Outdoor Custom Wood Fired Pizza Ovens On Long Island

Outdoor-Custom-Wood-Fired-Pizza-Ovens-On-Long-Island1Gappsi brick ovens are the pinnacle of excellence when it comes to at-home cooking with our outdoor custom wood fired pizza ovens on Long Island. Our brick ovens outperform every other oven on the market.  Gappsi Ovens are built and designed to last a lifetime and go well beyond just cooking just pizza view our Gappsi Ovens page to view the full collection of ovens for your home. Fresh bread, grilled pork chops, cast iron skillet meals, rich desserts this list goes on! So, gather your family around the fire, enjoy a wood-fired meal, and make memories that your family will look back on for years to come. Your home will be the one everyone wants to come over to, celebrating life’s moments and building years of memories.

Besides being able to cook beautiful pizzas in a wood-fired pizza oven. Did you know you can bake as well as cook plenty of other foods for instance?  All the food from the wood-burning oven is excellent and so delicious all your friends will be asking where they can buy their own grill too. Tasty and healthy, rich in flavors with light hints of smoke.  You can apply several cooking techniques like baking, grilling, or cooking in cast iron skillets or carbon steel pans in wood-burning ovens also.

Bake Delicious Hearth Breads, Focaccia, And Snacks

Besides baking delicious hearth bread, focaccia, and snacks in the oven.  You can cook, grill, and roast different seafood, meat, poultry, and vegetables in all the wood-fired ovens also with them.  Brick wood fired pizza ovens are ideal for cooking one-pot meals using Dutch ovens, clay cookers, and roasters. This way, you can prepare stews and beans and seafood, meat, potatoes, and much more all at once.

There is so much that goes into entertaining.  There’s not only tasty food but the unique outdoor cooking experience that matters when entertaining. A wood-fired pizza oven is an excellent place for socializing and hanging out with your friends and family too.  The brick oven is a great conversation starter for guests when they come over as well.

Outdoor-Custom-Wood-Fired-Pizza-Ovens-On-Long-IslandWhat Is A Wood Fired Brick Pizza Oven?

A wood-fired brick oven is a specially designed oven that heats up evenly, retains high temperatures, and cooks the perfect pizzas, meats, and more. It is an oven that uses burning wood on the inside to heat up the surfaces. Once the oven has reached the right temperature, you can cook pizzas in just a few minutes or less; the oven reaches temperatures of 850+ degrees Fahrenheit.

How Do Wood Fired Brick Pizza Ovens Work?

A brick wood fired pizza oven can get to temperatures upwards of 850+ degrees without causing damage or compromising the structural integrity of the oven. The dome shape bounces the heat in every direction allowing the oven to be at the same temperature all over. This allows for pizzas and foods to cook evenly no matter where it sits in the oven.

What Kind Of Wood Is Used For Wood Fired Brick Pizza Oven?

Hardwoods are the best kinds of wood to use in a wood fired oven. Brick pizza ovens allow you to take advantage of delightful aromas and flavors you can’t get in a regular oven. You can use anything from applewood to oak, maple, and even hickory wood in a wood fired brick pizza oven.

Are All Brick Ovens Wood Fired?

Some brick ovens can be converted to gas or propane oven. Using this heat source can be convenient for people who want the perfect cooking properties of a brick oven without dealing with the mess of wood and ashes to clean up.

Outdoor-Custom-Wood-Fired-Pizza-Ovens-On-Long-Island2Custom Built Pizza Oven Built In Huntington Bay NY

As a complete Long-Island Italian brick pizza ovens distributor, Gappsi provides a great selection of pizza ovens.  Our store of ovens includes complete ready-to-use units, custom-built indoor and outdoor ovens, and custom-built on-site. We can incorporate all other outdoor cooking elements in your outdoor kitchen too. Gappsi pizza ovens come in a variety of sizes and models.  Customers can choose from countertop units with an optional finish in stone veneers or choose ceramic tiles and stucco in any color or finish desired.

Recently Gappsi refreshed a beautiful backyard located in Huntington Bay NY.  The backyard has a raised patio built several years ago with a Hanover chapel wall for the retaining wall. Gappsi installed G046 limestone treads for the steps and stone pavers for the patio. The home is sitting in a beautiful setting on the water with a breathtaking view. In our backyard update, we added the same G046 limestone pavers, an island, and a table.

Custom Built Wood Fired Pizza Ovens

A custom built pizza oven with a base was installed. Gappsi utilized eldorado prefab concrete boxes, veneered with Quartzite split-face natural stones. For the outdoor kitchen, we installed an AOG 24-inch grill and made a base for the smoker.  Gappsi designed the outdoor custom wood fired pizza ovens which extended the homeowner’s outdoor kitchen entertaining area. The countertop was created with limestone G046 coping and pavers.

The exterior of the oven is finished with stucco and the homeowner could not be happier!  The final step in completing the pizza oven is sealing it to make it water-repellant. For the front of the oven, we utilized G046 limestone and created a custom front to match the patio. The latest Gappsi creation in Huntington NY.

If you are looking for a Long Island Italian brick pizza oven retailer, and outdoor custom wood fired pizza ovens on Long Island Gappsi is the place for you. We invite you to our showroom display to see our ovens first hand. Visit us on social media, join our events, and be sure to sign up for a demonstration of our pizza ovens that happen year-round! A backyard is not complete without a Gappsi pizza oven. Among all our services, we are passionate about backyard design and the construction of outdoor cooking islands. We offer outdoor kitchen setups with a great selection of appliances and other cooking devices. Gappsi ovens are the best in the world, manufactured with high-quality materials and old-world craftsmanship.

