Add Brick Pavers Over a Concrete Walkway

by Maddiy.martini
5 Materials
10 Hours

I wanted to add some curb appeal to our front steps, so I added some brick pavers over my existing concrete pathway...yes, that's right...OVER the existing sidewalk.

Here is what our walkway looked like before...boring beat up concrete.

First, I roughly laid out the brick pattern I would use.

Then I mixed grout up in a bucket. Make sure to use exterior grade grout.

Then I started to lay the grout with a thinly notched trowel. Then I put a small amount of grout on each brick and spacers in between them. I pressed them all into place.

When I needed to cut bricks, I used a wet tile saw to do so.

Once the grout and bricks were fixed into place, I used a float and added grout to the top of the bricks. To avoid grout haze, you could use an icing-like bag and just apply grout in the cracks.

Here is the walkway partially finished! Next I used steel wool to remove as much of the grout haze as possible.

Beautiful photo of the after!

I say worth it!

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  • Lydia Lydia on May 20, 2022

    What kind of brick did you use - they look really thin. Will they hold up from the pressure of people walking on them?

  • Mrs33667786 Mrs33667786 on May 23, 2022

    How’s your back? Mine would be unbearable!

    Looks nice but not for me!

  • Ede Ede on Dec 31, 2022

    I would like to do this or something like this but shoveling snow on uneven paver sidewalks in Michigan winters is not in the cards. Does Anyone have a suggestion of what could be an alternative for raising sidewalks ?

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  • Mam52325943 Mam52325943 on Jun 14, 2022

    Very nice! Your hard work paid off👍😊

  • Ede Graves Ede Graves on Aug 20, 2022

    Great work. I think one final step to finish it off would be to remove the rustic wood border from your planting area since now the brick forms a more expensive-looking finished edge.