How to Clean and Seal Driveways and Patio Stones in 5 Steps

Do you know how to clean and seal driveways and patio stones? Let the professionals at Gappsi show you the process!  

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Complete Polymeric Sand and Sealer Application – Dix Hills NY

Gappsi cleaning and sealing season for driveways and patio stones has started!   Our first driveway is located in Dix Hills NY. Over 10 years ago Gappsi installed this granite paver driveway and now we are cleaning and sealing it.

STEP #1 Cleaning Driveways and Patio Stones

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Step 1 Removing All Polymeric Sand and Debris from Paver Joints

First, we clean the granite pavers and remove most of the sand in between the joints.  Our new surface cleaners are also extractors. We wash the surface of the pavers and also remove the old polymeric sand.  Also, the debris that has collected underneath the joints is washed out.

This year Gappsi added a new pressure washing system. The machine is a high volume low-pressure hot water system.  The pressure washing system can go to 250 degrees Fahrenheit in hot water. It also comes with a soft wash system for areas where we don’t need pressure.

Our team started the process of cleaning the pavers. The driveway floor was pretty dirty so we completed a few passes starting with a turbo nozzle.  The initial process is to clean the stones, and then remove the old polymeric sand in between the joints.  This allows the new sand to be put in between the joints.  We are using 200 degrees Fahrenheit of hot water. 

STEP # 2 Removing Sand and Debris From Driveways and Patio Stones

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Step-2 Cleaning Driveway and Patio Stones

In the second step, we will clean the entire area with the extractor surface cleaner that will remove any sitting material in between the stone joints.

STEP #3 Applying New Polymeric Sand

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Step-3 Applying Polymeric Sand to Driveway and Patio Stones

The third step in sealing the pavers is filling the joint space with new polymeric sand.  We are using white beige silica sand.  This sand will absorb the sealer and get extremely hard; harder than polymeric sand.   Using a vibratory compactor specifically made to vibrate sand into the joints.  The Poly sand must be vibrated into the joint, as we want the sand as tight as possible in the paver joint.  The rollers have white rubber rollers specifically made for these kinds of applications and will not scratch or mark the stones.

STEP #4 Sealing the Driveway Pavers and Patio Stones

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Step-4 Sealing the Driveway Pavers and Patio Stones

Step #4 is the process of applying the sealer.  We mix urethane sealer part A and part B in combination with water in a two-to-one solution. We apply the sealer through sprayers flooding the joints.  This allows the sealer to penetrate the sand and absorb it deep down to get hard. Using a blower to move the extra sealer around, we prevent it from settling on top of the stones and further draining into the sand.  Since these are granite pavers, they won’t absorb much of the sealer, but the sand will get very very hard. 

Which Sealer is Right For Your Stones?

Gappsi uses several types of sealers different for each stone type from granite to marble, travertine, or concrete pavers. In addition, there are color enhancers or natural look sealers.  We apply the proper sealer to the different types of stone surfaces or materials based on what is needed. Each stone absorbs differently and each application is different. Whether there is a top coating sealer or a penetrating sealer depends on the customer selection.  Also, we offer suggestions for the type of material we are protecting or enhancing.

STEP #5 Slip Resistant System Application

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Step-5 Applying Slip-Resistant Sealer with Mop Driveway and Patio Stone Sealing

Step #5 After the team has completed sealing the entire driveway we apply an anti-slip resistance that will be the final process adding one more coat.  This application is applied with a floor mop while the sealer is wet.  The two coats bond together and it adds texture to the surface preventing it from getting slippery. 

The sealing process takes 2 to 3 days to complete allowing time to dry.  We allow the sealer to harden and keep the cars off the paver for about a week. The driveway was designed with granite pavers that are an inch and a quarter thick.  The sealer needs to be hardened a little longer as a result of the paver size.  The sand in between the joints has absorbed all the sealer and it became very hard. The color of the driveway looks like the first day the pavers were installed. The sealer enhancer used brings back the natural original color of the stones. It does not have a shiny look, it is more of a color enhancer. We also used slip resistance mixed with the sealer, this gives better traction when walking on the stones.

