Swimming Pool with Marble Pavers, Sundeck and Water Bubblers | Bellmore NY

Swimming-Pool-with-Marble-Pavers,-Sundeck-and-Water-Bubblers--Bellmore-NYThis backyard swimming pool with marble pavers, sundeck, and water bubblers was designed and installed by Gappsi in Bellmore NY. 

Concrete Wall Pool with Vinyl Liner

We installed a 20×40 concrete wall vinyl pool. The liner is a textured liner, resembling a hydrazzo finish used in a gunite pool.  Touch and feel the difference in the fully textured and embossed designer vinyl liner!  A concrete wall vinyl pool is a process of binding a vinyl pool liner onto a concrete pool. The process involves cleaning and priming the concrete pool shell before adding the vinyl liner.  The liner is then sealed from top to bottom.  Thanks to the flexible nature of modern vinyl, the material can adapt to any pool size and shape.

The Benefits of Installing a Vinyl Liner on a Concrete Pool

  • Classy Vinyl Finish is popular with homeowners, large commercial pools, and professional swimming pools for the same reason.
  • Rejuvenates the appearance.
  • Older concrete pools are often plagued with cracks, stains, leaks, black spots of algae, or tiles falling off. Vinyl negates all of these issues while bringing a more modern appearance.
  • Vinyl is naturally resilient to algae
  • Vinyl liners need less maintenance

Old concrete pools can undergo a concrete pool renovation to add colorful tiles, but these will inevitably fade and fall off.

Switching to vinyl allows for a wide range of colors and styles. There’s a vinyl pool liner to suit any pool area. Choose from tropical blues, dark stone colors, modern sandstone, and textured finishes.

Swimming-Pool-with-Marble-Pavers,-Sundeck-and-Water-Bubblers--Bellmore-NY2Why Marble is the Perfect Outdoor Paver – Gappsi Natural Stone Collection

Marble tiles are heat resistant, anyone walking around the pool area will keep their feet cool and thus be less likely to injure themselves from the sun’s heat. This is an important consideration if you have children and the elderly living with you.

We used G043 marble pavers selected from the Gappsi Natural Stone Collection and two-inch coping. The pool edge and the autocover box used G043.

Marble pavers are practical, durable, versatile, elegant, and majestic.  They are a worthy investment for any home pool surrounds, outdoor areas like patios, steps, staircases, and even driveways.

Swimming-Pool-with-Marble-Pavers,-Sundeck-and-Water-Bubblers--Bellmore-NY1Sundeck and Water Bubblers Benfits

The pool has a gradual slope from 43 inches to 56 inches. We built a sundeck in the shallow area with 12 inches of water in the sundeck and two bubblers.  The two bubblers in the sundeck work as a water feature. They also create waves in the pool making the entire pool a water feature.  The height of the bubbler can adjust to work lower or higher for different effects. We also installed LED lights on one side of the pool shining away from the house.  The lights change color in the evening adding ambiance to the yard.

Water features, like fountains and waterfalls, can add a touch of luxury to your poolscape. Water features can be added to sun shelves or built into the pool.

Benefits of Adding a Sun Shelf to Your Swimming Pool

  1. Extra space for relaxing and entertaining
  2. A place for little ones to play
  3. Greater swimming pool accessibility
  4. Increased pool usage
  5. Enhanced pool aesthetics

Electric Swimming-Pool Safety Auto-CoversPool Safty Auto Covers

This pool is equipped with a safety auto cover.  Automatic safety covers are intended for daily use instead of only seasonal usage.  As warm weather approaches use the auto cover to have warmer water.  The heavy vinyl cover not only traps heat in the water, but as a large surface area for the sun to hit, it helps keep your water warmer. This can be more than just comfortable, it can be economical. A naturally warmer pool needs less heating, reducing your cost of ownership.

What other covers can only offer in the winter- automatic safety covers offer every day.

There is no safer way to cover your pool than with the daily use of an automatic safety cover! These covers ensure that all the sides of the pool are sealed preventing any entry into the pool resulting in extreme peace of mind whenever your pool is not in use.

Safety Covers minimize evaporation daily and can help lower water bills throughout a swimming season. You will not have to add water to the pool to account for the lost volume!

