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Recently tore out the deck behind my house (totally rotted). I'm considering a stamped concrete patio. Anyone have one? How do you like it? Who'd you use?
 

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Good question, EZC. I'm thinking of doing the same thing and I'll watch the responses.
 

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Same here. If you walked out our doorwall right now, you'd likely hurt yourself from the drop.
 

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I am involved with a company that does this. I have seen a lot of their work, and would wholeheartedly recommend this. PM me if you want contact info, I don't want to "put an ad" on the site without paying for it.
Oh yeah, and stamped concrete looks really cool!
My parents have had a stamped drive, walkway, and patio for years...The old birds were ahead of their time
 

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Its about 50/50 in my sub for brick pavers and stamped concrete.
We have pavers, but our neighbors has stamped concrete. The stamped concrete looks very nice also.
I think it needs to be coated/sealed every couple years.
 

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I just had a two tiered patio, walkway and porch done by
LaCosta concrete, Tom did a great job and got it done when promised. I love the way it looks. I had three other estmates done and he was the best price,his number is 586 873-0878
 

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I have a friend that does stamped concrete. He has it all around his pool in his backyard. Looks great!

Let me know if you want his number for a quote...
 

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I had the brick pavers installed along both sides of my driveway, the whole patio ( witch has a spiral design)and steps to doorwall. Sometimes I wish I had the stamped concrete because the weeds wont start growing through, because there is no cracks. But on the other hand If someone drives up my driveway and the pavers sink a little (and they have'nt with a full size conversion van, yet) on the pavers they can always be lifted and packed back down evenly and the stamped concrete would be harder to repair without re-pouring concrete. Seems like the new subs are going more toward stamped I'm in a five year old sub.
Good Luck
 

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and I had a leak in the lawn sprinkler line under the patio pavers, I simply lifted the pavers in the area of the leak, fixed the leak and put the pavers back down. You cant even tell I was in there.

Davies locker, hey I can hide stuff under there.
 

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double d runs 'complete concrete' with her boater boyfriend jeff. you can call her at 586-949-1775 for info and quotes and stuff. they just did our friends driveway colored and stamped and it's AMAZING!
 

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Just got the first quote --- $2300. Ouch! It's only 12' x 16'. Getting quote #2 after work.

Any who've said they have info - please p.m. me.

Thanks,
Eric
 

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We just went through this whole thing. Stamped is cheaper than pavers
Quotes -
Stamped - $4600
Pavers - $8600

but...
stamped can crack
it is slippery (liability issues)
cracks
crumbles....

I have a friend who has stamped (whole driveway, all walkways, and patio), it is crumbling and falling apart. It is less than 2 years old. I was also at a resort in the Dominican Republic and it is super slippery when it is wet. I mean, sliding in my tennis shoes!

There are downfalls to pavers too.....
We ended up with pavers! The key is to find a guy to do the pavers, but buy your own supplies, saves a ton!
I don't have a picture right now, but will post one, I think the look of ours, blows what stamped could have done.
 
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