This is the latest sealing project done by Gappsi. The original granite installation Gappsi completed was over 10 years ago and the stones were selected from the Gappsi Natural Stone and Porcelain Collection showroom

Gappsi provides restoration, cleaning, and sealing of all types of stones and surfaces installed on patios, driveways, and walkways installed outdoors as well as indoors. 

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We serve all of Nassau and Suffolk County Long Island NY, in all the following towns:
NASSAU COUNTY LONG ISLAND

Town of Hempstead Atlantic Beach Baldwin Bellerose Terrace Bellmore Bethpage Cedarhurst East Meadow East Rockaway Elmont Floral Park Franklin Square Freeport Garden City Hempstead Hewlett Inwood Island Park Lawrence Levittown Lynbrook Malverne Merrick Mineola New Hyde Park North Lynbrook North Valley Stream North Woodmere Oceanside Point Lookout Rockville Centre Roosevelt Seaford South Hempstead Uniondale Valley Stream Wantagh West Hempstead Woodmere Town of North Hempstead Albertson Carle Place Floral Park Glenwood Landing Great Neck Greenvale Kings Point Manhasset Mineola New Hyde Park North New Hyde Park Old Westbury Port Washington Roslyn Roslyn Heights Sands Point Westbury Williston Park Town of Oyster Bay Bayville Bethpage Brookville East Norwich Farmingdale Glen Head Glenwood Landing Greenvale Hicksville Jericho Locust Valley Massapequa Massapequa Park Mill Neck Old Bethpage Old Westbury Oyster Bay Plainview Sea Cliff Syosset Woodbury City of Glen Cove City of Long Beach.

SUFFOLK COUNTY LONG ISLAND

Town of Babylon Amityville Babylon Copiague Deer Park Lindenhurst North Amityville North Babylon West Babylon Wyandanch Town of Brookhaven Bellport Blue Point Brookhaven Calverton Centereach Center Moriches Coram East Moriches East Patchogue Eastport East Setauket Farmingville Holbrook Holtsville Lake Grove Manorville Mastic Mastic Beach Medford Middle Island Miller Place Moriches Mount Sinai North Patchogue Patchogue Port Jefferson Port Jefferson Station Ridge Rocky Point Ronkonkoma Selden Shirley Shoreham Sound Beach Stony Brook Upton Wading River Yaphank Town of East Hampton Amagansett East Hampton Montauk Sag Harbor Wainscott Town of Huntington Centerport Cold Spring Harbor

Commack East Northport Greenlawn Huntington Huntington Station Lloyd Harbor Melville Northport Town of Islip Bayport Bay Shore Bohemia Brentwood Brightwaters Central Islip East Islip Great River Hauppauge Holbrook Holtsville Islandia Islip Islip Terrace Oakdale Ocean Beach Ronkonkoma Sayville West Islip West Sayville Town of Riverhead Aquebogue Calverton Jamesport Laurel Manorville Riverhead South Jamesport Wading River Town of Shelter Island Shelter Island Shelter Island Heights Town of Smithtown Commack Hauppauge Kings Park Nesconset Saint James Smithtown Town of Southampton Bridgehampton Eastport East Quogue Hampton Bays Quogue Remsenburg Sagaponack Sag Harbor Southampton Speonk Water Mill Westhampton Westhampton Beach Town of Southold Cutchogue East Marion Fishers Island Greenport Laurel Mattituck New Suffolk Orient Peconic Southold

Gravel Driveways Make a Big Comeback with Gravelfix

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The gravel driveway is making a big comeback. If you’re a homeowner looking to install a new driveway, let’s go over a few of the many reasons why the modern gravel driveway of today is far superior to any other option you’ll find available.  Unstabilized gravel tends to migrate and become pulverized, which leads to bare spots, ruts, dust, erosion, and more.

The benefits of installing gravel driveways using Gravelfix begin with the ease of installation.

Your Style Won’t Suffer

The aesthetic of a gravel driveway is nearly unmatched. Aside from gravel, you can choose from a wide variety of aggregates for your driveway. Limestone, Blackstar, crushed granite, or any type of angular gravel will work. Even if you’re in the middle of the suburbs, this affords you unmatched style, diversity, color choices, and unique charm.

