Rebuilding A Flagstone Walkway & Steps
In this post, I’m going to show you a flagstone walkway and steps that I was asked to resurface with new flagstone due to salt deterioration and age.
Over the years, salt had been used during the winter by a local snow removal company. Salt eats away at the stone, cement, concrete and almost all types of material. Salt should never be used on a flagstone or any natural stone that’s installed in cement.
A safe alternative to salt would be sand or cat little and don’t get fooled by some new products that appear and claim to be eco-friendly etc. Check carefully as most still contain harmful ingredients.
Flagstone Walkway Before Pictures
As you can see one step appears to be sinking and pulling away from the landing area, many pieces of flagstone have become loose and many have split into layers. Under many pieces of the flagstone, salt has eaten away at the cement and turned into a sand type looking material.