Using Sawdust as Base for a Stone Walkway

I had 3 stumps ground down which left a lot of sawdust in the side of my house. My plan was to make a stone walkway and I do not want to grow grass or plant anything. Can I leave the sawdust as a base and put decorative stone and pavers on top of the sawdust?

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April 14, 20190 found this helpful

You can, but here is what I was told when I asked that same question of a home inspector. DO NOT DO IT!

Why, I asked?

Because they can attract carpenter ants and termites was what he told me. Pittsburgh has issues with both of these, so you may not have these challenges and it will be OK.

He said to keep all branches, saw dust, get rid of stumps, etc.

I should knock very loudly on wood that we did as told and have not had termites or carpenter ants. Regular ants, yes, but those we have figured out how to prevent.

Best wishes!!

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April 14, 20190 found this helpful

EDIT....

He said to keep all branches, saw dust, AWAY from the house AND get rid of stumps, etc.

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April 15, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you. Very useful information

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April 15, 20190 found this helpful

You are most welcome!

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April 14, 20190 found this helpful

Sawdust will attract termites. This is not a good idea.

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April 15, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you

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