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Old 03-28-2005, 06:32 AM
DJD DJD is offline
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I am not trying to start a war here,,, I just think that the biggest problem is that most of you guys never stamped concrete, and didn't do alot of reading about it

Like olderthandirt said, the prep is important.

I am not knocking pavers, as I love the look of them and install them but stamped concrete (done right) will last a lifetime. As far as the freeze/thaw, if you have a good base of gravel that will keep water from laying, the whole problem of frost is eliminated. I live in a cold climate (northern Pa) and have been installing concrete for 15 years and yet to have a major problem. The products that are out there as far as sealers, confilm, pigments pretty much assure the concrete will last a long, long time.

Pavers are by far loosing the race in my area, I rip out at least 2-3 thousand square feet every year to replace with stamped or stained concrete.

Not saying stamped is better than pavers, but this is what the market is calling for.
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Old 03-28-2005, 07:49 AM
lovdasnow lovdasnow is offline
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well said...
I sure appreciate your guys info...
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