Marble Patio Backyard Renovation Hauppauge NY

Marble-Patio-Backyard-Renovation-Hauppauge-NY-3Check out Gappsi’s latest marble patio backyard renovation located on Long Island New York.  The outdoor areas of your home can serve as a beautiful and functional extension to the inside. With the right architecture and landscaping, your outdoor space can transform into a stunning aspect of your home that draws attention and welcomes friends and loved ones.

Whether you are looking to update your patio space, add a pool area, or create a truly unique outdoor experience – we can help.

MARBLE PATIO – GAPPSI NATURAL STONE COLLECTION

We started with redoing the patio masonry and installing G040 Marble Pavers. Marble, known for its elegance and sophistication is a popular natural stone option.  Marble pavers can add a sense of luxury and boldness to your outdoor space that other stones just can’t do. Due to the natural veining patterns in marble, your pavers will each be unique in addition, they will enhance the beauty of your entire outdoor oasis.

Marble Features

  • Skid Resistance
  • Naturally Cool
  • Durability
  • Low Maintenance
  • No two stones are the same

Marble-Patio-Backyard-Renovation-Hauppauge-NY-5A U-shaped outdoor kitchen was installed and veneered with Nantucket Eldorado cultured stones.  The classic elegance and intricate detail of small stones combined with the simplicity of a panel system give this stone the appearance of a precision hand-laid dry-stack set. This stone type makes installation easy for expansive walls and column fascias alike.

In the outdoor kitchen, we installed all Twin Eagles appliances, including a sink, a separate bar sink, storage cabinets, and a Summit refrigerator.  Transform your backyard into a full-service kitchen.  Gappsi offers an extensive collection of built-in under-counter outdoor refrigerators, freezers, kegerators, and icemakers by Summit. Their weatherproof selection brings safe and stylish food service to any home or commercial setting.

PRIMO GRILL SMOKER

Adding to the backyard cooking experience is a Primo Grill Smoker as well as an Alfa Pizza Oven.  The invention of the wheel has nothing on the patented Primo Oval design smoking system.  Primo has the size grill for you whether you are tailgating & camping, grilling for the family in the backyard, or hosting a large gathering.  From their flagship Jack Daniel’s Edition Oval XL 400 to the classic round Kamado. Every Primo grill is a primary outdoor cooker.  Anyone can be added to a built-in outdoor kitchen or to complement an existing grill or smoker.  Gappsi installed the X-Large Charcoal Primo Grill.  The grill provides the largest cooking area and the patented oval shape offers superior cooking efficiency and accessibility. Grill, bake, roast, or smoke any food.

Marble-Patio-Backyard-Renovation-Hauppauge-NYALFA FORNI PIZZA OVEN

The Alfa Pizza Oven is the secret to savoring pizza at home that’s just as good as a pizzeria’s. With so many designs to choose from which one is right for you?  Choose the aesthetic line that best represents you and enhances your outdoor spaces.  Enjoy grilling, baking, and stewing delicious meals, and test yourself with Alfa Forni’s delicious recipes. These pizza ovens are characterized by careful design, high-quality materials, and attention to detail. Alfa’s designs are suitable for both rustic and modern design homes, for use indoors, in the garden, or on the terrace. Alfa transforms the traditional way of cooking into an object of design. Discover the full range of wood-fired ovens of Alfa Forni.  We installed the Alfa Forni FUTURO 4 Pizza oven.

SWIMMING POOL

The backyard swimming pool was also remodeled with new plumbing and new equipment.  Replacing your equipment or reworking the plumbing can help to make all your equipment run more efficiently which can lead to several benefits including reduced costs to operate your pool, a cleaner and clearer pool, and less wear and tear on your pool pump.

Marble-Patio-Backyard-Renovation-Hauppauge-NY-4The patio consists of G040 marble pavers selected from the Gappsi Natural Stone Collection. We used a French pattern for the patio and two-inch copings for the pool edges.  Marble pavers are a great choice for the pool area. Marble pavers resist bacteria, preventing any harmful elements from thriving in the pool area. Tumbled marble pavers provide a strong grip to prevent slipping and falling incidents.

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

With the huge options available for pool coping, the possibilities are wide. You can experiment with different styles based on your taste. In most cases, homeowners prefer neutral colors and materials to ensure that the coping effortlessly merges with the existing look. However, with customized options, you have the complete flexibility to design your space just the way you want.

Marble-Patio-Backyard-Renovation-Hauppauge-NY1MONTIGO FIREPLACE

We built a new fireplace and installed a Montigo fireplace insert.  Montigo’s lines of exceptional fireplaces may be just what you’re looking for. The signature design of Montigo fireplaces means you’ll always get sleek styling and a great view of your fire, whether you have them installed indoors or out. This particular model has a blower as well inside to blow hot hair up to the sitting area. The fireplace structure was veneered with Nantucket Eldorado cultured stones and G040 coping for the shelves of the fireplace.

