Timelessness Of Travertine Pavers

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

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

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

Durable and Cost-Effective Travertine Pavers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Walnut Travertine Backyard Patio Complete Design By Gappsi

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

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

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

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


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Choosing The Right Paver And Base Material

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

Discover The Difference With Nicolock® Paving Stones

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

  • Poor drainage
  • Initial unevenness
  • Weather warping

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

Top 4 Benefits Of Natural Stone Pavers Vs Concrete Pavers

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

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

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

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


Concrete Pavers And Natural Stone Pavers Installation

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

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

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

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


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Everything You Want To Know About Flagstone

Everything-You-Want-To-Know-About-Flagstone3Everything you want to know about Flagstone is right here!  Who doesn’t crave a beautiful compound? Over the years, people have resorted to natural stone for their designs.  Flagstone has grown to be a very efficient go-to when making walkways, garden edges, and patio designs, among others.  Below are some of the most popular questions people ask us at Gappsi when choosing their stone.

Is Flagstone A Good Choice For A Patio?

Is Flagstone A Good Patio Choice? Landscaping with flagstone is one of the best materials for patios primarily due to its narrow packed joints that allow water to permeate instead of running off. Flagstone patios also have a very natural, organic look due to their shape and earthy shades of browns, reds, grays, and blues.

What Colors Look Good With Flagstone?

Flagstone can look, gray, blue, or green, making it a terrific partner for all types of stone and marble. Try pairing it with a cool white to light gray to make its subtle color feel more pronounced. You can compliment and highlight Flagstone’s color with other soft green tones.

Is Flagstone Better Than Pavers?

The Difference between Flagstone vs Pavers – Both flagstone and pavers are popular choices for hardscape design, each with specific benefits. Flagstone is a natural stone frequently used for walkways by people who want a natural or rustic hardscape look. Pavers are a manufactured alternative that works well if you prefer a uniform design.

Everything-You-Want-To-Know-About-Flagstone4Does Fagstone Get Slippery When Wet?

Addressing the challenges of using traditional Flagstone for water areas – Especially, but not limited to, where flagstone is used for pool patio surfacing and poolside surrounds, flagstone can become dangerously slippery when wet, depending on the variation used. This can be a cause for concern where young swimmers are involved and can pose difficulties navigating your walkways after a rain.

Is Flagstone Hot To Walk On?

Deck surfaces consisting of flagstone, bluestone, or other natural stone materials also get hot on hot days, and their surface temperatures in full sun are comparable to those of concrete pavers. At an air temperature of 90 degrees, a flagstone paver will have a surface temperature of about 112 degrees.

What Is The Best Material To Put Under The Flagstone?

It’s best to start with several inches of compacted gravel, followed by a layer of stone dust, also called decomposed granite, or DG. The DG is pulverized stone and contains small pieces along with gravel-size and sand-size particles. The variation in particle sizes allows the material to compact well.

Everything-You-Want-To-Know-About-Flagstone1How Thick Should Flagstone Be For Patio?

Whatever type you choose for your flagstone patio pavers must be at least 2 inches thick to avoid cracking or breaking. A ton of stone covers about 120 square feet; order 5 percent more for breakage. Large stones cover a surface more quickly than smaller pieces but may prove more challenging to move, cut, and design.

How Much Value Does A Flagstone Patio Add?

Does a paver patio add value to a home? The answer is Yes!  When homeowners invest in a paver patio, they can expect extreme durability, minimal maintenance, and you guessed it added value to their home. A patio addition to a home (when done properly) can deliver a return on investment of anywhere between 30% to 60%.

How Long Should A Flagstone Patio Last?

How long will a flagstone patio last? Both materials, flagstone, and pavers, are remarkably durable, lasting up to 10 years under normal conditions. However, for flagstones to last this long, their depth must be suitable for the location where you’re installing them.

Why Do They Call It Flagstone?

Flagstone vs Slate: What’s the Difference?  Flagstone is a broad term used to describe a range of sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. These rocks are called flagstones because they can be easily split into flat segments that are used to pave patio walkways and build rock walls, in addition to other home applications.

How Do You Keep Weeds From Growing Between Flagstone?

Ensure that your paving stones are properly installed to deter weeds. You need a tightly packed sand bed foundation. Once your pavers are in place, fill the spaces between the stones with polymeric sand, which forms an effective barrier to weeds.

Is A Flagstone Patio Cheaper Than A Deck And Which Is Better?

A paving stone patio is a more affordable option if you’re thinking about your costs now, as well as maintenance costs in the future. Installing a patio can be easier, given that you often will not need to get building permits, and might be able to do it yourself without specialty tools.

Everything-You-Want-To-Know-About-Flagstone2Will Flagstone Crack Under Heat?

No, flagstone will not crack under heat. Flagstone is extremely durable and can last centuries, standing up to all forms of extreme climate.

Flagstone Backyard Design In St. James NY

Gappsi’s latest backyard design was in Saint James New York.  Our team did a complete design and installation of a new backyard in Saint James NY.  We installed a random flagstone patio and a base for a Gappsi 50 inches Sorrento style Wood Fired Pizza Oven. The walls were veneered with a natural quartz stone with a rustic look to blend in with the Gappsi ovens’ natural stone finish.

