Chessboards Life-Size Designers in Nassau and Suffolk County

Chessboards Life-Size Designers
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The game of chess isn’t loved all over the world for nothing. The checkered board has a charm of its own. Only a true chess lover would know how fulfilling it is to match wits over it. If you’re also someone who wouldn’t think twice before devoting an entire day to the game, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. It’s possible to have a life-size chessboard right on your lawn or backyard. Yes, you read it right. Our designers at Gappsi are not only well-versed in your needs, but they will also leave you amazed with the results.

What Is the Origin of Giant Chess?

Chess was originally a 4-player game that people played with dice. The initial name was “shaturanga.” However, the game no longer has a gambling element now as it used to have due to the dice. Ever since the game’s introduction to Western Europe, people began meddling with the shape and style of the pieces, and the tinkering continues to this day.

Previously, people would opt for marble, wood, and stone to create large chess sets. It wasn’t until the 20th century that a German manufacturer finally mass-produced it in a giant form using plastic pieces. Over the course of years, different companies have tried coming up with different versions of the game. However, the original concept remains intact in the game.

Benefits of Playing Chess

It Improves Your Memory

It isn’t unknown that chess significantly improves your memory. It’s only justified since there are so many combinations one needs to memorize to get the potential outcomes. Now imagine taking the experience up a notch and getting your own life-size chessboard right outside your house in Nassau and Suffolk County, Long Island, NY.

Not only will the chessboard be life size but your motivation to get through the game will also be life-size. All in all, your auditory memory can improve significantly if the game is a regular part of your routine. After all, memorizing complicated chess combinations in itself is a challenging task.

It Enhances Your Problem-Solving Skills

Playing chess can also have a significant impact on your problem-solving skills. Since the game requires a great deal of patience and planning, it is bound to have an impact on your mind in the long run. The benefits don’t end here.

Our chessboard life-size designers at Gappsi will make sure to create a life-size board that entices children as much as it entices adults. From building relationships and social skills to enhancing thinking skills, playing chess is associated with several cognitive benefits.

Playing It Can Put You In a Flow Zone

Chess is the kind of activity that gets you involved for a long time. When you enter the stage of “flow,” it’s impossible to be aware of what’s happening in your surroundings.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re in a quiet room or on your lawn playing on the life-size board; your brain is bound to act the same way. This is because your theta brain waves become extremely heightened when you’re completely involved in the game.

Our contractors recognize how important the game might be for you if you’ve chosen to get a life-size board for it. Hence, at Gappsi, we take precision seriously when designing for you the board of your dreams.

It Stirs the Development of Empathy

It’s important to focus on the board from two different perspectives. Hence, having a life-size board will make the task easier. Determining what your opponent is up to can help you come up with your next strategy effectively.

Since playing the game is about placing yourself in your opponent’s shoes, it is bound to stir empathy in you. You begin to see how others see the world and relate to their perspective. Similarly, you also begin to see how another person’s choices can affect yours.

Chessboards-Life-SizeChessboards Life-Size Designers: Why Hire Them

Take the experience of playing the game up a notch by having your very own life-size chessboard right in the boundaries of your house. The element of creativity it adds to your home’s exterior is absolutely unmatched.

Furthermore, at Gappsi, we understand how important precision is in the game. One wrong move could turn everything around in or against your favor. For this reason, our installer makes sure to take your lawn or backyard’s dimensions into account. You do not want the entire space to be consumed by a life-size game, and we recognize that.

At the same time, maintaining the board and protecting it from harmful environmental elements is also imperative. From our suppliers and contractors to installers, every member of the team ensures that your life-size board is created using durable material.

Nonetheless, a “larger than life” chess board will bring a brand new dimension to your garden. This eye-catching addition will surely be the crowd pleaser. Hiring our chessboards life-size designers will help you bring your vision to life. Imagine organizing garden parties and having tournaments in the presence of it.

Dimensions and Material

Depending on the dimensions of your lawn or backyard, our team will determine the right size of your giant chess and draught pieces. The draught pieces are usually made using a strong PVC material that isn’t only waterproof but also UV-protected. No matter what time of the day it is, your chessboard’s quality will remain intact as long as you maintain it and get frequent inspections done from time to time.

Contact Our Expert Designers in Nassau and Suffolk County Today!

The experts at Gappsi are available to help you throughout the course of construction. From determining the right dimensions to ensuring the quality of materials, our team will leave no stone unturned in providing you with exactly what you want. Our contractors will match your needs with the perfect team at hand and ensure that the process is as seamless as possible. Furthermore, our installer will take your suggestions into account before installing the chessboard on your lawn or backyard.

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Marble Coping For Vinyl Pools & Spas

Marble-Coping-For Vinyl-Pools-&-Spas2Vinyl Liner Pool Installation

Marble Coping For Vinyl Pools & Spas is a popular type of pool and spa surface. Vinyl Pools are custom-made to fit your specific pool area.  Because they are pre-fabricated and installed relatively quickly, vinyl liner pools are usually less expensive to build and renovate than in-ground gunite pools with cement finishes. A typical vinyl liner replacement may take only a few hours with an experienced crew (not including water fill time), as opposed to days or weeks for a renovation and re-plaster.

Vinyl Liner Strengths And Weaknesses

  • Strengths

Liners are widely available, more affordable to install and replace, and can be installed quickly. They have benefits especially in colder climates, due to the lack of winter issues like calcite crystals. Even if a vinyl liner is damaged and faded during the winter, its surface is still smooth and therefore not abrasive to swimmers’ feet. Another benefit is that patterns and colors do not drive the price of a liner. You can choose from many patterns and colors without large differences in cost, unlike cementitious surfaces which can vary widely in price.

