Garden Rooms forum: Old brick flooring

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Toomanyorchids
Sep 10, 2013 1:56 PM CST
Has anyone done a patio in Florida with old brick? Found what I want today--Chicago Brick-- and have talked to one fellow and he's coming out next week. Have seen them done in Barbados, but wanted to hear some personal experience from fellow home gardeners.
Debi
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meadowyck
Nov 10, 2013 11:21 AM CST
Debi

I'm currently looking around for used brick to make several paths around the yard where we currently live, the collie is tracking in too much sand. LOL I've not started yet, but will be watching to see what you come up with. Best of luck with your project and please do continue to show us photos.

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HollyAnnS
Feb 3, 2014 11:33 AM CST
I have quite a bit of brick walkways and patios. But up here in Pa. I have the freeze and thaw that you don't have in Fl. but you may need to put down some type of crushed stone to use as a base with the sandy soil you have. Brick will collect and hold the heat, especially the darker colors, that may be an issue for you in Fl. Up here that is a plus.
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ikeburke
Oct 16, 2014 6:14 AM CST
I was also searching the same but yet to find the as per my choice but one of my friend who works in nj hvac also suggested to the same. Thinking to go with this only.

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beckygardener
Oct 25, 2014 11:40 AM CST
Somehow this thread was overlooked by me.

I do use brick to pave small areas in my yard, not large areas ... mainly due to laziness and expense. You do have to prepare the ground to lay down brick if it is a large area such as a patio. Laying brick is also much more tedious because each piece is much smaller in size, so more work needed to lay a patio.

See these 2 articles:

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120625153805A...

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/prepare-soil-pavers-48430.html

Good luck and do let us know what you decided to do!
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