Enhance your property by laying a new patio – part #6

First area of patio grouted

One thing you don’t want when you’ve just grouted your patio is to have torrential rain in the next 24 hours which is exactly what we got. The grout had time to harden to a reasonable state but the excessive rain did cause what is known as effervescence where the salts bubble up to the surface and cause white staining on the grout. The grout is supposed to be a charcoal gray color. We will have to let the grout harden fully for a few weeks and then deal with the discoloration by applying an acid effervescence cleaner to correct the problem.