Restore your brick landscape features

Landscaping like a paver patio, retaining wall or walkway can last for many years with minimal maintenance, but when things go wrong, we can help.

Sinking and cracking

The clay sub-soil found in Winnipeg can be challenging. It expands dramatically when wet, and if July is hot and dry, the ground will shrivel up, often producing large cracks in your yard. As you can imagine, this expansion and contraction can be hard on patios. A well-made patio will have a stone base under the patio to help to isolate the surface from the movement of the sub-soil, but over time you still may see cracks developing or portions of your patio may start to sink.

We'd love to help.

The good news

Concrete paver features are typically easily repaired. Assuming that the crushed stone base is still sound, it is a process of removing the pavers, re-leveling the base with additional crushed stone and then re-setting the pavers with new polymeric sand in the joints to lock everything together and to seal out dirt and weeds.

Only in rare cases will it be necessary to replace the old stone base.


  1. Email us at Feel free to include photos.
  2. We come down and have a look to see what needs to be done.
  3. We give you a quote.
  4. If you're happy to trust Earthworks with the job, we schedule the work.
  5. We come and do the work. You end up with a beautifully restored patio.


How much does it cost to repair a sunken patio?

It is difficult to give a simple "per square foot" price for patio repairs. Costs can vary widely depending on the size, location, and condition of the patio, but have a look at the following article for some rough guidelines on repair costs.

There are weeds growing between my bricks. What do I do?

This means there's soil in the cracks or soil directly under the bricks. Maybe the contractor who originally built the patio put ordinary sand between the joints but it has washed away and been replaced by soil. For a long term, solution we recommend replacing the joint material with polymeric sand. We'd be happy to take care of it.

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No meeting needed for a ballpark price. Just email us.