Gunite Pool And Backyard Renovations In Autumn | Garden City NY

Gunite-Pool-And-Backyard-Renovations-In-Autumn-Garden-City-NY2Don’t wait like many homeowners until spring to think about your Gunite Pool And Backyard Renovations.  In our opinion, Fall / Autumn is an ideal time of year for pool and backyard makeovers. The kids have gone back to school, the temperature is dropping, and your backyard pool won’t be seeing as much action. That’s why fall time provides a great period for tackling any work your pool and patio area may need.  By fall, the busy pool-building season has slowed for swimming pool contractors. With fewer jobs on their construction boards, companies are looking to keep their crews working.

With an estimated lifespan of 100 years or more, gunite pools are the longest-lasting type of pool by far. However, even properly built gunite pools may need to be renovated at some point in order to optimize their longevity, update their appearance, or enhance their efficiency.

Bring new life to your dated backyard resort today.  A pool renovation, deck replacement, equipment modernization, and style makeover can deliver a variety of benefits. Among them enhancing the overall beauty, functionality, and enjoyment for your friends and family.  When planning a pool and backyard makeover, you have a number of renovation options to consider.

Gunite Pool Renovations

  • Replace Tile – it’s highly visible even when you’re not in the pool, a new tile line will immediately freshen your pool’s appearance.
  • Re-plaster Interior – new plaster. Like carpet or flooring in your home needs replacing over time, so does pool plaster.
  • Change Coping – Coping is the edging material around the pool perimeter that sits between the pool structure and the deck. Pool coping is like a picture frame for your pool, so make it pretty again.
  • Apply Mosaics – If a new plaster job is on your remodeling agenda, then consider the introduction of mosaics as well. These stylish prefabricated additions are a simple, affordable way to add a touch of fun, sophistication, or personalization. Choose a cheerful school of fish, an elegant Fleur De Lys, a family monogram, or any other number of colorful creatures, symbols, and decorative elements.
  • Add Water Features – Create a new focal point in an otherwise boring pool design by adding a water feature.  On an existing structure, some of the top bets are faux and natural rock waterfalls, water-spouting sculptures, bubbler fountains, and deck jets that arc into the pool surface and create liquid drama.


  • Reduce Water Depth – Pools are often built with 8-foot deep ends.  Shallower pools are a trend now and for good reason. Your pool’s deep end will be more usable if it is only 4.5 to 6 feet deep. It will provide a more usable area for people.  This is especially true for children, growing teens, and adults with short statures—to stand, play, and engage in water activities.
  • Improve Heating – Choose from natural gas heaters with a high thermal efficiency rating for faster heating and low NOx output levels for a healthier environment.
  • Switch Purification – Stop reliance on old-school liquid, powder, or tablet chlorine. Instead, go for advanced sanitizing alternatives that are gentler on skin, hair, nails, and eyes. One option is a saltwater system that generates a pure form of chlorine.
  • Brighten Lighting – Illuminate your swimming environment and surrounding area with the latest in dazzling LED lighting.  You will appreciate how today’s LED pool systems are both long-lasting and energy-efficient.
  • Replace Decking – A brand-new hardscape in brick, concrete, pavers, natural stone pavers, or other custom stone masonry will elevate your backyard.  You may also realize that its current size and configuration may not meet your needs.

Pool Decking Restoration Options

Now that summer has come and gone, it is now time to take a look at your pool deck. Notice any cracks, coatings peeling, or weathered spots? Well, we know that they look worse than they are, with one of our coatings, we can bring your deck back to life.

  1. Paver & Stone Sealing – When a natural stone or paver is left out in the sun and/or exposed to harsh pool cleaners, it can make them look dull or colorless compared to when you first bought them, especially if a sealer was never applied. Simply add a fresh coat of sealer.  There are multiple benefits for example stone or pavers last much longer.  Sealing the stones protects the materials from pool chemicals too.
  2. Concrete Staining – There is a wide array of stains offering unique advantages and designs.

A major advantage of having your pool deck resurfaced is the investment factor. Damaged concrete pool decks can drastically decrease the value of your home and make it less attractive on the open market. Pool deck resurfacing can repair these imperfections, making the pool deck look brand new again!

Pool deck resurfacing is a viable option for homeowners on a strict budget because compared to having the entire concrete pool deck replaced, pool deck resurfacing is much more affordable.

Gunite-Pool-And-Backyard-Renovations-In-Autumn-Garden-City-NYHiring A Professional For Your Gunite Pool And Backyard Renovation

Consider hiring Gappsi for your backyard renovation.  Using a professional can offer you strong warranties, if something happens, you can rest assured that we will be there to fix it.  To learn more about all of our services, please take a look at our home page for all the information you need!

Gunite Pool And Backyard Renovations | Garden City NY

This gunite swimming pool and patio renovation was done in Garden City Nassau County Long Island NY. We installed G44 limestone coping two inches thick and French pattern limestone G044 for the patio. In the pool waterline, we installed porcelain tiles, which happen to blend in closely with the color of the patio even though they are two different products. The pool finish we used is the diamond bright Tahoe blue, a very pretty blue color, not too dark and not too light. It still gives a natural appearance to the water. This is the latest Gappsi gunite pool and backyard renovations completed in Garden City NY.


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Wood Burning Stainless Steel Breeo Smokeless Fire Pit | Lake Grove NY

Breeo-Smokeless-Fire-Pit-Lake-Grove-NYUpgrading your patio with a cozy smokeless fire pit from a renowned brand like Breeo Smokeless Fire Pit gives your family an ideal year-round occasion for unwinding.

The beauty of it is that your fire pit will be helpful in all seasons – spring, summer, winter, and fall.

Breeo is a pioneer of smokeless fire pit technology and is responsible for building the finest wood-burning fire pits on the planet.  Breeo seamlessly melds the backyard fire pit experience with open-flame cooking.   All Breeo Fire Pits are made in the USA and crafted from premium materials.  The company is located in Lancaster, PA.


The X Series elevates your campfire experience by eliminating the frustration of traditional fires and creating a smokeless centerpiece to gather around.  As the most versatile fire pit, the X series is the perfect size for hosting friends and family and includes all the cooking capabilities you’ll need.

The X19 is the perfect size for small backyards with the portability to take you wherever you go. As our most versatile fire pit, the X24 is the perfect size for hosting friends and family and includes all the cooking capabilities you’ll need. Host the biggest parties and grill the most burgers (46 to be exact) with the X30, our largest fire pit, and the ultimate grilling machine.

