Concrete patios can last for decades. Homeowners may choose them for their lower cost and easy maintenance cleaning. However, there are several issues that can occur. Let’s break them down.
This is probably the most common issue that arises with concrete. It can crack for several different reasons. Cracks can be caused by settling in the sub level, heavy loads, contraction due to change in temperatures or improperly laid concrete.
Surface Scaling (can also be referred to as spalling)
Scaling happens when a thin layer of the concrete’s surface begins to flake or “scales.” This could be cause by freezing temperatures, unsuitable concrete mix, excessive use of chemicals and/or poor finishing.
While this may not be a huge deal breaker since discoloration isn’t a structural issue, it can still be an issue in it’s own right. Regular wear & tear and exposure to the elements can cause an unattractive discoloration.
Concrete blisters are small bumps on the surface. They are caused by air trapped beneath the sealant. Again, this isn’t quite a serious structural issue, but can be unappealing to the eye.
If you have questions about concrete patios or other patio options, we are always here to help! Give us a call at (864) 275-2039!
By: Hannah Raines
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