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Gunite Pool Renovation And Coping Brookville NY

Gunite-Pool-Renovation-And-Coping1Gappsi is an expert at Gunite Pool Renovation And Coping on Long Island.  Gappsi is an industry leader in remodeling services which allows you to change virtually everything with your existing pool. We combine old-time craftsmanship with modern technology and pride ourselves on personalized attentive service. We work with our clients to effectively choose what the best options are to create their dream backyard. From state-of-the-art products for modernizing your filtration and sanitation needs to redesign the layout and material of your decking.

We offer the latest technology that makes pool maintenance much easier. These new innovations will save you money, time, and frustration, which will allow you and your family to enjoy spending time by the pool. Gappsi creates a new experience and brings life back into your swimming pool.

How Do You Know You Need A Gunite Pool Renovation And Coping?

  • Is your swimming pool beginning to show signs of age?
  • Is the coping loose?
  • Is your tile cracked?
  • Is your tile falling off?
  • Is your pool tile fading or dull?
  • Are your kids complaining about the plaster feeling rough on their feet?
  • You just want to achieve a completely new look.

From full swimming pool reconstruction, concrete pool resurfacing & pool plastering, to pool tile repair, replacement of pool coping, and in-ground pool repair, Gappsi Pools has the experience to handle all your Long Island swimming pool remodeling needs.

Gappsi Renovation And Remodeling Services

Our gunite pool renovation and remodeling services will take your inground swimming pool from dull to stunning. We also offer energy-efficient equipment upgrades for spas, waterfalls, or raising the pool depth. Our services include improving drainage and repairing cracks. Energy-saving makeovers, alternative ways to sanitize your pool, and acid baths, are just some of the services we offer.

  • Gunite Swimming Pool Restoration
  • Gunite Swimming Pool Remodeling
  • Gunite and Deck Cracks Repaired
  • Gunite Pool Renovations Complete
  • Pool Loose or Cracked Tile Repair and Replacement
  • Inground Pool Coping Restoration
  • Gunite Pool Replastering
  • Deck Restoration and Remodeling
  • Pool Chemical Stain Restoration
  • Pool Rust Stain Removal
  • Pool Discoloration Restoration

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This is a gunite renovation completed on Long Island in Brookville NY. Gappsi installed new glass tiles in the waterline to freshen up the look of the pool.

Waterfalls, water walls, fountains, jets, bubblers, and spillovers give your pool a focal point, and they create an inspirational setting. A great pool design is often realized by the water within; its appearance, reflections, and how it refracts light and color. By adding a vertical element of moving water, the design can spring to life and almost become a work of art. There are many types of water features to choose from.  Simply put, today’s pool builders create customized features that move water in astonishing ways.

For our customer in Nassau County, we built a wall for the water feature to include sheer descends and on each end, we added spillover bowls.  Along the side of the pool we installed 6 Laminars; 3 on each side.

Sheer-descent waterfalls

Sheer-descent waterfalls, also called sheetfalls, are more suited for modern and geometric pools. The water flows through a thin spillway creating a sleek elegant look as it descends into the water. Sheetfalls are often installed along a raised wall on one side of the pool. The wall can be finished in glass tile for a stunning effect or stacked stone for a more natural look.

Laminar Fountains

Laminar fountains are a type of deck jet that produces a bubble-free arc of water.  This water feature is more common on modern pools and often lit by colorful LED lights.   This water feature look is both stunning and exciting. Designers should pay attention to windy areas because too much wind may ruin the effect on the laminar fountains. Laminar fountains are more expensive than standard deck jets.

Gunite-Pool-Renovation-And-Coping2Gappsi Stone Collection | Marble G043

In general construction terminology, coping refers to masonry material that is used to cap the top of a wall. Most walls have some type of coping, and the kind that adorns those on gunite pools features specific elements.

Coping is the material—usually natural stone or various forms of concrete—mounted over the top of the pool shell’s “bond beam” (the upper portion of the wall). This is where the pool structure meets the surrounding deck

For the coping in the patio, we used marble G043 selected from the Gappsi Stone Collection. The benches and steps in the pool were outlined with glass tiles that were used in the pool for the waterline. For the wall water feature, we used very unique marble slabs to elevate the look and make it a dramatic focal point of the pool and backyard. The patterns in the stones add to the natural beauty of the backyard through the natural patterns in the stones.

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Gappsi Is A Name You Can Trust 

For more than 35 years, Gappsi has renovated residential and commercial pools in Long Island New York.

Our commercial customers usually renovate their pool and spa to attract new members and retain existing customers at their health clubs or private community.

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Whether your renovation project calls for a completely new design, a few new upgrades, or gunite resurfacing of the plaster finish give us a call today our team is here to help you! Guiseppe, along with his experienced team of professionals at Gappsi, will guide you through the process and offer trusted expert advice.

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Natural Limestone Patio And Pool Long Island NY

Choosing The Right Stone For A Pool Deck

Natural-Limestone-Patio-And-Pool-Long-Island-NYWhen choosing the right stone such as a natural limestone patio and pool Long Island NY it’s important to embrace some practical and aesthetic considerations.  Whether it’s an elegant light-colored limestone perfect for a hot summer day, a natural fieldstone emulating the feel of a deep woods swimming hole, or reclaimed granite with its timeless weathered beauty, the following points will help in selecting the best stone for a pool deck or patio area.

