Patio Renovation: Saffron Walden, Essex
Here’s a quick case study about a Patio Renovation in Saffron Walden that saved one of our customers around £9000 – instead of having a new patio, we were able to renovate their existing patio.
Quite often we look at replacing a patio for a customer, but sometimes its quite feasible and certainly more economical to renovate the existing one.
The most common complaints about paving and patios are:
- Dirty, mossy or green with algae – so it spoils the look of your garden
- It’s slippery – which could cause a fall by you, your family or friends
- It has weeds growing on it – which is time consuming to remove them
- The slabs are loose – meaning you could trip over a loose slab
Firstly, we check if the paving slabs have been properly laid and retained, if not, we recommend a course of action to correct that, because otherwise no matter how clean and neat it looks, it will always be a problem.
Assuming your patio was well installed, the next thing to go is the pointing between the slabs; this allows weeds to grow and that will lift the slabs causing them to rock, which can be dangerous.
Here is an example of a patio we renovated recently in Saffron Walden