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Old 04-01-2013, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Bay Shore
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Has anyone had a stamped concrete patio added to their home? My fiance and I are trying to get some pricing and budgeting ideas. We are looking at about a 15' x 20'
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Copiague, NY
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Once, after a patio party, I stamped concrete! My wife was being a perfect ass! Ah, you are looking to beat Nicolia and those expensive pavers, yes? Good luck Bwell, all that glistens is not gold. If you own a home, let the patio go it's own way while you and your fiance pay the mortgage and the strangling taxes which flow from Long Island residency...
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Bay Shore
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Once, after a patio party, I stamped concrete! My wife was being a perfect ass! Ah, you are looking to beat Nicolia and those expensive pavers, yes? Good luck Bwell, all that glistens is not gold. If you own a home, let the patio go it's own way while you and your fiance pay the mortgage and the strangling taxes which flow from Long Island residency...
I do not quite understand your response. The patio is because we will enjoy and use it. The taxes on long island are high but thats like complaining about the heat if you live in the desert.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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The price for doing it properly will be very close, maybe a bit higher, to the price of pavers.

We did alot of it .....turned out great. Make sure you inspect his work. Poorly done stamped concrete looks terrible.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Bay Shore
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Thanks... I definitely like to check out what a company can do in the real world and not display in the show room. My fiance and I are going to have to decide between pavers and stamping it looks like.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:11 PM
 
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I'm not convinced it holds up/stays attractive in this climate. I've seen photos of beautiful indoor work but when I've seen outdoors in person it's not what I would do. Concrete pavers are better, in my opinion. Maybe I just haven't seen one yet...
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Bay Shore
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The elements can take a toll on anything. I know the concrete can be sealed... is that a seasonal or semi permanent thing?
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:42 PM
 
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i do not quite understand your response. The patio is because we will enjoy and use it. The taxes on long island are high but thats like complaining about the heat if you live in the desert.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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Needs to sealed every few years.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:28 AM
 
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search ebay for concrete pads or stamped concrete. the pads are cheap and its an easy process. a cement pad is not a a very hard project if you are willing to do a little work. its a great alternative to cement bock or pavers and if contracted should cost a lot less as there is not as much labor involved. many shopping centers and malls use pressed cement.
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