Skip to content
Join our Newsletter
Join our Newsletter

Fixing cracked patio

Q: I am trying to make some small improvements to make my home more appealing for buyers. The previous owners poured the 200-square-foot patio in one large chunk, probably about 15 years ago.

Q: I am trying to make some small improvements to make my home more appealing for buyers.

The previous owners poured the 200-square-foot patio in one large chunk, probably about 15 years ago. There is a large crack that runs horizontally across the patio, which was filled with some kind of caulk that only serves to make it more noticeable. Is there any way to make this patio better, short of digging it all up and repouring it?

A: The fact that the crack runs across the patio is a sign to me that the job was badly done and no amount of patching will fix it. The answer, then, is no, in my opinion, but I'd get a second opinion from a contractor or two.

Al Heavens, The Philadelphia Inquirer