Materials DisposalFirst, we’ll deal with how you’ll ultimately deal with the old bricks and other construction material debris. After all, this is a lot of stuff and you can’t just put it in the garbage and out onto the curb. If you do, the local trash collection agency won’t pick it up. Which means you’ll need another way to offload it.
Concrete patio blocks and brick pavers are often set in beds of sand or stone dust to create outdoor walkways, patios, and shed floors. Although they are durable, occasionally a few will settle unevenly or crack in half. —This Old HouseYou really have two choices. One, you can load it up and haul it away yourself. Or, two, you can just call a local junk hauler to come by and pick it up so you don’t have to wrestle with it yourself. If you don’t have a truck and a large trailer, you should just have a junk removal service deal with it for you. This way, you don’t have to take more time out of your schedule.
Brick Walkway Removal in Punta GordaYour first order of business is to clear the area around it and to keep children and pets out-of-the-way. Then, the brick walkway removal starts in a corner, preferably on the outside furthest from the house. Use the trowel, chisel, and hammer to free a couple of bricks. Then, do the following:
- Clear the area. Start by clearing off the patio and the area immediately around it. Keep the area clear of children and pets because it’s not safe for them. Make sure someone knows what you’re doing.
- Start in a corner. The easiest way to start to take up a brick patio is to begin in a corner. Use the trowel, chisel, and hammer to free a couple of bricks. Once you have a corner freed, the rest ought to be less difficult to remove. Place the bricks in a wheelbarrow as you take them up.
- Remove the bricks remaining in-place next. Take up the bricks one-by-one thereafter and either stack them in a wheelbarrow or on a truck bed. Or, you can put them aside and have a local junk removal company haul it away for you.
- Fill the empty space and then install sod. Once the brick patio is gone, you can then fill the empty space with soil. After the empty space is filled, you can then put down sod to make it blend with the rest of the yard.