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Stamped concrete people? - September 23, 2009, 10:34 AM

Sara and I are looking to have our small backyard done with stamped concrete. We've thought about blocks/stones, but we really don't want to have to worry about grass/weeds eventually growing thru. Our next door neighbor did concrete and we really like the looks of it.

Anyone else have stamped concrete? What other options did you consider before going with concrete?

Is there anyone on here that works in the field of stamped concrete or have family/friends that do? We'd like to take a look at some options and get an estimate.

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My buddy owns Hardscapes and he mostly works in Potomac so I don't know if he goes that far into va but it might be worth a call.
His back yard is all natural stone with an incredible pond.
If done correctly it will be the most beautiful patio you could hope for.
The trick is in what is below and the preparation for the stone. The seams on his are mostly moss with only 1 seam done in concrete. He pointed that out to me one day to show exactly why he never uses concrete because over time it will show little cracks and stuff yet if stone is done right it will not sink, crack or wear like concrete!

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Chris I used to do hardscapes and as long as you use typar (plastic/cloth weed blocker) between the ground and crush&run (stone base) you wont have any problem with weeds. Paver patios are laid in Sand, with sand then swept into the joints to lock everything in place. So no worries about grass or weeds growing up through the joints.
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my uncle did the stamped concrete. He lives in haymarket. I will ask him who he used.


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laying it flat properly - your only concern would be A) thickness and B) big ass roots that will inevitabley crack your concrete.

Depending on the size of the job should dictate whether or not to use concrete, cement, or stones (IE - flag stones, brick etc etc)

unless you are pouring a one-piece of cement, you will have seams. If you are laying more than one piece of concrete, you will have seams. To prevent weeds and grass growing up through, you must lay down that black weed tarp kinda thing, forgot the name of it. That will block all weeds and grass. You lay that down...then lay down your stones, or mutliple pieces of concrete and then fill in the seams with cement...or rocks, sand, etc etc...

you won't have to worry about roots cracking your stones because the roots will just move them...then you just fine the root, chop it out and resurface your stone beats re-doing a whole piece of concrete or pouring new cement
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never mind, my uncle said he would NOT recommend the company that did his. he doesnt know anyone else that does it either.


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Grass will still grow in concrete seams if that is your main issue with stone!


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Chris,

My buddy owns a company that specializes in pavers. Give him a call and tell him Nick(His name is Nick too) Tjoumas sent you, and see what he can do for ya.

http://www.nrclandscaping.com/


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By the way, when I read the title of this thread, I thought you were were trying to pour concrete in the shape of people....


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Ive known Ray, the owner, for years. He is practically family. I can hook you two up if you want...

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Castle, my neighbors did their house. I will ask them who they used. A couple of quotes won't hurt...


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My buddy owns Hardscapes and he mostly works in Potomac so I don't know if he goes that far into va but it might be worth a call.
His back yard is all natural stone with an incredible pond.
If done correctly it will be the most beautiful patio you could hope for.
The trick is in what is below and the preparation for the stone. The seams on his are mostly moss with only 1 seam done in concrete. He pointed that out to me one day to show exactly why he never uses concrete because over time it will show little cracks and stuff yet if stone is done right it will not sink, crack or wear like concrete!

Trying to change your mind but for your actual question I got nothin!
Thanks. Any chance he's got pics? Do you know what type of stone he used? Bluestone looks really nice, but a bit pricey. I actually like the idea of stones/pavers over concrete, but Sara's a big fan. I think we were close to being set on concrete, but if it's cheaper/easier to do stones, we can be converted.


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Chris I used to do hardscapes and as long as you use typar (plastic/cloth weed blocker) between the ground and crush&run (stone base) you wont have any problem with weeds. Paver patios are laid in Sand, with sand then swept into the joints to lock everything in place. So no worries about grass or weeds growing up through the joints.
If we want to tackle this project on our own, would you be available for some consulting & assistance? There'd be free food and beer, maybe even some monetary compenstation, too.

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Chris,

My buddy owns a company that specializes in pavers. Give him a call and tell him Nick(His name is Nick too) Tjoumas sent you, and see what he can do for ya.

http://www.nrclandscaping.com/
Cool, thanks Nick!

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Thanks. Any chance he's got pics? Do you know what type of stone he used? Bluestone looks really nice, but a bit pricey. I actually like the idea of stones/pavers over concrete, but Sara's a big fan. I think we were close to being set on concrete, but if it's cheaper/easier to do stones, we can be converted.




If we want to tackle this project on our own, would you be available for some consulting & assistance? There'd be free food and beer, maybe even some monetary compenstation, too.



Cool, thanks Nick!



Stone will be probably the most expensive option, then pavers, then concrete. I don't have any pics of his back yard but stone can cost $$$$.
The prep under is also labor instensive and really shouldn't be just sand. That is why so many rise, lower and become uneven the prep work wasn't done right.
Concrete is nice because you could probably do most of the labor yourself. Frame out the area, dig out the ground, lay down some rebar and tye it together. Then you just need them to come out and pour/stamp.


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If we want to tackle this project on our own, would you be available for some consulting & assistance? There'd be free food and beer, maybe even some monetary compenstation, too.







For sure...it isnt that hard at all really, if you want to do it I suggest doing it fairly soon while it is still easy to dig. If you do it yourself you will save at least $1000-1500 depending on how big you are talking. Let me know.
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The prep under is also labor instensive and really shouldn't be just sand. That is why so many rise, lower and become uneven the prep work wasn't done right.
Exactly right, that is why you have to put down at least 2 inches of crush&run stone down first...tamp the hell out of it with a power tamper, then 2 inches of sand tamped, then pavers, then sweeping the sand into the joints, then power tamping on top of the pavers one final time. A small patio can be done pretty easily in a day.
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