We recently moved into our house in Upper Marlboro and were looking to do something with our walkout patio, a 10’ x 17’ concrete slab. We considered brick pavers and various other design options and finally decided to simply expand the existing 10’ x 17’ patio to roughly twice the area and have the surface stamped with a flagstone pattern with a compass rose inserted. We spent a great deal of time considering various contractors, visiting showrooms, soliciting bids, etc. We chose Maryland Curbscape for a number of reasons, most importantly, because theirs was the most competitive, all-inclusive bid. Others submitted lower initial prices, but after adding stamping, edging, staining, coloring, etc., the prices were higher, in some cases, significantly. Initially, weather and various commitments made it difficult to arrive on a firm start date, but as soon as we did, everything went fine. On the start date Paul arrived ahead of his crew and marked out the area. His crew arrived on time and went right to work breaking up the existing concrete slab, excavating and leveling the area, and laying down a wire mesh. A concrete truck arrived later that morning and his crew shuttled wheel barrel loads of wet concrete (apparently contains fiberglass milling strands for re-enforcement, but I couldn’t tell by looking at it) from the truck to the back of the house where the patio is, then dumped, smoothed and leveled the concrete, let it sit for roughly an hour; applied an edge and the flagstone and compass stamps, and finally, spread a powder on top. The concrete needs to cure for at least a day and when they returned, they pressured washed the surface, painted the compass rose, and sealed the entire thing. Paul’s crew was courteous and other than the jack hammering and pressure washing, weren’t loud or obnoxious when they were working, and importantly, kept the worksite clean. The finished product is at least 3500psi industry standard, and we’re very happy with the finished product – indeed, we’re considering having the concrete pad in front of our garage and walkway leading to the front door done to match the patio. If we go that route, then we’ll definitely use Paul Joseph and Maryland Curbscape, so yes, we’d absolutely recommend him. Very pleased.