The Four S’s to Consider

  • Style – The overall appearance of a pool deck and patio may vary depending on style. It could be sophisticated versus a more rustic look and feel.  The sophisticated style generally has clean lines while a rustic style offers an earthy feel and look with more natural, rougher lines.
  • Surface –  The texture of the stone has a big impact on the look as well as the feel of your patio surface.
    • A split face surface, like a reclaimed plank paver, gives a rustic look to the area.
    • A natural cleft surface comes from stones that are split by man along a natural seam in the stone.  This gives the surface an organic feel with a flatter surface compared to a rough split surface.
  • Shapes and Patterns – Stone shapes, whether irregularly shaped or straight edge squares and rectangles, may completely change the design of a pool deck as different design patterns will also,
  • Scale – It is important to think about the size of the stones. Deciding on small, medium, or large stones determine the look and feel of a pool deck area.

PRO TIP: If the deck space is large, consider using larger-sized pieces to give it a grand feeling. Smaller pieces may be used for more intricate patterns and offer a more sophisticated look.

  • Color – Natural stone comes in a variety of colors in addition to color combinations. Deciding on the stone consider if the pool is in direct sunlight for large amounts of time, then a lighter-colored stone would be good to keep the temperature down. Choose a color or color theme that relates to your home, or office building, as well as other stones in the nearby area.

The Right Stone For The Right Condition

A complement to the surrounding landscape, natural stone pool coping is as practical as it is attractive. Natural stone is durable and resists freeze-thaw cycles.

  • Heat Underfoot – Comfortable underfoot is important when choosing a stone for a pool deck and patio. Which type of stone will help to keep the surface cooler? The answer is a stone with less heat absorption. In general, lighter-colored stones have less heat absorption.
  • Freeze-Thaw – If the pool will be located in a freeze-thaw weather zone, be sure to pick a stone with lower water absorption for the pool deck. Granites, basalts, and porphyry top the charts in this category and will hold up to all weather conditions. We have also hand-picked some freeze-thaw-resistant limestones and sandstones that will work well.
  • Slip Resistance – The last thing you want is a slippery stone for a pool deck and patio. Luckily, adjustments to surface texture and joints can make a huge difference when it comes to creating a slip-resistant deck.

In addition to considering the appearance of the texture, consider the effect it has on the perceived slipperiness of a stone. Man-made surfaces provide excellent grip and some split surfaces tend to be less slippery. In general, stone surfaces with indentations and irregularities provide a better grip.

Natural-Limestone-Patio-And-Pool-Long-Island-NY3WIDE JOINTS VS MANY JOINTS

Wide joints between pavers or joints that have grass or other vegetation growing between them make the overall pool deck surface less slippery.

When there are many joints, your feet are always touching multiple joints which helps you naturally grip the surface and it is, therefore, more slip-resistant.

Pool Deck Materials We LOVE at Gappsi

Limestone – The luxurious feel and look of limestone make it a great choice for a pool deck.

Sandstone – A sedimentary rock composed of sand-size grains of mineral, rock, or organic material. Many sandstone materials are great for pool decks as their split surfaces are naturally slip-resistant. Colors range from beige to brown to gray-blue.

Granite – A coarse-grained igneous rock, granite has a high content of quartz and feldspar giving it a speckled appearance. One of the most durable quarried stones from around the world, granite is nearly always massive, hard, and tough.

Bluestone – Bluestone is actually a sandstone with a deep blue color but also appears with other hues such as shades of gray and brown. Bluestone is known for its advantageous price point. Natural cleft bluestone is quite slip-resistant.

Travertine – A form of limestone deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs. Travertine often has a fibrous or concentric appearance and exists in white, tan, cream-colored, and even rusty varieties.

Marble – Marble can have beautiful pattern movement within the stone and comes in a wide variety of colors from white to salmon to gray, blue, green, and black.

Natural-Limestone-Patio-And-Pool-Long-Island-NY2Limestone Patio And Pool Long Island NY

Kidney-shaped gunite swimming pools remodeled in Center Island NY. We installed new stairs across the shallow area and porcelain tiles in the water line. The pool was totally remodeled with new plumbing and a new finish. We used super blue diamond bright and tile markers on the edge of the steps. The patio consists of G44 limestone in a french pattern and two inches of G044 Marble Limestone all selected from the Gappsi natural stone collection. Very beautiful property, a very beautiful setting. The latest gunite remodels by Gappsi.

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Brick Pavers Basketball Sports Game Courts

Brick Pavers Basketball Sports Game Courts

Brick-Pavers-Basketball-Sports-Game-Courts2Brick Pavers Basketball Sports Game Courts are a great choice but not the only one when designing your space.  There are a number of factors that go into building a sports game courts: budget, local zoning laws, and your property design.

Common Sports Game Courts Materials

♦  Asphalt: The most affordable option for having a basketball sports game courts is an asphalt pad with painted lines. The material costs are the least expensive as well as the installation due to cutting out the expense of having the court painted.

Some people have concerns about the durability of unpainted asphalt. It’s been our experience that as long as you don’t have large trees with big tree roots near the court you should be fine and will avoid the potential for big cracks. As for wear and tear, a sports court will not experience the same traffic as your driveway so its longevity will be much longer than your standard driveway.

This is the best material for a driveway basketball court. It’s softer and more forgiving on the body than on other surfaces. For best results, install when the weather is warm and the ground is dry.

The court can be asphalt, and the edging can be brick pavers, beautifying the look of the court also.  

♦  Concrete: This surface can be slippery and not as soft, making it less desirable for competitive basketball use. In cold climates, the concrete can crack and heave, making it unsafe.  Concrete is a common driveway material, works for family-fun basketball, and lasts about 30 years.

