Pathway Standard MCC

Standard Pathway Mix

Standard Pathway Mix

Pathway Standard MCC

Resources

Pathway Materials Catalog

Pathway Materials Catalog

Kafka Pathway Materials Cross Section Diagram

Kafka Pathway Materials Cross Section Diagram

Kafka Standard Pathway Specification

Pathway Blog Posts

Pathway Material Technical Data
Autumn Blend Wax Polymer Pathway Mix
Pathway Wax Erin Hills
Resources
Specialty Aggregate Colors
Kafka Architectural Aggregates Color Chart
Beige Blend Stabilized Pathway Mix - North Coast Harbor - Cleveland, OH
Kafka Granite manufacturing
Beige Blend Wax Polymer Pathway Mix - Aronomink Golf Club - Newtown Square, PA
Wax Polymer Pathway Mix for Golf
Custom Blend Stabilized Pathway - Kenyon College - Gambier, OH
90% Starlight Black, 5% Salt & Pepper, 5% Snow White Custom Stabilized Pathway - American Greetings Headquarters - Westlake, OH
Stabilized Salt & Pepper Pathway - Brooklyn Bridge Park - New York, NY
Photo courtesy of Unilock
Standard Red Cedar Granite Pathway Mix - Cityville Dog Park - Des Moines, IA
Salt & Pepper Stabilized Pathway Mix - Akron Art Museum - Akron, OH
Platinum Granite Standard Pathway Material - Metropolitan Correctional Center - Chicago, IL
Rustic Granite Stabilized Pathway - Downtown East Commons - U.S. Bank Stadium - Minneapolis, MN
Caramel Quartzite Stabilized Pathway - Grande Cheese Headquarters & Research Center - Fond du Lac, WI
Custom Erin Hills Blend Wax Polymer Pathway - Erin Hills Golf Course - Hartford, WI - Photo courtesy of Paul Hundley
Chocolate Brown Granite Stabilized Pathway - Private Residence, WI - Installed by Lakeshores Landscape and Design
Stabilized Pathway
Pewter Granite Stabilized Pathway - Perkins Woods - Evanston, IL
Burma Red Hilltopper Warning Track Mix - Yankee Stadium - New York, NY
WHITE IS THE NEW GREEN: White Roof/Cool Roof Epoxy Overlay
Kafka Granite Recycled Smoked Glass
Kafka Granite manufacturing
Salt & Pepper Granite Stabilized Pathway - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Brooklyn, NY - Project by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Salt & Pepper Granite Stabilized Pathway - Toro Corporate Headquarters - Bloomington, MN
Pewter Granite Stabilized Pathway - Walgreens Corporate Headquarters - Deerfield, IL
Kafka Granite Crushing Facility - Mosinee, WI

Frequently Asked Questions

Decomposed granite (DG) is a naturally occurring material. As granite is compressed over millions of years, it’s broken down into a combination of sand and gravel. Kafka Granite has the capabilities to screen the decomposed granite and offer it in very specific sizes as many projects call for precisely sized granite particles.

In addition to being able to screen several colors of decomposed granite to sizes, Kafka has the ability to crush and screen over 50 different colors of solid quarry rock and recycled materials (such as porcelain and fire brick) to size, to mimic the qualities of naturally decomposed granite.

Kafka’s standard decomposed granite and crushed stone pathways perform better than conventional gravel pathways as they create a firmer surface while remaining natural and allowing water to permeate through.

Standard pathway mix is an all-natural solution to your pathway needs. Whether you choose to use naturally occurring decomposed granite or our crushed stone screenings, rest assured that both are completely organic and environmentally safe.

Our standard pathways are able to complement the most natural of environments or match nearly any design aesthetic with our array of over 50 different colors.

Kafka’s standard mix pathways are natural aggregate surfaces, and using them in your construction or design project could gain you points toward LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification. Kafka also recycles materials such as porcelain, firebrick and slag for use in place of natural stone pathways in order to add recycled content to your project.

All of our granite, quartz and marble pathway materials are a natural material and is less obtrusive than asphalt and cement. It is a permeable pathway solution, which makes it a green pathway option and will aid the soil and water flow wherever installed. Water will be less likely to pool up and more likely to disperse back into the water table.

Standard pathway mix is ideal for use in low-traffic walkways, residential driveways, nature paths, dog runs, bike trails and garden trails. It is strongly recommended that instead of standard pathway mix, Kafka’s stabilized pathway mix is used for high-traffic projects.

1. Prep. The sub-grade below a standard pathway should be an aggregate. The compacted base depth should be a minimum of 4” for pedestrian traffic and 6” for vehicular traffic. The sub-grade should be checked for uniformity and should be free of any debris, nails, stones, loose soil, etc. Presoak all areas of application before installing pathway.

2. Weeding. To prevent weeds from growing through your new pathway, consider installing a weed barrier or filter fabric on top of the sub-grade. This step is optional.

3. Edging. Place your desired edging or curbing (optional). Make sure the standard pathway mix doesn’t exceed the top of the edging/curbing and spill over it.

4. Spreading. Try to spread the standard pathway mix as evenly and smoothly as possible. The final compacted depth should be a minimum of 3” for pedestrian traffic and 4” for vehicular traffic (if installing more than 3”, install pathway in 2”–3” lifts).

5. Water. Water the newly spread pathway until it has been penetrated the full depth of the material. Be sure not to overwater and create a muddy path.

6. Compact. Using a one- to three-ton roller or vibratory plate compactor, compact the pathway. Where space is tight and doesn’t allow for a roller or plate compactor, hand tamping can be done with multiple passes. Once compacted, check for dips and uneven areas, adding aggregate and compacting as needed.

As time passes, your standard mix pathway will remain firm, but loose aggregate will appear on the surface. This creates a natural look and feel, however if the loose aggregate becomes excessive, you can always water the surface and recompact as needed.

If ever low or uneven areas should occur, simply add material, water and compact. Checking for uneven areas and performing this maintenance will keep your path firm, stable and beautiful for years to come.

Kafka Granite’s standard pathway mix offers many benefits to your pathway projects. We crush standard pathway mix to the ideal size to allow for perfect compaction that creates a firm, stable surface that is still loose enough to allow water to permeate through.

Along with the beneficial permeability of Kafka’s standard pathway mix, we have roughly 50 available colors to match any aesthetic for your project. The quality of Kafka Granite’s standard pathway mix is always apparent. Our quality assurance standards ensure our products are consistent and of high quality to make for the best finished project possible.