Product Specifications:

  • X19 Outside diameter – 22 inches
  • X24 Outside diameter – 27.5 inches
  • X30 Outside diameter – 34.5 inches


  • Accessories – All X Series fire pits are compatible with the Outpost™ grilling system.
  • Choose your look – Available in sleek Stainless and ageless Corten Steel
  • Corten Steel – Corten fire pits arrive as blue steel and develop a patina over time as it is exposed to the elements.

X Series Breeo Fire Pit How It WorksHow The Breeo Smokeless Fire Pit Works

The Breeo Smokeless Fire Pits work through a double-wall, secondary combustion design. When the fire is burning, the walls heat up and the hot air rises through the gap between the two walls, exiting through the line of holes around the rim. This pressurized, heated oxygen mixes with the smoke and causes it to burn. This secondary combustion is what causes your fire to be smokeless.

Breeo stoves are designed to be smokeless. They have raised air vents at the bottom, allowing more airflow to the base of your fire. When fed more oxygen, the fire burns hotter, leaving low carbon emissions from the burn chamber.

The fire pits come with a double wall design, letting in more oxygen to the double wall when heated by fire. Hot air rises through these double walls to exit through the holes lining the rim. Once the hot air is released out of the holes, it mixes with smoke and causes secondary combustion.  Secondary combustion means the carbon-containing materials are re-burned to minimize the number of particulates floating in the air. This creates a smokeless experience.


The Breeo Y series allows you to chill and grill on the go. With built-in features, compact size, and a range of live-fire cooking accessories, you’re packing ultimate portability with the rugged functionality. The Y Series can adapt to camping, tailgating, backyard grilling, or just relaxing on the deck.


The Y Series allows you to burn wood, pellets, or lump charcoal, expanding the scope of traditional fire pits and making it the most versatile fire pit on the market.


The Luxeve® fire pit is designed to transform your backyard with a high-end design and the ultimate smokeless experience.   This model includes the lid and you can choose from four exterior colors and five decorative glass colors with a 33-inch diameter.

The Luxeve® Smokeless Fire Pit offers a sophisticated and modern alternative to the traditional backyard fire pit. The design of the Luxeve radiates beauty and elevates any backyard space. With customizable features for both the fire pit color and glass pebbles, the Luxeve fire pit has the ability to complement any backyard. The sophisticated aesthetic paired with the Breeo® patented X Airflow™ Technology means that this fire pit can enhance any outdoor space, feature as the focal point of all your backyard gatherings, and offer you the comfort of a wood-burning, smokeless fire experience.

The Cover And Why You Want One

To get the cover or not to get the cover? Please be advised that the covers for Breeo fire pits are available for purchase separately.  Many customers ask do you need a cover? In our opinion YES. Here is why. You and your family are enjoying a great night outdoors, toasting marshmallows over your smoke-less fire pit. You are getting tired but just about 10 minutes ago you put another piece of wood inside the fire pit so the fire is still burning. What do you do? Do you walk away and leave it burning? Never! Do you wait it out until the fire dies down? Maybe. If you get a cover, you can safely cover the fire pit, which will limit the air, and safely extinguish the fire.

Come in and visit our showroom today.  Let us help you choose the best model to fit your lifestyle and backyard!


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Gunite Pool Renovation With Marble Pavers | Muttontown, NY

Gunite Pool Renovation With Marble Pavers Muttontown, NY (1)Deciding to complete a gunite pool renovation with marble pavers comes with a range of incredible benefits for your home. From increased home value to the joy of creating your own space, it’s a decision that you won’t soon forget.

Does your backyard and pool need an update?  It might be time to resurface your pool or change the pavers to what you always wanted.  Resurfacing your pool can repair problems like cracks and wearing, while also enhancing and updating your pool’s appearance. Now that the season is changing to Fall and the Summer fun is ending it is the perfect time to plan for next year.  Your pool area might be out of sight and out of mind as the temps gradually get lower.  Maintain it now so you don’t cut into your swim time later on.

To keep your pool in top shape and working properly, resurfacing is a must. But, if you’re unsure if your pool needs resurfacing, there are a few signs to look for.

What Is Pool Resurfacing?

Are you seeing cracks and staining in your swimming pool? If so resurfacing is a great solution to correct those issues.  The kind of surface your pool has will determine how it will be resurfaced, but the process is generally the same. Resurfacing consists of taking off a pool’s top surface layer, replacing it with a new one, and then applying a new sealant.

The goal of resurfacing is to improve both the look and lifespan of your pool, restoring it to its former glory.  Resurfacing is more than just a way to repair and maintain your pool: It also gives you the opportunity to transform and enhance the way your pool looks.

When Should You Resurface Your Pool?

Gappsi recommends resurfacing your pool every 10 to 15 years.  Your pool’s size and shape will impact how long it will take to resurface but expect a project to last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks.

Gunite Pool Renovation With Marble Pavers Muttontown, NY (2)Marble Patio Pavers

Now that you have decided to upgrade your gunite swimming pool why not upgrade your patio area as well?  If you’re thinking about upgrading your outdoor living space by installing pavers and making it a place for family gatherings, entertaining friends, or just enjoying and reading a book. You’re at the right place with Gappsi. We are marble flooring pros and help you with your decision to enhance your patio.

Marble is made to stand the test of time.  This high-density stone also withstands heavy loads; thus is the perfect choice for traffic areas like backyards and patios.  Marble pavers do come with a price tag but they sure are worth it. Their elegance and beautycannot be compared to other materials used for making pool decks. Installing them can dramatically elevate the appearance of your pool area and even boost the value of your property overall.

Marble pavers are chosen often for a pool deck and patio because of their high heat resistance.  Pretty cool, right? (Yes, irony intended.)  During the summer months, it can get pretty hot here on Long Island, marble pavers are an excellent choice for pool surrounds because when installed, they will stay cool underfoot.  This is a very important consideration when choosing pool pavers.  Not only from the perspective of enjoying the pool surroundings but because it’s a safer choice.  This is an important consideration if you have children and the elderly living with you.

Before Choosing Marble Pavers

Marble pavers, when compared to other natural stone pavers, do require a higher initial investment.  When properly installed, they will require minimum attention and maintenance, saving you time (and money) in the long run.

Marble pavers are as practical, durable, and versatile as they are elegant and majestic.  They are a worthy investment for any home pool surrounds, outdoor areas like patios, steps, staircases, and even driveways.  At Gappsi we offer a variety of marble outdoor pavers suitable for paving, steps, and pool coping.  Our pool coping is available in drop edge coping, pencil edge coping, and bullnose edge coping.

