Sure Signs That You Need to Replace Your Patio Paving

Patio paving can look great, be long-lasting and add to the overall value of your home, but unfortunately it won’t last forever. It’s important to know when wear and tear may have gotten the better of your paving, and when to consider getting experts to replace it. 

There are some sure signs you should be aware of that tell you when it’s time to make some changes. Here, we look at some of the key ones to watch out for...


Small cracks are mostly harmless, but some can eventually lead to larger problems. Bigger cracks can, overtime, become hazardous for anyone walking over the patio surface. They can also allow water to gather, which will affect the ground underneath and cause weed growth. Natural wear and tear can cause cracks, and eventually small ones can expand and become bigger problems. 

The good news is, some can be repaired. It doesn’t necessarily mean you need to replace all of your patio paving. However, it's always best to check with experts before replacing old patio paving slabs.

Uneven Ground 

It’s easy to forget that the ground where your paving has been placed can change over time. No matter where you live or the type of property you have, as the years go by the land will shift slightly. You might notice this if your paving suddenly starts to look and feel uneven.

If the surface has become uneven it could be dangerous to walk on and tricky to place furniture on too. The best way to deal with an uneven paving surface is to consider switching to a more durable and cost-effective paving material. 

Unsightly damage

Just like a garden that may have become a little overgrown, your patio paving can get to a point where it needs to be fixed or replaced simply to improve things aesthetically. The surface may have suffered damage over the years, which may not be causing any issues, but may still look unsightly.  

Perhaps your old paving surface no longer fits with the rest of your property's overall look. People who own older homes tend to renovate them on the inside, so it makes sense that they’d want the exterior of the property to match up with the overall design. A simple change of materials could achieve this, as there are plenty of options that could give you a more stylish, modern look for example. 

There are many instances where a full replacement of your patio paving won’t be necessary, as simply replacing a few slabs can work wonders for fixing small cracks and other issues. If you’re now looking for that perfect paving for your patio, the team here at Premier Surfacing can help. Please get in touch with us for a free quotation and expert advice today - on 01952 840 838.

Published: April 2020

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