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How To Fix Standing Water On Patio The Easy Way

how to fix standing water on patio

There’s nothing that can ruin your time relaxing on the patio quite so successfully as rain. With the UK getting 85.598 cm of rain a year, and an avergae of 133 rainy and snowy days, the odds are that rain has just over a third of a chance of ruining your time in the garden. 

However, it’s not just the rain fall that poses a problem…

For anyone with a patio that has standing water problems, the actual rain fall is only the beginning of the issue. If your patio doesn’t drain properly then that rain is going to stick around for a while, spelling an early end to the time you can enjoy your patio. 

Excess surface water on a patio can also lead to a number of problems, including:

•    Creating slippery and dangerous surfaces
•    Increasing the risk of ice
•    Damaging the patio materials
•    Potentially leading to interior damp
•    Allowing the growth of moss and mildew
•    Increasing maintenance (increased cleaning, repairs, and surface mould removal)

If you’re sick and tired of your patio turning into a pool when it rains, then this is the guide for you! We’re going to be exploring a number of methods for how to fix standing water on patio surfaces. So you can get back to enjoying your time in the garden!

how to fix standing water on patio

To stop water build-up, you need to make sure that your drains are properly maintained. Any drainage blockages should be removed quickly, and inefficient drains should be altered to allow for the right level of drainage

Fixing the Drainage on a Patio: 5 Savvy Suggestions

Most patio drainage problems are the result of the patio not having the proper pitch, the wrong choice of materials, other water being deposited on the patio or problems with the existing drainage system. No matter the problem, it needs fixing if you want your patio to be in a usable condition all year round. 

Here are a number of methods for fixing the problem of standing water on a patio surface:

1.    Cut a Drainage Channel

One solution is to add a sloping drainage channel to the patio to help the water drain away from the patio. The channel can then be filled with gravel or a stone of your choice to help it fit in with the design of your patio.

2.    Overlay the Patio

If there are serious problems with the pitch of your patio, then you may need to consider an overlay to create a slope. With a slightly sloped finish, water will be able to run off the patio and not collect in puddles.

3.    Drill Drainage Holes

Some patio drainage problems can be solved by drilling small holes (about 3cm in diameter) in the existing surface and filling them with gravel. The holes will allow for the drainage of some excess water to solve the problem of standing water.

4.    Re-Direct Water

If your guttering is directing large quantities of water straight into your patio area, then you’ll need to redirect the water away from your patio. This can be achieved by changing the direction of the downspouts. 

5.    Improve the Drainage System

To stop water build-up, you need to make sure that your drains are properly maintained. Any drainage blockages should be removed quickly, and inefficient drains should be altered to allow for the right level of drainage.

how to fix standing water on patio

Between the permeable nature of the resin and aggregate mixture that forms a resin bound surface and the wonderfully unique range of styles that you can choose from for your patio, resin is truly the ultimate patio material!

Plan for Patio Drainage and Install the Right Patio Material

One solution that will solve your patio drainage problems once and for all is the installation of a resin bound patio surface. Unlike many other patio materials, resin bound surfaces are well-equipped to deal with rain water without leaving you with a pool for a patio. 

A resin bound surface is permeable, which means that the material allows water to naturally drain through it. The resin surface is porous and sustainable drainage system (SUDs) compliant, which is ideal for any outdoor surface.  

This makes resin a versatile material used for everything from play parks and driveways to garden paths and patios.

Between the permeable nature of the resin and aggregate mixture that forms a resin bound surface and the wonderfully unique range of styles that you can choose from for your patio, resin is truly the ultimate patio material!

Curious? Call In The Patio Professionals Today!

At Home Logic, we make sure that every patio we install is perfect, from the design and style, to the construction of any sloping needed to create excellent drainage. Our experts can help you to design your perfect patio and install it completely, as well as offer suggestions on the exceptional range of garden products that we offer. 

For excellent patio drainage, reduced maintenance, and a long-lasting surface, resin bound surfacing is a failproof solution. Talk to the paving pros today by calling 0800 1700 636, or, alternatively, by simply clicking the button below!