In addition, we installed a 20 x 40 gunite pool with a sunk-down kitchen area including a grill, sink, and refrigerators.  Included with the design are stools for family and friends to sit across the swimming pool.  The pool is equipped with a spa also.  The in-pool spa includes jet-led lights, which we installed on the pool floor.  Jet bubblers were added to the bottom of the pool floor illuminating the pool. Gappsi’s team also installed a set of stairs with a sundeck and bubblers on the sundeck floor.

The pool is equipped with an auto cover that gets rolled into the box under the coping of the pool. The pool coping is G045 Gappsi Limestone. It’s a rock-faced finish and tumbled stone. The entire backyard was also completed with synthetic turf. We installed porcelain tiles for the water line.  The spillover on the spa and steps edges and inside of the pool was plastered with Gulf Stream Hydrazo Quartz polished. The stools were faced with hexagon-shaped tiles and a marble top. Very beautiful layout, and a very functional pool. This is the latest Gappsi Design and installation built in Saint James, Suffolk County, on Long Island NY. The customers are very happy and we wish them to enjoy this backyard for many many more decades to come. 


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Limestone And Travertine | Natural Stone Coping And Pavers

Limestone-And-Travertine-Natural-Stone-Coping-And-PaversLimestone and Travertine both are well-suited for high-traffic areas. However, in general terms, Limestone has more strength as compared to Travertine. It is less likely to crack or break whereas Travertine is more brittle and is more prone to breaking.  Every natural stone requires maintenance and care. If installed and cared for correctly, they can last for decades!

Limestone and Travertine tiles and pavers are great natural stones that enhance the value of your property, feel soft underfoot, and bring a long-lasting premium touch to your home or project.

While choosing natural stones for commercial projects or home renovations, we often consider the usage, footfall, weather, and many other factors.

How Are Limestone and Travertine Made?

Limestone – Limestone is a natural stone that forms at the bottom of water deposits and is formed mostly of the skeletal and shell-like fragments of marine organisms. Subject to high amounts of pressure and a lot of heat, these minerals form into crystalline calcium carbonate rock. In both appearance and function, limestone can seem very similar to marble.  Limestones are popular because of their neutral, white, and beige colours.

Travertine – Similar to limestone, travertine is made of compact calcium carbonate.  It forms at the bottom of bodies of water and from the remains of aquatic creatures. The big difference between travertine and limestone in development is when extra heat and pressure are added to the travertine. It forms subsequently limestone. When the necessary heat and pressure are absent, travertine is left.  Travertine is made up of a compact composite of layers of different materials. Hence, travertine can be considered a stone in the pre-limestone stage.

Different stages achieved in the formation, dictate the density of the stone. Both Limestone and Travertine are dense.  It is suitable for a variety of residential and commercial projects, depending on the specific requirements of the project.

Limestone-And-Travertine-Natural-Stone-Coping-And-Pavers1Standing The Test Of Time

All natural stone is porous to some degree and requires proper maintenance and care.  If durability and low maintenance are key focuses, it is always advisable to seek expert advice.  When selecting the most suitable product for your project. When maintained properly, natural stone will last generations.

Many historical landmarks have been constructed of Limestone or Travertine, creating the perfect example of the durability of these natural stones.

Limestone-And-Travertine-Natural-Stone-Coping-And-Pavers3Life With Natural Stone

Since Limestone and Travertine have been created by natural processes rather than in a factory, the stones are beautiful and unique.  But to keep natural stone looking beautiful and long-lasting, proper care and maintenance are required.  If less maintenance is a deciding factor for you, Limestone might be a better choice than Travertine since fewer holes make Limestone less prone to collecting dirt.  The maintenance will also depend on the type of colouring you choose. If you select a light-colored Limestone or Travertine, it will need to be cleaned more frequently than a darker stone with more veining and pattern.

Sealing Both Limestone and Travertine Is Essential

High-quality sealers can last up to 5-10 years depending on usage and the porosity of the stone. Sealers allow the stone to be cleaned more easily and stains to be released but it is recommended to wipe away spills before they have a chance to penetrate. Cleaning should always be done with a pH-neutral cleaner to prevent etching the surface.

Our natural pool edging in Long Island NY offers texture, warmth, durability, and elegance in your outdoor surroundings. Choose from any one of our exceptional materials, carefully selected to ensure suitability in a wet environment, ensuring a quality product that will stand the test of time.

Limestone-And-Travertine-Natural-Stone-Coping-And-Pavers2Pool Coping

Choosing quality pool edging is crucial in the overall design of your space, and we are here to help. There are a number of factors involved, including choosing a stone that will enhance the look of the pool, but one that can also stand the salt and chemicals in the water, and one that provides a non-slip surface. Our natural stone range ticks all these boxes and more, ensuring that you get the right finish for your project.

We offer a full range of shapes and sizes, including square-edged, bull-nosed, tumbled-edged, and arrissed-edged.  We have the right shape for you.

Don’t choose your pool coping tiles blindly – come into our showroom and see how the finished products look, and talk it over with our stone and paving experts, who are always on hand to help you get the right product for your job.