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.  The concrete looks nicer but the asphalt plays nicer.

♦  Hard-packed Gravel w/ Mateflex– Many towns, especially in the Northeast, have strict zoning laws which regulate the amount of non-permeable coverage your property can have. If your town will not allow you to have a non-permeable court, then a hard-packed gravel court with Sports Courts tiles may be your best and only option.

If you’re looking for aesthetics, sports game courts tiles look unbelievably beautiful.

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Brick Pavers offer a smooth playing surface!

♦  Brick Pavers: Flat pavers can make for a smooth playing surface. They come in many colors and can be replaced if stained or broken. In addition, you can build basketball court lines, such as the free-throw line, right into the design by using different-colored pavers.  What we like about it the most is it compliments your property more than any other option. Not that the other options don’t. It’s just that a brick paver basketball sports courts really looks nice, especially if you already have a paver patio.

What you get with this is a brick paver patio with the basketball court lines cut out and replaced with different colored bricks. The aesthetics of this are awesome. The athletics of it aren’t bad either.

◊  Maintenance: Basketball play should not result in any additional maintenance for the driveway, and the hoop structure should require little maintenance. If you see rust, remove it right away and check the warranty that came with your system. A quality system should last a lifetime.

◊  Permit: A permit is not typically required, but you should always check the rules in your area, as well as your homeowner’s association if you belong to one. People may think they can’t have a hoop because of their homeowner’s association.  But in many cases, they are allowed, or you can file for an exception. You almost always get one.

◊  Extras: Go beyond the hoop and driveway by adding some helpful extras. These are the most popular:

  • Stenciling kit: The kit includes a pattern and paint to add a 3-point line, free-throw line, lane, baseline, and more.
  • Pole pad: This cushion around the pole eases any collisions while playing and can be customized with vinyl lettering.
  • Lights: LED lamps to illuminate your driveway and allow you to play basketball at night.
  • Ball Containment: A net or fence stops the ball from going into the bushes, down a hill, over a fence, or into the neighbor’s yard.

Brick-Pavers-Basketball-Sports-Game-CourtsBrick Pavers Basketball Sports Game Courts in Elwood NY

Gappsi installed a basketball sports game courts in Elwood located in Suffolk County NY. This sports court was paved with Nicolock Stone Ridge Smooth in 3 color combinations. We used Autumn Blend for the field, Granite City Holland Stones for the 3-point line, as well as for striping. For the key, we used a Travertine color.

The non-skid, flat surface is optimal for basketball and is the choice of many players.  Permeable pavers bring the efforts of staying “green” all the way out to the curb! Being environmentally conscious doesn’t always mean sacrificing beauty! This inspiring and colorful blend brings the quality and standards of Gappsi.

We installed an out-of-bounce netting behind the basketball hoop too. The basketball hoop is adjustable regulation size with a led light installed on the top. Definitely unique and has no need for paint. An extremely durable basketball sports game courts with very happy clients.  This is the latest Gappsi sports courts creation.

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Nothing improves a family gathering or a social get-together like instant access to your favorite games and pastimes. Families with active kids will see their children’s time spent at home increase tenfold after a newly installed in-ground trampoline, outdoor soccer court, or volleyball field. Your backyard will be the neighborhood’s premier source for socialization after a custom badminton or horseshoe playing area accompanies all your other luxury outdoor living amenities.

No matter what game you, your family, and your friends play, our renowned landscaping experience and a keen eye for detail will curate a custom sport court experience that will bring your loved ones closer together. Check out our gallery to see some of our more elaborate luxury landscaping designs for past clients.

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Tennis Court Construction on Long Island

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Gappsi offers tennis court construction on Long Island; we offer flooring solutions including resurfacing the floor for court surfaces for both residential and commercial customers to meet all of our customer needs.  We provide the ultimate sports experience for all athletes. Gappsi uses the most technologically advanced products available in court design. Durable and competitive-grade custom courts, including specialized basketball court flooring and high-end tennis court construction materials. Our custom court solutions, incorporate advancements in design and engineering.  Multi-sport floor basketball systems and associated products deliver superior products for professional play or recreation.

By simply altering the court layout, and line configuration, along with a few components your space for a basketball court can be turned into a space for a multi-sport activity center!

For example, we can install the basketball half-court, and then modify it so the following sports can also be played:

  • volleyball
  • pickleball
  • badminton
  • short court tennis | tennis practice
  • soccer

The Gappsi team can add a net post with a net and a 10×20 rebounder.

Tennis Court Construction on Long Island

The first step of the tennis court installation is the tennis court’s design. Our team of experienced tennis court designers will help put the court of your dreams on paper. If you are going to proceed with a tennis court construction project, make sure that you are receiving the court of your dreams with Gappsi Sports Game Courts.

Tennis-Court-Construction-on-Long-Island2How Much Room Do You Need For A Tennis Court?

If you want to add a tennis court to your property, make sure you have enough room for the tennis court construction. We have built tennis courts in locations where the available space was slightly smaller than the normal regulation-size tennis court. A regulation doubles-size tennis court takes a minimum of 60′ by 120′. The property’s offset requirements need to be considered when designing and choosing the location of the sports game court.  The property lines and town requirements are important to note because the distance from your neighbor’s property line is governed by zoning laws and regulations adopted by homeowners associations or town / village laws.

