DIY Patio With WalkMaker Mold

Sammy Pampani
by Sammy Pampani
3 Materials
2 Weeks

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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  • 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?

  • Cas85156384 Cas85156384 on Jun 26, 2023

    How many bags of 80 lbs concrete did you use? Also, how many bags of polymeric sand?

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  • KateRos KateRos on Nov 13, 2023

    Great job! Thanks for sharing!

  • Alice Norton Alice Norton on Nov 13, 2023

    Your patio looks very cute! Thanks for sharing with us! I dream about doing our patio but I lack ideas. I found several good ones online and even addressed amish mike customer service to find out the price. I'm not sure we'll cope with such a work by ourselves. Maybe we will need to hire professionals.