Limestone G044 Pool Pavers And Coping

Gappsi designed and built this backyard in Asharoken NY. We built a 20 x 50 gunite pool with a sundeck and stadium stairs in the shallow area. The pool was finished with super blue diamond bright and porcelain tiles in the water line. The pool is also equipped with an auto cover.  We used G044 Gappsi Limestone for the coping and the patio. We also built an outdoor kitchen with all twin eagle appliances including the grill, storage cabinets, refrigerator, and icemaker, and also an under-mounted sink. The shade structure built over opens to let the sun come through it and also closes to protect the cooking area from the rain. The latest backyard was designed and built by Gappsi. 


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Natural Stones Add More Curb Appeal & Elegance


Did you know Natural Stones Add More Curb Appeal & Elegance?  When it comes to curb appeal, the value of the stone is both aesthetic and practical. Well-manicured landscapes, pleasing cladding, and paint colors, as well as clean drives and walkways, exude tidiness.  The uniformity created is appealing to homeowners, passersby, and potential buyers.

With natural stone, it’s possible to give your home a makeover that will look beautiful and last for years to come. From pathways to windowsills, walkways, and more, architectural natural stone offers a low-maintenance way of maximizing curb appeal and increasing home value.

Limestone Veneers

Limestone veneer is a natural stone, cut thinner to function as a lightweight decorative covering over other building materials. The material — and its effect — is timeless. If your design goals include cost-effectiveness and elegance, it might be the texture you’ve been searching for. Plus, there are plenty of ways to use it. From skirting and cladding to trim and accents,

Limestone pavers and flagstone walkways add dimension, texture, and form to landscaping. Severe weather and heavy traffic leave a marginal impact on natural stone, which is long-lasting and less prone to fissures and cracks. Not only is natural stone aesthetically pleasing, but it also averages about 3% less water absorption than concrete, lowering the risk of algae and staining.

Natural Stone Driveways

While the oldest driveway stone is the classic cobblestone that’s synonymous with old-world charm, today’s homeowners aren’t relegated to a single choice when it comes to driveway appeal. Granite, bluestone, flagstone, sandstone, slate, travertine, and limestone pavers are available in a variety of colors and textures that complement the traditional and contemporary architecture.

Add Stone Veneers To The Facade

More durable than aluminum and vinyl, a natural stone accent on a house exterior can add warmth and liven up an entranceway or outdoor wall with texture and character. The good news is that stone veneer can be easily applied over concrete blocks, brick, or stucco, so revamping an outdated exterior is simply free from hassle.

The main type of stone siding includes veneer, solid stone, manufactured stone, and faux stone. Many homeowners create striking and beautiful contrasts by combining brick or painted walls and stone. It’s even possible to upgrade a chimney with natural stone caps, adding appeal to your home’s roofline.

Decorative Mailbox Post

Even the smallest items in a yard can positively influence a home’s curb appeal. Grace your front yard with a mailbox post made of stone. The structure makes a beautiful, decorative addition to the landscape. Homeowners who are timid about incorporating stone veneers into their exterior design can start with small items like a mailbox that, though relatively small, can have a huge impact on the yard’s appeal.

Granite Lamppost

Granite lamp posts are great for providing ambiance and illuminating the front yard at night. During the day they stand tall and beautify the home’s exterior. Granite is an eye-catching and durable alternative to wood or iron.  It is better able to endure severe weather; you will enjoy your granite lamp post for many years.

Natural-Stones-Add-More-Curb-Appeal-&-Elegance1Manufactured Masonry Stone vs Natural Stone

Masonry stone can be made from natural veneers or manufactured veneers. In the case of natural stone veneer, rock is quarried from the earth.  It is then sliced into thin layers, then finished accordingly to whatever look is desired. Manufactured stone veneer, as the name suggests, is man-made. Often, manufactured stone veneer is made using concrete and aggregate materials. They are designed to look like natural stones, taking on similar colors and textures.

  • How Is The Appearance Of The Stones?

Although manufactured stone veneer is made to look like natural stone, and there are varying colors and profiles to choose from, upon closer inspection, manufactured stone veneer cannot truly mimic natural stone veneer. Natural stones will have pronounced variations that make them unique. While manufactured stone veneer will still give a beautiful finished product, the rich natural color depth, texture, as well as feel of the natural stone give it an unmatched appeal.

  • Strength and Durability

Both natural stone veneer and manufactured stone veneer will last long-term. However, the natural stone veneer will ultimately stand the test of time better than any man-made product. Manufactured stone veneer can be more porous than natural stone veneer, giving it a more limited lifespan than a natural stone veneer.

  • Versatility

Natural and manufactured stone veneer products are both versatile.  Also, there can be limitations on where they may be installed. For example, if you want to do stonework around a pool, consider natural stone products first.  This is because the chlorine may discolor manufactured stone veneer products or affect their structural integrity over time. Natural stone also tends to be better suited for building exteriors as they are hardier against the elements. That said, natural stone is often heavier and denser than its manufactured stone veneer counterparts. Manufactured stone veneer tends to be lighter than natural stone and can be used on many types of surfaces that do not need to be structural.