Swimming-Pool-with-Marble-Pavers,-Sundeck-and-Water-Bubblers--Bellmore-NY3Auto covers also help to keep your pool clean much more often and by keeping dirt and debris out of your pool regularly, you have the additional added benefits of:

  • Reducing the need to run your filtration system (energy saving!)
  • Decreasing the expense/usage of chemicals & chlorine required to keep your pool clean
  • Using a pool cover can reduce a pool’s chemical consumption by 35 – 60%
  • Dramatically reducing the costs of service routines by needing them less often

To complete the backyard Gappsi in addition veneered the stoop with quartz stone.  We used G043 marble pavers and veneered the edge of the steps. This is the latest Gappsi backyard pool and patio design installation in Bellmore Nassau County NY.  

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Upgrade Your Outdoors with a Patio and Pool Renovation – Bellmore NY

Upgrade-Your-Outdoors-with-a-Patio-and-Pool-RenovationAre You Ready to Upgrade Your Outdoors with a Patio and Pool Renovation?

Are you thinking about a patio and pool renovation?  With all the options of a grand backyard remodel, we know first-hand that it can be overwhelming to decide which remodeling ideas are worth the investment. Below, we have included some remodeling ideas that we believe can give you a wonderful result and add value to your property.

Our team at Gappsi renovated this backyard located in Bellmore NY.  The pool was a very unique construction. It had a concrete floor and fiberglass walls. We modified the pool and installed a new liner that was dark black with a very unique and beautiful design on it.  We also created a sundeck in the pool and added two bubblers.

Here’s Why Investing in a New Vinyl Liner is a Decision You Won’t Regret!

  1. Enhanced Aesthetics:  A new vinyl liner can transform the appearance of your pool, turning it into a captivating centerpiece. With abundant patterns to choose from, you have the creative freedom to align your pool’s aesthetic with your style.
  2. Improved Pool Safety: Safety is paramount, and a new vinyl liner contributes to the security of your pool area. Cracks, tears, and worn-out liners can pose safety hazards. By replacing your old liner, you ensure a secure environment for your family and guests. Our high-quality liner construction provides a reliable barrier between swimmers and the pool’s structure.
  3. Longer Lifespan of Your Pool: A vinyl liner acts as a protective shield for your pool’s shell. By investing in a quality liner, you’re safeguarding your pool from potential damage caused by water and chemicals. This not only extends the life of your pool but also reduces the need for frequent repairs and maintenance.
  4. Increased Energy Efficiency: A Greener Pool!  An upgraded vinyl liner contributes to a more energy-efficient pool. The improved insulation properties of the liner help regulate the water temperature, reducing heat loss during the colder months. This leads to lower energy consumption and decreased heating costs. Additionally, the liner minimizes water loss through evaporation, further contributing to a greener pool operation.
  5. Savings: The financial benefits of a new vinyl swimming pool liner extend beyond reduced energy costs. With enhanced durability and protection, you’re likely to save on maintenance expenses and potential repairs. By making this investment now, you’re setting the stage for long-term financial savings.

Upgrade-Your-Outdoors-with-a-Patio-and-Pool-Renovation2Pretty Your Place with Natural Stone Pavers

Adding a brand-new pool deck or pool pavers could be your answer to a beautiful outdoor upgrade to complete your outdoor space. For a well-designed landscape, a pool deck or patio is just as important as the pool. From sunbaking to playing and entertaining your guests, you may find that you spend more time on the deck than inside your swimming pool. A well-thought-out design should be considered to finish your landscape.

Whether you’re looking to create a tropical oasis, natural grotto, or modern masterpiece, pool decking can take your swimming pool to the next level.

Upgrade Your Outdoors with a Patio and Pool Renovation1For the patio, we used G044 Gray Limestone selected from the Gappsi Natural Stone Collection. The luxurious feel and look of limestone make it a great choice for a patio and pool deck. We used two inches of coping for the pool edges and a French pattern for the entire backyard.

Make a Splash with Pool Water Features

Our team at Gappsi installed a water feature wall with a sheer descent.  Included in the water feature are two LED spillover water balls that light up at night.

When you add water features to your outdoor area, the lush sound of falling water can boost your ambiance level around the pool.  Adding water features that make a splash, like fountains, waterfalls, scuppers, and sprayers, are often simple to layer into an existing pool design and can breathe new life into a lackluster pool area with motion and sound.

Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space with a Pergola, Gazebo, or Pavilion

An outdoor structure like a gazebo, pergola, or pavilion will enable you to spend more time with friends and family outside. This allows you to enjoy fresh air and sunshine while you relax in your exterior living space. Each option can be a stylish and practical addition to any landscape design and increase the value of your home. Whether you’re looking to add shade to your backyard or create the perfect platform for your stone fire pit – a covered patio can provide the perfect space for entertaining or relaxing at home.

Upgrade-Your-Outdoors-with-a-Patio-and-Pool-Renovation4Gappsi built a pavilion covering the outdoor kitchen with an L-shaped Island. We veneered the walls with a 4-inch split face silver travertine and black granite polished countertop.  In addition, we installed all Fire Magic Appliances, including the bar sink, grill, and drawers.  We used a Summit Refrigerator to complete the outdoor kitchen.  In a separate area, we added an Alfa 4 Pizza Wood-Burning Oven.

Heat Things With a Fire Pit

A fire pit is a fantastic way to give your outdoor space warmth, and unintentional light might be the upgrade your outdoor area needs. When thoughtfully designed and integrated into your property’s landscape, an outdoor firepit will extend the living space of your home and provide another zone for your family and friends to gather.  A sitting area was made for the gas firepit and added a Henry Studio concrete bench.

What About Adding a Passion Spa The Excite to Your Backyard Paradise

The Excite Spa is a spacious spa that provides room for up to seven people. Full bench seating combined with a variety of massage experiences.  Gappsi installed The Excite by Passion Spas.  It is unique and highly therapeutic with aqua rolling massage, therapy wave zone intense, and waterfall massage.

7 Benefits of Soaking in Spa or Hot Tub

  • Stress relief
  • Muscle relaxation.
  • Improved sleep.
  • Pain relief.
  • Better cardiovascular health.
  • Improved insulin sensitivity.
  • Calorie burn.

Upgrade-Your-Outdoors-with-a-Patio-and-Pool-Renovation5Create a Pet Dog Run with Artificial Grass 

Dogs love comfort just as much as humans and take to artificial grass pretty quickly. It feels very similar to real grass and looks almost identical, except it can’t be dug up or made muddy. We also assure you that our artificial grass is safe for pets as there are no toxin layers on our grass.  We installed synthetic turf on the side of the house for a dog run.

Artificial Grass is Extremely Durable

Unlike real grass, which is prone to brown patches, holes, and mud, synthetic turf provides a durable play area for your pups that can handle any level of roughhousing. The synthetic polyethylene material will never fade or turn brown, no matter how much traffic it sees, so your home will look beautiful and well-maintained all year long. Our pet turf also features an ultra-durable turf backing that is triple-reinforced through tuft bind technology, ensuring that your grass blades won’t break or tear, even with hours of running and playing.

Allergen-Free Synthetic Turf

Hayfever, or grass allergy, is extremely common among humans. But did you know that dogs can have allergic reactions to grass and its maintenance chemicals too? The pesticides and fertilizers needed to maintain natural grass can harm your dogs’ health and aggravate their allergies. Artificial grass doesn’t have the same high pollen count as natural grass and doesn’t require any harmful chemicals to maintain its lush appearance. Therefore, your dogs can run around happy and healthy without any cause for worry.

This is the latest Gappsi backyard pool and patio renovation.  It was an extremely detailed backyard, complete with multiple entertaining areas.   completed in Bellmore Nassau County, Long Island NY. Very detailed backyard, complete with everything.

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Natural Limestone Driveway Design and Installation in Laurel Hollow NY

limestoneLaurel-Hollow-Natural-Limestone-Driveway-design-and-installation2Don’t overlook the beauty of your driveway, we recently completed a natural limestone driveway design and installation in Laurel Hollow NY. A simple way to enhance your curb appeal is by using limestone pavers for your driveway. Rich creamy tans, weathered grays, deep burgundies – limestone’s natural palette provides options for any style. The stone’s hardy composition stands up to vehicles while adding elegance to the entrance.

Usually, the driveway is an entry point when your guests come with cars or a vehicle. They will examine your home based on driveway experiences. So, it is a good opportunity to improve the beauty of the driveway by selecting the right material for its construction and decorating the landscape surrounding it throughout the entire path.