If you want to stand out from the crowd or if your house would look better without an asphalt driveway, there’s no better way to mix it up and introduce some natural beauty to your home than with a gravel driveway.

Gravel driveways offer a unique alternative to traditional asphalt or concrete surfaces. With a variety of shapes, colors, and textures, they can be customized to fit the aesthetic of any home or landscape.

While considering durability, cost, and maintenance plays a significant role in deciding what type of driveway to install, it is essential to understand the pros and cons of laying a gravel driveway.

gravel-driveways-make-a-big-comeback-with-gravelfix2Gravel driveways can be visually appealing, adding a rustic charm to your home’s exterior. They are available in various colors and sizes, allowing you to customize the appearance to complement your property. Additionally, gravel driveways can be relatively easy to install and require less time to complete compared to other driveway materials, like concrete or asphalt.

Key Benefits of a Gravel Driveway

One of the key benefits of gravel driveways is their permeability. Unlike solid surfaces, gravel allows water to drain through, reducing the risk of water pooling or causing flooding. This can be particularly useful if your property is located in an area prone to heavy rainfall or where drainage is a concern.

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Maintenance for gravel driveways is generally low, requiring only periodic raking to keep the stones in place and ensure a neat appearance. If your driveway develops low spots or potholes, you can simply add more gravel to level the surface. However, over time, you may find the stones displaced by vehicle movement or washed away during heavy rainfall, which eventually requires replenishment.

As with any driveway material, there are some drawbacks to consider. Gravel driveways may not be the best choice for areas that experience extreme weather conditions, as snow removal can be challenging, and ice can cause the gravel to shift.

PROS of Installing a Gravel Driveway

  • Low Cost
  • Aesthetic Appeal
  • Easy Install
  • Permeability
  • Compacts Well
  • Gravel Can Be Replenished

CONS of Installing a Gravel Driveway

  • Gravel Can Wash Away
  • Difficult to Snowplough
  • Risk of Weeds
  • Noise

gravel-driveways-make-a-big-comeback-with-gravelfix3Choosing The Right Gravel For The Area

When choosing gravel for your driveway or space, it’s essential to consider the size and texture of the rocks. The size and texture of the gravel can significantly affect the appearance, durability, and ease of maintenance.

There are two overarching categories of gravel that each type can be sorted into crushed stone and naturally formed gravel. There are several differences between the two, although they’re easily distinguishable based on appearance.

♦  Crushed stone has a jagged edge due to the manual crushing process.
♦  Naturally formed gravel has a smoother look due to natural weathering over time.

There are various sizes of gravel available, ranging from small pea gravel to larger coarse gravel. Pea gravel, as the name suggests, is the size of peas and is typically smooth in texture. This type of gravel creates a visually appealing driveway surface and is easier on your feet when walking on it. However, pea gravel may not be the best choice for a driveway with a lot of traffic or heavy vehicles, as it can shift and become displaced more easily than larger rocks.

Coarse gravel, on the other hand, is made up of larger rocks with a rougher texture. These rocks are less likely to shift under heavy loads, making coarse gravel a more durable option for driveways with more traffic. Additionally, the rough texture of coarse gravel can provide better traction for vehicles, especially during wet or icy conditions.

Why Invest in Gravelfix on Your Gravel Driveway

Investing in Gravelfix for your driveway comes with a plethora of advantages. To start, Gravelfix effectively stabilizes your driveway surface. There is no need to worry about gravel shifting or sinking, as these mats maintain a flat and uniform surface for you to drive or walk on.

Gravelfix reduces the likelihood of tire rut formation, which can be a concern with gravel driveways. By providing a stable foundation a vehicle’s tires move smoothly across the surface without causing unsightly ruts or damaging the driveway.

Another notable benefit of having Gravelfix is its effectiveness in preventing weed growth. By acting as a barrier between the gravel and the ground, it prevents invasive weeds from growing through, ensuring your driveway remains low maintenance and visually appealing.

