How would you make a broken cement slab under your deck a nice patio ?

It is the coolest place to sit outside in the summer.

  9 answers
  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Apr 13, 2018
    Is it chipped, cracked, or are pieces broken ?
    • Carol Carol on Apr 13, 2018
      One section is all broken up, the rest is in decent shape. It is a pleasant place to sit but the broken-up cement is ugly
  • Debbie Blair Williams Debbie Blair Williams on Apr 13, 2018
    Make sure the broken area is level. Cover concrete with bricks or pavers arranged tightly.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 13, 2018
    Depending on Broken????you can lay a outdoor carpet for a temporary fix
  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Apr 13, 2018
    I would remove the cement (if it’s more than just a crack broken) level out the ground and add a different hardscape material...pavers, pea gravel or mulch (or any combination) would work well. Add seating, a couple of tables, some lighting and a couple of planters with shade loving flowers/plants
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 13, 2018
    Place a large Planter on top of the area or a table over it etc.... Or Deck the area.............or Slab it................
  • Lynn Lynn on Apr 13, 2018
    If your cement is in bad shape break it up with a sledge hammer. Keep pieces as large as you can. Clean out area then bring pieces back in place in scattered pattern then fill in spaces between cement pieces with pea gravel.
  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Apr 15, 2018
    Start by buying a cement mix, which will not have the same color as the old, once your done. If your knowledge, and know how to do this, your going to need a three foot level. You best bet is to fix it the best you can, and find several plants, of different heights, and place them in the broken area. Try to level them off with stone and bricks. You can rent a 3 ft. level at Homedepot or Lowe's, for a small fee. They rent for 1/2 day or by the day. Let me know how you made out.
  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Dec 17, 2020

    Remove the broken slab and install pavers or pour a new slab.

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