How to Secure Patio Furniture to Concrete

There is nothing better than enjoying a nice summer evening on the patio with your friends and family. Unfortunately, this fun can be spoiled if you do not secure the furniture to the patio.

These are the most effective ways to secure your patio furniture to concrete:

  • Drilling the furniture into the ground
  • Buying heavier furniture
  • Using bungee cords
  • Blocking the wind
  • Using an outdoor furniture cover
  • Using furniture weights

If you follow some of these ideas, you will never have to worry about your furniture blowing away.

Use a Drill to Secure the Furniture into the Patio

If you are already happy with the way that your deck is set up and you do not plan on rearranging your furniture anytime soon, you can go for a direct and permanent solution to securing your furniture.

Drilling your furniture into the concrete of your patio will let you permanently secure the furniture to the ground, but this is not a good option for everybody, because it will be difficult to rearrange the furniture again at a later date. Another option is to drill pieces of wood into the deck on either side of the furniture to anchor the furniture to the deck.

If you do this, you obviously need to make sure that the furniture is exactly where you want to keep it for the long term, and you need to make sure that the plywood is perfectly flush against the furniture.

Buy Heavier Patio Furniture

Another option is to simply buy heavier patio furniture that will not blow away in the wind. This is a particularly good option if you do not own patio furniture yet and are still deciding what to buy.

Unfortunately this heavy duty patio furniture is likely going to be more expensive than cheap chairs, but the advantage is that you will almost never have to worry about securing them unless a hurricane or tornado is blowing through.

Granted, you should keep in mind that even though this kind of patio furniture is heavy enough not to move easily, there still might be padded seat cushions on the furniture that can easily come off. While you probably will not have to secure the furniture itself, you still might have to secure the cushions.

Use Bungee Cables

One of the cheapest ways that you can secure your patio furniture to concrete is to use bungee cables to tie the furniture down. You can easily find bungee cords online and in stores near you in a variety of colors, lengths, strengths, and durability levels.

This method might take a little bit of trial and error when you first get started, but you should be able to figure out a system pretty intuitively that lets you secure your furniture to the ground with bungee cords.

You can use these cords to tie your furniture to yard stakes you’ve planted in the ground or  to other yard fixtures. You can even use these cords to tie the pieces of furniture together for a complex, weighted structure.

Block the Wind

If you are having problems with securing your furniture to your patio, another option that you can try is simply blocking the wind. This is not going to be an easy task, but there are ways that you can do it.

One of the simplest ways to do this is to plant privacy greenery around the edges of your patio. This can include shrubs, hedges, and even trees. Another option would be to build a tall wooden fence around the perimeter of your yard or even just the patio.

Use a Heavy Duty Outdoor Furniture Cover

You might be able to find a heavy duty outdoor furniture cover, depending on what kind of patio furniture you have. These covers are designed not just to protect the furniture from rain, sleet, and hail. They are also designed to add extra weight to your furniture to keep it from blowing away.

Granted, this can also create more of a problem if you do not properly secure these covers. If you do not tie them down all of the way, it is easy for wind to slip under the cover.

At best, this might cause the cover to go flying away. At worse, this might turn the cover into a sail that goes flying away, taking your patio furniture with it.

Furniture Weights

Another simple way that you can go about securing your patio furniture to concrete is to just go and weigh the furniture down. You can buy special furniture weights onlinethat are designed to be filled with water and add an extra ten to fifteen pounds to keep your furniture securely on the ground.

Usually you can wrap them around the legs of your furniture, or you can attach them with zip ties. You might not like the visual aesthetic of having these weights attached to your patio chairs, and they can sometimes rupture and leak water. However, this is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to keep your patio furniture secured to concrete.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are getting ready to buy patio furniture, or already have patio furniture that you are struggling to secure to the patio, you probably have some questions. These are the answers to the most common questions that people have.

How Do You Secure Patio Furniture Cushions?

It is usually harder to secure patio furniture cushions than it is to secure the furniture itself. This is why it is a better idea to just bring the cushions inside so they do not blow away if you are expecting severe wind. This keeps your cushions safe and you do not risk damaging them by trying to secure them.

What Do You Do if Your Furniture Blows Away?

If you wake up in the morning and see that the wind has carried your furniture away, the first thing that you should do is ask your neighbors if they have seen it. You can also take a drive around the neighborhood to see if you can find it. Unfortunately, if your furniture was unsecured, it might be gone forever.

Final Thoughts

It is important to find a way to keep your patio furniture secured to the ground so that you do not have to worry about it blowing away.

How to Secure Patio Furniture to Concrete
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