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Kathleen Marineau

I agree that stairs need hand rails, no matter how deep. I stumbled on our 2 steps, front and back, many times as a child. Only thing broken was skin, but more than one physical therapist has asked about my flattened knee cap bones.

   
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Kathleen Marineau

We have pavers from the driveway to the front door that are weed magnets, frost heaved and uneven. I use a string edger and an occasional power wash to get them looking like those in the 1st photo, but it only lasts a couple weeks in the summer. Snow removal is by shovel and broom and never complete because of all the dips and bumps.

I'm saving up to get concrete poured on a slope rather than the shallow steps.

   
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sheetereindesign

@Kathleen Marineau

I found that digging a ”flower path” on either side of the pavers up to the stairs (trenching and mulching heavily on the lawn side edges) was all that was needed to keep the weeds at bay. Sand beneath and around the pavers (contractor’s suggestion) prevented any heaving and kept the walkway smooth-sailing to get the snowblower up it successfully for the 7 years I had lived there. An annual sprinkling of sand between the pavers with a broom was all that was needed to keep them looking good as new!

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