LANDSCAPING & DESIGN

Some landscaping of the backyard area was completed with Gappsi’s team by adding to the existing landscape. Landscape design allows you to embrace nature in a manicured and predictable way, but the plants themselves have other benefits. Adding rich amounts of foliage may improve the air quality around your home. Plants absorb harmful pollutants and chemicals, purifying the air without the use of electricity or machinery.

Marble-Patio-Backyard-Renovation-Hauppauge-NY-2PATIO SEALING

The patio was sealed also to help prevent weeds.  Sealing the stones also makes it easier to clean and protect the pavers. This is the latest Gappsi Backyard renovation in Hauppauge NY. Text us now at 631-543-1177 to schedule your meeting with Giuseppe.

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Paver Basketball Court

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A paver basketball court is perfect when you searching for something unique that will make your property stand out.  Consider a custom-designed basketball court. This brick-paver inlay basketball court is sure to make your home a favorite among the neighborhood kids. If you are in the market for a new concrete driveway consider all of the possibilities before making your final decisions.

Pavers are various sizes of stones that are made of natural stone, clay brick, concrete, or even porcelain. They are utilized to construct an interlocking paving system that is strong and adaptable. The pavers are much stronger than a concrete base and do not easily break or split.

Pavers are more environmentally friendly than concrete slabs because they require less care, are durable, and adapt to seasonal and climate changes.

Can You Play Basketball on Pavers?

Yes, you can use pavers for the floor area of your basketball court.  Paver blocks are in more demand because of their advantages. Pavers effectively reduce runoff from surface water. They also have a minimum 20-year lifespan, making them extremely durable in construction and easy to replace.

An additional benefit of using paver blocks is their ease of installation. A particular block can be changed without damaging the other blocks if any of the blocks are cracked or discolored by corrosive chemicals such as petrol, diesel, etc.  Interlocking the paver blocks is a solution for preserving the environment if you are concerned about the security of your ecosystem or habitats.

Basketball Sports Game Courts Material Options

Brick Paver Basketball Sports Game Courts

This court layout is not new for Gappsi and looks beautiful on a property.  The material complements your property more than any other option. A brick paver basketball court looks nice, especially if you already have a paver patio on your property.

When choosing a brick paver basketball court the lines are cut out and replaced with different colored bricks. The aesthetics of this are beautiful and the athletics are not bad either.  Similar to concrete, there are seams, but if you choose the proper brick it’s not an issue.  The seam between the bricks is small, especially with a straight-edged paver. In addition, many paver companies make slip-resistant pavers that give a player more traction.

Paver Basketball Court2Asphalt Pad With Painted Lines

The most affordable option for a homeowner to have a backyard basketball court is an asphalt pad court with painted lines. The material costs are the least expensive as well as the installation.  This low cost is due to eliminating the expense of painting the entire court and simply only the lines.  Often there is a concern with the durability of unpainted asphalt. In our experience as long as there are no large trees with roots near the court it will be fine.  The roots often cause big cracks as the tree grows causing the asphalt to crack. As for wear and tear, a backyard court will not experience the same traffic as your driveway so the longevity of the sports game court is longer than a standard asphalt driveway.

Asphalt-Painted Courts

In addition, the sports game courts can be painted similarly to what you see on public courts or tennis courts. This often is worth the extra expense. It is absolutely beautiful to look at when painted, especially when custom-colored lines with logos in the key, as well as matching pole pads with lettering, are added.

Concrete Pad Basketball Sports Game Courts

Much like an asphalt pad, a concrete pad with painted lines is more affordable than one that’s painted due to cutting out the painting process. In addition, it tends to look sharper than asphalt with a cleaner look to it.

Expansion joints are added to prevent cracking in the concrete.  It’s a minor detail to consider in the aesthetics of the court. The concrete looks nicer but the asphalt plays nicer.  Also painting a concrete pad looks very sharp similar to the asphalt pad when painted.  It is also worth the extra expense.

Hard-Packed Gravel With Mateflex Sports Game Court Tiles

Many towns have strict zoning laws which regulate the amount of non-permeable coverage a property can have. If your town or village will not allow you to have a non-permeable court based on your property size, then choosing a hard-packed gravel basketball court with Mateflex tiles may be your best and only option.

Paver-Basketball-Court1Gappsi Paver Basketball Court Built in Manhasset NY

Gappsi installed a 22 x 28 basketball sports game court in Manhasset NY, located in Nassau County on Long Island. The court was built with a recycled concrete base and paved with a Nicolock Stone Ridge.  It is a three-piece combination with a smooth texture. We used Granite City for the border and court inlays. Golden Brown for the field and a travertina color for the key in the court. In addition, our team installed regulation adjustable hoops. The patio was cut and the new court was inlaid for a seamless fit and appearance. This is not only a sports game court but can be used as a patio because it is made of pavers. It’s very durable and would never need to be repainted and striped. The homeowners are very happy and this is the latest sports game court by Gappsi in Manhasset NY.

