5 Signs That It Is Time for a New Walkway

Aug 31, 2022
5 Signs That It Is Time for a New WalkwayA beautiful home should be in tip-top shape, both inside and out. An old and crumbling walkway can ruin the look of your outdoor space and the curbside appeal of your home. While walkways are built to last for years, eventually, after years of exposure to natural elements, your walkway will need to be repaired to restore it to its original beauty.

Here are five signs that it’s time to replace patio pavers and bring new life to your walkway.

  1. It’s an Eye Sore

When you look at your walkway, does it look as nice as it did years ago? Over-exposure to UV rays can cause patio pavers to fade and even become discolored. If your walkway is looking a bit weathered, you can simply replace the pavers individually versus having to start all over again. This will save you money and time placing pavers individually, but this can be costly.

By replacing the pavers, you’re able to have a brand new walkway at a fraction of the cost. This gives you the peace of mind that the exterior of your home will look beautiful for years to come.

  1. Cracks

Cracks in your walkway are a common issue caused by de-icing, salt, oil, and other substances that penetrate the paving stones and cause them to crack. This is extremely common during the colder months when water seeps into cracks and expands.

Depending on the size of the cracks, the pavers may be easily replaced. Sometimes, the cracks can be filled to extend the life of your walkway, but, if there are several large cracks, it is a sign that a new walkway may be needed.

  1. Pavers Have Shifted

Over time, bricks, natural stone, and other walkway materials can start to shift. As pavers shift, you’ll likely feel that they wobble when you walk across them. Loosely fitting paving stones can be a tripping hazard, as they create an unstable base.

To fix this common issue, replacing the dirt beneath the walkway can re-stabilize patio blocks or pavers. When put back into place, your walkway will be as good as new.

  1. Sinking

When building a walkway, individual stones or bricks are used to create the proper shape and look, but, over time, a walkway can start to sink into the ground, making the area uneven and unstable. Building up the base of the walkway with soil creates a sturdier surface.

  1. It’s Just Old

Walkways are sturdy and durable, but this doesn’t mean that they last forever. If your walkway is more than five years old, chances are, it’s time to replace the existing pavers. Consider the age of your walkway to determine whether or not new pavers are needed.

Need Walkway Repair? You Can Count on Us!

Don’t settle for a subpar living space. If your walkway is impacting the exterior look of your home, now’s the time to have it replaced. At California Paver Pros, we specialize in natural stone, paving stone, and other types of walkways.

Contact us today at 916-709-2424 to get a free quote.