Reclaimed thin pavers for a patio?
Hello everyone! I live in an old house on a small city lot and I am hoping to brick the whole backyard/courtyard (with patches of gravel, raised beds, etc.) but there are a few obstacles. The current surface is extremely hard and near impossible to dig. Because of this and the fact that I'll have to use a bucket to remove the dirt (the side alleys are too narrow for a wheelbarrow), excavation seems near impossible. In searching for ways to build the patio, I came across used St. Louis brick pavers that have been sliced to roughly 3/4" thick. I got excited because I realized I could reduce the total thickness of the patio by half, which would minimize the 'step' up or even make the excavation doable. But the more I think about it, the more worried I am about the durability of a patio made of such thin used pavers and sand. Does anyone have experience with this? Do you think using sliced used bricks and sand for a patio is ok? Any thoughts or concerns would be greatly appreciated!