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Gravelfix Benefits

  • It ensures a 100% draining paving
  • It’s a completely recyclable product, made with high-quality Polypropylene, 100% pure
  • Suitable for all applications, pedestrians, light and heavy traffic, motorbikes, bicycles, and wheelchair
  • An economic paving option that keeps its color unchanged for years.
  • The structure suppresses the growth of weeds and holds marble chips or pebbles
  • It can be easily cut and adapted to all environments
  • It is unaffected by cold and freezing temperatures
  • GRAVELFIX structure stops footprints and tire tracks

Main Gravel Application Areas

  • Public and private parking
  • Balconies and rooftop gardens
  • Alleys and cycle paths
  • Driveways
  • Cemetery areas and avenues
  • Playgrounds
  • Parks and Gardens
  • Residential gardens

In this video, we show the process of preparing the base for this new gravel driveway with red angel stone gravel. We are preparing the final coating and compacting and flattening the bluestone screening base. We are moving on to install the Gravelfix System to contain the gravel.

This system has a honeycomb shape made out of polypropylene and a fiber mesh shedding attached on one side.  The fiber mesh prevents the rock from underneath coming to the surface and mixing with the finished stones of the driveway.  In addition, it holds the gravel that is installed in it and creates a better surface for the car tires to grab on and traction. The system also slows down the water runoff.  In particular, in some driveways, it makes a big difference.  This driveway is a very large area that is sloped towards the house.  A lot of water coming from the street also comes into the driveway and runs towards the house.  Through many heavy rain showers so far the homeowner has been very happy with the results.   He has noticed a big difference since the Ggravelfix System was installed under the gravel.

The final part is the installation of gravel.  We are filling the Gravelfix System with Red ⅜ Pennsylvanian stones.  Gappsi carries a large selection of stones and glass gravel that we import from Italy.   We display all our gravels and products at the Gappsi showroom. On the driveway, we also installed the Gappsi split-face Limestone Belgium paver as the driveway apron. This is the latest Gravelfix driveway installed by Gappsi in Laurel Hollow, NY

Marble Dusting Gunite Swimming Pool on Long Island in Cedarhurst NY

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Marble dusting is a smooth plaster finish applied to the gunite pool or spa. It’s a mixture of highly refined white cement and crushed marble. This material can be dyed into many colors or purchased in a specific color and aggregate pattern. While white, or anything in the gray spectrum including black is common, exposed aggregate finishes can provide a unique look to your pool.

The marble dust is applied up to the water line followed by rows of tile of your choice. The marble dust and tile offer an attractive finish to your Gunite Pool and Spa Scape.

The 3 Most Common Pool Surface Types

  1. Plaster – Generally, new gunite pools are coated with pool plaster, which is cement mixed with marble sand or limestone. It is the least expensive option for pool surfacing and typically lasts around 7 years.
  2. Pebble – Pebble finishes as a pool surface are just plaster with aggregate mixed in. The addition of aggregate makes this more durable and stain-resistant than plaster alone. Pebble finishes can be somewhat rough and cost twice as much as plaster, but the upside is that they often last over 12 years.
  3. Quartz – A quartz-finished pool surface has plaster with quartz aggregate mixed in. This provides more color than pebbles and is a more stain-resistant option for your pool. A quartz finish will usually last 12-15 years.

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A lot of planning, material choice, and effort goes into building a swimming pool. But regardless of the pool’s decorative features and design, pool finishes will transcend the complete design and play a huge role in how appealing the pool is.

Whether you want to resurface your existing pool’s plaster or select the finish for a new pool, you should determine what type of material to use. Pool finishes come with their own set of benefits and drawbacks in areas like durability, visual appeal, and cost.

Your pool’s surface may develop stains, etching, cracks, or other issues over time. And that is entirely normal.

With the wear and tear of pool plastering, the beauty of your pool reduces along with its durability. That means it requires a fresh coat finish before the conditions worsen.

Plaster is the most visible element of your poolscape. It creates a protective layer between the pool surface and pool water to avoid water leakages that may damage the structural shell. The interior plaster finish is also crucial to its integrity. Hence, make sure you maintain it properly to ensure the longevity of your pool.

When to Resurface Your Pool

Pool resurfacing is a must-do treatment to keep the pool running smooth and looking as beautiful as the first day you saw it. There are tons of ways to resurface a pool, mainly depending on the type of surface of your pool – tile, plaster, pebble, cement, quartz, etc.

