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This fall, I've been doing a lot of projects on the concrete patio in my back yard. The makeover was sparked from the removal of all loose articles when there was the threat of a hurricane last August.
Before I put everything back, I realized the concrete was dirty so I decided to clean it, which led to painting it as the concrete was in poor condition, which also led me to realized the wood expansion joints were in bad shape. One end of which had entirely disappeared!
So, we ordered a new vinyl expansion joint product and set out one morning to quickly take out the old ones and replace with the new vinyl.
BUT....It was not quick....
You can see in the newly cleaned out expansion joint that our efforts to remove the old joint resulted in some damage to the concrete. I easily patched and repainted it but I would recommend doing all patching and expansion joint repair BEFORE painting! Save yourself the aggravation and extra time to repair you work.
All in all, I've very happy with the transformation of this patio. The new joints and paint make the patio a place that I enjoying hanging out on.
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We are not professionals, and we don't claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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