DIY Patio With WalkMaker Mold

Sammy Pampani
by Sammy Pampani
3 Materials
$250
2 Weeks
Medium

This is a concrete patio made with individual diy pavers using the walkmaker concrete molds.

Hey all,


If you want a patio on a budget, do this.

We spent a less than $250 on this 18x14 space.


We invited two of our neighbors over for dinner and surprised them with shovels to help us dig 😂.. jk. Kinda!

After all the digging, we killed the weeds and grass.. I did some research on the Walkmaker molds and read that they required little preparation.

If I learned something from this project is: lay the molds closer together next time!!! I only realized how far they were when the polymeric sanding started 😆


*you'll understand the 4 posts later

After all the pavers were in place and cured, I laid down 6 buckets of Polymeric sand in the tan color, then watered it, waited for the correct drying time and redid another layer on top.


PS: I used a brush to clean the sand off the pavers.. with the big comercial broom was hard to clean it 100%

After everything was said and done, I actually loved how they look more like stones than pavers, and they look like this because we laid them further apart.

This is it! 😍

We are enjoying this space so much and now actually want to do more.


Now we are on to finishing a pergola, I know you were wondering what the 4 posts were about.


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  • Gabrielle Falk Gabrielle Falk on Apr 18, 2020

    Did you use some sort of border around the pebbles, to stop them migrating on to the lawn? You wouldn't need anything terribly high - maybe a border of brick pavers?

  • Christine Richmond Christine Richmond on Apr 18, 2020

    I really like this with the stone around it. But do you have any advice for cleaning up the white stone a year or two after they have been laid down. Mine are muddy and brown

  • Isaac Koenig Isaac Koenig on Apr 19, 2021

    Doing the same thing, but I need to backfill. Should I use dirt or stones?

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  • RG RG on May 07, 2020

    We are in the process of getting one done for a sit out approx. 18 feet x 10 feet. A quick few questions: did you have to lay sand to get a better or flatter surface before you laid the concrete into the molds? did you use rebars or the metal mesh for more durability?

    • Sammy Pampani Sammy Pampani on May 07, 2020

      Hey,

      we didn’t use sand as the surface was fairly leveled. In retrospect I would definitely use sand in the future. There’s some unleveled áreas that we just couldn’t see with the naked eye.

      also no mesh or rebars.


      This summer we are going to do this again but around our pool and I’ll let you know how it goes :).


      good luck!


  • Tisha Garnica Tisha Garnica on Jul 06, 2020

    Love the look. We used a cultivator fo turn our ground a bit but there’s so many weeds still. We thought about laying a weed barrier then some sand over that then lay the molds. What is your thought on this. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you - Tisha

    • Sammy Pampani Sammy Pampani on Jul 06, 2020

      I’ve seen a lot of people use cardboard as weed barrier, we haven’t had the problem of weed growing in the patio yet, but around it where we have stones it has happened.

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