Pavers vs Concrete vs Deck
We have a 40 year old cracked concrete slab behind our house that I would like to replace and I am just getting started as far as researching what my options are. My first choice is to build a deck right over it, but DH does not want the maintenance of a wood deck (and the composite ones I have seen look plastic-y to me).
DH is convinced that stamped concrete is a better alternative that might cost a little more upfront but will last longer. Is he right?
Finally, if we settled on pavers as a compromise solution, can anyone answer whether they could be installed over the existing concrete slab? (I really don't want to get into jackhammering it up...) What if we wanted to do something that's a little bigger than the existing slab? Could we do that?
Thanks in advance for any insights you might have about the pros/cons of each alternative.