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Why You Need Walpole Patio Repair and Porch Repair Services

Do you need Walpole patio repair? A deck, patio or porch is a beautiful addition to your outdoor space, providing a place to relax, enjoy hanging out with friends and family, and barbecuing during long summer evenings.

Yet, all outdoor structures are exposed to a variety of factors that cause wear and damage, including sunshine, rain, fluctuating temperatures and humidity. Although they are built to withstand the elements, as time goes on even the sturdiest structures will start to wear.

And when your deck, porch or patio looks worse for wear, has rotted planks, or concrete footings that are significantly cracked, it won't just look unattractive; it could also be a serious safety hazard. Loose railings, rotted steps, exposed nails and splintered boards may all cause a harmful accident.

That's where the team at Mr. Handyman of Central - Eastern Norfolk County & S. Shore come in. Our highly experienced Walpole handyman experts have the skills needed to complete a wide range of patio and porch repairs at your Walpole property. From fixing sunken flagstones to repairing torn screens, our team of experts will get your outdoor living spaces looking good-as-new in no time.

Common Walpole Porch and Patio Repairs

Are you uncertain of what red flags to watch for that indicate you need Walpole patio and porch repairs? Not to worry, our pro team has outlined a few of the most common services we can help with below. We're honored to bring our expert services to homeowners throughout the Walpole region, including in surrounding areas such as Braintree and Duxbury.

1. Mildew

Does a musty smell linger in the air when you're trying to relax outside? Or perhaps you've noticed unattractive stains on your outdoor space? It could be that your porch has a mildew problem.

The best way to get rid of mildew is with a pressure washer. The intensely powerful water emitted from a pressure washer will be able to clean away the discoloration caused by mildew, so your outdoor space looks its best and is free of harmful bacteria. If you're interested in learning more about how our pressure washing services can help improve your Walpole home's curb appeal, then let us know today!

2. Dirt and Staining

Like anything else in your home, your porch will get dirty from time to time. This is especially the case for the areas of your property that are outside. During dry and warm weather, dirt can blow onto your veranda's surface. Likewise, when it rains, pets and people might track mud onto your porch. You may think that a rainy day is the equivalent of hosing down your home, but even the rain itself might leave dirt and pollution behind once it dries.

While you may be able to hose down a light layer of dirt yourself, the best way to give your deck, patio or porch a deep clean is with a pressure washer. Our team is happy to blast away years of buildup from your outdoor surfaces. In fact, by the time we're done with it, your porch will look like it did when it was brand-new.

3. Broken, Sunken and Uneven Paving Stones

A common patio and concrete porch repair, any stones that are laid directly into the earth will be affected by erosion as time goes on. Erosion is when the earth moves or deteriorates because of the wind, rain and even animals. These factors will cause the earth to change and morph, often resulting in sunken or uneven stones. Erosion can even cause cracking—particularly in concrete.

The only way to repair this type of damage is by digging up and re-leveling the stones. This can be a very physically demanding task, particularly if you're not accustomed to heavy lifting. However, our expert technicians know how to carefully—and safely—remove heavy stones and put them back properly, so your patio stones are even and safe to walk on.

4. Weeds and Moss

Another common issue for stone and brick porches is weeds growing up between the joints. Moss can also grow on a range of materials—even affecting your wooden structures. While you can pull up weeds manually, pressure washing is also a great option for getting rid of unwanted moss, lichen and algae.

5. Rotted Boards and Posts

If you have a wooden porch, it's important to be on the lookout for wood rot. Usually, rot starts to spread in areas that are close to the ground or do not receive a lot of sunlight. It can spread to other areas of your deck, possibly causing serious structural damage—requiring you to get significant Walpole porch repairs. As soon as you notice signs of wood rot, call us right away to fix the affected areas.

Signs of Wood Rot:

  • Crumbling, splintering or deteriorating wood

  • Soft wood that you could push a screwdriver through

  • Discolored wood that looks yellow or white

6. Torn Screens

Porch screens are an excellent way to enjoy being outside without letting pests into the house—or being devoured by hungry mosquitoes. But when the screen is ripped, this benefit is lost. If you've noticed a tear in the mesh, call us for screen porch repair services today. Our team of Walpole porch repair experts are happy to help replace the damaged screen so you can enjoy a fresh breeze without letting pesky insects into your home.

7. Loose Railings

Loose railings are a common Walpole porch repair. They can be caused by screws and nails that have come loose, or wood rot. If the hardware has loosened, it's quite a simple railing repair. However, if wood rot is the problem, you may need to replace the deck railing entirely. You can tell if your porch railing is too loose by grabbing it and giving it a shake. It should not move. If it does, then you need urgent Walpole porch repairs.

Important:

Loose railings are a serious safety hazard and must be repaired right away! Even if your porch is not too high off the ground, a family member—particularly small children who might not be as careful—could lean against the railing and fall. Falls result in nasty injuries that are often preventable.