  • Natural Stone Cost vs Manufactured Stone

As the technology for making stone veneers have improved, the cost of the product has risen while natural stone costs have fallen somewhat in recent years. There is no longer a large gap between the costs of natural stone veneer and man-made products, though manufactured stone veneer tends to have the cost advantage more often than not. In terms of up keep, however, natural stone tends to cost less, being a hardier product that can easily endure a power washer better than man-made stone.

Front Entrance With Natural Limestone Dix Hills NY

This front yard was rebuilt for a home in Dix Hills NY. We created an all-new front door entrance with new stairs and new columns for the lights.  The retaining walls helped maintain the landscape and the grade changes in the properties. Gappsi also veneered the bottom part of the house with the same Eldorado Cultured Stone veneers to match the front door entrance. G44 limestone French pattern and two-inch copings were used for the steps, treads, and platform paving. This leads to the front door and also to the backyard. In addition, the front walls were also veneered with Eldorado Cultured Stones. We landscaped the entire front, another stone creation by Gappsi. 


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Clean And Seal Pavers

Cleaning-and-Sealing-Paving-Stones2When it comes to the outdoor areas on your property it is important to clean and seal pavers.  You may have paver stones installed on features such as driveways, walkways, pathways, etc. These paving stones are incredibly hardy and resilient and can last for many years with basic maintenance. However, the areas are constantly exposed to climatic changes as well as the sun’s rays.

Over time, they can develop scratches, stains, moss, and mildew. Sometimes, outdoor conditions can also result in fading of the paver surfaces. Not only does this mar the appearance of your landscaping, but moss and mildew-covered pavers can be unsafe to walk on as well. Make sure that these surfaces stay in good condition for a more extended period, by getting the pavers cleaned and sealed at least once every two years.

Clean and Seal Pavers

Gappsi will clean and seal pavers, flagstone, travertine, and other surfaces.  For those who want to keep their patios, pool decks, driveways, walkway areas, or other hardscape areas pristine and welcoming cleaning your walk area is essential.  We can restore your pavers, help with sinking pavers, and set in new polymeric jointing sand for any project size.

A great sealing job starts with the right preparation of the surface, starting with cleaning the patio.  Deep cleaning for pavers, concrete, and stone with hot water pressure washing up to 200-degree water, and cleaning products.

Proper Cleaning and Sealing Is More Than Pressure Washing

Sealing is ideal for both new surfaces and older ones to ensure they stay looking good for years to come. One sealer does not fit all projects, let our experience help you choose the correct sealer for your project. Pool decks, patios, walkways, entrances, driveways, and more, we’ll keep it looking great for years and years to come.

Any product whether it is concrete or natural stones used outdoors for patios walkways, driveways steps, retaining walls, and wall veneers, need to be treated with sealant products to protect them from the environment.  This also helps to protect the stones from stains.

Cleaning-and-Sealing-Paving-Stones3Concrete products are corrosive to citric acid in rain.  The salt and ice melters that are used during the winter along with everyday wear from walking and driving on them cause them to break down unless protected.

Stains on stones can be caused by pollen from trees and plants, water accumulation, and pour drainage.  It can occur when you are transplanting flowers or pottering on patios soil can accumulate in the grooves on the surface of pavers.  Often it is from colored mulch that is used in planting beds or even everyday use of cooking on a patio with dripping oils from the grill.

Natural Stone Cleaning And Sealing

Natural stones on the other hand are not as corrosive as manufactured concrete products, but applying a coat of sealer is just as necessary as it is for the concrete pavers.

The differences between concrete pavers and natural stone pavers are several concrete pavers need to be resealed more often than natural stones.  This is because they are more water absorbent and the sealers applied on the surfaces are more prone to delaminate.  As the humidity rises in the concrete pavers eventually it will push the coating that is on the surface and cause it to delaminate. 

On natural stones, any sealer will last longer due to the density of the natural stone structure.  Water does not rise through the stone structure when natural stones are sealed the body structure of the stone may be porous allowing the sealer to penetrate deeper.  Thus making it more effective and long-lasting to the point that some natural stones don’t need to be re-sealed ever again.

Sealer Types For Outdoor Patio Stones

There are many types of sealers for outdoor patio stones. It can be very hard to figure out which one is the correct one. This is where the professionals at Gappsi would help you choose the right sealing product that will get the results you want.  This prevents unnecessary spending while protecting your patios and wall investment. 

It is important to know the look and degree of color enhancement expected.   You do not want to be surprised when a sealer is applied on a stone patio or driveway.   If you are unhappy with the result, it could be more expensive to remove the sealer than what it costs to apply it. At the Gappsi showroom, we display the different sealers we use.  Each product requires a different type of sealer that has different properties made to adhere and embed on the surface of the paver. 

In order to last as well as be effective, concrete pavers sealers are totally different than natural stone sealers.  In most situations, Urethane is a water-based sealer used for concrete pavers.  These sealers enhance the color and also are water based so they can be applied on damp pavers.  They are considered surface sealers which means they do not penetrate the concrete surface. Eventually, they will need to be reapplied at least every 3 to 5 years.