So, whether you are looking for cool and modern colored exterior marble pavers or more traditional and warm-colored ones, at Gappsi you’ll find a marble paver to suit any outdoor project.

Gunite Pool Renovation With Marble Pavers Muttontown, NY (3)Muttontown Gunite Pool Renovation With Marble Pavers Pool Deck & Patio

Gappsi completed this gunite pool renovation in Muttontown NY located in Nassau County on Long Island. The pool was totally renovated as well as the patio. We used marble pavers selected from the Gappsi Natural Stone Collection. For the patio, we used the French pattern and two-inch thick coping for the swimming pool. Our team installed ceramic tiles under the coping in the water line of the pool. The pool plaster consists of Diamond Brite Super Blue. We also installed tile markers on the edge of the steps and then extended the pool.  We extended the pool by building a bench incorporated into the semi-round steps. Additionally, we added an eight-foot round spa on the outside of the pool spilling into the pool.

The new spa installed was part of the pool modification and upgrade project. Gappsi custom cut the copings to match the patio and veneered walls with mocha travertine four-inch veneers split face and tumbled. The spa spills over into the pool and it can also work on its own, keeping the water within the spa and heating it over 100 degrees! This is the latest gunite pool renovation completed by Gappsi with a new patio layout and installation of marble pavers.


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Freeform Gunite Swimming Pool

Freeform-Gunite-Swimming-Pool1Making the decision to build a custom freeform gunite swimming pool in your own backyard is exciting! Imagine a beautiful oasis with custom water features for relaxing and spending time with family and friends.

Gappsi specializes in gunite pool construction in Smithtown NY and surrounding areas. From initial consultation and coming up with your backyard design to completing the project in a timely manner, we promise excellent service and quality work every step of the way.

What Pool Shapes Are Available? Geometric and Freeform

A lot of thought should go into your pool shape and style. There are several factors that will play a part in determining that shape. Function is a big factor. It’s important to know what you want to be able to use the pool for and to consider all the users. Will it be a family-oriented pool that will incorporate a diving board, slide, grotto or other features your kids may enjoy? Or, maybe the pool’s primary function is to provide an oasis from the New York heat, someplace to unwind from a busy week where every feature revolves around escape and relaxation.

If that’s the case you may want to incorporate features like a shallow tanning reef, swim-up bar, or a relaxing water feature. It is easy to extend the use of your pool into the cooler months by adding a spa, fire pit, or outdoor kitchen area and incorporating it into the design.

Yard space is an important consideration when adding a pool to your property.  You may need a strategic pool design to make the most of a small or oddly shaped yard, or perhaps you have more space than you literally know what to do with. Both are scenarios that our experienced designers and pool builders at Gappsi know how to deal with.

Freeform Pools Gunitre Pool

Freeform custom pools are those taking on any shape and form. There’s no certain geometric shape such as a square or rectangle. Instead, freeform design (sometimes also referred to as a radius pool), has no set rules or shapes.  It can take on any curvilinear form.

Freeform-Gunite-Swimming-PoolWhen you start to plan out your swimming pool installation with Gappsi, you will have the option of creating a freeform design for your pool area. Unlike traditional swimming pools, which contain rigid, geometric shapes, freeform pools have an organic look and feel. Gappsi has plenty of experience with pool installation and will be able to help you plan out a freeform pool that matches beautifully with your backyard.


There are a few terrific benefits to the freeform swimming pool. When you create a freeform pool, you will be able to create a one-of-a-kind design for your backyard. Small pools are particularly suited to a freeform design because they can be crafted to look like natural water elements. You may also find that your swimming pool maintenance requirements are lower when you create a freeform design. Overall, planning a freeform pool will allow you to express your personality and sense of style.

Freeform pools are made up of soft curves. These gunite pools can be built in an infinite amount of pool shapes. Contemporary freeform pools often have natural rock or waterfall features that are designed to resemble a natural lake, lagoon, or oasis. They are usually surrounded by lush landscaping and blend seamlessly with the rest of the yard.

Gunite freeform pools can be built into almost any yard including those oddly shaped, limited space, or homes that have a sloping landscape. Our gunite pools can be built with a wide range of features that can include:

  • Beach entry or built-in steps
  • Deeper areas for diving pools
  • Built-in seating
  • Built-in tables or bar areas
  • Tanning reefs
  • Waterfalls, fountains and bubblers
  • Spas & Grottos

Freeform-Gunite-Swimming-Pool2Freeform Gunite Swimming Pool Built in East Northport NY

Gappsi designed this freeform gunite swimming pool in East Northport NY. This is a very large swimming pool with a 9-foot deep end. In the shallow area, we built a sundeck with steps across in twelve-inch deep water. We used porcelain tiles, a very close combination of colors. Our team built a natural-looking waterfall at the deep end of the pool using moss rocks.  We made the moss rocks to also double as the diving rock. In addition, the shelf to the waterfall can be used as a diving board to jump into the pool. Around the pool area, we installed Blue Limestone on the patio in a French pattern and finished the pool is white quartz.

The pool coping is 12-inch by 2-inch thick limestone selected from the Gappsi Natural Stone Collection. The customer has a very large patio which includes a Breeo Fire Pit on one side of the yard. The Breeo Fire Pit is perfect for summer night fires while enjoying the view of the pool. This is the latest Gappsi backyard project in East Northport NY.

review-from-a-customer-whiteI highly recommend Gappsi! Giuseppe designed our entire backyard and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I love the automatic cover for our pool and our synthetic turf grass. Anytime we have anyone come over, they always compliment our marble stone patio and retaining wall. Giuseppe was great to work with and would answer all of our questions so quickly – there was always an open line of communication throughout our backyard renovation. Looking forward to creating many memories in our new backyard thanks to Gappsi!


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Luxury Custom Outdoor Water Fountain

Luxury-Custom-Outdoor-Water-Fountain1Designing a luxury custom outdoor water fountain is much like creating a work of art. Outdoor fountains make a graceful statement about your home by creating a pleasing and welcoming ambiance. They enhance the landscaping style of any property. Outdoor fountains are especially beneficial serving as camouflage for traffic noise and other nuances in your surroundings. This can provide relief on those hot summer days.  At Gappsi we offer a wide variety of styles that will be sure to impress anyone who enters your yard. Whether you are interested in grand scale models or water fountains for smaller areas, we can customize many of our water fountain designs to meet your needs.

