Patios are meant to last for a very long time. That said, if a patio starts getting up there in age then you can assume that the patio will start to break down and cause damage to anyone who walks on it. This is a liability so you want to ensure that your patio is up to code and safe enough for your family and friends to run around and sit on the patio. Once you start to notice that the patio is crumbling or their pieces of debris coming off of the patio that might be time to replace it.
Let’s take a look at how you should respond if your patio breaks in the future.
See if You Can Repair It Yourself
The first step to try after your patio breaks is to try and repair it yourself. There are plenty of repair tools and materials that you can find at your local hardware store that allow you to filling cracks and glue back pieces of debris that might fall off of the patio. You might also notice that there are weeds or plants growing in cracks. In that case you can find weedkiller and all sorts of other products that allow you to clean up your patio and make it look like you just bought it.
Look into Your Warranty to See if The Builder Can Repair It
Lots of patios include warranties that allow you to call up the builder and asked them to repair it if it hasn’t past a certain amount of time. In this case you might have to provide some documentation so that the builder can see when the patio was installed and what materials were used during the installation. This isn’t always the easiest process because you often have to provide so much documentation, but it’s worth it because you can save lots of money.
Contact a Contractor to Build a New One
Your last option is to contact a contractor who can build a new patio for you or even repair the current one. Look for a contractor who has a strong reputation in the patio building industry around your area. Ask your friends and family and neighbors if they have used any patio builders who they have been pleased with in the past. The best thing about working with a contractor that you don’t have to do any of the work yourself and you don’t have to figure out what documentation you need for a warranty. Once the patio is done you have a safe area to play around with your family and friends and spend quality time with your neighbors.
Share your thoughts in the comments section below if you have ever tried to repair a patio yourself. Let us know if you have redeemed a warranty for your broken patio or if you simply just called a new contractor to come in repair it.