Out with the old (deck), in the with the new (patio)

Well it’s out with the old and in with the new.  When I bought my house it had this old wooden deck that was in my backyard.  It was ripped up, rotted, and definitely falling apart.  I finally decided, after nearly killing myself by falling through it, that I needed to put in a new patio.  Voilà!

My old deck

After searching on Angie’s List to find a contractor that does pavers in my area, I came across BrickPaversFlorida.com.  They came out, gave me an estimate, set up an appointment, and knocked out the entire thing within 14 hours.  I mean in the 1st day, they ripped out the old deck and the laid about three quarters of the patio.  The 2nd day had them only finishing up the laying of the brick and putting down the sand.  They were done with the whole thing by 11:30 in the morning.  I was shocked how fast it took.

My old deck

Thanks to my good friend Nicole Facciuto, I found a stone and a color that ended up turning out fantastic.  The stone is called New Miami and the color is called Marble Slate.  It reminds me of an old Italian courtyard.The New Patio



I now have a beautiful, safe place to entertain family and friends.  Now if the Florida weather would just get cold enough so I could light the fire pit, that would be great.

The New Patio

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