Custom Outdoor Water Fountain Benefits

Stress Relief & Relaxation – Everyone has a little stress in their life. Find some stress relief and relaxation at the end of a hard day by your fountain. With its soothing sounds of flowing water your water fountain will bring stress relief and relaxation to your environment.

Indoor & Outdoor Décor – An indoor or outdoor fountain will add instant beauty to your surroundings. Whether it is a large wall fountain, a tabletop fountain, or a garden fountain, you are decorating and showing your style.

Drowning Out Sounds – A soft flowing water sound can drown out other sounds around you.  For example: traffic, voices in the next room, and the dog that always barks at the same time every night.  The sound of flowing water will help you relax and give you a new sound to enjoy drowning out other sounds around you.

Luxury-Custom-Outdoor-Water-FountainArtistic Water Fountain Features

Many of today’s homeowners gravitate towards water features that act as a focal point of a design, like an interactive piece of modern art that makes a statement. That statement can be bold or simple, often reflecting the personality of the homeowner. Designs of this type add an element of zen to an outdoor space and can range from water walls to urn fountains and bubbling rocks.

Are you looking for an easy way to beautify your outdoor living space? An outdoor fountain adds instant beauty, and you’ll enjoy the soothing sight and sound of running water in your yard. Not only that, but your fountain will attract birds and butterflies who stop by for a bit of refreshment.

4 Things To Know About Outdoor Fountains

  1. Power Source – There are two power source options: Hardwired or Solar-Powered.  A hardwired fountain draws on an electric power source to function. In most areas, only a licensed electrician can install a hardwired outdoor fountain. Solar-powered outdoor fountains are popular because they don’t require hardwiring to your home’s electrical supply.
  2. Water Source – Most fountains are connected to a home’s water supply. There are some that can be filled using a water hose without the need for a permanent connection.
  3. Fountain Finishes – The finish of the fountain makes a big difference in the way the product looks and the care it needs.
    • Concrete and stone fountains usually don’t require as much care as other materials.
    • Stone fountains look more natural and might blend better into the surroundings.
    • Bronze and copper fountains provide a nice contrast to natural outdoor settings but may require more care than other finishes.
  4. Lighting – If you plan on spending time in your garden when it’s dark outside then outdoor fountain lighting options include:

Submersible lights: These go directly into the water. If your fountain is large enough, submersible lights offer a dramatic effect. They may be colorful or white and provide a soft effect not only on the water but also on the surrounding landscape.

External lights: External lights can be installed around the perimeter of the fountain.  Lighting options include spotlights, path lights, or even hanging lights.

Solar lights: Solar lights are exceptionally easy to install and require no electrical outlet. This is perfect for areas where a power source is not readily available.

Luxury-Custom-Outdoor-Water-Fountain2Gappsi Luxury Custom Outdoor Water Fountain with Copper Statue In A Pool

We constructed a 14′ ft wide x 18″ inches deep gunite pool, with a custom-sized pedestal.  The pedestal was shaped using gunite as the shell.  It supports and raises the brass Four Seasons statue above water level.  Gappsi’s team installed a brick veneer to cover the outside pool wall and added a custom bluestone coping on top of the fountain wall. The custom water fountain finish inside is a black diamond brite quartz.

To illuminate the fountain in the evening we installed LED lights.  This included underwater illumination of the pool and shining up to the statue as well. Pentair equipment powers the water circulation for the fountain.  The unit returns water to the top of the statue and creates a free-fall spillover on all sides.  We installed a UV light sanitation system.  This keeps the water sanitized and cuts down on the maintenance needed.  The customers are extremely happy and love pulling into their home and seeing their custom Copper Water Fountain by Gappsi!  


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Looking For Hot Tubs And Spas On Long Island?

long-island-hot-tubs-spas-indoor-outdoor-installation-2048x683Are you looking for hot tubs and spas on Long Island for your home?  Passion Spas are at the forefront of world-class spa development and production which is why Gappsi offers these spas and hot tubs.  We know that you expect quality and performance in your spa, and our experience tells us that you desire a spa that is reliable, easy to maintain, and inexpensive to operate. After all, you want your spa to enhance your lifestyle!

Passion Spas are focused on creating a spa experience that delights all of your senses:

  • the touch of therapeutic massage
  • the aroma of scented oils
  • taste of mist from the steaming water
  • sight of beautiful and flowing lines in the design
  • listening to the sound of rippling water

A Passion Spa is designed to enhance your life through an innovative and totally relaxing spa experience.

Spa Versus Hot Tub

Hot tubs and spas have become luxury items desired by many homeowners. They are in hotels and resorts all across the globe. People use them to enjoy time with friends or to spend time relaxing after a long day.

We call them spas or hot tubs interchangeably but did you know, there is a difference? They have similar functions, and at the end of the day, sitting in either with your favorite beverage is an amazing thought. But knowing the difference between a hot tub and a spa can help you make a better decision as to which one is right for your home and your daily use.

Differences Between a Spa And A Hot Tub

  1. A hot tub sits above the ground and can be made from acrylic, vinyl, or fiberglass.
  2. They are smaller than spas and generally portable.
  3. They come in fixed designs, with sitting made specifically for relaxation.
  4. Hot tubs can be plugged into your regular outlet, or if they use 220v, you may need an electrician to set up your wiring.
  5. The sole purpose of a hot tub is to relax and unwind.
  1. Spas can also be used to relax and unwind, and have some jets and seats for this purpose.
  2. They are traditionally built in-ground and can also be used for exercise and swimming.
  3. They are larger than hot tubs, with extra space for movement.
  4. The jets, while they can be relaxing, can also create resistance to be used with your exercise program.
  5. In-ground spas will need to have the ground dug up and will need water and electrical features to be installed.

Behind every Passion Spas design is a foundation of health and wellness, the result of having invested so much time, so much creativity, and so many resources into developing an impressive range of massage and therapy options. Here’s a quick breakdown of what those options look like.


  • Aqua Rolling Massage ~ The Aqua Rolling Massage uses specially designed recesses in the spa shell to push water up the back, working muscles as it goes.
  • Intense Therapy Zone ~ This massage feature provides a concentrated, penetrating massage to the lower regions of the back, and the intensity of the pressure can be adjusted and customized to meet individual needs.
  • Therapy Wave Zone ~ Available in some models, the Therapy Wave Zone is a massage that starts at the lower back and slowly works its way up to the shoulders and neck. The sensation mimics a cushioned rolling pin running up and down the back, soothing muscles along the way.
  • Waterfall Massage ~ There’s also the Waterfall Massage, a continuous stream of cascading, warm water falling gently on the neck and shoulders, relaxing the upper back and neck muscles.
  • Levitation Bed ~ In some of our spas, we offer the most innovative massage feature available in the industry: the Levitation Bed. The Levitation Bed creates a floating sensation because the body is completely enveloped in a soothing massage that can be adjusted for intensity and effect. An individual can lie either face down or face up, receiving a full head-to-toe massage.

