Asked on Aug 3, 2019

How can I fix uneven bricks in a brick patio?

FlipturnSheilaRedcatcec
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How can I fix my brick patio in backyard. Bricks uneven and I am 73 so I don't want to fall.

5 answers
  • Peggy L Burnette
    Peggy L Burnette
    on Aug 3, 2019

    Hi Jud, here are some ways to repair your patio. You may want to ask for some help. Good luck. How to Repair a Paver Patio that has “Dips” and/or “Bulges ...

    1. https://distinctivepatios.com/how-to-repair-a-paver-patio-that-has-dips-andor-bulges/

    Jan 21, 2013 - Before you start fixing your patio, it's best to try to determine the cause. ... Be careful with non-tumbled concrete or brick pavers as you could ...

  • Johnavallance82
    Johnavallance82
    on Aug 3, 2019

    Hello Jud,

    If you are able, remove the uneven bricks and reset them, if they have settled and are only bedded on sand or soil. Otherwise employ someone to give your patha good concrete foundation and then reset the brick path. Hope that helps.

  • Redcatcec
    Redcatcec
    on Aug 3, 2019

    If bottom line repairing it is next to impossible either due to expense or inability, you might consider an outdoor area rug to "kind of" level out the trip hazards. Although not ideal, it might help you depending on the amount of irregularity in the bricks.


    Of course the cause of the problem is important in the repair, the practicality in doing it has to be considered as well as the amount of the area involved. The bottom line is what can you live with over getting a person to repair the damage.


    Best to you.

  • Sheila
    Sheila
    on Aug 4, 2019

    If they’re set on sand, pull up all the bricks, level out the sand below, making sure it’s absolutely dead level. The, lay the bricks in whatever pattern you choose, using spacers to leave room for setting material. You'll need a level to make sure they’re all even and flat, a rubber mallet to pound down bricks that are too high and some extra sand to put under bricks that are too low. Then, sweep either sand or dry, quickset mortar (requires misting with the hose until completely wet), between each of the bricks and you’re done.

  • Flipturn
    Flipturn
    on Aug 8, 2019

    Sheila's method will work, but be prepared with patience and time, as levelling individual bricks can be slow going. To save your fingers and fingernails, wear gloves, and use a narrow scooping tool (sometimes trial and error is the only way to find something that works best for you) to get down into the corners.


    The 'setting' sand that is used in the final step is called polymeric sand.

    If instructions for application are followed correctly, it will do its job.

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