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Old 06-24-2007, 11:38 AM
 
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I live in Monmouth County and thinking about replacing my deck with a patio. anyone have any good installers or any reccomendations. What do patios cost compared to decks.
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:41 PM
 
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Depending on size, a plain concrete patio will run in the $5-7/SF range. Stamped concrete would be in the $10-14/SF range. A brick or concrete paver patio could run in the low $20's/SF. A well-built deck with durable decking and railing materials will range anywhere from $25-40/SF, depending again on size/shape.

Bob
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:47 AM
 
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bob, received a quote of 8700.00 for a 20x26 paver patio. is that high, quote included taking down a 8x10 deck, thoughts??
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:56 AM
 
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Sounds low, actually- it's around $17/SF including the demo.

Bob
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Old 07-18-2007, 06:03 AM
 
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My opinion & ramblings: If it's in the sun - a deck seems to be better. If you have nice shade, a patio is a great place to have evening cook-outs and entertain friends! My last house in Union county had a deck when we moved in. It was painted red and animals (fox, ground hogs, rabbits, raccons) would hide under it and pull trash in from the trash cans. I tore it down and replaced it with a patio using pavers - best upgrade to the house I made!

I'm currently in another house in hunterdon co., surrounded by woods, and have a deck in the back! I have the same problem with animals and will probably replace it with a patio next year. The other problem with the deck is that tiny branches and seeds from the trees get between the cracks and you constantly have to get on your hands and knees with a screwdriver to pick them out! (this could be corrected if the deck was installed properly in the first place).

The back yard only receives sun for about 4 hours during mid-day and even on days when the temperature is in the 90's, it is comfortable enough (78-80 deg) to cook and eat-out later in the afternoon.

Sorry I cannot comment on the price, I did the work myself -- if you are able, and your wife doesn't mind how long it will takes and the mess (working on week-ends & evenings) - get a good DIY book and give it a try!
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:15 AM
 
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Default i think

Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I think decks usually need town approval and are considered a structure, and therefore you get taxed on a deck. A patio is not figured into that mix. (Kinda like an above ground and below ground pool - one is a structure and gets figured into your property taxes, the other is not).
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Old 07-22-2007, 10:15 PM
 
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thanks for the replys guys
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Old 07-22-2007, 10:21 PM
 
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Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I think decks usually need town approval and are considered a structure, and therefore you get taxed on a deck. A patio is not figured into that mix. (Kinda like an above ground and below ground pool - one is a structure and gets figured into your property taxes, the other is not).
this is my understanding as well, and the reason I went with a patio. no approvals (read: tax increase) needed. neighbors with decks got whacked with an increased assessment.

eta: the tax assessor was recently here for a reval, and didn't even look outside.
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Old 07-22-2007, 11:10 PM
 
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I will call the patio guy monday
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Central, 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.
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