Maximum slope for a path?

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Old 05-23-05, 12:22 PM
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Maximum slope for a path?

Hi,

I'm planning to build a path going cross ways across a slope. The 3' wide path will have, at some points, up to a 5" drop from one side to the other if I just follow the contour of the land. I assume I'll need to take some of the slope out of it one way or the other but I was wondering what the maximum slope is that I should leave in the path. The more I can leave in, the easier the path will be to build.

The path will be flagstone bedded in sand with brick lining on each side.

Thanks for any help!
Gary
 
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Old 05-23-05, 09:50 PM
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It seems that a drop of more than one inch in a foot would cause discomfort to walkers, because the slope is from side to side.
 
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Old 05-24-05, 08:30 AM
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Thanks Chris,

Do you think I'll have any trouble with flagstone staying in place though? I'm starting to think that I'll end up with maybe a 3" drop over the 3' width for a couple short distances and most places will be in the 1 to 2 inch drop.

Gary
 
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Old 05-24-05, 11:16 AM
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If the stone seats well in its bed, it should stay in place.
 
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