How do I make a stepping stone walking path?

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I have a plastic form/frame to make cement stepping stones. I don't know what kind of cement to use and I don't know how to prepare the ground. Thanks for the advice.

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  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 04, 2018
    quick crete is what i have used. i lined a pop flat with a plastic bag to put the mold in then filled it with the quick crete let it set out of the sun to cure.
  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 04, 2018
    cats...gotta get the nails trimmed....once the cement is cured i placed them in position and used a knife to cut the sod off in the same shape as the stepping stone(s) and planted the stones. that made them easier to mow over.
  • Eileen Eileen on Apr 04, 2018
    This link gives u all the steps for ur project. there are other u-tube videos too. We did the same thing 23 years ago and its still in perfect shape. Make sure u use a fine sand to fill in the cracks so the weeds don't grow there. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=strpping+stone+mold&view=detail&mid=C0AFDC3E599796A1F661C0AFDC3E599796A1F661&FORM=VIRE
    • Andrea Andrea on Apr 09, 2018
      This is great, thank you! Do you think you could even use this for a driveway?
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 05, 2018
    Level the ground. Use concrete mix ( 2 x Sand and 3 x Cement)
  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Apr 05, 2018
    Start by leveling the ground inside your frame, pack the soil down and use a 3, ft level. Rent one at Homedepot or Lowe's for a small fee. You can rent for half day or the whole day.
  • Larry miller Larry miller on Apr 05, 2018
    You can also add pigment if you don't like the drab grey color.
  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 09, 2018
    cement can cure to quickly and crack- it did with the 1st, 2nd batch i made many moons ago. it had been out in full sun. since i've done them in the shade it didn't happen.
  • Eileen Eileen on Apr 09, 2018
    u can use pavers so I don't see why not. It would be very important to make sure the ground was perfectly level, more than for a sidewalk.
  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 10, 2018
    the top seamed to get dryer than the rest of the block and cracked on top.
  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 11, 2018
    if the cement mix gets too dry it can crumble. iowa can get temps in the summer in the 100 110 range. Couple yrs back it hit 115 degree f. With 80 % humidity.
  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 13, 2018
    yes my I pad is possessed. If they dry to quickly I’ve had them crack....
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