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Marek
03-01-2006, 10:53 AM
Whats the cost difference between a paver patio and a concrete patio.

palawnman
03-01-2006, 11:35 AM
Whats the cost difference between a paver patio and a concrete patio.

This is a great question, I have been wondering the same thing. I have been planning on doing my front walk way, would love to do a paver walkway, but I was not sure what the savings would be if I went the concrete route.

Ron

Doug Z.
03-01-2006, 11:50 AM
Up here, concrete can be done for $ 2 to 4 per square foot. Pavers go from $10 to ???

Green-Pro
03-01-2006, 01:40 PM
Not sure the cost of concrete around here, only sure thing is it is considerably cheaper than laying pavers. I have one customer I'm in the process of trying to sell now that is leaning to a stamped concrete patio because of the cost issue (I believe about one third the cost of pavers). Around here I get $15 on up per square foot for pavers.

Kohls Landscaping Co
03-01-2006, 07:10 PM
I was talking to a builder and I was asking him about stamped concrete. He said it goes for around $12/sq. ft. and up.

Dave

SPLC
03-01-2006, 07:34 PM
Yep, pavers - $15/sf+

Drafto
03-01-2006, 09:31 PM
PIP concrete is around $5/sq.ft. in this area, stamped concrete hovers close to $10/sq.ft. And paver are from about $9 and up.

Dan

UNISCAPER
03-01-2006, 09:52 PM
We won't pour for less than $9.00 per SF. Pavers can go for as little as 10, and up to $15.00 per SF. In many cases, Stamped sells for more than pavers.

Also, color dictates price. Some colors on the Davis chart can add $100.00 per yard to the mud cost.

kootoomootoo
03-01-2006, 10:35 PM
Stamped concrete $10 all day every day up here....pavers $14-$15

amvega
03-01-2006, 10:48 PM
Not sure about concrete cost. We install pavers from $10-$15 sq. ft. We tell are customers when they ask about concrete the only guarantee that you get with concrete is that it will get hard and crack. Which is the truth. So when you have to replace the concrete, pavers would have been cheaper in the long run.

Henry
03-02-2006, 10:37 AM
IMO, poured concrete is plain ugly and the stamped and colored stuff always looks like a cheap substitute for pavers. You get what you pay for.

Green-Pro
03-02-2006, 11:00 AM
IMO, poured concrete is plain ugly and the stamped and colored stuff always looks like a cheap substitute for pavers. You get what you pay for.

agreed, especially you get what you paid for. Not knocking all concrete contractors but if down the road the pad begins to crack, generally go to he!! prematurely, difficult and more costly to fix than simply pulling a few bad pavers and replacing if need be, IMO. This is what I try and get across to potential clients sitting on the fence, along with our promotional material and examples of other jobs we have completed.