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Old 01-28-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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Looking for price comparisons from others who got this done. I have a 18x11 patio in the backyard, with "completely" cracked concrete right now. looking to #1- cover is up with roof/ patio cover and #2- gut out the existing concrete and lay stamped concrete on it.

So far, i am getting quotes in the range of

#1- $25-$30/sqft for the cover (incld 3-4 recessed lights, fan, paint, same color shingles) and,
#2- $12-14 /sqft for the new stamped concrete with some pattern.


adding it all together, its costing ~$7300-$8500 for my 18x11. Is that a good price? and more importantly, any suggestions on contractors that some of you may have used for this type of work. I live in the So. Katy (99/ Fry) area.
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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The patterned concrete price sounds about right. Over all I think it's a fair price. Just make sure who you are using for the patterned concrete does quality work. I've seen some bad ones. I think I paid 14.75 sf for mine, but they did premium work.

I removed an old wooden deck, fixed all the drainage problems, rotten wood and bugs it caused. I love the concrete. Make sure you do put a drain in the center and run it to the street. Even if it's covered you are going to want to spray clean from time to time
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Houston area
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Why don't you do a wooden deck instead. Elevated a few inches from the grass? It might be cheaper, and will work better in the rain.
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:29 PM
 
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[SIZE=2][SIZE=2]Easily...this is in the backyard...what advice for drainage there?

City... i thought about it, but its more maintenance in my mind...WOOD=MAINTENANCE (rott, termite, lose "shine" sooner than concrete, stone...
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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I would put a drain in the concrete patio itself. Make sure it's graded right.

Also, when you throw down a chunk of concrete in a flat Houston backyard, it could cause "pooling" in certain places in the yard. I would budget a "just in case" 500.00 for running yard drains to the street along the side of the house, if the pooling occurs. Also, will the slab effect your current irrigation system?
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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I already have a slab, thats cracking up... meaning, it really would be a replacement of existing concrete slab with the new stamped concrete, i am guessing i don't have to mess with any of that. Its a fairly new construction (2003), i'll have to check and see if I already have drainage from backyard to front side...(always learning new things here...)
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:54 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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while i cant speak to the patio cover, i am curious does your concrete price include bust out and haul off of existing concrete? i read no mention of it in your bids.

i would say your concrete price is A LITTLE high (provided it includes BO/HO which runs no more then $2/ft). talk to Houston Post Tension and ask for Ricki Abney Jr.

as for a drain i why would you want/need a drain in a patio that is going to be covered? i suggest adding a french drain system (area drain) in the yard but not in the patio. i mean if your going to spend that kind of money on a beautiful decorative concrete patio why clutter it up with a drain?

(forgot to put the number, 713-937-6990)

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Old 01-28-2010, 02:17 PM
 
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yes, rigas- that price i got quoted, does include bo/ho. I tend to agree with not cluttering it with another drain. I dont have french drains right now, its all "drip drip" but may invest in that some time in the future. Will ask around more for pros/cons of having a gutter in the middle of the patio...
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:11 PM
 
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Looking for price comparisons from others who got this done. I have a 18x11 patio in the backyard, with "completely" cracked concrete right now. looking to #1- cover is up with roof/ patio cover and #2- gut out the existing concrete and lay stamped concrete on it.

So far, i am getting quotes in the range of

#1- $25-$30/sqft for the cover (incld 3-4 recessed lights, fan, paint, same color shingles) and,
#2- $12-14 /sqft for the new stamped concrete with some pattern.


adding it all together, its costing ~$7300-$8500 for my 18x11. Is that a good price? and more importantly, any suggestions on contractors that some of you may have used for this type of work. I live in the So. Katy (99/ Fry) area.

I did the exact same thing you are doing a couple of years ago at my previous home. I used the following guys for stamped concrete.

Impressions in Concrete - Home

Price was competitive and the final result was great. I think back then I averaged around $10/sq excluding removal... prices may have gone up since then.
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:58 PM
 
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What about patio cover? price...?
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