Paving Stone Cleaning & Sealer Company Woodbury Long Island NYNatural Stone Sealers

Sealers best recommended for natural stones are penetrating sealers.  These sealers will be embedded in the stone surface and are more durable.  Penetrating sealers last 5 to 10 years and can also be used for concrete pavers.  The only downside to penetrating sealers is that the pavers have to be dry to get the best results.

Various finishes are available including:

  • Clear coat
  • Natural
  • Color enhancement
  • Matte
  • Wet look

Most services are able to be done within 24-48 hours. Gappsi specializes in cleaning and restoring all hardscapes including retaining walls and exterior brick on homes and buildings.  We can seal them to restore the color and beauty that may have faded over the years.


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Limestone Rustic Patio And Pool

Limestone-Rustic-Patio-And-PoolLimestone rustic patio and pool decks make the perfect choice for homeowners when designing their backyards.  Limestone is a type of sedimentary rock composed predominantly of calcium carbonate and varying amounts of clay, silt, and sand. The varying amounts of these other minerals determine the color of the stone, which can range from blue to red and green. Limestone is significantly dense and renowned for being a heavy, hard-wearing material. There are many types of limestone that may have been subjected to different surface treatments, display different textures, contain different amounts of fossils, and bear different degrees of permeability. Therefore, certain types of limestone will be better suited to your patio floor than others.

Why Choose Limestone?  Limestone is a well-used building material for several reasons:

  1. Strength – Limestone has a compressive strength of 180 MPa, while concrete has a compressive strength of 30 MPa.
  2. Shaping – While limestone is strong and hard, it is still soft enough to cut into different shapes for pool coping and other building projects.
  3. Aesthetic – Limestone comes in a variety of colors and textures that work with any design. Natural tans, buffs, and grays can have hues of pink, blue, and rust in the veining.
  4. Weathering – Limestone has the ideal porosity to handle the water and New York weather, making it a perfect pool stone.
  5. Durability – Limestone is also suitable for high-traffic areas such as patios.
  6. Safety – Not only does limestone last, but it also provides an element of security. The texture of the natural stone is not as slippery as tiles and other building materials, reducing the risk of falls.

Advantages For Patios And Pools Using Limestone

Limestone is a hard material that fairs well under exposure to the elements, making it an excellent candidate for patio floors. It is easy to cut and convenient to work with, minimizing costly complications during installation and contributing toward a flawless finished product.

Limestone can be obtained in unique and striking colors that can make a patio much more memorable. However, it can also be sourced in even colors for the creation of a uniform surface against which other features stand out. In addition to this aesthetic versatility, limestone bears a very fine texture that appears soft and smooth to the eye.

Limestone-Rustic-Patio-And-Pool1Limestone Disadvantages For Patios And Pools

Take note that limestone may not be a good candidate for your poolside, as it can be damaged by acid. While many homeowners find limestone desirable because of its beauty and longevity, it is important to seal any limestone that may come into contact with acid and be cautious handling chemicals near unsealed limestone.

Limestone is more susceptible to fading than many other natural stone variants, like sandstone. This can be combated through treatments and sealing. However, if you opt for a dark limestone variant, you may find that gradual fading gives it a time-worn look that is packed with timeless character.

Should you desire a very specific shade for your patio floor and cannot find limestone in that color, don’t settle for another shade before you have perused other types of natural stone.

Limestone Pool Coping Long Island NY

Pool coping is not the place to cut corners. Substandard pool coping can lead to problems with the structural integrity of your pool and create safety risks. Coping is what keeps water away from the pool’s shell. If water goes behind the pool walls, the structure is at stake.

Other Pool Coping Benefits

If pool coping breaks away easily, you and your guests can cut yourselves getting in and out of the pool. Keep everyone safe with coping that lasts.  A solid pool coping helps keep debris from falling into the pool and improves cleanliness.  Plus, if you want to add an automatic cover to your pool, the coping will simplify the process.

Works Well With Water

Why are we discussing water and swimming pools in the same sentence as if they don’t naturally go together?

When selecting your pool materials, water is one of the main considerations. The pool surface, walls, and floor must be waterproof.

Consider this: An average size swimming pool contains between 18,000 and 20,000 gallons of water. If left uncovered, around two inches of that water evaporates each week. Using porous materials could result in even more water seeping from the pool.

Limestone-Rustic-Patio-And-Pool2Natural stone tiles, if sealed properly, are essentially waterproof!

The Century Effect – Not only are natural stones water-friendly, but they also stand the test of time.

Bathing pools have a long history going back to ancient Rome and Greece. Early pool builders used tightly fitted terracotta bricks for the pool walls and floors. Bathers at Pamukkale, the site of ancient Turkish thermal springs, enjoyed the beauty of travertine terraces that still exist today.

If you build your pool deck from bricks or concrete, both common building materials, you may get a few decades of use before making major repairs. Take it from the Turks, the Greeks, and the Romans—choose natural materials. They’ll last longer.

Also, stones won’t fade over time. In fact, unlike concrete and humans, stones weather the effects of time and end up looking even more beautiful.