Partial or Complete In Ground

At Gappsi our experience and expertise in designing and installing in-ground hot tubs and swim spas throughout Long Island are unmatched compared to the competition. We have the experience, knowledge, and expertise to install your hot tub either partially or completely in-ground with ease. We can make your hot tub look as if it was a completely custom-built in-ground hot tub adding to the aesthetics of your backyard paradise. The custom installation options also allow you to surround your in-ground spa with material that matches the design aesthetics of your home and yard (Brick Pavers, Stone, Wood, etc).

Our designs will give you the aesthetic appeal of a custom in-ground hot tub with the therapy, efficiency, features, and comfort of a traditional, free-standing hot tub. No other company on Long Island can match our expertise with Passion Spas.

Advantages Of The Spa

Spas are popular with people that have in-ground pools and don’t plan on moving anytime soon. Your spa can be built with a pool or custom-made. You can use the spa for entertaining, relaxing, water therapy, and exercise.

Space. Spas are larger and have more space for entertaining. They have plenty of legroom so your guests aren’t crowded. You can customize the size you want and where you want your seating to be.

Features. You can pick from a variety of different features for a spa, including bubble jets, massage jets, and underwater lights in many diverse colors. You can mix and match the additional features to create your perfect spa.

Versatile. In the built-in spa vs. hot tub debate, spas win this category easily. Spas can be designed as stand-alone pools, or as part of your existing pool. They can be created as swim spas, for relaxation, or both. It can be built in and look like a part of your property, easily, so the transitions are seamless.

Granite Pavers | Driveway | Walkway | Merrick | Long Island NY | 11566Advantages of the Hot Tub

Hot tubs are fantastic for people who tend to move frequently and want to take their hot tub with them. They can also be used for entertaining and relaxing, although swimming and exercise are not common in a hot tub. Let’s look at some of the pros and cons of a hot tub.

Cost-effective. Hot tubs generally are less expensive than spas. They don’t have the installation costs that are associated with in-ground spas and are smaller than a swim spa.

Easy to store and maintain. When not in use, you can cover a hot tub and store it away until you’re ready to use it again. Filters are easy to replace and cleaning chemicals are easy to add.

Energy efficient. One big hot tubs vs spa difference is that hot tubs are more energy efficient than spas. They are good at keeping the water warm, and they can be covered up to keep the heat in.

Passion Spas include an exclusive Synergy™ water purification system that combines exceptional filtration with the latest in water sanitation technology.  Give us a call today or stop down to our showroom to view your next spa or hot tub.


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Timelessness Of Travertine Pavers

Timelessness-Of-Travertine-Pavers-Sands-Point-NY1The timelessness of travertine pavers makes them worth it. A travertine paver pool deck offers a range of benefits. The benefits include aesthetic appeal, slip resistance, heat reflectivity, durability, and natural drainage.

Although some trends can come and go, others stay around for the long term. Despite the abundance of choices available regarding tiles, one of the most popular has always been the travertine tile.

The characteristic weathered look of this natural stone adds warmth to any space. While you may often see it featured as flooring for patios and pool surrounds.  This durable stone is the perfect material to install throughout your home’s interior and exterior. Install it as a kitchen backsplash, living room flooring, or fireplace feature.

Durable and Cost-Effective Travertine Pavers

Although many would like to work with an infinite budget, this is rarely the case. Those wanting to make a difference to their home or business can always rely on travertine regarding value for money.

Travertine is an extremely durable stone.  These pavers offer a beautifully varied natural look, with colours ranging from a light Ivory and Walnut to a rich Beige and Cream hue.  This beautiful sedimentary rock is characterized by its natural surface which is full of pits and voids.  In addition to its unique lines and patterns. It is this tumbled finish that provides a non-slip surface.  When combined with their incredible heat resistance, our quality travertine pavers become the ultimate outdoor solution.  It is both slip resistant and cool underfoot. This makes them especially popular around pools and spas.

It is important to note that the main attraction of natural stone is the unique design of each individual piece.  There are no two pieces of natural stone are identical.

Timelessness-Of-Travertine-Pavers-Sands-Point-NY2Should Travertine Pavers Be Sealed?

Travertine is known for its durability and ruggedness as a natural stone.  Even the toughest materials need TLC. Take good care of your outdoor travertine tile by sealing it every one to two years to keep it protected from damage and looking fresh.

There are three main types of sealers for travertine the type of sealer you choose really depends on the look you want to achieve:

  1. Enhancing Stone Sealers – Enhancing stone sealers penetrate into travertine and enhance the natural colors found in the stone while protecting it from staining and acid discoloration that can easily occur in this calcium-rich stone. Enhancing sealers are a great way to refresh older pavers, or bring out vibrant colors in travertine.
  2. Impregnating Sealers – Impregnating sealers are very similar to enhancing sealers, but they can deposit solid particles into the pores of stone while preventing water, dirt, and oil from penetrating the surface of your tile.  This is a great choice for hardscaping.
  3. Topical Sealers Glossy Finish – Topical Glossy Sealers give your travertine a lustrous, gleaming appearance while sealing out oil and grease that can stain and discolor porous travertine tile.  Glossy sealers also prevent the color of your tile from fading.  Protect your investment by sealing your stone regularly, and researching the best sealant for your tile.

Timelessness-Of-Travertine-Pavers-Sands-Point-NYAutomatic Swimming Pool Covers

An automatic swimming pool cover is hands down the best option to protect young children from the hazards of open water but also offers you so much more. Pools equipped with an automatic pool cover are clearer, warmer, and simply more efficient than one without. In fact, the initial cost of the cover is recouped through energy savings and chemical retention.

Whether you need an automatic pool cover installed as part of new pool construction or want to add a cover to an existing pool, our goal is to make the entire installation process as convenient as possible. Whether it’s a small, medium, or large in-ground pool, our automatic safety covers are safe, reliable, and can be adapted to fit ANY shape or size.


Walnut Travertine Backyard Patio Complete Design By Gappsi

Gappsi used walnut travertine in this residence located on Long Island in Sands Point NY. We used this color travertine throughout the entrance way starting with the front entrance stairway.  We continued with the copings, treads, pavers for the platforms, and veneers for the rises were all in walnut travertine.

