I curently have a cement walkway from my driveway to the front stairs. A few years ago I replaced the front stairs with Bluestone and I was thinking that I would like to replace the walkway with Bluestone. (I'm looking for a somewhat formal, tradional look.)

My concern is longevity and maintenance. I'm in NJ, so we do have winter weather and I've heard that cement jonts crack and are hard to match afterwards.

TOH has a video for a bluestone patio with the idea of preparing the gound and cementing the stone so it doesn't shift.

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-...280414,00.html

Does anyone have experience with this technique? Is it effective? How thick should the stone be? It seems they can be between 1-2 inches.

Does anyone have any idea about the pricing for bluestone?

Are pavers more long lasting and maintenance free?

Thanks,

Marc