Limestone Rustic Patio And Pools in Plandome Manor NY

Gappsi’s latest Limestone Rustic Patio And Pools in Plandome Manor NY included a complete backyard design and installation.  We installed a new vinyl pool equipped with an automatic cover for ease and convenience for the homeowner.   Our team built two retaining walls with poured concrete and veneered with natural stone. The cooking island was built using all Delta Appliances which can be found in our online store. For the patio, we used G046 limestone and G045 blue limestone for the pool coping all selected from the Gappsi Natural Stones Collection. In addition, we kept the top of the wall with matching coping to the pool. This was a very large wall project but our team at Gappsi has the experience and knowledge. To complete the project the area was very beautifully landscaped by our team at Gappsi. To add to the depth and beauty of the property on the second level we built a circular patio with G046 brown limestone and a fire pit built with matching stones and added a Breeo Smokeless Stainless Steel Fire Pit. This was a very beautiful project to design and build with many details.  


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Granite Patio Pavers and Pool Coping – A Basic Guide

Granite patio pavers
A granite patio by Gappsi

There’s no doubt about how much a swimming pool can enhance the appearance of your backyard. Regardless of the shape and size, they are a wonderful addition to your home exterior. However, when it comes to pool coping, most people want to stick to granite patio pavers and pool coping. If you’re wondering whether the material is appropriate for your needs, keep reading.

Why Do You Need a Pool Coping?

Before we get into why we need granite pavers, it’s important to understand the role of pool coping. A pool coping directs splashout into the deck drains and away from the pool. It also blocks water flow from the area behind the pool, preventing further damage. The most important role it plays is that of an inhibitor. It inhibits dirt, debris, and grass from entering the pool area. Last but not least, it provides swimmers with a sturdy and safe way to enter and exit poolside.

Granite Patio Pavers and Pool Coping: Why Do You Need Them?

Granite Is Durable and Long-Lasting

Any product you choose for any purpose should have the quality of being durable and long-lasting, especially when it comes to enhancing your home’s appearance. This is precisely why granite is a sought-after choice.

It is a popular choice among many people mainly because of its durability. However, the consensus on its popularity isn’t new. It goes back to the time of the construction of Roman aqueducts. All in all, the material is highly resilient and sturdy and requires minimal maintenance, making it perfect for everything, including your patios.

It’s Moisture Resistant

The best quality of granite is that it adapts well to wet areas in Nassau and Suffolk County, Long Island, NY. Hence, when you install these pavers as pool coping, you won’t have to worry about water seeping in. The stone is quite impenetrable to most liquids.

It Adds a Level of Elegance to Your Exterior

Our designers at Gappsi ensure that the granite stone you choose enhances the beauty of your backyard or lawn. Furthermore, thanks to the huge variety of colors and formats in our showrooms, you will have no trouble finding your favorite color.

It’s Much More Affordable Than Other Options Out There

Granite stone has long been the ideal solution for most pool copings. Apart from the durability and variety factors, the price also plays a role here. You can get it repaired or replaced at a reasonable price if needed.

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A granite patio in a house on Long Island

Key Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Pool Paver

From our suppliers and distributors to our contractors and installer, everyone ensures that you get exactly what you’re looking for. However, there’s more to the subject than just appearance and durability. You must consider the following factors, too, when it comes to choosing your pool paver.


Cost plays a vital role in the selection process. You want to ensure that whatever you’re choosing is cost-effective and has a long life span. Stone pavers usually require much less upkeep than other options in the market.

Glare And Heat

It’s important to consider how the paver surface feels on a hot day. While most surfaces are prone to getting hot in summer, some get hotter than others. You want to get a denser and lighter paver in Nassau and Suffolk County, Long Island, NY. You may also want to factor in the amount of glare you’ll experience. The rule is to consider the color. The lighter it is, the greater the glare.

Surface Finish

The surface finish should be a primary factor to consider when choosing pool paving for an outdoor space. Since avoiding spills is the priority, it’s important that you with something with a non-slip finish.


Using the right seal for pool pavers is imperative, especially since natural stone is porous. Make sure to seal your granite patio pavers and pool coping correctly, or it may not be able to stand the test of time. The stone’s quality falls prey to environmental factors over time which is why protecting its natural beauty is important. Nonetheless, our manufacturers ensure that you get the best possible quality no matter what type of pavers you choose. You may also want to consult our professionals to learn more about the sealing process.

Pool Coping

If you’ve decided to pave around your pool, you may want to consider a few more questions. Do you want to use a different coping material or run it along the edge? Regardless, you want to go with a paver that merges well with the remaining landscape. All in all, the deal is to choose a material that isn’t only aesthetically pleasing but also performs well, whether you’re using it for your pool, walkways, or wall veneers.

Granite vs. Bluestone

While bluestone has a sawn finish, Granite has a bush-hammered finish. Both are ideal in terms of their performance. However, with bluestone, you can choose various formats, from cobblestones to tiles. On the other hand, granite has its own way of giving you an elegant finish that meshes well with both traditional and contemporary architecture. While the option of custom fabrication is there, it all comes down to personal preferences.

Learn More About Granite Patio Pavers and Pool Copings

You can’t possibly have a pool without coping. It’s almost like having a plane without a roof. Hence, it’s safe to conclude that the final outlook of your pool depends solely on the material you choose for pavers and copings. At Gappsi, we have an endless list of options for you to choose from. We also encourage the idea of familiarizing yourself with different stone options.