  • Weaknesses

Many would argue the biggest weakness of vinyl liner pools is their lack of customization. Concrete pools can be just about any shape and size, whereas liners are more limited in their shape and size. That all being said, technology continues to advance and we have been seeing more complex liner pools out there. Also, while you can get a plethora of patterns and colors, vinyl liners almost all are similar in feel and appearance…unlike a concrete pool which can have many textures and vibrant colors.

Marble-Coping-For Vinyl-Pools-&-Spas2Marble Pavers

A metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Marble can have beautiful pattern movement within the stone and comes in a wide variety of colors from white to salmon to gray, blue, green, and black.

Regardless of your chosen pool design, deciding which natural stone pavers to use for your pool surrounding will make a very powerful statement about your taste, status, and success. Some factors to consider include appearance, durability, non-slip finish, environmental factors like weather conditions, and finally, sealant.

Marble-Coping-For Vinyl-Pools-&-SpasRaised Spa

A Raised Spa that is elevated above the pool surface. A raised spa can add a dramatic focal point to a poolscape. A raised spa can double as a water feature if it is designed to permit spa water to cascade into the pool. Depending on the type of installation, the spa may or may not share the main pool’s circulating equipment. Raised perimeter-overflow spas overflow on all sides, creating a unique gravity-defying effect.

Outdoor Kitchen Cooking Island with Delta Appliances

Delta Heat products are engineered, designed, and manufactured by industry-leading premium grill and outdoor kitchen equipment experts. Delta Heat products are a true culmination of past experiences, refined and perfected to ensure exceptional design, construction, and performance.

  • How Much Does an Outdoor Kitchen Cost?

An outdoor kitchen will add value to any home, and increase the enjoyment for your family and guests.  The cost will depend on factors, such as appliances chosen, materials, and size. It is important to also consider if the project requires electrical, plumbing, gas, or ventilation.  Outdoor kitchens have risen in popularity partly due to their functionality. It is the perfect additional livable space in the home where you can cook, eat, entertain and relax.

Many times, homeowners hire a contractor to build their outdoor kitchen, because they offered the lowest price. But the lowest price isn’t always the best way to go. It is not necessary to break the bank, but it is important that whomever you choose to work on your home, knows what they are doing, and is willing to stand by their work.

Marble-Coping-For Vinyl-Pools-&-Spas3Gappsi designed and installed this gorgeous backyard setting in Medford Suffolk County NY.  The design of the backyard started with the installation of the 20 x 40 vinyl liner swimming pool with concrete walls. The pool was designed to incorporate a raised spa that spills into the pool. The 8 x 8 raised spa is veneered with Silver Travertine and Coping G038 24×24 marble pavers.

The entire patio was paved with G043 marble pavers selected from the Gappsi stone collection. The Gappsi Stone Collection offers beautiful color variations of beige, browns, and whites. In addition, a sundeck with two fountain bubblers was installed so they can be enjoyed while in the pool.    

Outdoor Living By Gappsi

Included in the project surrounding the vinyl-lined pool Gappsi installed a very large patio.  The outdoor living space featured an L-shaped cooking island using all Delta appliances including a gas burner grill, storage cabinets, a gas burner, sink, and a Summit Refrigerator.  The home also featured a raised Azek Deck with steel cable railings to allow NOT BLOCK the view of the backyard pool area when sitting on the deck. The Cento wood-burning firepit was designed to include a stainless steel insert. 

Our customers are so happy with the finished design of their new outdoor backyard oasis. This is a great example and design idea brought to you by the design team at Gappsi. 

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Nicolock Pavers For Patios And Pools

Nicolock Pavers For Patios And PoolsHomeowners on Long Island, New York are constantly looking for ways to boost both home value and curb appeal with Nicolock pavers for patios and pools.  Increasing curb appeal can boost home value. It’s a self-perpetuating circle of home value.

Nicolock Pavers Add Value & Curb Appeal to Suffolk & Nassau County Long Island Homes

Did you know that Nicolock pavers are manufactured in 1,000 different combinations of colors and textures? You can create a custom look to fit your style and your vision; by simply adding hardscaping elements to your backyard.  Some hardscape ideas to add are patios, walkways, and retaining walls to your backyard you add a touch of class to your living space.  Your outdoor space increases the home’s curb appeal too. Nicolock paving stones have great slip resistance with a “smooth as silk” appearance. They are ideal for patios, walkways, pool decks, and driveways. All Nicolock pavers use Nicolock’s patented Paver-Shield technology. The paver blocks have color throughout the entire block, giving them a richer more vibrant color that will not fade over time, and they provide superior protection against all outdoor elements.   Superior quality and protection make these paving blocks great for patios, driveways, poolside areas, and walkways.

Benefits vs Disadvantages of Pavers?

Nicolock is a 100% U.S.-owned and operated company specializing in the production of patio pavers and other hardscaping products. Nicolock manufactures a complete line of interlocking concrete paving stones, architectural paving slabs, precast concrete products, and segmental retaining wall systems.

Benefits of Paving Stones

  • Affordable: Nicolock paving slabs are beautiful and very cost-effective options. They are an affordable way to increase the aesthetic value and functionality of your home.
  • Curb Appeal: Nicolock paver patios are incredibly attractive and Nicolock’s patented manufacturing technology – Paver-Shield™ – ensures that your pavers will look great for a long, long time
  • Home Value: With an average return on investment (ROI) over 80%, according to Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value report, a new patio is an excellent way to boost your home value.
  • Durability: Because the rich, vibrant color is throughout the full thickness of the paver, it will not fade over time.
    Green: Nicolock manufactures several variations of eco-friendly permeable paving products.
  • Warranty: All Nicolock products come with a limited lifetime warranty.

