Replacing an Old Deck with a Concrete Patio

I hired a masonry contractor in Nassau County NY to pour a new patio for our home after I decided to get rid of the fraying deck that was out back. We bought the house with the deck about twenty years ago and I am ashamed to say I never did much to maintain it. Now it has gotten so rickety that my wife and I are afraid to walk on it for fear that it might collapse. Obviously something needed to be done, but I didn’t feel like pouring money into a crumbling deck so I thought a concrete patio might be a good replacement.

Concrete is better anyway because it lasts longer. I figure we would tear out the deck, pour the patio, and then put a fence around it. We would have plenty of space to sit out there, grill food, and just have a nice private area. I needed a group of good masonry workers to do it though. I didn’t want to get ripped off on the deal, so I looked online and specifically looked for reviews of companies so I knew what I was getting into. I think I ended up hiring the best contractors around.

They showed up right as the deck was getting hauled away and went right to work. I was off of work for the week so I got to stay around and watch them work. There was zero goofing off. They showed up early and stayed late and I’m not kidding when I say they had that patio poured in just a couple of days. It looks great and all we have to do is wait several days for the concrete to harden and then we can start using it. Once the fence goes up it’s going to be a great outdoors place for my wife and I.

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