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I was given a summons from the city regarding the condition of my sidewalk in front of my house. While the city will perform the repairs (~$10/sq. ft), I would hope an independent company might perform the work for less.
Anyone have any experience repairing a sidewalk? Recommendations?
We are looking for 3 or 4 bluestone flags for Landmarks sidewalk restoration. Must be 2″ thick at least and minimum 3ft x 3ft. We are willing to pay a fair price. If you have something sitting in your yard or know of a contractor that has a stash of these somewhere, please email us at park DOT pl DOT brownstone AT gmail DOT com. Or reply here with your contact info and I will be in touch.
I have gotten a violation for my sidewalk bluestone buckling from our tree in front (it’s actually pretty severe). The parks dept came by to check it out, and where we would be accepted into their free sidewalk fix it program, they said the waiting list is 2 years long. My violation said it needs to be fixed in 45 days, or ‘they’ will fix it themselves and bill me. On one hand I think “let em fix it, they’ll do it right enough so it will get approved since it’s them doing it” but on the other hand I have bluestone, and for all I know they may take that out and pour concrete, or I just won’t have a lot of say aboiut what they do. Does anyone have a reccomendation for someone who does this? There are a couple other forum posts kind of about this, but some are a couple years old. Any info would be much appreciated-
Pretty simple design. ~8x8x8.
What’s the story with the sidewalk repairs on Clermont btw Dekalb and Lafayatte? Look’s like several house’s had their uneven sidewalks leveled at the same time. Was this done by the city or did the homeowners organize this between themselves? Who did they use and how much did it cost?
There is a large mulberry in our front yard that is city-owned (they told me last year). It lost more branches during Irene, but unfortunately one pretty big one is broken but remains attached about 20 feet above the sidewalk. I’ve reported it to the city several times, but they are obviously stretched thin and I know there are many branches like this. I tried taping off the sidewalk but people just kept taking it down. Now I have a “hazard” sign up. I know this is the city’s responsibility, and if it didn’t come down in the NorEaster it must be well attached, but still I would feel terrible if someone got hurt. Does anyone have any advice?
I’ve hired a contractor to redo my front yard and stoop. He’ll be repaving the (100 sq foot) yard with bluestone. I had envisioned bluestone similar to the sidewalk paving stoned one sees around the neoghborhood, but the sample he showed me was more or less gray and also quite smooth. I went to a local source recommended here on Brownstoned (Executech, in Red Hook) and found something a little better in color, and available in smooth and “cleft cut” finish. I prefer a slightly more rugged finish, but the cleft-cut seemed more uneven than what I see around the neighborhood– it was hard to judge, but I hesitate to get something that might be impractical for paving a front yard.
Hence my question: Is there a particular finish, not ultra-smooth, that one uses for sidewalk or yard pavers? Any local sources, especially for a medium blue color? Is “cleft cut” in general appropriate?
The cement binding a portion of our bluestone walkway has broken down and washed away. We are seeking a contractor to reset the bluestone, and would greatly appreciate recommendations. Thanks so much.
Does anyone have any suggestions/recommendations of somebody I could use for snow removal this winter? I have a house in North Slope, but will not be around at all this winter. I want to make sure the sidewalk and pathways for my tenants are shoveled and de-iced. Any help appreciated. Thanks!
One large slab of bluestone for sale at cost $600 o/b/o — perfect for use in sidewalk or tree-pit repair or in your backyard. Also could be cut in half and used as an end table or keep it in one piece and use it as a stepping stone in your garden.
I’m jumping into the deep end of the homeownership pool in Bed-Stuy. An early project will be to replace the cracked, uneven, 18 X 15′ sidewalk before the City gives me trouble. Any advice about average cost? I’m looking to spend as little as possible; I don’t need an artisanal bespoke sidewalk!
I’m looking to redo my sidewalk and front area. I’m assuming this means jackhammering up what’s there and pouring all new concrete, but if it can just be resurfaced resulting in the same look and durability for a lower price, I’m obviously good with that too. The sidewalk is 20′ wide and 10′ across. My front is basically the same, but I’m looking to set aside about a quarter of it as soil for a garden. While I’m at it, I might as well scrape and repaint my iron fence and gate. Any idea how much this will run me? Also, how long does the work take and how long for the concrete to dry? Thanks.
After a lot of searching I found an honest, relatively inexpensive bluestone sidewalk contractor. His cost was a quarter of the high bid. The violation is now resolved and the work seems well worth the price, with good communication throughout, necessary as I wanted to preserve as much bluestone as I could and use tinted cement where absolutely necessary. I hope it is ok with the rules of this forum to say thanks to Vinroy Baronette at Park Slope Brownstone Restoration, 646-554-4513.
On Good Friday I took the day off and woke to this loud sound right outside my window. I looked out and saw a guy zooming back and forth on a Cat Skid Steer on our bluestone sidewalk. Then he yanked out the healthy, little tree that my former tenant had planted and zoomed back and forth some more, even after I ran out to tell them to get off the sidewalk because it would break. Well the sidewalk is now broken along two of the slabs and the newly planted tree appears to be fully dead. I’ve found out how to file for reimbursement for the damage from the City but I’m wondering if anyone has any recommendations for contractors who can replace the damaged slabs? I worked with concrete guys to replace the sidewalk a couple of years but none of the firms I contacted seemed very adept with the stone work. It seems a shame that something that has been around for 130 years was ruined in 10 minutes and I’d like to properly replace the stone. Thanks in advance for your help.