Brick Walkway Designs That Step Up Your MA Hardscapes Game

As one of the most classic materials, brick walkways are a perfect complement to modern colonials and old farmhouses alike. Beyond the abundance of benefits, brick provides MA hardscapes; it also provides homeowners with plenty of customization options. While some bricklaying patterns are simple, others can be complex and require professional installation from a well-experienced team like that of MAX 13 Construction.
In this article, we’re taking a look at some of the most common techniques for laying brick.


Basket Weave

Around for centuries, brick basket weave techniques can be seen across ancient European towns and earned its name from the illusion the bricks create within one another. Seeming to disappear as they meet perpendicularly, the brick then reappears on the opposite side – just like an actual woven basket.

The traditional way involves placing pairs of bricks in rotating patterns, both vertically and horizontally. However, as with many MA hardscapes, there is room for creativity. Variations in basket weaving are obtained by replacing one of the patterns with one brick instead of two or adding a third brick into the mix.


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Running Bond

Perhaps the most commonly utilized technique in residential work is the running bond. With the elimination of cutting the brick, this method is not only eco-friendly, but it is economical as well. The one over two pattern is simple, yet one of the most durable laying techniques known. Perfect for patios and entertaining areas, the running bond handles significant weight with ease.


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Lastly, we’d like to mention the herringbone technique. As the strongest pattern, bricks are laid at either 45 or 90-degree angles creating an energetic look and feel. Because of the energy the pattern creates, herringbone is not only ideal for walkways, inviting your guests to your home, but also for brick driveways.


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Once you’ve decided on the perfect pattern for your hardscape, it’s time to consider the final touches. Beyond the eye-catching newly laid brick walkway, your edging also matters! Again, you’re faced with an area that enables your creative flair to shine. From decorative poured concrete edges to river stone and mulch, the finishing touches should reflect the overall aesthetic of your home.

For all of your MA hardscapes, contact our trusted team of experienced professionals at MAX 13 Construction. For decades we’ve been helping people bring their dream projects to life through quality craftsmanship and dedication. Contact us today at (978) 733-4777 for more information on what we can do for you!

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