Brick Patio Repair
One of our specialties at Suburban Landscaping is the repair and re-installation of brick patios. In our current economic times, brick patio repair is becoming more and more common, usually due to improper installation by a homeowner or inferior contractor. Brick patio repair is a specialty service that should be left to the most seasoned of professionals. Brick patio repair is a specialty for several reasons, but mostly due to the knowledge that is required to identify the cause of the failure and devise the best repair method possible.
Types of Failure
- Wavy surface
- Sunken surface
- Rutting of the surface
- Low areas develop
- Separation of the brick
- Edges sinking into the ground
- Bricks rising or edges rising
- Loose brick or rocking brick
Reasons Brick Patios Fail
Patios fail for many reasons, but by far the most common reason is that the aggregate base was improperly installed, or was made from the wrong materials. In a brick patio, retaining wall, or even concrete work, the base is the most important component.
Top Reasons Patios Fail:
- Poorly compacted base
- Wrong base material
- Erosion of base
- Poor drainage or no drainage
- Inferior brick pavers
- Poor installation technique
- Lack of paver edging
- Freeze/thaw cycle
Brick Patio Repair Costs
Unfortunately, brick patio repair can be expensive due to the labor needed to remove the existing patio before any patio repair can begin. However, the cost is always less than a new patio because more often than not the existing materials can be reused. Depending upon how the original patio was installed, costs can vary widely, from a minor removal and re-lay of the infill to a complete removal and replacement. If you would like an exact price, our estimators will come out to your home at no charge, evaluate your patio, and provide you with a no-obligation written estimate for the repair.
Matching Your Brick
The most common brick patios in the world are Holland Stone patios made by the oldest companies in brick paver manufacturing, Paveloc and Unilock. Holland stone is the best selling brick of all time, and one of the least expensive professional brick. However, now days there are many, many brick manufacturers, each with a plethora of bricks in their catalogs. Being professionals at brick patio repair, we can almost always identify your brick and find a distributor that sells it.
Choosing The Right Materials
Often homeowner installed patios, or do-it-yourself patios, are made from inferior products because of the availability and price of the material. We often repair patios that use brick purchased from local home improvement stores, which are usually made from a mix that contain more sand than concrete. The brick, albeit inexpensive, are not made to the same standards as the brick paver manufacturers that professionals use.
Old Brick Discoloration
Clients often think that brick pavers lose their color due to fading in the sun. This misconception is understandable, but erroneous. Brick actually do not discolor, the color is just covered by a film of dust, soils, organic matter, or other debris. A good power washing of the brick usually brings the color back to what it was originally.
What Does Brick Patio Repair Cost?
Repairing a brick patio can be around one thousand dollars or can be much more, depending upon the situation and the failure. Replacing an entire patio is expensive, replacing just the failing sections (if possible) is not too bad. The reason for the high cost of repairing an entire patio is the extra time involved. The time to remove the existing brick and base, and then install a correct one. Most patio repairs, depending upon many factors, ranges from $5 - $12 per square foot.
Call Us For An Estimate, Or Request One Online
All of our estimates are free, so call us today and find out what it will cost to repair that old brick patio. Get the job done right this time and see how nice your patio can be. Click this link to request a quote online for your patio repair.