What's an inexpensive way to make a walk-way from my porch to my drive

Our home is on a slope and we don't have a garage. It's about 50 feet to the driveway from the porch.

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 28, 2017
    Arches or Pergola - Wood, Plastic Drain Pipes made into arches or Bamboo Or You could plant Trees

  • Dakota Dakota on Jul 28, 2017
    find a salavage/used brick place and put in a walk way. start at the lowest point ant work up, letting gravity do a lot of the work. must have a good base with sand and good (metal edging) for the edge so the buick won't 'walk' from the sides

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jul 28, 2017
    You could try pavers and make them into like stair steps.

  • Steve Woodward Steve Woodward on Jul 29, 2017
    It depends on the area the grade of the slope. if you get lots of rain, you do not want somthing that is prone to slipping. If you get snow, you want something you can shovel easily.
    The grade matters for all the above reasons as it makes each worse. wood is good for graduated steps. Old railroad ties last long enough and new "ground contact" grade pressure treated is "claimed" to last.
    Concrete pavers are good but must be set right on a grade or they will move a bit, and crack. A picture would have been helpful, as well as a general location.
    Crushed stone is a option as well, and is cheap, but make sure the preparation is done. I find pea gravel works well in some cases where every thing else is not. The small stone are easy to walk on, they rake back to a level surface easily, overtime they become fairly stable.
    I have set one walk with pea gravel and course sand, the owner an elderly lady had crushed stop and couldn't walk on it. She was very active but tow hips and a bad knee made the crushed stone an agony and a fall hazard. the pea gravel was a bit to soft, but the sand stabilized it. She had pavers at one time and they were to slippery causing several falls and she didn't want concrete despite our and her families insistence.
    Concrete walks profesionally installare the best benifit, there was an article awhile back that showed a wood/concerte walk, it wish I had saved it as it might be the best solution. (sory it was so long but there are so many factors to consider, if you want more info just reply and i will try to help you find a better solution)

  • Loretta Loretta on Jul 30, 2017