Snow questions and advises, products to safely melt ice long Island

By Giuseppe Abbrancati
Calcium chloride is very safe to use on concrete pavers and natural stones.
Shoveling snow off pavers is also safe when stones are frozen the shovel slides off the surface easer. The use of sand is also recommended to create a better grip of the shoes to the floor. The use of a plow over a stone driveway is also ok but the driver as to be knowledgably and also aware of the pavement that he is plowing. Because a plow can damage any type of pavement. It is recommended to keep the plow one inch above the pavement surface and then throw calcium chloride over the left over snow to melt or even some fertilize will work. But also a fiberglass plow is the ideal for snow removal to prevent damages to the pavement. The best way to have snow removed from your driveway is to hire some neighborhood kids and clean it with a shovel this will prevent any damage to occur. It is recommended to throw some ice melt on the driveway, walkway and steps before a snow storm arrives or to wait for the storm to end before you clean the snow. Because the snow will melt if you have ice melter on the pavement and if you clean after the storm the snow is soft and is not packed on to the floor and it is easy to shovel. If rain comes after the snow storm it could melt the snow but it could also create a thick ice sheet
And this could be very dangerous and also very difficult to remove and melt.
It is recommended that you don’t drive over snow because this would flatten the snow and make it very difficult to remove with a shovel and or plow. Gappsi is a provider designer and builder of swimming pools, coping, patios, driveways, paving stones, landscaping, carpentry, natural stones, travertine, limestone, granite, pavers and wall veneers. To learn more about Gappsi products and services please visit our show room at 1015 West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown Long Island, e-mails us at [email protected] or visits our website at www.gappsi.com. We services Nassau and Suffolk county Long Island NY

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Cars sliding on snowy slanted driveways-steep-sloped-long island

By Giuseppe Abbrancati
There are many solutions to sloped driveways. Installing a snow melting system would be the most effective in driveways were the slope is very severe and dangerous of sliding down hill with a vehicle is a possibility. Also installing a more abrasive pavement like a more textured paving stone, this would allow some grip of the car tires to the surface. Or a pebble faced pavement will create a very affective traction to the car tires. Using a fair amount of calcium chloride during icing situations it is must calcium particles in contact with water will dissolve and will generate heat thus melting the icy pavement. To learn more about Gappsi products and services please visit our show room at 1015 West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown Long Island, e-mails us at [email protected] or visits our website at www.gappsi.com..

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How deal prevent sand washing away between paving stones

By Giuseppe  Abbrancati
The best way to prevent sand from washing from underneath pavers is to rerout or pipes any water coming from roof gutters or runoff and directs it in to a drywell or pipe it to the street .paving stone joints have to be filled and paving stones have to be vibrated after installation. The best solution to sand wash out is to fill the joint with polymeric sand this will harden and would let the running water travel over the pavement with out affecting the sand in between the joints and under the pavers. Bluestone dust is also good to fill the paver joints it hardens and won’t get washed away, the patters of the stones it as a lot do with sand washing away is you lay pavers in a running bond and lines are running straight up the driveway and if the driveway incline is steep or with some slope the water will run down the driveway and channel between the rows and that will wash the sand very easy and very deep in to the joints. A herring bond design or a random pattern where the line are broken by the pattern would prevent the sand by being washed away. To learn more about Gappsi products and services please visit our show room at 1015 West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown Long Island, e-mails us at [email protected] or visits our website at www.gappsi.com.

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What color driveway paver colors with a tan house brown roof

By giuseppe Abbrancati
If you are using natural stones you may want to use 6×9 amaganset granite pavers from the Gappsi collection. The next selection could be pompei 6×9
Or if you want to use concrete pavers you can use golden brown Nicolock with chamois borders.
You have come to the right place. Gappsi can design, supply and build your entire home improvement project, so you don’t have to learn about a new personality every time a new trade shows up to your house. To learn more about Gappsi products and services please visit our show room at 1015 West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown Long Island, e-mails us at [email protected] or visits our website at www.gappsi.com.

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