I recently moved into my first home. Unfortunately, the concrete slab pathway leading from the town sidewalk to the front door is buckling from the roots of an enormous pine tree that grows near it.
What's an inexpensive and durable material to replace this sidewalk with, and how can I prevent future root growth from ruining the new pathway?
I had a landscaper take a look at the pathway, and he recommended bluestone on a bed of crushed stone. The idea is that if the roots grow in the future, you can simply lift the bluestone, level out the crushed stone and then replace the bluestone.
However, this was insanely expensive, and I worry that the bluestone will be super slippery in rainy weather.
Are there other solutions?