Orientation is ideal in a north to south direction to account for the sunrise in the morning and set in the late afternoon
Outdoor courts need a 1% slope to permit proper court drainage. It is imperative to consider the direction and ease in which water flows over, under, and around your court. Depending on the ease of flow, your court may require additional drain installation to facilitate the drainage process

At Gappsi our designers will do a court consult with you on your visions and specifications for your court and build a court for optimum performance durability, and aesthetics. Whether you desire indoor or outdoor tennis sports game courts, the construction specialists at Gappsi will seamlessly implement the design to fit perfectly with your property for endless family fun for years to come.  The results are a personalized custom solution that meets your family or facility’s specific needs.

Tennis Court and Basketball Sports Game Court Combo In Smithtown NY

Gappsi Design Team built a brand new sports game court; a combination of basketball and tennis in Smithtown NY. Nicolock paving stones size 6×9 in the color names Granite City bordered the Tennis & Basketball Sports Game Court.  We used 2 inches of asphalt over an oversized recycled concrete base.  In order to make this court able to play two different sports.  Gappsi first painted the white lines on the court for tennis and then we painted the yellow lines for basketball.

We built a retaining wall and faced it with eldorado cultured stones. The court was primed with black asphalt paint on three sides of the court, then Gappsi installed an out-of-bounce netting that is used for both tennis and basketball court games.

Satisfy all the athletes in your family with a multi-sport court built by Gappsi. You don’t need a separate court for each sport. We can design a multi-use court that will include court lines for all the sports you enjoy. A multi-sport court helps you maximize the usable space in your yard. We can design any combination of sports you like: volleyball and ½ court basketball, tennis and pickleball, tennis and volleyball, whatever you enjoy playing.

Design your yard to be the center of the activity with a multi-sport court customized to fit any needs, yard, & budget by Gappsi today!

There are ample benefits to having a Gappsi multi-sport court installed at your home. First and foremost, more people can enjoy more sports on the same court. No need to worry that your child will lose interest in basketball after investing in a court because the court will be good for many other sports as well! This is also a benefit when it comes to space. One kid loves volleyball, another loves soccer and basketball, and the other loves all three. No worries! You can have it all on one multi-sport court. Playing different sports all year sharpens your motor skills and is a great way to avoid the burnout associated with constantly playing the same sport. Having a multi-sport court also aids in minimizing repetitive motion injuries by incorporating different sports.  Give your kids the home-court advantage and call Gappsi for your multi-sport court today!

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Our showroom display also includes the most beautiful as well as unique imported natural stones for patios, walkways, and driveways.

We provide our services in the following areas of Nassau and Suffolk County. Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon, Huntington, Islip, and Smithtown. Brookhaven, Southampton, Riverhead, East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury. Mill Neck, Nissequogue, Lloyd Harbor, Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor, and East Norwich
Gappsi’s knowledgeable and experienced personnel can help you create the yard of your dreams!

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Concrete Wall Vinyl Liner Pool In Centereach NY

Concrete Wall Vinyl Liner Pool In Centereach NY

Gappsi designed a 20 x 40 Concrete Wall Vinyl Liner Pool located in Centereach NY.  The concrete walls are naturally of cement, but the floor is dirt.  Added in a thin layer of vermiculite over it and a thin layer of foam separating the liner from the wall of cement.

Vinyl Lined Concrete Wall Pools are very strong and offer a wide amount of shapes.  Vinyl liners offer a wide selection of colors and patterns to choose from. After many years of use, vinyl liners can be replaced when they wear out or when you are ready for a new look.

So what is a Concrete Wall Vinyl Liner Pool?

The process for constructing a Concrete Wall Vinyl Liner pool is unique and requires a more sophisticated pool builder to do it right. Once the excavation of your swimming pool is completed, Gappsi assembles forms that make up the shape of your pool. The area inside these forms is lined with steel rebar and then filled with concrete. When the concrete hardens the forms are removed and what’s left is the strongest and most durable vinyl liner pool construction available today. The best part about every Gappsi Concrete Wall Vinyl Liner pool is that all the walls, steps, sun decks, and benches are made from concrete. All of the benefits of owning a Concrete Wall Vinyl Liner pool are seen throughout the entire pool structure.

Gappsi does not use the industry standard white plastic steps with any Concrete Wall Vinyl Liner pool we build, you receive the unique look of vinyl-covered steps, sun decks, and benches.

The patio surrounding the Concrete Vinyl Liner Pool consists of G044 Limestone selected from the Gappsi Stone Collection. A two-inch thick coping for the pool and a french pattern for the patio was used. To add to the outdoor of the home and to help enjoy those warm summer nights Gappsi built a sitting wall for the firepit area perfect for roasting marshmallows while catching fireflies!

Basketball Sports Game Courts

Gappsi also built a 60×40 basketball sports game courts in the backyard.  We are Long Island’s Basketball Sports Game Courts Installation Expert serving Nassau and Suffolk County NY. Our Sports Game Courts come in various base and surface materials including bluestone dust, synthetic turf, clay, snap-sports, and our own exclusive crushed marble dust. Gappsi can satisfy any application criteria or professional specifications for recreational activity a customer has.  This basketball sports game court offers an adjustable sports net in the center and this allows the court to be used for more than just basketball.  

Sports Game Courts Tiles – Polypropylene Floors

Polypropylene tiles are what Gappi uses to create the Sports Game Courts.  The home in Centereach used one stripe with white and two-tone tiles. The gray for the field and black for the border and the keys. We also striped two shuffleboards one on each side of the court.

Our Sports Game Court’s are an excellent multi-sport athletic surface, appropriate for a wide variety of backyard and recreational activities. Newly designed for excellent traction and low abrasion, Gappsi provides outstanding performance at an economical price and delivers years of durable, safe play.

