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Before You Break Out A Damaged Concrete Patio Consider Fixing It

Jeffery Hayes

If you have decided that this is the summer you will finally deal with the horrible looking concrete patio in your backyard, then you should consider fixing it before relenting to the idea that it needs to be completely removed. Many times, simply cleaning, repairing, and resurfacing a concrete patio will breathe new life into it and save you all of the costs and labor required to remove it.

To make your backyard's ugly patio into a useful space once again, follow this procedure:

Step 1: Clean the Patio's Surface

If your patio has stains on it from years of neglect, then you should be able to remove most of them. The easiest way to clean up the surface of the concrete slab is to wash it off well using either a garden hose sprayer or power washer. If you decide to use a power washer, then make sure you use the lowest setting to prevent damaging the patio's surface.

Any grease stains left on the slab from yard equipment or vehicles should be removed by applying a concrete degreasing solution. Spread the degreaser using a push broom and allow it to sit on the concrete per the instructions on its container. Once the grease has dissolved, wash the slab again with clean water.

If your patio has mold, mildew, or moss growing on it, you can remove those using some household bleach and a plastic-bristle brush. After you remove the biological growth, then rinse the patio with water to get rid of any remaining bleach.

If you are still having a hard time getting your concrete patio clean, contact Concrete Coring Company

Step 2: Repair or Remove Damaged Areas of the Patio

Once your concrete patio has been cleaned, you can begin the work of repairing its damage. If one corner of the patio is severely damaged, you can always cut it away using a rented concrete saw. However, if the concrete is simply cracked, then the cracks should be filled in using a concrete crack filling compound that you can buy at your local hardware store.

Step 3: Stain or Paint the Patio

After the damaged areas of your patio have been removed or repaired, you can greatly improve its look by staining or painting its surface. You can purchase stains and paints designed specifically for use on concrete at your local hardware or home improvement store.

Step 4: Seal the Concrete Patio's Surface

Finally, once your backyard patio is stained or painted, you should seal it with a final coat of concrete sealant. The sealant will prevent sun and water damage to the stain, paint, and concrete itself.


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