on your hands.  Maybe you just need a handyman for things you don’t have time for.  Home One Services can take care of those jobs too. 

From smaller things like painting and staining to intermediate jobs like flooring or countertop installation.  Our contractors can take care of a variety of handyman jobs to save you time and stress.  If you are in Lancaster, PA or many of the surrounding areas, contact us today to get an estimate for your next home project.