We offer a wide variety of leading indoor and outdoor multi-purpose and basketball performance surfacing products. Our products earned the top ratings in all categories for ball bounce, force reduction, low abrasion, high traction, and slip resistance.  Gappsi Sports Game Courts surfaces are great for basketball, tennis, pickleball, badminton, volleyball, futsal, soccer, and roller hockey.

When you provide a safe place for your kids to play sports at home, you no longer have to worry about their safety.  Safety is important at the local park, either from strangers or the unforgiving concrete surfaces. Gappsi Sports Game Courts backyard basketball court removes all those concerns!  A sports court also provides a convenient spot for your kids to engage in regular, daily practice if they decide to play sports for their local basketball team or club.

Synthetic Grass Turf

In the surrounding area of the pool patio and the basketball court, Gappsi installed synthetic grass turf.  Synthetic grass manufacturers have been designing better artificial turf.  As modern technology has allowed plastic grass to be made more realistic. Fake grass might sound not as natural, but wait til you consider the benefits that synthetic grass turf.  It gives to the environment you might come to realize something different.  Artificial grass is better than natural grass.  Consider the maintenance of running lawn movers through your backyard and running water to keep it green.

Synthetic grass cost is based on the size of the job and also the degree of difficulty for the synthetic turf installation. The turf is used for putting greens, dog runs, or hills where the real grass would not grow. Synthetic grass turf putting greens and artificial lawns are becoming more popular because of the little maintenance they offer.  In areas such as the Southwest where the weather is very hot and water is scarce Synthetic grass lawns are very popular and more accepted. Many high-rise rooftops use fake grass turf and also small residential backyards have adopted this revolutionary product.

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Our showroom display also includes the most beautiful as well as unique imported natural stones for patios, walkways, and driveways.

We provide our services in the following areas of Nassau and Suffolk County. Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon, Huntington, Islip, and Smithtown. Brookhaven, Southampton, Riverhead, East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury. Mill Neck, Nissequogue, Lloyd Harbor, Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor, and East Norwich
Gappsi’s knowledgeable and experienced personnel can help you create the yard of your dreams!

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Kid Friendly Backyard Ideas

Kid Friendly Backyard Ideas

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Playing outside and spending quality time enjoying nature is an essential part of childhood so designing a kid friendly backyard is important. It is an experience that many of us from a previous generation enjoyed far more easily than those born today.

When designing an outdoor space safety is a clear priority, but so are look, feel, and function. A kid scape only works when it is attractive, functional, and enjoyable to be in, otherwise, neither kids nor adults will use it.

Take a look at this makeover in Syosset where Gappsi designed a Kid Friendly Backyard. This makeover included:

G038 Marble Pavers Backyard Patio Design

Gappsi installed G038 marble pavers for the entire backyard patio design.  Gappsi designers chose a walnut travertine veneer for the walls and the sitting walls. This system is great for retaining walls, sitting walls, and columns that will show a more natural stone character.  The sitting wall is also a retaining wall to hold the flower bed between the pool and the basketball court.

Synthetic Turf Floor

Gappsi installed next synthetic turf floor.  Synthetic turf is UV stabilized to protect against color fading; unlike natural turf that will have to deal with diseases, drought, and dormancy, artificial grass has the benefits of looking great 24/7 all year long. It can also be used to spruce up spaces where it isn’t feasible to grow a lawn.

Often synthetic turf is promoted as environmentally friendly because homeowners do not have water, to fertilize or mow their lawns anymore, reducing emissions by no longer being dependent on gas-powered machines.

Maintenance is often said to be nonexistent for synthetic turf, but if homeowners do want their artificial turf to last as long as possible, there is some maintenance needed.

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High-Quality Trampolines Everyone Will Love!

We provide high-quality in-ground, above-ground trampolines, and playground equipment. Let us help you find the perfect trampoline for your family. We’ve been creating safe and fun backyard memories for decades.

When getting ready to put a trampoline inground there are many things to consider. First, do you have space? Make sure you leave yourself adequate space around the trampoline with an enclosure should the kids land outside of the jumping area. You should give yourself at least 18ft overhead clearance and 6ft clearance on each side of the trampoline.

What makes our Trampolines Great?

  • Heavy-Duty Frames – provide stability, support, and safety; they also last longer.
  • The Bounce in the Springs – the more springs and the longer the spring length, the better the bounce experience. Stainless steel, tapered springs provide the longest lasting and best bouncing springs for trampolines.
  • The Jump Bed – Also referred to as the jump mat, this part of the trampoline is one area you don’t want to skimp. Made of a high-grade polypropylene material that is smooth to the touch, this is what handles all the tension and safely catches you after each bounce. The stitching surrounding the bed is critical for strength and durability and that is why all our jump beds have a minimum of 8 rows of stitching.
  • Safety Frame Pad – This important safety piece should be at least 1” thick and be in a UV-treated vinyl covering that will have low wear and long life. The pad should secure tightly and cover the frame and springs.

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Make your backyard an all-weather sports zone and a gathering place for family and friends with a multi Sports Game Court from Gappsi. Enjoy a setting where basketball, racquet sports, volleyball, shuffleboard, and more are all in play, and do so in a safe environment that provides you the peace of mind of knowing where your children are.

Gappsi backyard sports game courts feature the best of what our high-performance surfaces have to offer. This sports game court was designed on regulation asphalt.  Experience the game you love on a floor built with stress reduction in mind. Play with the same hoops system the pros use and set your children on a course of enjoying the games they love in the comfort and safety of their own backyard.

