Stone Walkway

A stone walkway leads to the front door of a lovely home in Leicester, NC.


This stone walkway is made up of Hooper’s Creek, a granitic gneiss quarried in nearby Fletcher. The steps are a different material- slabs of gray sandstone from Tennessee. The section of the walkway closest the camera- below the step & boulders- doubles as a parking area. To ensure they would support the weight of a car without shifting, those paving pieces are five to six inches thick. Shaping and leveling pieces that big was a challenging undertaking.