Nicolock-Pavers-For-Patios-And-Pools2Disadvantages of Paving Stones

  • Moss will grow in between pavers: Just like weeds, moss growth in between pavers is a common problem. Moss likes to grow in wet, shady areas. If moss gets out of hand it can be a big pain.  It is important to note that it is not only unsightly, but it can be very slippery when wet.
  • Weeds will grow in between pavers: In between each of the pavers is a layer of sand that acts as a grout line. Over time, sand washes out and requires to be refilled periodically to maintain proper spacing. Homeowners can either do this on their own or hire a contractor to do it for them.  It is important to note that if restoring the sand is neglected, chances increase that weeds will grow in between each paver.
  • Pavers will wobble: Pavers always need a strong base, and many contractors who do not specialize in installing pavers fail to provide the strong base pavers need. Some contractors lay a scarce amount of sand under the pavers which can cause the pavers to sink.

Cleaning-and-Sealing-Paving-Stones1Long Island NY Stone Patios Driveways Cleaning Sealing Experts!

We are often asked, “Do I need to seal my pavers?” The short answer is YES!!! Cleaning and Sealing is an important maintenance tools to keep paver patios, walkways, driveways, and pool decks looking as beautiful as the day they were installed.

However, “too much of a good thing” can come into play.  You should be wary of over-applying paver sealer by reapplying too often, which could create a haze. Below are a few of the most popular questions we have received.  To read the entire list of questions check out the Cleaning and Sealing page:

Is it necessary to Seal Pavers?

Gappsi recommends sealing concrete pavers and cleaning regularly. Although paving stones use the highest quality cement, cement is a corrosive material.  Cement wears under natural elements such as rain and snow. The sun, rain, and cold can easily wear the surface of pavers, and a good sealing job with the right sealing product, applied by a professional technician of sealing, will create a layer of protection over the paving stones making them water-repellent and weatherproof. This will protect the concrete surface from corrosion. A good sealer penetrates the paver surface and stays there for many years, even when the look of the sealer goes away the color and texture of the pavers will stay new.

Do you need to pressure wash pavers before sealing them?

Gappsi recommends pressure washing pavers before sealing the surface and the surface should be free of debris. It is very important the surface is cleaned first.  Once the sealant is on the pavers any stains or materials that get trapped under the sealer will not be able to be cleaned after it’s sealed.

 

Pressure washing pavers is just as important as sealing them. Using the wrong pressure washing tools could also hurt the pavers. A pressure washer with the wrong nozzle could mark or wear the pavers. The best-recommended tool is a high-volume, low-pressure, hot water-pressure washer. The hot water cleans the pavers and prepares the surface for the best result sealing job.

Read more questions on our Cleaning and Sealing Paving Stones page

Gappsi completed a backyard renovation in Smithtown NY. We installed Nicolock Pavers around a Vinyl Pool. Gappsi reinstalled a new liner and new equipment for the swimming pool.  In addition, we designed and built new stairs across the l shape shallow area of the swimming pool. Charcoal Nicolock 12×8 bullnose was chosen for around the pool.  The patio was paved with Granite City Stone Ridge. Several raised patio areas were created near the backyard sliding doors to add dimensional depth to the backyard scape.

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Travertine Patio Pavers & Pool Coping in Nassau & Suffolk Counties


Travertine patio pavers and pool designs are one of the best choices a property owner can make for their backyard. Travertine pavers offer multiple undeniable benefits, making them ideal for backyard patios, fire pits, pool decks, stairs, decorative walls, and more. These natural stone pavers will enhance the beauty of your property’s landscape.

If you’re confused about whether you should choose Travertine pavers for your patios and pool copings or not, read the following benefits of constructing travertine patios and pool copings:

Benefits of Travertine Patios & Pool Copings

Here are some benefits of installing travertine patios and pool copings in Nassau & Suffolk Counties:

Durability

Travertine is an exceptionally durable material that can withstand extreme temperatures. Using this material for pool coping and patios will work in your favor as it can withstand foot traffic. It’s why travertine is often used in areas with heavy foot traffic, such as patios, walkways, and even driveways.

Water Absorption

A pool coping is right on the edge of the pool. It is the first thing your feet touch when you emerge from the swimming pool. Since your pool coping comes into direct contact with water, you need it to be water-absorbent. Concrete pavers do not offer water absorbency, leading them to crack and get damaged over time. On the other hand, travertine is the ideal choice because it can absorb water more efficiently. Hence, using it for your pool coping and patio will help them last a long time.

Eco-Friendliness

Travertine is an eco-friendly stone as it undergoes an environmentally-friendly manufacturing process compared to marble. So, travertine is the way to go if you want to adopt sustainable life choices and home improvement projects for your backyard. Furthermore, this natural stone is exceptionally low-maintenance. It stays intact significantly longer than concrete, making it a cost-effective and sustainable choice.

Long-Lasting & Non-Fading

Since travertine patio pavers are durable, they last a long time. These stone pavers are fade-resistant and keep mold and mildew at bay. They can withstand continued exposure to sunlight without losing color for a long time.

Aesthetic Appeal & Curb Value

Lastly, travertine has an undeniable pull that adds to its aesthetic appeal. It has charming and distinctive limestone swirls that add to its beauty. Travertine tiles have a layered, mottled texture and distinct look. Since travertine patio pavers and pool copings are visually pleasing, they can add to your property’s curb appeal. When you sell your property, prospective buyers might be willing to pay more for the luxurious travertine patio and pool construction.

Cool to the Touch

When you get out of your pool, the last thing you want is to step on a sweltering surface. Travertine pavers in Nassau & Suffolk Counties are also ideal for pool copings. Travertine is cool to the touch, enabling you to walk barefoot on these surfaces.

Slip-Resistant

Adding travertine pool tiles and patio pavers to your yard will enhance your safety by preventing accidental falls. Travertine is a slip-resistant material due to its naturally rough surface. It’s an excellent choice for pool copings and decks since you have to step on them with wet feet, which increases the likelihood of slip and fall accidents.

No Efflorescence

Efflorescence is a powdery white substance commonly observed on concrete surfaces. You need to clean the surface to remove it thoroughly. Travertine pavers do not have efflorescence. It’s a popular choice for people who want a hassle-free patio and backyard that does not require much cleaning. Travertine is easy to clean and retains its look for a long time.

