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Old 08-19-2008, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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Is there a way to figure out how much your taxes will go up? We got an estimate last night and he told us that pavers won't make the taxes go up, but poured concrete will. I know the pavers will look nicer but it's expensive. It would help me if I can compare the overall cost. I just don't know if we can get it done now.
Your taxes shouldn't go up a whole lot..minimal increase if any. I did my own pavers and it was labor intense but not overly complicated! You have to watch with concrete as well..make sure your town doesn't have a "% of impervious coverage" requirement. How big of an area are you planning on? I went deck with patio option..best of both worlds
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:40 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I will call the patio guy monday
How did it go with the patio guy? Final finished product, what was your patio size? walkway? any raised half walls for bench? etc...

I am looking to do either patio (my choice) or deck (wife's preference) so would like to know how yours turned out and if your patio guy was good. I am in Old Bridge, Middlesex.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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How did it go with the patio guy? Final finished product, what was your patio size? walkway? any raised half walls for bench? etc...

I am looking to do either patio (my choice) or deck (wife's preference) so would like to know how yours turned out and if your patio guy was good. I am in Old Bridge, Middlesex.
Go with both... I have a 14 x 28 deck connected to a 20 x 25 paver patio! Best of both worlds and it will eliminate the cost of attorney fees for a divorce
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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Deck (unless it's composite decking/Trex) requires staining every couple of years. There is no maintenance with a paver patio, FYI.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:58 AM
 
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You need to seal the patio every so often.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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You need to seal the patio every so often.
Not true. Sealing is just an option, if you want the patio to have the "wet look". Sealing is not required at all.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:17 PM
 
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I agree it is not required but I think it is better in the long run if you do. Not just for appearance but for keeping stuff out of cracks and not allowing stuff to grow and loosen the pavers or whatever.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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I agree it is not required but I think it is better in the long run if you do. Not just for appearance but for keeping stuff out of cracks and not allowing stuff to grow and loosen the pavers or whatever.
It's literally just for appearance/aesthetics. What it does do is prevent water from soaking into the pavers. However, concrete pavers are durable enough to withstand that water absorption even in freeze-thaw cycles (like NJ). The method that I use to install pavers completely prevents weeds from growing in the cracks, thus making the entire patio assembly 100% maintenance free, without exception.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: NJ
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The combo is a great idea and it has also crossed my mind. My rear patio door is above grade and the house came with a mini deck about 4ft above ground level. A sight of a multi level deck leading to a patio with a water feature would be very appealing but I am sure the more fancy the more $$$.


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Go with both... I have a 14 x 28 deck connected to a 20 x 25 paver patio! Best of both worlds and it will eliminate the cost of attorney fees for a divorce
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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The combo is a great idea and it has also crossed my mind. My rear patio door is above grade and the house came with a mini deck about 4ft above ground level. A sight of a multi level deck leading to a patio with a water feature would be very appealing but I am sure the more fancy the more $$$.
Especially at the moment - building products are thru the roof! I hired someone to build the deck and I did the pavers myself. It really isn't too difficult...just need a strong back and some knee pads...which I neglected to wear so I now have a permanent callis 9sp) on one knee...very attractive.
The deck was $4800+- and the pavers ran me around $3000. I'm sure it's double now!
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