Gappsi extended the columns for the light features to illuminate the backyard.  On the home, the house veneers were all split-face travertine veneers. The entrance to the backyard was also all in a travertine walnut color combination of beige browns and whites.

Timelessness-Of-Travertine-Pavers-Sands-Point-NY3The stairway to the backyard leads to the synthetic wood deck. The backyard patio sitting areas, and pavilion area were all in walnut travertine. The pavilion was custom built, finished with wood planks installed on the ceiling, and the outdoor kitchen was built in u shape with DCS appliances. The pool area is very large and includes a fireplace.

Gappsi built the gunite pool that is equipped with an automatic swimming pool cover. The landscape included a natural stone waterfall with sitting walls. This project was built by Gappsi approximately 12 years ago. Still, in great shape, we recently cleaned and sealed all the travertine with a natural clear sealer that does not enhance or change the color of the stones but prevents them from absorbing water. This is the latest Gappsi Project in Sands Point NY.


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Commercial Pizza Oven Construction Long Island NY

FGRI 110 CM Rosa Asiago Travertino Noce Morello ForniIf there’s one kitchen appliance that’s the heart of any pizzeria, it’s undoubtedly the commercial pizza oven.

Wood-fired, grilled, thin crust, thick crust, a melody of toppings and cheese  America continuously reinvents and reinterprets the pizza across the country. The Italian import is beloved by Americans and local pizzerias give the beloved staple endless regional forms and flavors.

Where Artisan intersects with Technology and Innovation. Each commercial brick pizza oven is uniquely handcrafted and built, brick by brick, resulting in the industry’s highest quality, most energy-efficient brick oven cooking solution available.

Pizza, a timeless culinary delight loved by people across the globe, continues to be a popular choice in the commercial food industry. One key element that distinguishes a great pizza is the oven in which it is baked. Commercial pizza ovens, specifically designed for high-volume production, offer a range of options to suit different businesses.

Morello Forni pizza ovens offer a wide range of options for your needs. The look and features of the oven are customizable with different colors, mosaic finishes, and add-ons.  Morello Fiorni encompasses a wide range of wood, gas, electric, static, or rotating ovens.  Their high-quality products combine ease of use, energy and fuel saving, and top baking performance.

Commercial Pizza Ovens

A commercial pizza oven is a specialized cooking appliance designed to produce high-quality pizzas quickly and efficiently. These ovens are specifically engineered to handle the demands of a busy commercial kitchen, ensuring consistent results and rapid cooking times. They come in various types, including deck ovens, conveyor ovens, and wood-fired ovens, each offering unique advantages. Commercial pizza ovens often feature advanced temperature control systems, allowing chefs to achieve the perfect balance of crispness and flavor. With their large cooking capacity and durable construction, these ovens are essential for pizzerias, restaurants, and food establishments looking to deliver delicious, piping-hot pizzas to their customers in a timely manner.

FRV100-CB Electric Rotary Oven Morello Forni Pizza OvenBrick Pizza Oven

A commercial brick pizza oven uses a traditional method to cook pizza. Brick Ovens can be fueled by wood or gas, and it generates heat inside the cooking cavity. The construction of the oven helps retain and reflect the heat, resulting in a nicely browned effect and a crispy crust. A commercial brick pizza oven takes around 45 minutes to preheat.  They can reach high temperatures, which allows the pizzas to cook in less than three minutes. The Morello Forni Pizza Ovens are available with either one cooking cavity or multiple decks.

  • Power sources: Wood, gas
  • Standard temperature range: 600-1,000 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Excels at cooking: Fresh flatbread, thin crust, and deep dish pizzas
  • Best for: Fine-dining restaurants, outdoor dining, rustic establishments, traditional pizzerias

Choose the heating system that better suits your needs:


Range FMR – Rotary Wood Oven Plus Gas Heated BedPlate

  • FMRs are rotary wood ovens, with an auxiliary gas burner heating their revolving bedplate
  • The FMRs are part of the rotating oven’s family, their motorized bedplate with variable speed and direction results in quicker and homogeneous baking.
  • Bedplate burners allow better thermal stability to the baking base, for quicker and more homogeneous baking results.
  • A metal guard separates the wood-burning area from the revolving bedplate.
  • An external metal drawer collects ashes and debris falling from cooking chamber grooves.  This helps keep the baking area clean, as well as improving wood combustion and overall hygiene.
  • Independent bedplate heating, with the temperature-based control system.
  • The huge refractory mass and extra careful thermal insulation increase the oven’s efficiency, lower operating costs and heat loss.

FGRi 110 Morello Forni Commerical Pizza OvenRange Mix – Wood Oven Plus Heated Bedplate

  • MIX ovens are mainly wood ovens, with an auxiliary bedplate gas heating (electric for MIXE), and can use only wood or wood and gas for their operation.
  • MIXs are part of the static ovens family; thanks to their enhanced thermal stability are perfect for bread or gastronomic products and slow baking with no flame.
  • An external metal drawer collects ashes and debris falling from cooking chamber grooves.  This helps in keeping the baking area clean and improves wood combustion and overall hygiene.
  • The huge refractory mass and extra careful thermal insulation increase the oven’s efficiency, and lower operating costs and heat loss.
  • Independent bedplate heating, with the temperature-based control system.

Traditional Wood Oven – Range FW 

  • FWs are part of the static ovens family.  Thanks to their enhanced thermal stability are perfect for bread or gastronomic products and slow baking with no flame.
  • Dome shape and dimensions are designed to optimize flame thermal performance.  They refract it as much as possible onto the bedplate.  This warms up the entire cooking surface with a single heat source.
  • An external metal drawer collects ashes and debris falling from cooking chamber grooves.  This helps in keeping the baking area clean and improves wood combustion and overall hygiene.
  • The huge refractory mass and extra careful thermal insulation are designed to increase the oven’s efficiency.  It also lowers operating costs and heat loss.

FMR 130 CM-V UL Morello Forni Commercial Pizza OvenRotary Wood Oven Plus Electric Heated Bedplate

  • FMR/Es are mainly wood ovens, with an auxiliary electric system heating their revolving bedplate.
  • FMR/Es are part of the rotating oven’s family, their motorized bedplate with variable speed and direction results in quicker and homogeneous baking.
  • Bedplate heating elements allow better thermal stability to the baking base, for quicker and more homogeneous baking results.
  • A metal guard separates the wood-burning area from the revolving bedplate.
  • An external metal drawer collects ashes and debris falling from cooking chamber grooves, to help keep the baking area clean, improving wood combustion and overall hygiene.
  • Independent bedplate heating, with the temperature-based control system.
  • The huge refractory mass and extra careful thermal insulation increase the oven’s efficiency, lower operating costs and heat loss.
  • Bedplate heat is redirected into the cooking chamber to increase efficiency and lower consumption.
  • In auto mode: the heating control system manages electric power, raising or lowering heat intensity according to set temperature, to enhance energy saving and ease of use.
    Patented automatic debris cleaning system around the revolving bedplate.

