Asked on May 1, 2017

How to unslope a cement patio?

ArdaleJohn pylesHillela G.


My patio slopes down unevenly to my driveway. I would like it to be a clear step as it is slippery in winter and makes that side of our small patio pretty unusable. Any ideas on how to do this without totally redoing the whole thing? I am retired and on a pretty tight budget too.
3 answers
  • Hillela G.
    on May 2, 2017

    Make sure there are no cracks and then you can use the bonding agent mixture (portland and H20) to fix the slope problem, then lay the tile on that after it cures. Good luck!
  • John pyles
    on May 2, 2017

    It was made that way for water run off
  • Ardale
    on May 2, 2017

    Be sure the tile you pick out to use on your slope has a rough textured surface and a sandy surface is even better or you'll just be making your patio slicker when it's wet or have ice build up on it. Tile is beautiful on patios, stairs or even walkways but you need to know if you do decide to use tiles outside you will have to seal the seams pretty much every year or they will loosen and pop off from repeated freezing and thawing temperatures.
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