Concrete Patio Advise (New)
That comes out to a little more then $6.00 a sq ft for the patio, walkways and the inlaid pavers.
To get a relative idea about the cost, I would call in a few contractors and give them each a spec sheet as to the job and see where the estimates come in at.
Site prep work is critical to the longevity of this project and it's inclusion in the details of the estimate is very important. What is done and how it's done can be regionally specific due to the soil conditions you have. It would be a good investment to learn what's needed in your area, before you get estimates and speak to the guys you call. Most times you can weed out the uninformed with just a few specific questions or just listening to them when they give you an overview of the project.
This is one of those jobs where the lack of correct prep work won't show up for many months or a year.
I put in a bluestone patio myself. It never cracks, spalls or needs to be replaced. Issues are as simple as lifting up the stones and adding sand or cutting tree roots as needed.