After all, choosing a durable, long-lasting material that increases the aesthetic value of your home is the primary goal. From the style to the budget, you want to ensure that your chosen material fits your needs best. Our customized services have benefitted a number of clients over the years. This gives us even more of a reason to transform your backyard or lawn into the space of your dreams.  For more information, call us at Gappsi and schedule a consultation today!


Nicolock and Cambridge Concrete Pavers – How to Maintain Them

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Driveway Concrete Pavers by Gappsi

Nicolock and Cambridge concrete pavers are both excellent choices for your property. However, taking the paver technology into account is as important as taking their feel and look into consideration. Each brand has a lot to offer, from amazing technology to several design options for your property, making decision-making even harder. Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of each, along with tips for their maintenance.

Nicolock Paving Stones

Nicolock paving stones use its paver-shield technology to manufacture beautiful concrete paving stones. They also manufacture segmental retaining wall systems, precast concrete products, and paving slabs. Thanks to the paver-shield technology, these pavers have a richer and denser surface. They also have a bright, vibrant appearance that just doesn’t fade.

Cambridge Paving Stones

Cambridge pavers have ArmorTec technology that does a wonderful job of improving your home’s appearance. This extra-dense concrete has a rich appearance which also keeps your surface smooth and skid-resistant. There are a number of possibilities when it comes to using them for different designs. The cherry on top is that there are numerous colors and shapes available.

At Gappsi, we make sure to connect you with the best suppliers for Nassau and Suffolk County, Long Island, NY.

Nicolock and Cambridge Concrete Pavers – How to Maintain Them

When it comes to cleaning and sealing, you want to make sure you’re doing it right. The first step involves getting the stones ready. Start by removing any items touching the pavers, such as toys, chairs, tables, etc. Then, if you notice any weeds, pull them out gently. You want to ensure that you’re working on a clear surface. You can also use a broom to scrub any other growth away.

At Gappsi, our installers and applicators make sure to do the job right, so you do not need to touch the pavers for any form of maintenance for a long time. While there are basic ways to maintain your concrete pavers without professional help, they might not work every time.

What Types of Cleaning Solutions Should You Use?

There are numerous cleaners for pavers. However, you want to stick to an effective and long-lasting solution. Before you take your pick, make sure to test the solutions on a single stone first to record its reaction to the color.

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Backyard Concrete Pavers in Long Island, NY

Diluted Bleach

You can remove a number of stains by using bleach diluted with ten parts water. The stains this solution can easily remove are tobacco stains, wood rot, and beverage stains.

Water And Soap

Sometimes, hand soap or dishwashing soap is also effective in removing moderate stains and grease. You can make the solution easily by mixing some warm water with soap.

Simple Green

The best cleaning solutions for pavers are those that are chemical-free. You want to ensure that you’re using the least number of chemicals when working with any outdoor structure.

There are a number of retailers across the country that sell cleaning solutions for pavers. However, you want to make sure you’re purchasing the one with the least number of chemicals involved.

Hire Gappsi Contractors Today To Clean And Seal Your Pavers!

At Gappsi, we understand how overwhelming the task of maintaining your pavers can be. For this reason, we have a number of skilled professionals to do the job for you. Whether you want to restore the pavers on your walkway or pool patios, trust us to do the job in both Nassau and Suffolk County, Long Island, NY.

After all, preventive maintenance of Nicolock and Cambridge concrete pavers is essential to keep their quality intact for the long run. Our professionals will apply low-pressure hot water to clean your pavers to ensure that all the grime and dirt have been removed.

Then, they will refill the joints with polymeric sand before using a specialized machine to apply vibration. Then, they will mist using a garden hose before applying a urethane-based sealer.

Thanks to this product, you won’t see yellow or peeling pavers for a long time. This sealer does not give the stones a shiny appearance, but it makes up by adding a deeper tone to the color. Furthermore, our team will also guide you about ways to clean and seal the pavers yourself.

Preventing Pavers From Fading

It’s important to acknowledge that sooner or later, your outdoor pavers will fade. This is usually because of prolonged exposure to UV rays. With time, you may notice that the aggregate is no longer accepting the color pigments, which will make them appear gray or white the more the color fades.

The good news is there are a few ways to slow down fading. One way is to seal them appropriately. This way, the pavers will be able to resist wear and tear for a long time. However, the benefits of sealing don’t end here. Sealing also prevents Nicolock and Cambridge concrete pavers from water penetration, weather conditions, cracks and damages, moss, mold, weeds, and ants.

Concrete pavers for backyard
Top-quality concrete pavers by Gappsi

In a nutshell, no matter what type of pavers you have, sealing them will do wonders in keeping their look and quality intact. All you have to do is leave the work in the hands of our experts, who will take care of your investment with due diligence. With years of experience under its belt, Gappsi knows how to serve you best.

How Frequently Should You Opt For Sealing?

At the time of installation, our installer will make sure to apply a sealer to prevent the fading of your pavers. However, doing it once is not enough. As a rule of thumb, you want to go for it every three to five years. If the sun is intense, you want to go for it every three years to maintain the rich appearance of your concrete pavers.