On average, pools need resurfacing every eight to 10 years. But, if you notice some of these signs, it might be time for maintenance:

  • Surface stains
  • Plaster is flaking or peeling
  • Coarse texture
  • Cracks
  • Discoloration
  • Rust stains
  • Loss of pebbles
  • Paint or fiberglass failure

marble-dusting-gunite-swimming-pool-on-long-island-in-cedarhurst-nyWhat is Pool Plastering / Marble Dusting?

Pool Plastering is the final layer of polish or interior pool finish that makes a pool’s interior visually appealing. Along with its aesthetic purpose, the coating smoothens and balances out the roughness of the concrete below it.  Marble dust, adds a smooth plaster finish that is applied to the gunite pool or spa. It’s a mixture of highly refined white cement and crushed marble. This material can be dyed into many colors or purchased in a specific color and aggregate pattern.

What is the Duration of Pool Plaster? 

Depending on a variety of factors and how well you maintain your pool, your plaster can last from 7 to 10 years. The average life expectancy of a plastered pool is affected by regular pool maintenance and cleaning. If you take excellent care of pool plaster, such as maracite plaster can last up to 7-10 years while you’ll get an additional five years on the life of your pool if you use quartz aggregate blend for pool plastering.

How Long Should I Wait Before Using the Pool After Plastering?

Unlike ordinary plaster which needs to dry completely first, pool plaster works differently. Once the plaster dries out; fill the pool with water. The plaster material cures underwater in about 7-10 days. But this doesn’t mean you have to wait that long. Once the pool is filled and clean, you can go in for a swim.

How do I get rid of plaster dust in my pool?

Brush the entire pool surface.  Start at the top of the walls and go down from the shallow end of the pool’s deep end.  Brush thoroughly twice per day to remove all plaster dust. Brushing your pool finish at least twice a day is one of the best things you can do to maintain the gorgeous appearance of a pool finish.

As the leading pool service company in Long Island NY, Gappsi offers a variety of pool services.  From pool installs to repairs, to renovations we have you covered.

This is the latest project completed by Gappsi.  It is a large Gunite Swimming Pool that was marble dusted in Cedarhurst NY. We used gray marble dust throughout the pool, including the spa. This is the latest marble dusting job completed by Gappsi on Long Island NY.

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SLEEKFENCE™ Aluminum Fence vs Composite, Vinyl, Wood, Iron, and Chain Link Fences

sleekfence-aluminum-fence-vs-composite-vinyl-wood-iron-and-chain-link-fencesSLEEKFENCE™ aluminum fence is for designers and discerning homeowners who want to make their fence a feature, and a statement that lasts for a long time. Aluminum fences are a great alternative to composite or vinyl fencing.

First, find the fence that best fits your property. Your choice of fencing materials enormously impacts your overall fencing project. The materials will affect how much you pay, how the fence looks, how long it lasts, and how much upkeep it requires.

Primarily utilizing high-grade aluminum, our modern fences are found at luxury residences and high-end commercial projects.

SLEEKFENCE™ – made from 100% 6063-T6 Aluminum with a heavy-duty powder coating.

Aluminum is one of the most recycled and recyclable materials available on the market today. Nearly 75% of all aluminum produced in the U.S. is still in use today.

SLEEKFENCE™ Aluminum Fence vs. Composite Fence

Aluminum offers considerable advantages. The most noteworthy one is that it is corrosion-resistant, making it the best choice for coastal places with salty air like the North and South shores of Long Island. Such gate fencing will stay solid and not rust longer than other types. Aluminum is also light but resilient. This material can also be 100% recycled.  Aluminum fences are great for manual or low-power automatic gates and fencing in Long Island due to their lightweight. This metal is also less expensive than steel.

Wood fibers and plastic ingredients are usually used for producing composite fences. Because of this, such panels are much lighter than aluminum, steel, and other materials. This factor can significantly reduce the load on load-bearing walls, fasteners, and fence hinge gates of the sub-facing system and reduce its total weight.  A composite fence is durable and can withstand weather conditions: hot sun, hail, or snow.

A composite fence does not develop fungus, mold, etc. Composite fences are not subject to termites, unlike gates and wood fences.  They are also easy to clean from dust and dirt. They do not require special cleaners.

