Can you save broken paving slabs?
Have you spotted damage to your patio paving? Depending on how the patio was laid, it can lead to problems such as trip hazards, increased weed and moss growth and extended cracks. Ask a resurfacing team to confirm whether individual paving slabs can be replaced or not.
Insignificant cracking can often be repaired or replaced with a new slab, but if the damage is widespread, a modern new patio is often the most cost-effective and straightforward option.
How do you repair a damaged concrete patio?
The best way to repair a patio will depend on the type and extent of the damage. Solutions include sealing small cracks with new concrete, replacing individual slabs and repointing patio tiles by reinforcing missing or loose mortar.
If you have sinking stones or an uneven surface, this can sometimes be rectified by carefully removing some of the existing slabs and performing groundworks to bring the surface up to the same level.
Is it possible to lay over an existing patio?
If your patio is worn or dated, it may be possible to lay over the existing patio, depending on the material, its height in relation to surrounding spaces and surface stability. This should be assessed by a resurfacing company that can recommend the best solution, whether this means removing your old patio or laying over the existing space.
Options include laying attractive pavers, resurfacing concrete slabs for a smoother finish or choosing a suitable material for the job, such as stone or resin.