Spring is just around the corner, which means patio season is as well.
There’s nothing quite like kicking back with your friends and family and enjoying a relaxing evening out on the patio eating, conversing, and enjoying the weather. But just like many other areas of your home, your patio will eventually need to be updated in order for you to enjoy it to its full extent.
But the question is, how do you know if your patio is in need of a repair?
Read on to discover the top warning signs you’re in need of a patio repair.
1. Rotting Wood Means Patio Repair
If your patio has some wood areas, there’s a good chance damage will build up over time from rainy weather.
This is because moisture lingers when wood doesn’t have the chance to dry properly. When moisture lingers, bacteria starts to grow and wood starts to rot. The bacteria is capable of breaking down the fibers in your wood and weakening it further and further.
And unfortunately, simply cleaning the wood is not an option, as bacteria growth will continue as soon as moisture is reintroduced to the wood. So, once the damage is significant, you will need to call in patio repair services.
2. Concrete Sinking and Settling
Although you may have some wood on your patio, the majority of it is probably made of concrete.
One major issue that occurs with concrete is sinking and settling.
Concrete typically settles in uneven sections. You may notice certain areas of your patio are unstable or wobbly. You may also notice cracks starting to form. This occurs because the concrete’s weight isn’t being supported unevenly.
Sometimes, settlement occurs because of weather conditions and is inevitable.
However, there are some maintenance options available to reduce the amount of sinking and settling in your patio. For example, resealing the surface is an option that will make the concrete more durable.
But if the damage is already done, you will need to contact a patio repair service to get your space back in top condition. Repairing uneven concrete is important, as it will prevent your friends and family from stubbing their toes and tripping, and your furniture from leaning awkwardly.
3. Weathered Look
As concrete ages, it begins to look more and more weathered.
And while sealants can help deter weathering, this is another thing that will inevitably happen over time.
Luckily, you can repair the concrete without starting from scratch. This will require waterproofing, seal coating, and resurfacing, and it will need to be done by a professional for best results.
Ready for Your Patio Repair?
If your patio is showing any of the above signs mentioned, don’t sweat it.
We’ve got a team of professionals ready to help you get your patio back in mint condition just in time for your first spring BBQ! Contact us today and let’s discuss how we can help. And be sure to check out our blog for more renovation tips and tricks!