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Granite Patio And Pool Coping Long Island NY

Granite-Patio-And-Pool-Coping-Long-Island-NY3Granite Patio And Pool Coping Long Island NY give a home timeless beauty and curb appeal!  Perhaps no single factor is more important to the value of your home than its curb appeal. Update your entry with a beautiful set of granite steps and make that all-important first impression.

  • Rough, hand-hewn, or precisely machined, our beautiful granite posts are sure to add character, charm, and strength to any landscape application.
  • Transform your outdoor space into an inspiring place with the addition of granite pavers, patios, and walkways.
  • A memorial bench made of granite is a fitting addition to a favorite remembrance spot at your home, playground, park, or town common to honor the heroes among us.
  • Naturally durable, granite withstands weathering, freeze-thaw cycles, and ice-melting chemicals, unlike wood, brick, or concrete.

At Gappsi we believe in superior granite materials that result in low maintenance and permanence, assuring an outcome your family and community will enjoy for many years to come.

Natural Stone Options

Travertine pavers and other natural stone pavers offer the best longevity of any paver type. Natural stone options include granite, sandstone, slate, limestone, marble, travertine, and bluestone. The color choices are more varied than you might expect.

Whether you desire the clean lines of pattern pavers on your patio or the rustic appearance of irregular stepping stones for your winding garden path, we have the right cut granite and natural stone to suit your tastes. Available in a variety of materials, colors, and textures. Imagination is your only limit.

Granite-Patio-And-Pool-Coping-Long-Island-NY1Granite Paving is the ideal solution for creating modern patios or pathways! If you’re looking for a high-end finish with plenty of style and durability, granite paving stones are a perfect choice! This hard-wearing natural stone paving features a non-slip and scratch-resistant surface that will stay looking its best all throughout the year.

⇒ Durable & Hard-Wearing
⇒ Flamed Or Shotblasted Surface Texture
⇒ Scratch Resistant
⇒ Non-Slip

Granite Paving Stones

As a hard-wearing natural stone, granite slabs are suitable for any area which will see high amounts of footfall.  Due to their durability, non-slip and scratch-resistant properties they are a perfect choice. Well-known for being robust yet stunning, granite pavers are ideal for use on patios, paths, and around pools in any domestic or commercial project. This popular paving material is available in a range of colors to suit any design needs!

Sizes & Colours To Suit Any Project

Natural granite pavers offer a wealth of design opportunities.  They offer a range of sizes and color options available.  You will always be able to find a style to suit the needs of your project! You can choose from a multitude of sizes, from large format pavers to smaller slabs, or a mixed size, which is perfect for random laying to create a unique finish. Color options range from the light and bright Silver Grey Granite, and the mid-grey tones in Blue Black Granite to something a little darker in our Black Granite Paving. The hard-wearing and durable natural stone paving is designed for outdoor use and will stand the test of time even in harsh weather! Our full range of granite is suited for Long Island New York’s climate that will last for decades.

Granite-Patio-And-Pool-Coping-Long-Island-NYSealing Granite Paving

It’s generally advised to seal granite pavers to help prevent any staining.  Sealing also helps to prevent the growth of any moss or algae. You may want to consider sealing your granite slabs, especially if your stone is light in color, as any stains will be more visible. However, sealing is not compulsory and there is a wide range of sealing products available which will provide various results. Some sealants will simply seal and protect, whereas others can be used to enhance the color of your slabs. When sealing your granite patio you will also help to protect against general wear.  For example, fading can sometimes occur over long periods. As for when to apply a sealer, there are no specific guidelines.  Most landscapers and tradespersons will have their own tried and tested methods.

Often people choose to seal their paving slabs before laying them.  This may prevent any staining during the laying process.  Others prefer to leave their stone unsealed for up to a year, allowing the granite to weather naturally before applying a sealant. To learn more about sealing your pavers check out our Paver Cleaning Service.

Natural Colours & Variations

Granite products are entirely natural and will feature variations in color, tone, and pattern. This is a feature of the product and our product images will give a great overview of some of the natural variations you could receive.

Colors will appear more vibrant when wet and subtler prior to installation before the stone has absorbed any moisture.

Gappsi installed this backyard over 10 years ago, and recently sealed the pavers. The granite pavers look just as good as the day they were installed at the customer’s home. This is the benefit of using natural stones for your patio pool copings. We installed a freeform pool with concrete walls and a vinyl liner. For the patio and coping we used Amagansett Granite Pavers selected from the Gappsi natural stone collection. We designed and built the portico and the outdoor kitchen with travertine mocha veneer.  The appliances used were all Delta Appliances and a Summit Refrigerator with a granite countertop. 

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Granite Patio Pavers and Pool Coping – A Basic Guide

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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.

Price

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.

Sealing

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!

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Nicolock and Cambridge Concrete Pavers – How to Maintain Them

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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.

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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.

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