Kid Friendly Backyard Sports Game Courts

Swimming Pool Upgrade Refresh Your Pool This Summer

Liner looking sun-bleached? Tired of looking at the same pattern? You don’t need a new shape, style, or size to create a new poolscape. A stunning makeover is as simple as replacing your interior pool finish. It’s simple, affordable, and usually just takes one day to complete. Choose from our many beautiful patterns and enjoy your remodeled, revitalized new pool!

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Even though you and your kids might have your separate backyard retreats, that does not mean you cannot ever come together as a family outdoors! It is important to include features in your backyard that everyone can enjoy, whether alone or as a group.

Don’t forget to add adult amenities like fire pits which can easily become family-friendly with supervision. Host a kid-friendly cook-out with summer staples like hot dogs and s’mores cooking inside our Wood Fire Stoves.

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Any services that are not covered under our Home Improvement License are performed by a licensed and insured Subcontractor.

Our showroom display also includes the most beautiful and unique imported natural stones for patios, walkways, and driveways.

We provide these services in the following areas of Nassau and Suffolk County. (Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon, Huntington, Islip, Smithtown, Brookhaven, Southampton, Riverhead, East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Mill Neck, Nissequogue, Lloyd Harbor, Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor, and East Norwich)
Gappsi’s knowledgeable and experienced personnel can help you create the yard of your dreams!

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Travertine Veneers Outdoor Cooking Island

Travertine Veneers Outdoor Cooking Island

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Travertine Veneers Outdoor Cooking Island setups are one of the most popular projects Gappsi works on.  It is a great conversation starter for its beauty alone!  The beauty of a travertine veneer on your outdoor cooking island is that it has the power to turn your grill island from ordinary into an accent piece.

If you want to have the best summer BBQs and make all the other neighborhood families jealous, then you are going to need the best outdoor kitchen ideas.

Aside from its functionality, an outdoor kitchen should offer durability and aesthetic appeal. Stone veneer masonry is a popular trend among homeowners and professionals on Long Island.  Travertine Veneers are chosen for their authentic beauty and robust composition, making them ideal for a stunning outdoor kitchen transformation.

Beyond installing the best grill on the patio, adding a grill station offers added conveniences that uplevel the entire barbecue experience.  Outdoor cooking islands can have:

  • built-in sinks
  • custom pizza ovens
  • wet bars
  • fireplaces
  • side burners
  • smokers
  • warming drawers
  • roasting pits.

It really is the next frontier of at-home entertaining. They also have extra electrical outlets to plug in small appliances, and even shelter from the sun and rain.

Outdoor Grill Station Ideas

An important consideration when designing the space for an outdoor cooking island is where to put it so it works best for the home and the people using it.  Some people may like to make sure the grill is close to the kitchen door and located such that you can keep an eye on the lid thermometer through the kitchen window.

An outdoor kitchen doesn’t have to be hardscaped into your backyard also keep in mind. If a built-in grill station isn’t in your timeline or budget this year, look for freestanding outdoor kitchen carts, islands, or cabinets to create your own custom grill area.

Do you consider yourself a true grilling enthusiast?  If you said yes then head on over to our store to check out our ‘Smokers and Italian Pizza Ovens which add their specialty cooking prowess.

Where Can You Use Stone Veneers?

Veneers are versatile and can cover almost every wall in your outdoor kitchen for this reason they are a popular choice among homeowners. Listed below are 4 of the most ideal places to use veneers.

  • Around the grill, – Around the grill veneers will provide excellent protection for the grill and ensure the section blends in seamlessly with the kitchen design.
  • Over the fireplace – If you like a vintage rustic-looking fireplace then place stone veneers around and over it. Your guests will think it was made out of solid stone blocks.
  • Pizza ovens – You can also get rustic-looking pizza ovens by installing stone veneers over them. The veneers will form a solid barrier around the oven and keep heat trapped helping the cooking process.
  • Counters – You can install stone veneers on the sides of the counters also and add a natural stone countertop to complete the organic appearance.

These are just some ideas, but if you are unsure how to incorporate a stone veneer into your outdoor kitchen? Don’t worry; Gappsi’s showroom offers inspiration and design ideas to help the project.

Additional examples would be adding a cooking island and seating area to your outdoor space.  A stone veneer cooking island is a great way to enhance the functionality of your outdoor living space and grow your outdoor living space.  The cooking island can serve as a food prep area or a place for your guests to gather around as you take care of the grill.  Who doesn’t like to enjoy those long summer nights with friends and family?

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Gappsi designed and constructed a 10×16 Pavilion built over a U-shaped outdoor kitchen.  Gappsi also installed all twin eagle appliances: grill, burner, sink, summit refrigerator, cabinetry, and the Primo Smoker. The island was built with Eldorado prefab cement boxes and veneered with Fiorito Travertine for the walls as well as the floor. For the countertop, Gappsi installed granite for the top of the counter island. The pavilion has a Mahogany stained color inside, finished with Azek and vinyl columns. 

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Our showroom display includes the most beautiful and unique imported natural stones for patios, walkways, and driveways.

Gappsi provides service in Nassau and Suffolk County and throughout Long Island.  Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon, Huntington, and Islip.  Smithtown, Brookhaven, Southampton, Riverhead, East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Mill Neck, Nissequogue.  Lloyd Harbor, Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor, and East Norwich.  Gappsi’s knowledgeable and experienced personnel can help you create the yard of your dreams!

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Backyard Ideas And Poolscapes On Long Island

Backyard Ideas And Poolscapes

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Are you looking for backyard ideas and poolscapes to level up your backyard?  Summertime is here and it’s time to enjoy those long summer nights while being in the comforts of your home.

