Flagstones are a popular choice for walkways and patios because of their natural beauty and durability. Stefan Grunkemeier from Simply Rocks shows us how to install one.
Unlike the uniformity of brick and pavers, no flagstone path is alike. Flagstone is a sedimentary rock; types include sandstone, limestone and slate. Colours range from blue to brown and red, offering a hue for every taste.
Installing flagstones requires excavation of the path using a shovel and then laying sand or gravel and grading it with a rake and hand tamper. Levels of varying lengths are needed to balance the stones and set a pitch if needed for better drainage.
Check out this two-part video series on building a flagstone walkway from Stefan Grunkemeier of Simply Rocks -- the first video is embedded above.