Reusing cement walkway

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Old 04-07-15, 01:55 PM
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Reusing cement walkway

Can a cement walkway be moved in sections to a new location and then lined with bricks?
 
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Old 04-07-15, 02:03 PM
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My first reaction is that it would be easier and possibly cheaper to just pour cement for a new walkway. Moving it would depend on how thick and strong the concrete is, and how big the sections are. Setting them again would be a pain to get level and stable, but not impossible. More work than it is worth in my opinion.
 
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Old 04-07-15, 02:19 PM
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..... and if there are any gaps under the moved concrete, those areas will either break of sink
Most anything is possible but IMO the work involved would negate any monetary savings.
 
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We need to remove a 40 foot walkway and install a new one in the front of our house as part of our re landscaping. We will be connecting to part of the original walkway. I am concerned about matching the current concrete walkway and thought perhaps reusing the removed walkway would ensure a match.

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Old 04-07-15, 02:27 PM
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Both the texture and color of concrete can be altered a little to better match the existing although it's rare for 2 different batches to be an exact match. Not sure you realize how much work is involved in cutting the concrete to manageable size, moving it and properly setting it in place.
 
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Old 04-08-15, 09:26 AM
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Shortly after moving to Santa Fe, NM in the mid-70s, I poured a 30"-wide concrete walkway between the mobile home I bought and a workshop I built at the back of the property, probably 40' long. I asked the park manager if he would be willing to pay for part or all of the walkway materials, but he declined. About 4 years later, after selling the trailer and workshop to a guy I bowled with, I received a phone call at work from that guy--he said the park manager was giving him grief because he was removing all of the walkway, and moving it to his newly-purchased property, along with the trailer and workshop (which I had built in bolted-together sections). I had mentioned when we were discussing details, that Sam hadn't paid for any of the walkway, so it could be construed as belonging with the trailer. Never thinking that anyone would be so ambitious as to move it.

Meaning it can be done, but definitely not an easy task--each 5'-length of that concrete weighed close to 640 lb.
 
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