should i put in a no-maintenance deck or a paver deck

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by grass disaster, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    i currently have a small paver deck and i want the deck bigger to put some type of gazebo on it like the one pictured here. i want to extend the deck to the end of the house...so maybe like a gazebo (shaded ares and a sunny part.


    i'm trying to decide weather to go with no-maintenance decking or weather to redo what i currently have and do some type of nice paver style decking.

    please tell me what some of your opinions would be.
     
  2. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    here is what i have now. there is a big step out of the door and it's sinking in

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  3. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    wanted to maybe bring it all the way to the back of the house

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  4. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    wanted to maybe put one of these on it

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  5. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    here is a shot from the road. neighbor right to my right

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  6. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    no opinions?

    just looking for opinions. paver....or patio?
     
  7. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    man that is a step did you build it? As far as choice I love a patio over a deck, decks mean maintenance. I'd think you could make a nice curvy two level patio quite eaisly and it would add some interested to that side of the house. maybe a fireplace too?
     
  8. LandworksUnited

    LandworksUnited LawnSite Member
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    I'd say go pavers all the way down. If you were willing to spend the money on a gazebo, go for a retractable awning with the pavers. Wood rots, molds, warps. Trex lightens, stains, and is HOT in the sun. A nicely done patio, however, is always in style.

    Try accenting with a darker color around the perimeter of the patio, with a dark grey gravel, or even black dyed mulch.
     

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