Removing Concrete from terraced yard
Hi I need some help. I have lived in this terrace for ten years and have a beautiful cottage garden at the front facing the old railway embankment and my path has york stone flags which look nice.
My back yard is long and sloping towards the cobbles at the back entrance, it has three different types of concrete which is uneven on all levels. The bottom end near the gate is crumbling away and myself and my husband have loosened the concrete where it is worst and revealed the york stone flags underneath. We have a section in the middle that is wearing away under the washing line so we are going to remove a section there too to see if there are more flags. If there is we are considering removing it all and hiring a skip. The concrete is very slippery in winter and I know that york stone flag is also slippery but I think if they are ok and pitted we can restore the yard to how it was or reflag it completely.
I know york stone is expensive and I dont want to damage it with the digger, but my husband has one of these and has used it on his other drive.
I have photos of the yard. Has anyone done this before. The terraced street is the only one left in the area I live right next to old cotton mills and just wondered whether people are attracted to buying terraces with original flags????
I was also wondering whether i could plant camomile lawn in the gaps between the flags. Its very cold in winter at the back but baking in summer.