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By Happy Gappsi Customer
Last summer, Gappsi designed and installed the patioscape around our new in-ground pool and the results are beautiful. We had considered cement pavers, but Guiseppe and his professional staff suggested travertine pavers as an alternative. As we walked around his indoor and outdoor showroom, we were very impressed with the beauty of the natural stone. After considering the project for some time, with the Gappsi team patiently answering all our questions, we decided on the Noce-colored, 6×12 travertine pavers. We chose the travertine because we loved the look, its naturally slip resistance and its coolness to the touch even in full sun on 90-degree days. We selected the same travertine paver for the full-nosed coping for the smoothness of the finish. A large waterfall anchors the pool, and the sound of its cascading waters contributes greatly to the relaxing atmosphere. One of our project’s challenges was the downward slope of our yard. The Gappsi crew did a fantastic job leveling out the area surrounding the pool to ensure the integrity of the patio. Giuseppe designed and created a 2-foot retaining and sitting wall with Hanover stones that perfectly complements the travertine patio. The centerpiece of the patio is the expansive firepit, also made of Hanover stones. The firepit allowed us to use our pool area long after the swimming season passed. As the last piece of the project, Gappsi removed an old wooden deck off the sliding doors of the house and created lovely steps matching Hanover walls of the patio for a seamless hardscape. Working with Giuseppe was a pleasure and we couldn’t be happier with our Gappsi patio. Bob and Nancy

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