The pathway leading up to your house or through your garden can make a significant difference in how your yard appears. Do you want something whimsical for your pathway? Do you want something straightforward without a lot of nooks and crannies? There are so many options for you when it comes to brick patterns and types of bricks you can choose. While most patterns can be DIY, most of the time it’s best to leave it to the experts. Check out the information below to figure out what sort of results you want to get.
Different Kind of Bricks
There are three main types of brick options: pavers, wall bricks, and face bricks. Pavers are constructed from clay and fired at high temperatures. If you’re looking for highly durable and live in environments with extreme weather, pavers are moisture resistant and best for homeowners in humid climates. Wall bricks are used generally for building walls although they can be used for walkways as well. While not as durable as pavers they come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Face bricks are very similar to wall bricks though they tend to be both more durable and costly.
There are a wide variety of brick patterns to pick from when redesigning or adding a brick pathway. Checking out different pictures of patterns is the best way to determine what is most visually appealing and meets your needs but there are a few common patterns:
Running bond: This pattern is a way to keep costs low and doesn’t call for a lot of bricks. The bricks are staggered but in a straight line.
Stack bond: This layout uses bricks in a straight line and creates a checkerboard look except all the bricks face the same direction. This kind of pattern is great for walkways that have heavy foot traffic.
Herringbone: This pattern is a common pattern also used in clothing and looks similarly to the bones of a fish. This pattern has interesting appeal with the bricks arranged in sloped alternating patterns.
For other patterns, look at local contractors for different ideas.
Brick Installation from Del Prete Masonry
If you’re ready to upgrade or install your brick pathway with a unique pattern, Del Prete Masonry has the expertise to meet your needs. With more than 25 years of experience, Del Prete has done work in and around the Baltimore area at Johns Hopkins and M&T Bank Stadium as well as Harford, Carroll, Anne Arundel and Howard Counties. To explore our residential or commercial services and to set up a consultation, please give us a call at 410-683-0650 or contact us online. To see examples of our work and get updates follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.