Maintain Your Travertine Patio Pavers & Pool Coping

Even though travertine patio pavers or tiles are water-resistant, they can gradually accumulate stains. Furthermore, since your pool coping is close to loose soil and the water from the pool, it can collect dirt and stubborn stains that settle into its natural pores. You can prevent this by sealing these pavers and copings every three to five years. It will help ensure your patio and coping do not suffer from preventable damage.

Cleaning & Sealing Travertine Patio Pavers

Gappsi also provides its clients with immaculate patio paver cleaning and sealing services. We can clean, seal, and restore your old patios with our state-of-the-art machinery and expertise that spans decades. We steam-clean the surface and then apply top-quality polymeric sand to it. Then, our experts use industry-grade vibrating equipment to settle the sand into the deck.

We also use a mechanical plate compactor and apply a top-tier Polyurethane sealer to seal the patio so that it looks as good as new. Moreover, sealing provides your patio with a polished and chic look that keeps the travertine pavers from looking rough and unappealing. After proper cleaning and sealing, the shine can enhance your property’s curb appeal. It also protects your paved patio from water damage, unsightly cracks, weeds, mildew, algae, and continued sunlight exposure. The sealant also draws out the color of the travertine patio pavers.

Why Choose Gappsi for Travertine Patio Pavers & Pool Coping Construction

Gappsi has decades of experience as a leading masonry designer and installation company on Long Island. Our travertine pavers in Nassau & Suffolk Counties are second to one. We use high-quality materials for our pavers and pool coping construction. Gappsi has a vast collection of natural stone pavers that will look exceptional with your existing design. We can customize your patio based on your vision with our exquisite natural stone paver collection.

Moreover, our experts offer a detailed initial consultation, complete 3D designs of the layout, stamped architectural and engineering designs, and more. Rest assured, we will handle the project for you and ensure the result exceeds your expectations. Lastly, we can clean and seal your pavers and copings so that they appear new after years of use.

So, if you wish to get travertine patio pavers and pool copings, contact Gappsi today!

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Basketball Court Contractors Suffolk County NY

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Are you looking for a Basketball Court Contractors Suffolk County NY?  Gappsi offers a variety of Sports Game Courts to make the perfect addition to your school, business, club, or organization! Choose from a full-basketball court, half-court, or just the key;  we have the court to perfectly match your space.

Commercial Basketball Court Design Suffolk County NY

Designing a commercial basketball court can be intimidating if you don’t know where to start or how to balance the varying needs of your organization; that is why you call Gappsi. Our team members will go through all options with you:

  • sports foundation engineering
  • size
  • the shape of the court
  • the type of performance surface
  • the size of the basketball backboard goal
  • game line striping.

You may think that striping is pretty straightforward, but maybe you want an NBA-size key instead of a collegiate. Your 3-point line could also be for high school, college, or even the NBA.  Gappsi is ready to help you figure out exactly what custom options fit your group best!

Outdoor Basketball Court Paving and Installation

Our outdoor basketball sports game courts are installed by experienced basketball court contractors Suffolk County NY and pavers. Gappsi installs both custom and standard basketball courts.  In addition, Gappsi can install full and half courts for residential and commercial locations. Some of our clients include parks, schools, recreation centers, and apartment and condominium complexes. Our basketball court contract services include:

  • Excavation and Outdoor Basketball Court Base Installation
  • Asphalt Installation and Paving of the Basketball Court
  • Basketball Court Fencing, Poles, and Basketball Hoop Installation
  • Line Striping the Basketball Court
  • Half Court and Full Court – Standard & Custom
  • Residential and Commercial – Recreational

Gappsi offers complete services from design to installation of basketball sports game courts. Asphalt basketball sports game courts are very comfortable and they are safe to play on. The texture of asphalt makes it anti-slip in dry or wet weather; it is perfect for playing in all types of weather. If you are looking for an asphalt basketball court company near you, Gappsi personnel are well educated and knowledgeable about constructing asphalt sport courts.

The most common courts built using asphalt are basketball, tennis, pickleball, and volleyball sports game courts.

Does Asphalt Require Maintenance?

Asphalt flooring is used for commercial and municipal locations, but also for residential and private backyards.  One of the great features of asphalt is that it does not require maintenance.

When asphalt is first installed it is black in color, then with time it weathers into a grayish color. The ground can be sealed, or it can also be painted with special asphalt paint in your desired colors, and striped to outline the court regulation lines. When a court is painted, the texture can become smoother causing it to get a little slippery. It is recommended that a slip-resistant product is mixed in with the paint before it is applied to the asphalt sports game court. Gappsi, your professional asphalt basketball court company, can create the court of your dreams at a great price, value, and top-quality construction.

Basketball-Court-Contractors-Suffolk-County-NY1How Are Basketball Courts Paved?

  • We use sports court paving best practices for basketball court construction and installation.
  • Grading: Grading is done to ensure your basketball court is on a level surface.
  • Grading: The surface will be graded to ensure the basketball court is level.
  • Draining and Drying: Draining and drying prevent moisture intrusion in the base/foundational areas supporting the basketball court.
  • Laying Aggregate: We lay aggregate to stabilize the soft ground underneath the basketball court.
  • Paving Court Layers: The size and depth of layers vary according to the dimensions of your basketball court. Layers usually include crushed stone, subbase, binder, top mix, and more aggregate. There’s some variation according to the type and condition of the ground itself. Our paving teams will determine the right combination of each component for smoothness, stability, and structural strength.
  • Our team will level and pave the ground first.  The second step then is to apply the color system and striping; usually, a multiple-coat acrylic court flooring is applied. This flooring has all the necessary markings to orient players for a game so each game can go off without a hitch.

