Unlike your home which is built to keep water outside, your home’s outdoor areas are exposed to the elements and prone to water damage, especially your concrete patios.
Water remaining pooled on your patio after a heavy rain is a sure sign that your patio isn’t draining properly. Not only does this prevent you from using your patio but if the water is pooling next to your house it can begin to seep into your basement. Here are some tips to identify your patio’s drainage problems.
• Improper pitch: Completely flat patios are unable to channel water away from your home. Water will begin to collect in low spots and these low spots will grow in size. A concrete patio needs to be slightly angled or sloped to keep water moving.
• Clogged drainage system: Drainage systems may become clogged and blocked with debris over time. If water used to drain well off your patio after a heavy rain, but now it seems to collect and pool, you likely have a clogged drainage system.
• Roof overhangs and downspouts: Overhangs and downspouts that dump water onto your concrete patio need to be redirected to prevent pooling water and concrete deterioration. Even a small trickle of water can cause major damage over time, but water draining directly onto the patio almost guarantees water will end up under your patio, in your home, or both.
Repair, Upgrade, or Fully Replace Your Concrete Patio
Sometimes your concrete patio is damaged beyond repair or now longer fits your personal needs with its size, layout, or location. Make a list of the reasons why you and your family don’t spend more time on your patio to help you identify what isn’t working. Then call Concrete Resurfacing to discuss repairs, upgrades, or replacements. We will make sure your concrete patio has the proper elevation and slope to direct water away from your home. We take into account the area climate, soil, and geologic conditions as well as local building codes. You can also rest easy knowing that Concrete Resurfacing will always use only the highest quality materials designed to keep your patio in great condition and resistant to the elements for many years to come.
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Concrete Resurfacing has been renovating concrete surfaces for homeowners and business owners throughout the Atlanta area for over 20 years. We look forward to helping you make your space even more beautiful and enjoyable. Contact us today for a FREE, no-obligation estimate on your patio project!