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No matter how many stores you visit to get the best possible cleaning solution, it won’t ensure that the results are long-lasting. Contact Gappsi for a consultation and a free estimate for cleaning and sealing your pavers.

Benefits of Limestone Patio Pavers and Pool Copings

Limestone Patio Pavers & Pool Copings
A custom limestone patio designed by Gappsi

Planning to revamp your patio? Limestone patio pavers and pool copings are your best bet!

The material of patio pavers and pool copings matters because it affects everything, from convenience and aesthetics to budget and several other factors.

Although patio pavers and pool copings are available in many different forms, limestone has remained one of the most reliable paving choices in the market over all these years. Read on to find out why.

What is Limestone?

In simple words, limestone is a natural sedimentary rock formed of calcium carbonate, clay, silt, sand, and many other minerals. The deposits of this naturally beautiful rock are present all over the world.

Limestone is rightly described as universal and timeless; people have used it in many monumental constructions, like the Pyramids of Egypt, the Empire State Building, and the Houses of Parliament.

Due to the presence of minerals in limestone, it is available in various natural colors, including blue, gray, tan, green, beige, and red.

Want to know the main reason behind its high appeal and value? It’s the natural feel that radiates from this rock! It can complement both traditional and contemporary settings.

Benefits of Limestone Patio Pavers and Pool Copings

Expert Masonry designers and contractors in Nassau and Suffolk county, Long Island, NY, recommend limestone for patios. The reasons are as follows:

Gappsi's limestone patio pavers and pool coping
Limestone Patio and Pool Coping in Suffolk County


Durability is the first thing people look for when constructing patios; limestone fulfills this requirement perfectly.

Limestone’s high durability may sound surprising because of its soft and elegant look, but this naturally-dense rock is impervious to elements. It doesn’t break or crumble easily under harsh weather conditions and extreme temperatures.

In fact, people have been using it in building things intended for heavy-duty use. This rock is not only suitable for patios but also ground floors, kitchens, and other interior parts of a home.

Aesthetic and Versatile

The best part about limestone is that it fits well with any style and color palette you have in mind. It is available in many colors, from dark to light gray, buff, white, blue, green, and even gold. Hence, you can easily match your patio with the interior of your house.

You can find limestone in different textures, amounts, sizes, and durability. Although most limestone pavers have a honed surface, some varieties can also be naturally split.

Experts usually heat limestone to a high temperature in a flame to create a smooth and uniform surface. They can easily chisel, tumble, split, or cut edges to match your requirements. Some textures are suitable for flat and smooth surfaces indoors, while others are perfect for patios and walkways.

Designers can help you choose from the limestone patio pavers and pool copings displays in showrooms. You can also get custom fabrication done by contractors in Nassau and Suffolk County in Long Island, NY.

An Effective Insulator

With its strong insulating properties, limestone prevents your patio and pool copings from getting too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer.

You can walk barefoot on the patio without worrying about burning your foot on hot and sunny days in Nassau and Suffolk County, Long Island, NY. Similarly, you won’t get cold feet while walking barefoot on the patio on chilly days.

Slip-Resistant Properties

Limestone has a little textured and riven profile, making it even more ideal for patios. How? Its texture facilitates underfoot resistance and reduces the chances of slipping to a great extent, even if your feet are wet or it has rained heavily.

With limestone patio pavers, you can let the children in your family run freely around the patio without having to worry about a bad fall.

An Eco-Friendly Choice

Limestone is one of the best options for environment-conscious people when it comes to remodeling the exterior of a house. This is because it’s a renewable stone and doesn’t increase your carbon footprint. Even if it gets damaged for any reason, its repairs won’t contribute to the already-high pollution levels of the nation.

Limestone Patio & Pool Pavers
Gappsi’s custom limestone patio pavers

Cleaning and Maintaining Limestone Patio Pavers and Pool Copings

One of the best parts about limestone patio pavers and pool copings is that you don’t necessarily have to seal them.

  • The first step to cleaning your limestone patio pavers and pool copings is to brush off the dust and debris from the surface with a broom. But be careful not to scratch the stone with your brush.
  • After removing dust and dirt from the surface, wash the pavers with warm water and non-acidic soap. You can soap the water and use a sponge mop to thoroughly clean all the grime and stains. After that, rinse with clean water and let the surface dry naturally.
  • Limestone is more susceptible to chemical damage than other building materials like concrete. Hence, you should never use any acid to clean limestone.
  • Acids cause chemical reactions and affect the colors and hardiness of the stone. So, always choose your cleaning products wisely.
  • Some soap scum and mineral stains may not come off easily. To get rid of them, pour a mixture of baking soda and warm water on a sponge and scrub well. If a stain still persists, you should let a professional paver cleaning service take care of that.

Schedule Your Free Consultation With A Gappsi Professional Today!

Gappsi has been providing masonry services to residential and commercial property owners for a long time in Nassau and Suffolk County, Long Island, NY. Being an integral part of the masonry industry in our region has enabled us to understand your requirements to the core and recommend the best possible ideas to remodel the interior and exterior of your home.

If you want to install, seal or clean your limestone patio pavers and pool copings, contact Gippsi today to let our experts handle that for you!