modifying an existing flagstone walkway
by Tracy G.
Hi! and thank you for reviewing my 'issue'!
My (new) house sports a flagstone over concrete (4") front walkway. Unfortunately, the grading in the front of the house is such that the walkway has proven to block water 'run-off' at the end of the walkway (by the drive). In heavy rains the bsmt. suffers. I'm entertaining the idea of removing / shortening the length of the walkway to facilitate better drainage but have no clue as to what tools or techniques to use!
What's the best way to cut and remove the flagstone - in a controlled, nice edge method - and, then, to remove the slab? (I'll be grateful if you say that something other than a jackhammer will work... That's a tool I prefer not to think about using!) I've given thought to using a saw but if there's another approach, I'd prefer that the edge look more chiseled vs. cut.
Any input would be welcome! Thank you!!