By Gene and Katie Hamilton
This paving system is designed to resurface an old concrete patio and transform the space with a new surface. While many homeowners see the solution as covering it up with an outdoor area rug, a better idea is to resurface it with pavers. These pavers come in a variety of colors and are made of recycled material making them a durable surface that’s environment-friendly. The installation is made less challenging by its grid system that takes the difficulty out of setting and aligning a traditional heavy concrete paver. The pavers are designed to have a thinner profile light enough to go over the existing surface and permeable for water filtration.
The pavers measure 4-in.by-8-in. that fit into 16-in. square grids. Pavers and the grid are sold together. Additional bulnose pavers can be used to finish the edges and transition pavers allow easy access between the grass or old surfaces. For more information go to www.azek.com, the manufacturer’s website.
To lay these pavers in a 15 by 20 foot patio a contractor will charge $4,575 which includes the labor and material. A handy homeowner can do the job for $3,500, the cost of the pavers and grid system. If the patio is cracked or damaged the surface should be repaired so the grid can be applied to a clean, dry and level surface.
The bottom line: compare the price of a contractor’s bid to install an epatio grid pavers with what it costs to do it yourself and make your decision. You adjust the cost to where you live by adding your ZIP Code.
Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2019
The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors'
experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content
Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.