Deck vs. patio options....input requested (srs) (brahvitas optional)

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  1. Satori Brah

    Satori Brah Well-Known Member

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    We have a large deck in our backyard that is kinda rotting in certain spots due to the original owners using cheap wood to build it. It is only a few feet off the ground in our flat backyard but it has a great design and built ins, etc

    My question is: what are the pros and cons to tearing down the deck and putting in
    a patio with bluestone or pavers vs. re-building the deck using better wood or vinyl, Trex, etc?

    Anybody face a similar situation or know someone who did? Any suggestions?

    TIA :hat:
     
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    patio
     
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    Mack Well-Known Member 2010 OG VIP

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    decks are a pain in the ass.
     
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    Don't get pavers. They always have weeds.
     
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    pavers suck too. they look awesome, tho.
     
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    tell me about it, brah. I had the fuckin thing painted 3 years ago and it looks like ass now :grr:
     
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    I have a long walkway in the front that I had done with pavers a few years ago and there have been very
    little weeds and they look awesome.
     
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    Mack Well-Known Member 2010 OG VIP

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    my main beef with pavers and decks is trying to scoot chairs across them... pisses me off when shit gets caught in the cracks.
     
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    haha....know what you mean. So what's your suggestion?
     
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    Mack Well-Known Member 2010 OG VIP

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    concrete patio with a nice custom finish FTW
     
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    Cement patio ftw.... Low maintenance, durable and paint the fucker if you want
     
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    Mack Well-Known Member 2010 OG VIP

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    I really dig the look of slate and flagstone, but they are a total pain in the ass to entertain on.
     
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    Missed it by that much
     
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    :bigthink:
     
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    Hit them shits w/ a Bare Ground Poison. It should kell them and keep anything from growing for a year.
     
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    Mack Well-Known Member 2010 OG VIP

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    We entertain quite a bit and drunk tellers and spike heels don't work well on decks.

    Not to mention I always prefer the option of an outdoor fireplace.
     
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    You need to decided, do I want it to look good or be good? Tear that deck out no matter what
     
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    Mack Well-Known Member 2010 OG VIP

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    there's really only 1 choice

    the only good place for a deck is when elevation is needed.
     
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    Yeah, the deck is going. I think that's a foregone conclusion.

    I think we would more like it to "be good" ....and then "look good"
     
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    trex deck.