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Pool Decks

Your pool deck is wonderful focal point for your home. It is where you entertain friends and family. Any facility of this type requires regular upkeep and maintenance. However, this is not always enough. In the end, the wear and tear of time will have an impact on your pool deck. Over the years, you may have made minor repairs when necessary. But it may now be time to have a completely new pool deck installed. 

Here are some of the signs that it is time to replace your pool deck: 

1. Cracks on the surface

Even if you make a point of keeping your pool deck covered when it is not in use, it is still vulnerable to weather. This kind of wear and tear can produce hairline cracks that may grow into something more serious. If you have noticed a large crack in your pool deck, it may be more cost-effective to replace it rather than carry out extensive repairs. If there are multiple areas that are so damaged, it is definitely time to start looking for a new pool deck.

2. Puddle formations

If you have noticed the formation of large puddles of water on your poolside deck, you may have a serious drainage problem. Such standing water is not good for the appearance of your pool deck or its material condition and safety. The gathering of water leads to the growth of algae and mold. Both of these can make for a slippery deck, and the latter is just unhealthy. Pooled water can also find its way into cracks, which then lead to long-term damage to the pool.

3. Shifting soil

If you have soil that cannot bear the weight of the pool deck, it can cause the ground to shift. This will then affect the foundation of the deck and the pool—making both unstable. If the issue is not sorted, it can cause cracks and improper draining. If your pool deck was set on shifting soil, you may need to replace it with a different type of deck.

You should make no decision about replacing your pool deck without the assessment of an experienced professional. If you are having problems with your structure, it is best to have an expert come out to your home to evaluate the situation. This will allow you to make a much more informed decision about replacement. You can then hire the same professional to carry out the job for you.