Adding a walkway to your yard can add beauty as well as usability. The path can be functional, providing a clear passage from the garage or carport to your front door. A brick walkway can also be used to highlight features of your yard such as a garden or pool. When designing and installing your walkway, different selections can vary the cost of the project. Regardless of the cost, there are also some clear benefits to a properly installed walkway.
Brick is an extremely durable material. It requires little to no maintenance and will last for decades. If damage does occur, such as cracked bricks, repairs are easy to do by simply replacing the damaged bricks. In other cases, the bricks may need to be lifted to adjust the foundation. In either case, those repairs can be handled easily.
Another benefit of using brick is that it is a timeless material. It goes well with most house styles and the traditional look appeals to a wide audience. In addition to being timeless, brick is also an inexpensive material.
The cost of the bricks can range from $8 to $18 a square foot which is reasonable for this type of project. However, that cost can vary depending on the layout of the bricks, where they are purchased from and the specifications of the brick. Bricks that are laid out in a more intricate design will have more labor costs. For example, a curved brick walkway is more difficult to lay than a straight path so the cost for it will be higher. The cost of brick can also vary on location and how available it is. Additionally, if you are looking for a colored brick, such as cream or gray, that can have a higher price.
Any walkway will provide benefits, including keeping guests off your grass and reducing the amount of dirt tracked into your home. A brick walkway is a timeless path that can add value to your home when installed properly by a trained professional.