Granite Stepping Stones

Granite stepping stones make one of the best walkways that you can install. This is because granite is water resistant making it perfect for keeping shoes clean when it rains. When you install a granite stepping stone walkway you should make sure that you follow some of these steps to complete your walkway the first time around

  • The first layer should be a layer of gravel. The gravel will provide drainage for when it rains, snows, and frosts. This is especially important if your granite walkway is going to run through a low lying or wet area.
  • Next you want to make sure that you embed your granite walkway with compacted sand. The compacting is very easy and can be done quickly with water. There should be about a half of an inch of sand below the stones as well as between them. This will provide the extra support for them to stay in place.
  • Finally, if you notice that your stepping stones like to move you may want to install some edge support.

Why use Granite Over Brick?

Brick can be used, however, they tend to move around more. Granite is a medium grained stone that is not only water resistant but dense as well.