About Material DisposalThe first thing you ought to do is to enlist the help of a couple of family members and/or friends. You’ll also need some equipment. So, get a wheelbarrow, leather gloves, eye protection, a trowel, hammer, and chisel. If the patio does have a loose brick or two, that’s where you’ll start.
Concrete patio blocks and brick pavers are often set in beds of sand or stone dust to create outdoor walkways, patios, and shed floors. Although they are durable, occasionally a few will settle unevenly or crack in half. —This Old HouseThe biggest challenge is not taking up the bricks, but what to do with those bricks. You can repurpose them, essentially moving the patio from one location to another. But, if there’s no use for them, you’ll have to dispose of them. (You can repurpose them, essentially moving the patio from one location to another.)
Brick Walkway Removal in Siesta KeyYour first order of business in brick walkway removal is to clear the area around it and to keep children and pets out-of-the-way. Then, you’ll start in a corner, preferably on the outside furthest from the house. Use the trowel, chisel, and hammer to free a couple of bricks. Then, do the following:
- Clear the area. Start by clearing off the patio and the area immediately around it. Keep the area clear of children and pets because it’s not safe for them. Make sure someone knows what you’re doing.
- Start in a corner. The easiest way to start to take up a brick patio is to begin in a corner. Use the trowel, chisel, and hammer to free a couple of bricks. Once you have a corner freed, the rest ought to be less difficult to remove. Place the bricks in a wheelbarrow as you take them up.
- Remove the bricks remaining in-place next. Take up the bricks one-by-one thereafter and either stack them in a wheelbarrow or on a truck bed. Or, you can put them aside and have a local junk removal company haul it away for you.
- Fill the empty space and then install sod. Once the brick patio is gone, you can then fill the empty space with soil. Or, replace the pathway with another material.