What Is The Best Commercial Pizza Oven?

When it comes to finding the best commercial pizza oven, there are several factors to consider. Here are some key points to help you make an informed decision:

  • Deck Oven: Known for producing authentic and traditional pizzas, deck ovens use stone or brick surfaces to cook the pizzas evenly.
  • Conveyor Oven: Ideal for high-volume operations, conveyor ovens feature a conveyor belt that moves the pizzas through the cooking chamber, ensuring consistent results.
  • Wood-Fired Oven: These ovens offer a unique flavor and texture by using wood as the heat source. They are popular for Neapolitan-style pizzas.
Tools and Materials Needed for Cleaning

To effectively clean your brick pizza oven, prepare yourself with the right tools.

  • You’ll need an oven brush and scraper to remove debris
  • Food-safe cleaning solution (baking soda and water, or water vinegar)
  • For wood-fired brick ovens, you will also need an ashtray.
  • Personal protective equipment to ensure your safety during the cleaning process.
Commercial Pizzeria Building Contractor On Long Island NY

Are you interested in building a pizzeria on Long Island?  Gappsi can provide the construction and assembling of Morello Ovens with many models and functions.  The Morello Oven Line is the best pizza oven on the market; with a heated rotating cooking floor to a combination of gas and wood hybrid, or electrically heated ovens Morello Ovens have it covered. A Morello Oven doesn’t require a very skilled operator, this is simply the hassle of having experienced pizza bakers, the oven does most of the work.


Gunite Swimming Pool Renovation


If you’ve been enjoying your pool for several years but want to update the look or add new features, then a gunite swimming pool renovation might be just what your pool needs. At Gappsi, we have a team dedicated specifically to commercial and residential pool needs.  The versatility of a Gunite pool makes it a top choice for homeowners who wish to truly “design” their own swimming pool. Gunite is a mixture of cement and sand sprayed onto contoured and supported surfaces used in the construction of in-ground swimming pools.

How do you know when your pool needs to be resurfaced? Below are the signs to look out for:

  • Your pool has stains and the walls are dirty.
  • The surface of your pool has developed bumps and is rough.
  • There are fissures and cracks along your pool walls.
  • Your pool water level continually drops.

Now there are temporary solutions such as water-proof paint along with acid washes for stains, but these are the equivalent of putting Band-Aids on the problem. It’s more cost-effective to hire a professional to replaster your pool and have it done correctly the first time.

Gunite offers the maximum strength that can currently be found in the swimming pool construction industry.  These materials allow for a more “elevated” level of custom pool design options.  Gunite is a pneumatically applied concrete mixture reinforced with steel rebar.  This is the most effective way of creating a swimming pool from concrete. Gunite is superior to alternative pool construction techniques such as vinyl liner or fiberglass pools in terms of structural strength and design options. It is also a porous concrete mixture that allows for better expansion/contraction tolerance and is less prone to cracking, shifting, translating, or sinking.

Is a gunite pool a good investment?

There are plenty of pros of gunite pools to be aware of. First, they last a long time and don’t take much time, effort, or money to maintain. That fact is the reason why lots of people see gunite pools as being a good investment is because of less future costs.  The life expectancy of a gunite pool depends on the construction.

A poorly built gunite pool certainly has the potential to crack, but a properly built pool can and should last for 100 years or more, with no risk of cracking whatsoever. We’ve been building Gunite pools for more than 30 years and our customers are very satisfied.

Gunite-Swimming-Pool-Renovation1What is the difference between replastering and resurfacing a pool?

Replastering is typically done when the existing plaster has become rough, cracked, or stained. Resurfacing, on the other hand, involves adding a new layer of material on top of the existing pool surface. This can include plaster, aggregate, or tile.  Most often gunite pools need to be resurfaced when stains are inevitable. Often, they are not anything serious, but they can build up and take away the beauty of your pool. Stains usually come from algae, leaves, debris, and chemical, and mineral outputs. If you are unable to clean the stains off then pool resurfacing will do the trick.  The best way to know if it’s time to resurface a pool is to be proactive, observing it constantly so that you’ll notice signs that it’s time to resurface. Mineral stains, gunite exposure, or plaster that’s flaking or falling off are all signs that your pool is in need of work.

Many pool owners ask: “How often do you need to replaster a pool?” on average, a pool needs to be replastered every ten years or so. However, there are several factors that could cause this maintenance to come sooner or last longer.

Can you reshape a gunite pool?

If you’re looking to change the shape of a gunite pool, a significant amount of excavation work is needed. Moreover, multiple areas would need to be excavated and then refilled for this process. In some instances, this process could be costly.

Gunite-Swimming-Pool-RenovationWhy use gunite instead of concrete?

To improve the strength and ductility of poured concrete, it is usually incorporated with wire mesh but sprayed concrete can be combined with steel fiber to increase this. Gunite and shotcrete are typically less expensive than poured concrete.  Shotcrete, “concrete”, and gunite are all basically the same product with variations in strength, inherent water-tightness, and methods of construction.

Gunite Swimming Pool Advantages

  • Gunite is cheaper than shotcrete
  • When applying Gunite you can stop and start the application without creating any weak points
  • Super high strength with low shrinkage
  • You can walk on the wet concrete without disturbing it
  • Gunite is easier to clean up than shotcrete

Gunite Swimming Pool Super Blue Diamond Bright Finish Renovation East Northport NY

This is a gunite swimming pool renovation patio restoration located in East Northport NY. Gappsi installed G045 limestone coping for the pool and Flagstone G045 pavers for the patio. The pool plaster was done with diamond bright super blue and we used porcelain tiles in the water line. All the pool plumbing was redone with new filters and a new salt generator chlorine system. This is the latest Gappsi gunite swimming pool renovation in East Northport NY. 

We specialize in professionally resurfacing commercial and residential gunite pools. From the prepping and pre-plastering to the plastering and finishing touches, we handle the whole process from start to finish.

Contact Gappsi today to set up an appointment. We’ll come out to inspect your pool and give you a free quote.


