Reasons by which you may need to repair your flagstone patio or walkway
Often flagstones can come loose because when it was initially laid too deep of a mortar bed is used. Sometimes a contractor may try to cut corners and use scrap stones which are cheaper. This is often the case when irregular shaped stones are used. The scrap stones may not be of uniform thickness. In those cases the Mason may use a thicker mortar bed to accommodate for the difference in thickness of stones.
Weather elements can also cause damages to your Flagstone work. Flagstones that are set in mortar can get dislodged by heaving caused by the freeze thaw cycle during winter.
How do we inspect and plan your flagstone repair work?
If the stones are loose and getting dislodged, we may pull up a couple of stones to assess the condition. We may also ask you questions such as the age of the work as well as how long ago was the damages started appearing.
How do we repair your flagstone patio or walkway?
If we see loose flagstones and observe that the workmanship on the remaining flagstones are also bad then we may recommend removing most or all of the stones and the stones are re-laid. In many cases we may be able to salvage the existing stones. But in certain cases we may recommend using brand-new stones for getting the best results.
If only a few stones are affected and the quality of the remaining work is good we may be able to replace the damaged or cracked stones so as to save you time and money.