I wanted to build an elevated walkway in my yard due to severe flooding about 150 feet long, now that the dry season is coming up. The more I read about building walls with stone, the more I'm worried this won't work. I thought I'd research about walls since this was going to be an elevated walkway with either stone edging or landscape timber 2 high (2 stones or 2 timbers, not 2 feet). Then I was going to lay landscape lining in the channel and fill with sand and put pavers on top. I was worried that walking on the top would push the sand down and stress the edging out? It would be different if you had a hill or a great deal of dirt on one side with just the face of it having the stones or timber. But, an elevated stand-alone walkway about 16" wide, I just can't figure out the logistics? I've got the drainage pipes running under the pathway figured out which would be necessary so as not to trap water on one side of the yard or the other. I thought maybe before I poured the sand in the channel, I would nail tension cable in a zig zag pattern horizontally back and forth from one side to another to hold the two sides together. BUT, I don't think I have the body strenth to nail cable to the timbers. I could try. I'd like to avoid nailing if at all possible. Maybe on the outside of the timbers or stone edging I could nail something into the ground to keep them from moving. I could probably get large nails into the ground easier than into the timber. If I decide to use stone, I don't know what I could do? I did find some stuff at Home Depot called steel edging for garden borders, but I don't know if that would support the weight of the sand buldging out when the pavers are walked on. But I may be able to nail the spikes that come with it into the ground which is how it's designed. Anyway, I may just decide to lay a non-elevated path and just avoid the whole elevation complication by just laying the paver stones directly on the ground. During rainy season the water gets 1-2 feet high in the area I need the walkway. So elevated would be nice. But, the worst part is when the bulk of the water goes down and the ground is so muddy. So if I have to just lay them on the ground I will. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. Keep in mind I weigh about 120 lbs and will be doing this by myself. I can lift about 50-60 lbs max. But, the walkway will need to support about 250 pounds being walked on it. Wish I could put the animals to work on this.