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Choosing The Right Paver And Base Material

Choosing-The-Right-Paver-And-Base-Material2Choosing the right paver and base material is important when considering your outdoor project.  Key factors are water drainage, durability, and how thick you need the subgrade material to be.  Sand is one of the most common materials used as a paver base. It’s very accessible and can be spread out to fit most projects.

Discover The Difference With Nicolock® Paving Stones

Pavers with paver-shield™ have a tight, smooth surface texture and will not expose heavy aggregate as they wear. The ultra-dense surface has more color and more protection. Nicolock has color from top to bottom throughout the paver ensuring a lifetime of beauty. Iron oxide pigments are guaranteed not to fade!

Brilliant color can always be found in Nicolock pavers with paver-shield™. Rich vibrant colors are the hallmark of everything they make. With Nicolock’s paver-shield technology, colors stay rich and vibrant. When choosing Nicolock, you are getting pavers with color from top to bottom. The pavers will not expose heavy aggregate as they wear. The ultra-dense surface has more color and more protection, ensuring a lifetime of beauty.

Cherry Valley Country Club Nicolock Pavers With Twin Eagle Outdoor Kitchen Appliances

Gappsi updated the outside areas at Cherry Valley Country Club located in Garden City NY.  We installed Nicolock Graphite Pearl Stone Ridge XL and Stone Ridge Regular.  Both pavers were used to pave the walkways, entranceway, and patio at the country club.  Gappsii’s team removed the old Hanover Paving Stone patio and added a new base of recycled concrete.  New Nicolock pavers were installed over one inch of fine sand. New pavilions and outdoor Twin Eagles kitchens with all new appliances were installed in the outdoor kitchen.

Choosing-The-Right-Paver-And-Base-Material3TYPES OF PAVER BASE MATERIALS

Your base will determine whether your pavers remain smooth and level or grow uneven over time. Qualities of a suitable base material include:

  • Proper water drainage allowance
  • Durability to support weight and endure time
  • Appropriate thickness for your subgrade material

Here are some things to know about the most common paver bases and their properties.

SAND BASE: Sand paver bases are one of the most popular options due to sand’s spreadability. However, sand is not an ideal base on its own. Over time, sand shifts and can create an uneven foundation. If your foundation is anything but level, your pavers will show it.  Sand is often used in conjunction with crushed stone for increased durability. Because sand comes in different fineness and coarseness, all types may not be suited for a paver base. Concrete sand, also known as bedding sand, is coarse and doesn’t trap excess moisture beneath the paver surface. This allows pavers to drain after heavy rain in addition they maintain their structural integrity.

STONE DUST:  Stone dust is a powdery mixture of finely ground stones that has a sand-like texture. Though it can be a helpful base ingredient when mixed with other materials, most professionals recommend that you never use stone dust on its own as a base.  Stone dust and finely ground stone or “screening” fall into a material category that has excessive amounts of dust particles.  This traps large quantities of water that prevent the base layer from adequately draining.   Did you know that water storage compromises a base’s ability to bear and distribute loads? To keep your pavers safe and prevent them from shifting, opt for a base material with a little more durability.



RECYCLED CONCRETE AGGREGATE:  Recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) is a crushed stone alternative with environmental benefits. Crushed stone is broken into pieces and sold. RCA is made by breaking down existing concrete into gravel. Though RCA functions similarly to crushed stone in a paver base, it is impossible to know the different rock mixtures it contains. This unpredictability may make RCA a less reliable base choice when compared to crushed stone.

CRUSHED STONE:  A crushed stone paver base is made of small stone pieces that have been broken and screened for uniformity. The most common rock types of crushed stone are – limestone, dolomite, and granite. Stone aggregate comes in a variety of sizes, but most experts recommend 3/4-inch gravel for paver bases.  Crushed stone makes a solid paver base because it allows water drainage and is easy to work with. Like sand, crushed stone comes in several varieties. The best aggregate for paver bases is a dense grade aggregate.

COMPACTED SOIL: Soil base compacted soil typically serves as the subgrade level underneath pavers. While you could technically lay your pavers directly into compacted dirt, this can cause issues, such as:

  • Poor drainage
  • Initial unevenness
  • Weather warping

Many of our clients ask us what is the difference between pavers and natural stone.  Unlike concrete, the colors of natural stones are not pigmented, which only adds to their beauty. They’re also not made from mixtures of composite aggregate like concrete pavers, so they can preserve their beauty as they age, mature, and fade.

Top 4 Benefits Of Natural Stone Pavers Vs Concrete Pavers

1. Timeless Elegance – Natural stone pavers come in varying types, from light beige sandstone if you want to get that tropical vibe to dark ebony granite for achieving a majestic feel to your patio.

2. Low Maintenance – Natural Stone pavers don’t usually develop cracks. If for some reason they do, they are easy to repair and replace. Simply remove the paver with cracks and replace it. That’s it! Plus, they also have smaller joints. That means their sand joints are less likely to encounter seed germination. And the best thing about natural stones? They’re effortless to clean!

3. Ages Beautifully – There is no doubt that stones look even better as they age and have a very long lifespan. Unlike concrete, the colors of natural stones are not pigmented, which only adds to their beauty.  And they will look as beautiful as the day of their installation even after hundreds of years.

4. Investment – Utilizing natural stones on your landscape will add more value to your home. It’s an investment that will pay for itself in the long run. They are also regarded as materials with high value and quality. Traits like prominence, elegance, and sophistication are connected to them as well.


Concrete Pavers And Natural Stone Pavers Installation

Concrete pavers and natural stone pavers both require a fair amount of preparation and skilled labor.  When properly installed and maintained, natural stone pavers will stand the test of time and look great. It’s one of the reasons why people are so attracted to natural stone. However, if natural stone isn’t installed properly, the paving stones can shift over time and even crack prematurely under extreme circumstances. This is especially common if natural stone is set into concrete; poured concrete slabs are notoriously susceptible to cracking caused by fluctuations in the ground underneath. This kind of damage can be extremely expensive to fix.

Concrete pavers also offer outstanding longevity; they can last for many decades even with heavy traffic and wear. One benefit of concrete pavers over natural stone pavers is that it is much more affordable to repair a cracked concrete paver and it’s also very easy to re-level a dislodged concrete paver that isn’t grouted.

Whatever your dreaming of natural paving stones or concrete pavers for your next hardscaping project but wishing there was a more affordable option? Gappsi can meet your paver patio needs.

So, if you’re looking for elegant handcrafted pavers and excellent service, contact us to request a quote today.


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