For many households, the patio is the focal point of your garden. It is the area where people congregate in good weather for meals outdoors, barbecues, birthday parties, and al fresco celebrations of all kinds.
You can jazz it up with fancy garden furniture, outdoor lighting, and stunning plants, or you can keep it simple and stylish. The choice is yours.
A patio is both aesthetically pleasing and practical. Although they are designed to be resistant to extreme weather and prolonged use, they are not completely invulnerable. If you have noticed that your patio has cracked, it can be incredibly frustrating. Not only is this imperfection a visual eyesore. It could also pose a tripping hazard and a place for weeds to sprout. It’s best to get it fixed right away.
But what can you do to fix a cracked patio? Here are a few ideas to help you out.
Fill in the patio cracks
Relatively small cracks are not uncommon in a patio and can be caused by the movement of the ground or improper pouring conditions when it was put down. These can be filled in quite easily with a caulk-based crack repair product, such as Quikrete Concrete Repair. It is an acrylic-based caulk that mimics the properties of concrete in order to leave your patio looking refreshed and renewed. And all you need to apply it is a caulk gun and a utility knife. This material is no match for the durability of new concrete. However, it will cover up minor imperfections without anyone noticing the difference. However, for larger cracks, you will need another technique.
Cover up the old surface
If your patio has been affected by a number of larger cracks, you may need to perform a more substantial job to get it looking good as new. It is possible to cover up the problem. You can fix it up with pavers or by completely resurfacing the area. Both of these solutions are much more complicated jobs than caulking and will require a greater cost in terms of materials and your own time and effort. There is also more risk you could get it wrong and end up making the problem worse.
Hire a patio solutions professional
You may be a little reluctant to pay for a company to fix your patio. But the truth is, they will be able to perform the best possible job on your outdoor space. Your patio will look brand new again, and there’s less chance of anything going wrong. Do some research to find a local company with good reviews and a wealth of experience, and you will not be disappointed.
Also, consider changing it over to a Paving Stone Patio. It will look 100 times better, last longer, and be much more pleasing to the eyes.
In conclusion, you could fix the crack in your patio by yourself. But, you need to be sure you have the necessary equipment and knowledge to do so. If you want peace of mind that your outdoor area will be well looked after, it’s best to hire an experienced paving contractor.
Sequoia Stonescapes specializes in the installation of patio paving stones and retaining walls.
With more than a decade of experience, we make quality work and customer satisfaction our top priority.
Get in touch with us at (503)-932-7605. We’ve got an eye for practical solutions and can help you create beautiful outdoor esthetics for your yard.