Step 3: Remove the bricks Using a pry bar, lift the first brick and then remove it by hand. Remove the rest of the below-grade bricks by pry bar or by hand. Store the removed bricks face up in a clean area. Use a long board to ensure that you have removed all the bricks that are below the grade.
Step 4: Prepare the bed Use a rake to smooth out the exposed bed. Add crushed stone or masonry dust to the bed and spread it out. Use enough material so the replaced bricks will sit about 1/8" above level to allow for settling.
Step 7: Replace the bricks Replace the bricks onto the prepared bed. Work your way across the space, lining up each brick to the next by adding or removing stone dust. Use a rubber mallet to tap each brick into place. If necessary, go back and make adjustments to bricks so that they are even with one another.
Step 8: Fill the gaps and water the surface Once all the bricks are laid, brush stone dust across the surface of the replaced bricks to distribute the dust into the cracks. Wet the walk to settle the sand. Walk over the top of the bricks to work the dust into the gaps. Add additional stone dust, water once more, and sweep across the surface to remove excess dust. Enjoy your level brick path!