Patios are often mixed up with decks, porches, pergolas, and other outdoor living spaces, but they're not quite the same. Rather than being raised off the ground like a deck or porch, or featuring multiple levels like some decks do, patios are flat masonry surfaces that are typically level with the ground in a backyard. They're usually positioned right outside the house's entry to the backyard for convenience, as patios tend to be used for grilling and outdoor dining.
Since patios are typically made of either poured concrete or masonry units such as bricks, stones, or pavers, many homeowners aren't totally sure how to go about Lehi patio repair, and may not even be totally sure if the problem can be fixed at all. The good news is that in most cases, our professional handyman team can come up with effective repair solutions to restore your patio to beautiful, even condition. It's worth noting, however, that if the damage is widespread across the entire installation, replacement is likely going to be the more cost-effective, time-saving option. Here's how our experienced Lehi handyman team tackles common Lehi patio repair problems.
Cosmetic Surface Issues
If your patio has some minor damage on the surface, such as grime buildup, grease stains, or chalky-looking efflorescence, or unwanted growth such as mold, mildew, algae, moss, or weeds popping up between stones, you're probably not excited by the idea of spending your free time scrubbing away with a brush and soapy water. Fortunately, there's a much faster, easier, and more effective way to get those unsightly cosmetic issues resolved: professional pressure washing. Our pressure washers can blast away all that residue and unwanted organic growth, making your patio look just as good as it did the day it was installed.
Sinking, Heaving, or Broken Masonry
Bricks and pavers are the materials that are particularly prone to heaving upward or sinking downward, creating an uneven, unattractive surface that could easily cause someone to catch their toe on a ridge and suffer a fall. This particular Lehi patio repair problem is actually a sign of water damage—it typically occurs when excessive moisture seeps in under the masonry units and erodes the base they're sitting on, causing them to heave upward or sink into the ground. It's also possible that the patio surface wasn't installed properly to begin with and doesn't have adequate substrate. Our Lehi patio repair professionals will deal with this issue by removing the affected stones or pavers, replacing the gravel or sand base to ensure it's even and firm, then putting the pavers back in place (or replacing them with new ones if they're damaged.)