Patios are a great place to enjoy outdoor living. But over time the concrete can become damaged due to weather, freezing and thawing, and other factors. Surface failures are usually cosmetic with the slab itself remaining functional. These steps can help you restore a damaged patio.
Clean the Damaged Patio Area
Whether you have a small crack or a hole, thoroughly clean the area before attempting to repair it. Rinse the area with water and let it dry completely. A steel scrub brush knocks loose particles away, and a shop vacuum removes any loose particles that remain.
Apply Mortar Repair to Small Cracks
Force mortar repair into small cracks using a caulking tube. Smooth and feather the surface with your finger.
Use Patch Material for Larger Cracks
Larger cracks or holes should be filled with concrete patch. Use a trowel to push the patch material into the crack or hole, then carefully smooth and feather the edges to help the patch blend in.
Seal the Patch with Concrete Sealer
Allow the patch to cure completely, then use a sealer to protect the area and prevent repeat damage.
Call a Concrete Company for Major Repairs
If your patio damage is more than a few small to medium cracks or holes, then it’s best to turn to the professionals. A concrete company can evaluate the damage and make recommendations. Working with a Calgary concrete contractor for large repairs gives you peace of mind knowing the repairs will be completed in the right way.
Pour a New Patio with a Calgary Concrete Contractor
Sometimes it’s better to start fresh instead of trying to repair a badly damaged patio. A Calgary concrete contractor can work with you to create a beautiful new patio.
Get your patio back in shape by following these simple steps and working with a concrete company for difficult repairs.
Give your patio the repairs it needs with reliable and professional concrete services from Apex Concrete
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