Limestone is an eco-friendly paving material, as it’s a natural material that requires little to no treatment when installed for a driveway.  Natural limestone is the ideal choice if you want to bring natural beauty to your outside with its distinctive colors and subtle texture. Quarried straight from the earth, with no chemicals, pure in its habitat state guaranteeing you or no one else will have a paver the same!

Why Is Limestone Good For A Driveway?

The porous nature of limestone lets water drain through quickly, to prevent water logging or standing water. If you live in a region that gets lots of rain, this feature can be a game-changer that saves you from dealing with a water-logged driveway.

Limestone has become a popular construction material for driveways due to its durability and ease of installation.  It is a strong, durable, and heat-resistant material. When subjected to heavy loads and high temperatures, it does not crack or crumble easily.  This quality in a paver is attractive to homeowners especially because it is also highly resistant to weathering due to its high tannin content. They are perfect for areas that experience heavy downpours or snowfall.  The stone can withstand frost-freezing cycles without chipping off when properly installed with adequate support underneath it during installation.

Laurel-Hollow-Natural-Limestone-Driveway-design-and-installation3Why Choose Natural Stone?

  • Up to 10 times stronger than concrete
  • Pre-cut sizes and gauged thickness
  • Choice of installation methods, no new techniques
  • Unique and attractive with great color choices
  • Will not fade or expose aggregate over time
  • Frost resistant and long-lasting
  • Recyclable and eco-friendly

What Driveway Paver Size Are You Considering?

A shift to large-format natural stone for both residential and commercial driveway systems is gaining popularity. Natural stone in all formats–traditional (small 4”x4”, 6”x6” cubes or random length) or the larger formats (which are gaining traction with architects and designers–with its aesthetic and structural benefits), makes it a strong alternative to concrete pavers.

What Are the Different Types of Limestone Paving Textures & Colors?

When it comes to limestone paving, the options are incredibly diverse. We encourage you to explore the various types of limestone available. Each offers unique textures and colors to suit different aesthetic preferences. For example, you can opt for the elegance of beige or cream-toned limestone, or the warmth of golden or honey-colored limestone. Some types of limestone may showcase natural veining or fossils, adding further character and charm to your outdoor space. Choose from smooth and polished finishes to textured or antiqued surfaces; you can’t go wrong. The different types of limestone paving allow you to create a truly custom look that enhances the beauty of your surroundings.

Laurel-Hollow-Natural-Limestone-Driveway-design-and-installationCreate Interesting Patterns with Limestones in Your Driveway

We know natural stones come in various sizes and shapes. If we select square and rectangular shapes and the different sizes of slabs, we can end with an interesting design pattern. You can also leave some grouts wide and create thin belts in your design. Natural variations in stones give it a rustic look and different colors and hues add a decent charm to the driveway design patterns. Limestone and slates are the most befitting material for the creation of such stone designs and patterns.

Even though driveways are more about functionality rather than their looks, your cars deserve a beautiful parking spot! Pretty driveways are getting popular today as they add great value to your property and boost its curb appeal.

Laurel-Hollow-Natural-Limestone-Driveway-design-and-installation1Natural Limestone Driveway Design and Installation in Laurel Hollow NY

This large driveway was designed and installed by Gappsi in Laurel Hollow NY. The apron of the driveway was paved with granite 6×9 tumbled pavers. The driveway is all natural stones, a combination of granite and limestone. The main field of the driveway we used was a small set home paver G045 limestone leading to the courtyard front door. In the front courtyard, we used Gappsi G046 small set of limestone. It is a beautiful combination of all-natural colors, browns, grays, maroons, and blue. We also installed a Belgian block border. The all-driveway blue limestone was bordered with beige granite.

This is a very large driveway with over 15,000 square feet of natural stone pavers. There is also a courtyard in the back area of the house, leading to the garage doors. The backyard includes a raised patio where we used cultured stones along with Eldorado cultured stones, and veneered coping with travertine. Beautiful colors of the natural stones. The driveway was completed over 10 years ago.  Our Cleaning and Sealing team sealed the driveway and resanded the joints. We used high-quality sealers and the best quality polymeric sand; it looks better than it ever has. This is the latest job by Gappsi in Laurel Hollow NY. 

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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