We can measure and pave basketball courts according to regulation dimensions so everyone can have fun as well as play by the rules of their favorite game. As with all our paving services, Gappsi installs basketball sports game courts according to the highest standards and required codes for construction and paving. You can choose Gappsi with peace of mind.

Basketball Sport Game COurts Paving: Industries Served

Commercial and Industrial Facilities ready for new basketball courts can trust Gappsi, including:

  1. Condominium and Apartment Complexes
  2. Subdivisions
  3. Corporate Headquarters
  4. Schools
  5. Churches and Places of Worship
  6. Parks

Basketball-Court-Contractors-Suffolk-County-NY2The above picture is an installed basketball court in the Tara Condominiums in Commack Suffolk County NY. Gappsi installed two Pro Dunk Basketball hoops with adjustable regulation sizes. The sports court perimeter used a 6×9 Granite City Nicolock Paver border and then our team paved the asphalt court.  Our team striped the court with white lines and then the keys with blue paint. In addition, on one side we striped a shuffleboard court with yellow lines.

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Gappsi is a complete backyard designer from landscaping, masonry, gunite, and vinyl swimming pools, home remodeling, construction, synthetic turf, sports game courts, putting greens, basketball courts, bocce courts, and dog run playgrounds. Gappsi knowledgeable and experienced personnel can help you create the yard of your dream.

Choose Gappsi and Let Us Design Your Sports Game Courts Today!

Gappsi offers architectural design and engineering drawings along with expediting the permit process. We provide the following Sports Game Courts installation services: basketball, bocce ball, tennis, shuffleboard, volleyball, badminton, soccer field, and horseshoe. There are many types of bases and finishes for the court floors, including synthetic turf, Matflex tiles, and asphalt or concrete. Gappsi offers pet courts for your furry friends all built with high-quality American-made synthetic grass and safe chain link fences. A dog run is a perfect place for your dog to exercise and be safe outdoors. View our high-quality products in our showroom.  We display unique products for all sports game courts.

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Concrete Wall Vinyl Liner Pool In Centereach NY

Concrete Wall Vinyl Liner Pool In Centereach NY

Gappsi designed a 20 x 40 Concrete Wall Vinyl Liner Pool located in Centereach NY.  The concrete walls are naturally of cement, but the floor is dirt.  Added in a thin layer of vermiculite over it and a thin layer of foam separating the liner from the wall of cement.

Vinyl Lined Concrete Wall Pools are very strong and offer a wide amount of shapes.  Vinyl liners offer a wide selection of colors and patterns to choose from. After many years of use, vinyl liners can be replaced when they wear out or when you are ready for a new look.

So what is a Concrete Wall Vinyl Liner Pool?

The process for constructing a Concrete Wall Vinyl Liner pool is unique and requires a more sophisticated pool builder to do it right. Once the excavation of your swimming pool is completed, Gappsi assembles forms that make up the shape of your pool. The area inside these forms is lined with steel rebar and then filled with concrete. When the concrete hardens the forms are removed and what’s left is the strongest and most durable vinyl liner pool construction available today. The best part about every Gappsi Concrete Wall Vinyl Liner pool is that all the walls, steps, sun decks, and benches are made from concrete. All of the benefits of owning a Concrete Wall Vinyl Liner pool are seen throughout the entire pool structure.

Gappsi does not use the industry standard white plastic steps with any Concrete Wall Vinyl Liner pool we build, you receive the unique look of vinyl-covered steps, sun decks, and benches.

The patio surrounding the Concrete Vinyl Liner Pool consists of G044 Limestone selected from the Gappsi Stone Collection. A two-inch thick coping for the pool and a french pattern for the patio was used. To add to the outdoor of the home and to help enjoy those warm summer nights Gappsi built a sitting wall for the firepit area perfect for roasting marshmallows while catching fireflies!

Basketball Sports Game Courts

Gappsi also built a 60×40 basketball sports game courts in the backyard.  We are Long Island’s Basketball Sports Game Courts Installation Expert serving Nassau and Suffolk County NY. Our Sports Game Courts come in various base and surface materials including bluestone dust, synthetic turf, clay, snap-sports, and our own exclusive crushed marble dust. Gappsi can satisfy any application criteria or professional specifications for recreational activity a customer has.  This basketball sports game court offers an adjustable sports net in the center and this allows the court to be used for more than just basketball.  

Sports Game Courts Tiles – Polypropylene Floors

Polypropylene tiles are what Gappi uses to create the Sports Game Courts.  The home in Centereach used one stripe with white and two-tone tiles. The gray for the field and black for the border and the keys. We also striped two shuffleboards one on each side of the court.

Our Sports Game Court’s are an excellent multi-sport athletic surface, appropriate for a wide variety of backyard and recreational activities. Newly designed for excellent traction and low abrasion, Gappsi provides outstanding performance at an economical price and delivers years of durable, safe play.

We offer a wide variety of leading indoor and outdoor multi-purpose and basketball performance surfacing products. Our products earned the top ratings in all categories for ball bounce, force reduction, low abrasion, high traction, and slip resistance.  Gappsi Sports Game Courts surfaces are great for basketball, tennis, pickleball, badminton, volleyball, futsal, soccer, and roller hockey.

When you provide a safe place for your kids to play sports at home, you no longer have to worry about their safety.  Safety is important at the local park, either from strangers or the unforgiving concrete surfaces. Gappsi Sports Game Courts backyard basketball court removes all those concerns!  A sports court also provides a convenient spot for your kids to engage in regular, daily practice if they decide to play sports for their local basketball team or club.

Synthetic Grass Turf

In the surrounding area of the pool patio and the basketball court, Gappsi installed synthetic grass turf.  Synthetic grass manufacturers have been designing better artificial turf.  As modern technology has allowed plastic grass to be made more realistic. Fake grass might sound not as natural, but wait til you consider the benefits that synthetic grass turf.  It gives to the environment you might come to realize something different.  Artificial grass is better than natural grass.  Consider the maintenance of running lawn movers through your backyard and running water to keep it green.