Why Choose Mr. Handyman of Central - Eastern Norfolk County & S.Shore?

At Mr. Handyman of Central - Eastern Norfolk County & S.Shore, our team has years of experience completing a range of porch, patio and deck repairs. Not only are we highly versatile technicians, but we're also skilled carpenters. From replacing a step that has fallen through to rebuilding the structure entirely, you can count on us to get the job done right the first time.

When you call our hardworking team, we'll book a convenient appointment time to assess and fix the damage. We'll arrive at your Walpole patio repair job promptly, wearing the Mr. Handyman uniform so you know who's arrived at your door. Each of our technicians will be equipped with all the necessary tools, expertise and experience needed to efficiently complete your Walpole patio or porch repairs. We'll work carefully to ensure the area is safe, usable and beautiful.

Upon finishing the job, we'll clean up so that there's no remaining material lying around or tools that could be harmful to your family. Our team will take the time to answer any questions you may have before leaving, and provide any useful maintenance tips that might be relevant. Along with porch, patio and deck repair, we can also help with assembling patio furniture, fire pits and built-in barbecues.

Our Services include:

  • Stair replacement

  • Regular sealing and staining

  • Sanding and painting

  • Board and railing replacement

  • Grading and drainage solutions

  • Footing installation

  • Checking stairs, railings, boards, joists, and planks for signs of wear

  • Using a hammer to flatten protruding nails and other hazards

Sometimes, signs you need Walpole porch or patio repair services can be tricky to spot—or, you might feel like the issue is not a big deal and can be dealt with at some undefined point in the future. If you notice any of the following, then you should contact your local services technicians at Mr. Handyman of Central - Eastern Norfolk County & S.Shore:

Common Issues include:

  • Handrails are too loose

  • Old or weakened support posts or concrete footings

  • Drainage and erosion issues

  • Loose, cracked, or rotten wood

  • Boards have become too pliant

  • Rodents or pests are causing problems

Walpole Patio Repair and Porch Repair FAQs

Do you have questions about our Walpole porch and patio repair services? If so, continue reading to see if we answer them here. Or, feel free to give our friendly customer service representatives a call any time. We are always happy to assist our valued clients.

How Do I Know If My Wood Porch is Rotten?

If you're unsure whether your timber has rotted, the easiest way to check is by lightly pressing a screwdriver into the suspicious wood. If it sinks in or the area feels spongy, the lumber is decaying. Be sure to use a flashlight to check areas that are hard to reach or don't receive a lot of sunshine (such as boards and planks underneath the structure's surface). There are a few signs that indicate you have wood rot in your deck, patio or porch:

  • Decaying or crumbling timber

  • Stringy surfaces or wood that breaks apart in cube-like pieces

  • Yellow or white discoloration

  • Soft wood

Should I Replace My Patio Instead of Repairing It?

There are a few things to think about before hiring replacement services. Firstly, do you like the appearance of your outdoor living space? If it's not your style, doesn't suit your taste, or has a poor layout, it could be time for a change.

Secondly, how damaged is the structure? If your patio's flagstones are cracked and unsafe to walk on, then it may be a wiser decision to replace it entirely. An expert service professional from Mr. Handyman of Central - Eastern Norfolk County & S.Shore will be able to provide professional advice, as well as both Walpole patio repair and replacement services.

What is the Average Lifespan of a Porch in Walpole, MA?

How long your outdoor living space lasts largely depends on the materials and how well it's cared for. Composite materials tend to have a much longer lifespan. Wood usually rots over time, but treated materials repel rot longer. If you're annually staining and sealing your deck it will last much longer than one that does not receive proper maintenance. With those factors in mind, usually decking and porches can last between 10 and 30 years.

Does a Porch or Patio Increase Home Value?

Yes, although outdoor living areas can be costly to install, they can add up to 80% of the initial investment onto your home's overall resale value. Also, keep in mind that if your home already has an outdoor space, maintaining it is the most cost-effective way to keep it in tip-top condition.

How Much Do Walpole Patio Repairs Cost?

At Mr. Handyman, we charge upfront, hourly fees for our work. Transparency is important to our company, and one of our pro technicians will be able to give you a better idea of what the repair will cost after assessing the damage.

Book One of Our Pros Today!

Are you ready to hire our team for Walpole patio repair service? If your deck, porch, or patio looks like it has seen better days—or you want to invest in maintenance to ensure your structure's lifespan—then trust our experts to return it to its former glory. Not only do we offer high quality workmanship, but our team is also known for our unparalleled customer service. From start to finish, we aim to provide you with an excellent experience with our company.

To book one of our service professionals today, we invite you to call our friendly office staff at 508-465-2092 . We can help with a wide range of repairs and improvements for both the interior and exterior of your home, from Walpole patio repair to door repair and wheelchair ramp installation.