Continuing our video series on the Prairie Village Home that we rebuilt from top to bottom in 2010, we take a look at the patio repairs needed.
In today’s video, Don Tucker takes a look at the concrete patio that has 2 issues.
One is the crack in the concrete patio that you can see and the other is the way that patio slopes slightly toward the house, which you can’t see.
There are several patio repair options to correct the problem:
- Break up and jackhammer out the entire concrete patio slab and repour. Very Expensive.
- Seal the crack and mud jack the slab to address the slope away from the house.
- Seal the crack and pour a 2-inch cap over the top.
- Do nothing. Doing nothing was not an option as there were foundation issues at this house that needed to be addressed.
And the concrete experts advised pouring a 2-inch cap over the top as the best option. If you need patio repair or replacement, we found a great resource on costs and steps on HomeGuide.com
Do you have a home that needs extensive repairs in the concrete patio, side walks, driveways or decks. According to HomeGuide.com it can cost around $300 to fill in individual cracs and to do an overlay of concrete as we did at this home from $3 to $7 per square foot. Also add consider that the workers have to get to your patio which can cause other problems and you may need permits.
Checkback next week for the next installment on this Prairie Village home where we replaced the full roof and gutters, plus all the windows, the doors and the siding. If you have a home that needs this much work, and you just don’t want to spend the time or the money, another option is to sell the home.
It was great not having to go in and clean up that unholy mess and worry about disposing of everything. I hope you guys make a good sale on the property, I’ll be only too happy to refer you to others.
Thank you, Scott, that house has been a stone around my neck for the past ten months. I’m so glad that your mom friended me on FB and got things rolling, I’ve had a lot of deaths in my family in the past seventeen months,(my father, my estranged husband, and my only sibling–my brother. I have been swamped trying to deal with it all simultaneously. You guys took me by the hand and drug me through what needed to be done, and I appreciate that.