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As with aluminum, the only maintenance your vinyl fence will require is a cleaning a couple of times a year. If we are talking about strength, then aluminum is undeniably stronger, aluminum can dent, but it cannot crack.

Vinyl can be known to crack if the impact is sufficient. Of course, vinyl does not come in dark colors as the pigments required would ultimately fail under UV exposure. This limits colors to light or neutral color options. Aluminum can be powder coated, a durable baked-on finish that withstands the elements and the test of time. For this reason, most luxury contemporary fences are made from aluminum for a lifetime of enjoyment. A vinyl fence requires little to no maintenance; you are only required to clean it at your discretion.

SLEEKFENCE™ Aluminum Fence vs. Wood Fence

A wood fence will usually cost less upfront than an aluminum fence.  They require much more maintenance moving forward and will eventually need to be replaced. Wood fences are subject to warping, damage, mold, mildew, and termites. You’ll need to inspect your wood fence annually to ensure that rotten boards are replaced, loose nails are hammered in, and screws are tightened. You will also need to be on the lookout for leaning and wobbly posts. A cedar fence typically needs to be cleaned once every 3-5 years to remove any moss, mold, mildew, dirt, peeling paint, and graying. The fence will also need to be resealed or painted after it has been cleaned.

An aluminum fence would cost more upfront. An aluminum fence requires little to no maintenance; you are required to clean it at your discretion. We recommend you use car wash soap to clean your SLEEKFENCE™, and that will run you about $50-$100 a year. You’ll most likely only need to clean your SLEEKFENCE™ twice a year. The only other materials you’ll need to clean your SLEEKFENCE™ are microfiber rags and a hose.

Durability: Aluminum vs. Wood and Vinyl

Durability is a key factor when it comes to fences. While wood and vinyl fences can be vulnerable to issues like rot, insects, and weather-related damage, aluminum stands strong against these challenges. Its resistance to rust and corrosion makes it a durable choice, even in tough outdoor conditions.

Versatility: Aluminum vs. Wrought Iron and Chain Link

SLEEKFENCE™ Aluminum fences shine when it comes to versatility, especially when compared to wrought iron and chain link options. They offer a similar visual appeal to wrought iron but without the heavy weight and demanding maintenance. On the other hand, while chain link fences might be budget-friendly, they lack the aesthetic charm that aluminum brings to the table.

Low Maintenance: Aluminum vs. Steel and Bamboo

Maintenance requirements can heavily influence your fencing decision. Aluminum fences require minimal upkeep compared to steel, which can be susceptible to rust. Bamboo, while eco-friendly, demands consistent care to prevent deterioration. Aluminum strikes a balance between durability and low maintenance.

Budget Considerations: Aluminum vs. PVC and Composite

Budget is often a significant factor in fencing choices. While PVC and composite fences are cost-effective, they might not offer the same level of durability as aluminum. Aluminum fences provide a good compromise between affordability and long-lasting value.

Aesthetic Appeal: Aluminum vs. Stone and Brick

The visual appeal of a fence is important for enhancing a property’s charm. Stone and brick fences exude classic elegance, while aluminum offers a sleek and modern appearance. With various styles and finishes available, SLEEKFENCE™ aluminum fences allow for personalization to match your preferences.

With so many fence types and materials to choose from making a decision, about which option is the best choice is hard for many homeowners. Often it depends on the size of the yard, the desired maintenance requirements, and the buyer’s budget. Gappsi breaks down three of the most popular fence materials – wood, vinyl, and aluminum – to assist in the installation process.

Whether it’s in an urban, rural, or suburban community, adding a fence around the perimeter of a yard offers incredible benefits to a homeowner’s life. Fences can improve the appearance of a home, increase the resale price of a home, and most importantly add security and privacy to a yard.

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View our complete line of fencing including SLEEKFENCE™ Aluminum Fence on our Landscape and Fencing page today and give a Gappsi representative a call to schedule your appointment. 631.543.1177

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

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

Concrete Wall Pool with Vinyl Liner

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

The Benefits of Installing a Vinyl Liner on a Concrete Pool

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Benefits of Adding a Sun Shelf to Your Swimming Pool

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

Electric Swimming-Pool Safety Auto-CoversPool Safty Auto Covers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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