Our house had a front walkway, and it was UGLY! Somewhere in the last 50 plus years, it had been painted green. Some of the color pigment was still there, but it just looked like mildew, even after power washing. And did I mention it ended about 6 feet short of the sidewalk? Weird. My only guess is that at one time there was an easement of some sort.
The sidewalk was structurally sound. There were no large cracks and it was pretty straight and even. I just really disliked it. Alot. Not to mention the mud issue when it rained. So, we bought a pallet of Mexican Limestone. Loaded it into the truck, then unloaded it in the side yard. Can we say "workout"?
I layed out the stone. Then, after careful consideration and naproxen for the sore body, we decided to pay someone who knew what the heck they were doing to permanently attach it all to the sidewalk.
They actually extended the concrete to meet the sidewalk, and after that dried, laid the stone on top. It only took the two of them a day to do. This was a father-son team. Dad was passing his skill as a mason on to his 17 year old son. They did a superb job. Their attention to detail was truly amazing. I love watching artisans work their magic to create a thing of beauty.
I love the finished project.
I love even more that I didn't have to try to figure out how to do this. My thoughts on the way to do this weren't even in the same ballpark as the correct way.