Synthetic grass cost is based on the size of the job and also the degree of difficulty for the synthetic turf installation. The turf is used for putting greens, dog runs, or hills where the real grass would not grow. Synthetic grass turf putting greens and artificial lawns are becoming more popular because of the little maintenance they offer.  In areas such as the Southwest where the weather is very hot and water is scarce Synthetic grass lawns are very popular and more accepted. Many high-rise rooftops use fake grass turf and also small residential backyards have adopted this revolutionary product.

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Our showroom display also includes the most beautiful as well as unique imported natural stones for patios, walkways, and driveways.

We provide our services in the following areas of Nassau and Suffolk County. Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon, Huntington, Islip, and Smithtown. Brookhaven, Southampton, Riverhead, East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury. Mill Neck, Nissequogue, Lloyd Harbor, Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor, and East Norwich
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Travertine Patios And Pools On Long Island

Travertine Patios And Pools On Long Island

Travertine Patios And Pools On Long IslandGappsi designed and completed the landscaping and Travertine Patios And Pools On Long Island recently in a home located in Yaphank, NY.  Gappsi installed a freeform vinyl pool with a gunite spa spilling into the pool. Three structures were built including a gazebo, a pavilion, and a pergola; since the property is surrounded by woods populated by deer we decided to screen the gazebo for bugs also.

Backyard Gunite Spa with G035 Travertine Pavers

The home’s backyard was built on two levels so Gappsi utilized natural stone borders to retain the hearth and create a more natural look as well. The freeform vinyl pool is 18 x36, with the deepest part of the pool only 5 1/2 feet. There is a gradual slope on the bottom with the walls being straight down. The stairs that were installed are in the shallow area and we added 3 built-in stools in the pool to sit and relax poolside.

The spa that was added is a gunite spa finished with super blue diamond brights. This pavilion was built to add a shaded area while relaxing near the pool with a pergola for a lounge chair. The patio was paved with G035 travertine selected from the Gappsi stone collection and the veneer on the spa is also G035 travertine. The entire backyard has a very beautiful setting and layout.  The homeowners will enjoy the backyard for many many years to come along with all the family members.

Why Consider a Travertine Pool Deck?

One of the best reasons to consider these pavers is purely aesthetic. They provide a unique look that, when compared with other pavers, makes your patio or pool deck stand out amongst others in your neighborhood! An essential part of buying a pool is thinking about the best pool deck for your family. Travertine tile pool patios are increasingly popular because they are slip, heat, and mold resistant.  Travertine is a natural form of sedimentary limestone. It develops around natural spring mineral deposits, leading to distinctive swirls throughout the limestone. Due to the travertine tiles’ layered, mottled texture and beauty, the ancient Romans favored it as a building material.

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Travertine pavers are ideal because they stay cool to the touch; Perfect for Barefoot-in!.

Simply by designing the yard with travertine pool pavers the customer increased the safety of their pool area by providing a stable, slip-resistant surface. The porous stones are naturally rough and even more so when they are wet making the surface slip-resistant.

Use Travertine Paving Stones in the following places:

  • pool decks
  • patios
  • decorative walls
  • stairs
  • fireplaces
  • driveway

Benefits of Travertine Patios And Pools On Long Island

Travertine is eco-friendly
All travertine stones are eco-friendly as they adopt an environment-friendly manufacturing process as opposed to marble. In addition, this stone is super low maintenance; they stay intact much longer, thus avoiding the need to replace them regularly.

Extremely durable
Due to Travertiens’s ability to withstand heat and extreme temperatures, travertine pool pavers are known to be extremely durable, thus making them ideal for all outdoor projects.  For example driveways, walkways, patios, and pools; enjoy your barbeques and parties.

Water Absorbency
Concrete pavers do absorb some water where tiles do not, and neither does flagstone. Since water is constantly present around a swimming pool, especially if it is heavily used by children choosing travertine pavers is smart because it absorbs more water than other paving materials.

Non-Fading
Better paving materials today are fade resistant, but in the face of the sun, over the years even pavers do lose some color. Travertine pool decks are natural stones whose color is permanent versus dyes that are long-lasting or fade-resistant.

No Efflorescence
What is that? Efflorescence is a powdery white deposit that’s commonly seen on concrete surfaces and requires cleaning to remove it.

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While this isn’t part of our list above of reasons for suggesting travertine for patios and pools the fact is that it is hugely popular. This isn’t a fad or trend; it’s been in big demand for patios and pool decks for several years now, and instead of showing signs of losing favor as a trend does, the requests for travertine paving in the backyard continue to grow.

Are You Ready To Level Up Your Yard?

When looking to remodel your pool deck, having a selection of colors and sizes to choose from makes the process all the more enjoyable. At Gappsi you can select from an array of travertine deck pavers’ colors, sizes, designs, and patterns. No matter your taste, finding the right paver for your style is simple!

Work With a Contractor For Maintaining Your Travertine Pool Deck

Although travertine tiles are water-resistant, they may gradually appear stained. Further, if your travertine pool deck is close to loose soil, dirt can become trapped in the natural pores.

Fortunately, you can easily prevent this by sealing your deck every three to five years. Although you’re not required to seal your deck, you’ll be grateful that you did so a few years down the road.  Your pool contractor can replace damaged tiles or may recommend a cleaning and sealing of your pool’s patio.

If you clean your travertine tiles on a regular basis, you shouldn’t need much help from a contractor to repair or replace them.

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Kid Friendly Backyard Ideas

Kid Friendly Backyard Ideas

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Playing outside and spending quality time enjoying nature is an essential part of childhood so designing a kid friendly backyard is important. It is an experience that many of us from a previous generation enjoyed far more easily than those born today.

When designing an outdoor space safety is a clear priority, but so are look, feel, and function. A kid scape only works when it is attractive, functional, and enjoyable to be in, otherwise, neither kids nor adults will use it.

