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    • d0nkeyk0ng
    • By d0nkeyk0ng 13th Mar 17, 3:25 PM
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    Removing and replacing crazy paving path
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    • 13th Mar 17, 3:25 PM
    Removing and replacing crazy paving path 13th Mar 17 at 3:25 PM
    I have a wavy garden path that's made with crazy paving. The mortar needs placing. There's nothing keeping the borders under control so soil is falling on to the path, and there's a dip halfway along where rainwater collects.

    I'm looking at replacing it all myself. I want to remove the path and replace it with a straight one (with a slight incline for drainage), as well as add a border that will keep the soil at bay:

    First step is breaking up the crazy paving. What's the best way? Sledgehammer approach?
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 13th Mar 17, 3:30 PM
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    You could try your luck and stick it on freecycle, or the local Facebook selling groups, as a "come and take it away" - with photos showing the mortar's gone and telling them so they'll see it as a possible.

    There might be somebody out there that can re-use the stones - and, for free, for 10 minutes of your time, it's worth a punt.
    • Ebe Scrooge
    • By Ebe Scrooge 13th Mar 17, 4:32 PM
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    And if the above suggestion gives no results, then it should be pretty easy to use a hammer and cold chisel to chip away a little bit of mortar, get a crowbar in and lift whole slabs out. Probably easier than going at it with a sledgehammer.

    When it comes to laying the new path - Paving Expert is your friend
    I may not know much about art, but I know what I like.
    • d0nkeyk0ng
    • By d0nkeyk0ng 13th Mar 17, 4:50 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 4:50 PM
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    Yup been reading pavingexpert and watching youtube videos. I have an idea of what to do, and how much work is involved.

    Just need to look at design ideas.
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