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Old 01-25-2020, 11:02 AM
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Looking to have a concrete patio installed...does anyone have any recommendations? mid-cape (W Dennis)
Old 01-25-2020, 01:04 PM
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Im a Concrete Contractor in Fl ..So whats the best time of the year for fishing up there ?...LOL
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Originally Posted by timscreteserv View Post
Im a Concrete Contractor in Fl ..So whats the best time of the year for fishing up there ?...LOL
September. If you are in the neighborhood...
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Im a Concrete Contractor in Fl ..So whats the best time of the year for fishing up there ?...LOL
February and March are great! Come on up!

how much is a patio going to cost me? Not sure of exact size or style but around 250 sq ft
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February and March are great! Come on up!

how much is a patio going to cost me? Not sure of exact size or style but around 250 sq ft
If you go with stamped I would say probably 12k for that size if you use a reputable company.
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Just my opinion. Pavers is the way to go and you can do it yourself. Looking at less that 3k. Tons of styles to choose from. When I did mine i had a 36" dia compass carved out of granite with black inlay and set it flush in the patio with the proper direction headed north. Looks very nautical. Pavers dont absorb water so thet dont crack and look new years later. No expansion joints no cracking.
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Just my opinion. Pavers is the way to go and you can do it yourself. Looking at less that 3k. Tons of styles to choose from. When I did mine i had a 36" dia compass carved out of granite with black inlay and set it flush in the patio with the proper direction headed north. Looks very nautical. Pavers dont absorb water so thet dont crack and look new years later. No expansion joints no cracking.
x2,stamped colored and textured is nice around a pool but pavers on a patio in the NE is the way to go
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Triad is about the best in the Northeast area I know of for the stamped/ exposed aggregate pours
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Bluestone is always a good option.
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Old 01-26-2020, 01:58 PM
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thanks for the ideas. no time to do it myself and not a big fan of pavers. the bluestone looks nice.
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Fucillo in East Falmouth has a very good operation. I don’t believe they do the stamping though. Dave the owner is a real good guy and a boater on the cape his entire life.
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Hard Rock Concrete Flatwork from Orleans did a garage floor for me about 5 years ago and did a great job. Steve told me that they also do stamped concrete, but I have not seen any of his stamped work.
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I’m sure they exist but really don’t see any
concrete patios around here.
they really don’t look that great or hold up good.
Large bluestone set on crushed stone or gravel
(not stone dust) hold up great to the freeze thaw cycle
snd are more reasonable than you might think.
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lots of concrete patios in the NE. probably 99% of all pools have them. have a 25 yeard old stamped concrete patio at a different house. still looks like new, not a single crack or blemish. one of my neighbors (off cape) just covered up a ~5 year old ~$50k paver patio with a deck. the frost killed it...was all sticking up everywhere and was a hazard to walk on (especially after a few cocktails which was the whole point). rather than throw another $50k at it he threw in the towel and put an azek deck over it. I have seen the same thing w/bluestone patios. after a few years they start shifting and weeds start growing in between. of course I have seen some paver patios that still look OK years later, as I have w/bluestone. and of course I've seen trashed concrete too. no matter what you choose it is all about the prep & install. cape makes it easier as it is easy digging to get down to soil w/out organic matter (basically sand).

I like concrete. will reach out to those suggested above... and would love to get more names too...thanks
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Few key things with concrete. Need to have the sane thickness through out the pad. Also needs to be properly sawcut almost as soon as you can walk on it because its going to crack and you want the cracks to follow the sawcut to avoid seing them. The finish is important as well. You dont want it polished to much or it will be like an ice rink when wet. Sealing is a must as well. Unlike a pool area that is usually closed up during cold weather, you may want to use salt being yesr around use and salt kills concrete.
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Few key things with concrete. Need to have the sane thickness through out the pad. Also needs to be properly sawcut almost as soon as you can walk on it because its going to crack and you want the cracks to follow the sawcut to avoid seing them. The finish is important as well. You dont want it polished to much or it will be like an ice rink when wet. Sealing is a must as well. Unlike a pool area that is usually closed up during cold weather, you may want to use salt being yesr around use and salt kills concrete.
Exactly what Tunee says here. Salt eats it up. Also, make sure the rebar is properly installed and not lying at ground level.
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Concrete Innovations.
Brian is on the Cape and does lots of marine themed stuff too (compass rose, fish "fossils" etc"
Check him out on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/creteinnovations
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Concrete Innovations.
Brian is on the Cape and does lots of marine themed stuff too (compass rose, fish "fossils" etc"
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https://www.facebook.com/creteinnovations
perfect! he's going to come out and take a look. already gave me ballpark pricing on the phone that sounds great. thanks very much!
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Wait until April to get this poured.
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Wait until April to get this poured.
yup he doesn't start until april but is already booking out into may. glad i'm going to get it scheduled now.

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