Take a look at this makeover in Syosset where Gappsi designed a Kid Friendly Backyard. This makeover included:

G038 Marble Pavers Backyard Patio Design

Gappsi installed G038 marble pavers for the entire backyard patio design.  Gappsi designers chose a walnut travertine veneer for the walls and the sitting walls. This system is great for retaining walls, sitting walls, and columns that will show a more natural stone character.  The sitting wall is also a retaining wall to hold the flower bed between the pool and the basketball court.

Synthetic Turf Floor

Gappsi installed next synthetic turf floor.  Synthetic turf is UV stabilized to protect against color fading; unlike natural turf that will have to deal with diseases, drought, and dormancy, artificial grass has the benefits of looking great 24/7 all year long. It can also be used to spruce up spaces where it isn’t feasible to grow a lawn.

Often synthetic turf is promoted as environmentally friendly because homeowners do not have water, to fertilize or mow their lawns anymore, reducing emissions by no longer being dependent on gas-powered machines.

Maintenance is often said to be nonexistent for synthetic turf, but if homeowners do want their artificial turf to last as long as possible, there is some maintenance needed.

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High-Quality Trampolines Everyone Will Love!

We provide high-quality in-ground, above-ground trampolines, and playground equipment. Let us help you find the perfect trampoline for your family. We’ve been creating safe and fun backyard memories for decades.

When getting ready to put a trampoline inground there are many things to consider. First, do you have space? Make sure you leave yourself adequate space around the trampoline with an enclosure should the kids land outside of the jumping area. You should give yourself at least 18ft overhead clearance and 6ft clearance on each side of the trampoline.

What makes our Trampolines Great?

  • Heavy-Duty Frames – provide stability, support, and safety; they also last longer.
  • The Bounce in the Springs – the more springs and the longer the spring length, the better the bounce experience. Stainless steel, tapered springs provide the longest lasting and best bouncing springs for trampolines.
  • The Jump Bed – Also referred to as the jump mat, this part of the trampoline is one area you don’t want to skimp. Made of a high-grade polypropylene material that is smooth to the touch, this is what handles all the tension and safely catches you after each bounce. The stitching surrounding the bed is critical for strength and durability and that is why all our jump beds have a minimum of 8 rows of stitching.
  • Safety Frame Pad – This important safety piece should be at least 1” thick and be in a UV-treated vinyl covering that will have low wear and long life. The pad should secure tightly and cover the frame and springs.

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Make your backyard an all-weather sports zone and a gathering place for family and friends with a multi Sports Game Court from Gappsi. Enjoy a setting where basketball, racquet sports, volleyball, shuffleboard, and more are all in play, and do so in a safe environment that provides you the peace of mind of knowing where your children are.

Gappsi backyard sports game courts feature the best of what our high-performance surfaces have to offer. This sports game court was designed on regulation asphalt.  Experience the game you love on a floor built with stress reduction in mind. Play with the same hoops system the pros use and set your children on a course of enjoying the games they love in the comfort and safety of their own backyard.

Kid Friendly Backyard Sports Game Courts

Swimming Pool Upgrade Refresh Your Pool This Summer

Liner looking sun-bleached? Tired of looking at the same pattern? You don’t need a new shape, style, or size to create a new poolscape. A stunning makeover is as simple as replacing your interior pool finish. It’s simple, affordable, and usually just takes one day to complete. Choose from our many beautiful patterns and enjoy your remodeled, revitalized new pool!

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Even though you and your kids might have your separate backyard retreats, that does not mean you cannot ever come together as a family outdoors! It is important to include features in your backyard that everyone can enjoy, whether alone or as a group.

Don’t forget to add adult amenities like fire pits which can easily become family-friendly with supervision. Host a kid-friendly cook-out with summer staples like hot dogs and s’mores cooking inside our Wood Fire Stoves.

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Any services that are not covered under our Home Improvement License are performed by a licensed and insured Subcontractor.

Our showroom display also includes the most beautiful and unique imported natural stones for patios, walkways, and driveways.

We provide these services in the following areas of Nassau and Suffolk County. (Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon, Huntington, Islip, Smithtown, Brookhaven, Southampton, Riverhead, East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Mill Neck, Nissequogue, Lloyd Harbor, Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor, and East Norwich)
Gappsi’s knowledgeable and experienced personnel can help you create the yard of your dreams!

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Travertine Veneers Outdoor Cooking Island

Travertine Veneers Outdoor Cooking Island

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Travertine Veneers Outdoor Cooking Island setups are one of the most popular projects Gappsi works on.  It is a great conversation starter for its beauty alone!  The beauty of a travertine veneer on your outdoor cooking island is that it has the power to turn your grill island from ordinary into an accent piece.

If you want to have the best summer BBQs and make all the other neighborhood families jealous, then you are going to need the best outdoor kitchen ideas.

Aside from its functionality, an outdoor kitchen should offer durability and aesthetic appeal. Stone veneer masonry is a popular trend among homeowners and professionals on Long Island.  Travertine Veneers are chosen for their authentic beauty and robust composition, making them ideal for a stunning outdoor kitchen transformation.

Beyond installing the best grill on the patio, adding a grill station offers added conveniences that uplevel the entire barbecue experience.  Outdoor cooking islands can have:

  • built-in sinks
  • custom pizza ovens
  • wet bars
  • fireplaces
  • side burners
  • smokers
  • warming drawers
  • roasting pits.

It really is the next frontier of at-home entertaining. They also have extra electrical outlets to plug in small appliances, and even shelter from the sun and rain.

Outdoor Grill Station Ideas

An important consideration when designing the space for an outdoor cooking island is where to put it so it works best for the home and the people using it.  Some people may like to make sure the grill is close to the kitchen door and located such that you can keep an eye on the lid thermometer through the kitchen window.

