You love to entertain—especially on your patio. If you had it built when you first moved into your home, then you have become accustomed to it. However, nothing last forever. And if you have been in the same home for some time, it may be time to replace your patio.
Your patio is one of the most exposed structures on your home. It is subject to extensive periods of wear and tear. The extremes of nature—rain, wind, snow, heat—can leave your patio looking worn down. Cracks and other damage to the patio will make it look unattractive. An unsightly patio can also negatively impact the value of your home.
Here are some of the reasons why cracks, breaks, and other types of damage occur in patios:
-Small animals often burrow under the concrete and destroy its ability to hold the structure, which can lead to sinking
-You may have poor soil under your patio, and it may not be able to fully support its weight
-The expansion and contraction of soil, owing to extremes in weather, can cause gaps under the patio and produce uneven concrete slabs
-The placing or storing of heavy machinery on a patio can also cause cracks and damage