Having a patio can be one of the best features of your backyard. You will probably find that it is somewhere you are able to hang out with people and spend time. A great patio can make your backyard a much more livable and enjoyable space. Because of this, you want to ensure that the concrete patio is kept to a good standard and that it is maintained properly all year round.
There are many potential issues that can arise with a patio, but one of the most common is for cracks to appear in the patio.
Here is a handy guide on what you can do about cracks at home.
Use Crack Filler for Smooth Surface Area
One of the simpler and cheaper ways to do this is to use a filler that you can apply between the patio slates, into the cracks. This is a very easy way to make sure that the ground remains at least level. Sometimes it can be a good temporary fix until you get professionals in to finish the job properly. All in all, you should make sure that you always have some filler on hand, as it will come in handy a lot of the time for this very purpose.
Choose Your Fix Day Carefully
If you are going to use filler, however, you should take care to choose the right time to do it. That’s because the weather can strongly affect how it behaves and how well it works. If it is too cold, for instance, you will find that the filler is liable to break or crack itself, which is obviously not what you are looking for. And if it is too warm, the filler material might become hard to handle as it becomes too putty-like and sticky. So, make sure that you are being careful about your timing here.
Change to Patio Pavers to Fix the Problem
Of course, this might be the best time to change out the old concrete patio to the brand new beautiful paver patio of your dreams. You should consider consulting with a local hardscape contractor to review your options. The professionals can simply come and take up the cracked patio pieces and install a new patio.
Finding a good paver contractor can be tough, but when you come across a trustworthy one, you will know it. It is wise to go with someone you can trust and ensure that you are using their services for your patio project because the results will be so much better than otherwise. If you are looking for paver companies in your area, you should also look at their reputation and history to ensure that you are making the right decision.
If you have questions about fixing or for a new paver patio, get in touch with us at (503)-932-7605.
Sequoia Stonescapes specializes in the installation of paving stones and retaining walls. With more than a decade of experience, we make quality work and customer satisfaction our top priority.