An outdoor kitchen doesn’t have to be hardscaped into your backyard also keep in mind. If a built-in grill station isn’t in your timeline or budget this year, look for freestanding outdoor kitchen carts, islands, or cabinets to create your own custom grill area.

Do you consider yourself a true grilling enthusiast?  If you said yes then head on over to our store to check out our ‘Smokers and Italian Pizza Ovens which add their specialty cooking prowess.

Where Can You Use Stone Veneers?

Veneers are versatile and can cover almost every wall in your outdoor kitchen for this reason they are a popular choice among homeowners. Listed below are 4 of the most ideal places to use veneers.

  • Around the grill, – Around the grill veneers will provide excellent protection for the grill and ensure the section blends in seamlessly with the kitchen design.
  • Over the fireplace – If you like a vintage rustic-looking fireplace then place stone veneers around and over it. Your guests will think it was made out of solid stone blocks.
  • Pizza ovens – You can also get rustic-looking pizza ovens by installing stone veneers over them. The veneers will form a solid barrier around the oven and keep heat trapped helping the cooking process.
  • Counters – You can install stone veneers on the sides of the counters also and add a natural stone countertop to complete the organic appearance.

These are just some ideas, but if you are unsure how to incorporate a stone veneer into your outdoor kitchen? Don’t worry; Gappsi’s showroom offers inspiration and design ideas to help the project.

Additional examples would be adding a cooking island and seating area to your outdoor space.  A stone veneer cooking island is a great way to enhance the functionality of your outdoor living space and grow your outdoor living space.  The cooking island can serve as a food prep area or a place for your guests to gather around as you take care of the grill.  Who doesn’t like to enjoy those long summer nights with friends and family?

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Gappsi designed and constructed a 10×16 Pavilion built over a U-shaped outdoor kitchen.  Gappsi also installed all twin eagle appliances: grill, burner, sink, summit refrigerator, cabinetry, and the Primo Smoker. The island was built with Eldorado prefab cement boxes and veneered with Fiorito Travertine for the walls as well as the floor. For the countertop, Gappsi installed granite for the top of the counter island. The pavilion has a Mahogany stained color inside, finished with Azek and vinyl columns. 

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Our showroom display includes the most beautiful and unique imported natural stones for patios, walkways, and driveways.

Gappsi provides service in Nassau and Suffolk County and throughout Long Island.  Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon, Huntington, and Islip.  Smithtown, Brookhaven, Southampton, Riverhead, East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Mill Neck, Nissequogue.  Lloyd Harbor, Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor, and East Norwich.  Gappsi’s knowledgeable and experienced personnel can help you create the yard of your dreams!

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Self-Contained Outdoor Water Fountains

Self-Contained Outdoor Water Fountains

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Self-contained outdoor water fountains are an elegant finishing touch to projects and spaces large or small.  An outdoor fountain can turn a simple outdoor living space into an inviting and relaxing area. Choosing the right fountain for your landscaping décor is a combination of personal preference and practicality keep in mind.

Which Fountain Is Best For Your Project?

  • Source Of Power – Outdoor fountains have a variety of power options with the two most common being hardwired and solar-powered, you can choose which is best for the project.
  • Water Source – Fountains often are connected to the property’s water supply for a convenient supply right to the unit. The other fountain type uses a hose and a pump that re-circulates water through the fountain on a continuous basis.
  • Lighting Options – While some fountains have lights, you can also place lights around the fountain where you want to illuminate it. When deciding on outdoor lighting you can also consider amber lights.  They offer a more soothing effect versus multicolored lights that provides a more fun element to the area.
  • FInishes – The fountain’s finish is a primarily aesthetic consideration that requires you to take the surrounding area into account and then decide.

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  • Location Matters – If the fountain requires a constant water supply or a hardwired energy source, taking the location of water lines and electrical connections into consideration is critical.  The location of the fountain is one of the most important choices you have to make.
  • Complimentary Decor – Most people opt to dress up the area with complementary décor.  For example, a paved path leading to the fountain or a water feature around the fountain are two possible options to consider.
  • Water Efficiency – Some outdoor fountains have re-circulating pumps for water efficiency if you do not have a constant water source available.  This fountain type uses the same water until the water needs to be drained or until it evaporates.
  • Cleaning The Fountain – Having a scummy layer of algae can make your fountain look terrible.   Keeping it clean is important but there are some fountains that have a cleaning cycle that can help save you time.
  • Winter Care – People who are in locations that experience freezing temperatures during the winter months will need to care for their fountain to prevent cracking when the water freezes.

Self-Contained Outdoor Water Fountains

Self-Contained Outdoor Water Fountain in Smithtown, NY

The above picture is a self-contained outdoor water fountain with a water reservoir underground to collect the water.

  • Veneered walls using beige travertine split face and tumbled stone.
  • The self-contained outdoor water fountain walls used 2 inches of tumble coping.
  • The sheer waterfall descends over the lion faces, which spouts water adding to the wall spillover features.
  • Bursts of colorful flower pots were added to the steps of the wall on the fountain.
  • A picture of the family pet was added behind the fountain.
  • Large brightly colored red flower pots were added to brighten the area and in addition, add a pop of color.

Gappsi added in the front of the fountain a fire pit area for all to enjoy the fountain and zen it created. The entire setting is very peaceful with the relaxing sound of the water fountain.

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Gappsi Group offers the below-listed residential and commercial services to the public; let us know how we can serve you better!

Home RemodelingSwimming PoolsPaver Cleaning and SealingSports Game CourtsEpoxy FlooringLandscape, and Masonry Design, and Construction.

Our latest division is the manufacturing of Clay Brick Ovens, made from the best materials on earth. We distribute all these ovens throughout North America.  Visit our showroom to see the Italian Brick Ovens on display in the Gappsi showroom located in Smithtown, NY.  Signup for our events to join us at Gappsi’s next demonstrations on how to use the ovens!

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