One refreshing way to enjoy your backyard and beat the heat is to take a dip in a swimming pool. Today’s in-ground pools go way beyond the turquoise-lined rectangular shapes that quickly began to populate backyards.  Many people now want poolscapes with built-in waterfalls, surrounding gardens, and organic shapes making your pool a beautiful element added to your backyard landscape.

What is a Poolscape?

A poolscape is simply the landscape surrounding any pool, along with the shape and the type of pool itself. There are a plethora of options when it comes to the general design and within each theme even more options for the type of greenery and other decorative items you may want. You can choose to play a hand in the design of the poolscape yourself, higher a professional designer, or rely on the expertise of a contractor. No matter how you choose to design your pool, it is essential you hire a professional to put it all together.  People use combinations of these ideas below along with all kinds of greenery.

General Poolscape Categories

  • Asian Landscapes
  • Bank Checks – This will incorporate a retaining wall
  • English Landscape
  • Tropical
  • Hawaiian
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Garden
  • Waterfalls
  • Much more

Backyard Ideas And Poolscapes

You May be Wondering What Is Right For Me?

The right type of poolscape all depends on personal preference; however, there are some things to keep in mind. First is the size of your yard which, may limit your options. Next is the type of ground you have on your property because it determines the amount of work it will take to create the look you want,  For instance, areas with the hard ground or desert areas may be more expensive when it comes to installing a lot of greenery or a tropical setting because it is dryer and the ground is harder.

What Type of Features Do You Want?

There are many options like waterfalls, ponds, and fountains to choose from to mention a few popular ones. The actual shape of the pool is a consideration too. Some backyard ideas and poolscapes may look better with a rectangular design, others will compliment curved pools.

Before choosing the style you like you will want to look at plenty of examples, catalogs, and websites. Remember, once construction is underway it might be difficult to change your mind.

How much will it cost?

Price really will vary, whatever you spend, you can be sure that a great design will improve the value of your home and will improve the quality of your time spent in the backyard.

Why do I need a contractor?

A contractor is essential for a large job.  Doing the job the right way the first time will ensure a backyard you can be proud of. Many of the features may be difficult for one not familiar and experienced with creating poolscapes, meaning not hiring a professional can take much longer and can even become more expensive in wasted time and resources.

The pool and surrounding features go hand-in-hand to create an all-encompassing project. A pool contractor will work with you throughout designing your pool project to accommodate the land it will be built on and will collaborate with you and a landscaper to see that design come to life as the pool is being built.

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Gappsi Group offers the following residential and commercial services to the public:

Home RemodelingSwimming PoolsPaver Cleaning and SealingSports Game CourtsEpoxy FlooringLandscape, and Masonry Design, and Construction. All our divisions are headed by well-experienced personnel.

Our latest division is the manufacturing of clay brick ovens, made from the best materials on earth. We distribute all these ovens throughout North America, we also display them at the showroom and have weekly demonstrations on how to use the ovens.

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Any services that are not covered under our Home Improvement License are performed by a licensed and insured Subcontractor.

Our showroom display also includes the most beautiful and unique imported natural stones for patios, walkways, and driveways.

We provide these services in the following areas of Nassau and Suffolk County. (Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon, Huntington, Islip, Smithtown, Brookhaven, Southampton, Riverhead, East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Mill Neck, Nissequogue, Lloyd Harbor, Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor, and East Norwich)
Gappsi’s knowledgeable and experienced personnel can help you create the yard of your dreams!

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Gunite Pool Resurfacing Long Island

GUNITE POOL RESURFACING LONG ISLAND

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Gappsi specializes in Gunite Pool Resurfacing on Long Island

Did you know that your gunite pool needs to be renovated just like your roof or your driveway?  Just as time takes its toll on your home’s roof, fence, and wood deck so does your inground swimming pool and it may be time for a resurfacing.

Over time wear and tear on a pool is unavoidable, this occurs because the pool is exposed to freezing temperatures, and the thawing cycles combined with pressurized water and disinfecting chemicals year after year.

We receive many questions from customers about their aging gunite swimming pools and how to preserve them so they last longer.  Some questions we receive and you may have also are:

  1. What are some options to give my older pool new life?
  2. What are the signs I should look out for to know if my pool needs resurfacing?
  3. How much does it cost for a Gunite Pool Resurfacing?
  4. If I need to resurface my pool, how long will it take?
  5. In many cases, gunite pool resurfacing can do wonders for your aging pool and bring it back to life. That said, here are some signs resurfacing your gunite pool is well overdue.

To answer all your questions it is best to schedule an appointment with Gappsi in order to provide ideas and options for your gunite pool resurfacing.  

TOP 3 SIGNS Gunite Pool Resurfacing Is Needed

  1. Leaks – How well is your pool holding water? You may have a worn-out or damaged pool surface leaking water.  Much like a deteriorating surface, pool leaks will only get worse if not corrected.
  2. Stains – Stains come in all shapes, sizes, and colors.
    • Chemical and mineral inputs
    • Leaves and other natural debris
    • Algae (red or green)
  3. Texture – How does your pool surface feel? If the gunite pool feels rougher or if the gunite is beginning to show through that’s a big red flag for you that it’s time to have a professional like Gappsi check it out. The pool surface is deteriorating; which can only worsen with time and temperatures.

Pro Tip: In addition to staining, unbalanced pH levels in your pool’s water can pit and deteriorate the surface of the pool. Do you find you have to clean your pool more?  There is a good chance the surface of the pool is pitting or your pool chemicals are increasingly imbalanced or both.  Also note that if a stain grows in size or quantity, or if repeated attempts to clean up and remove your stains are unsuccessful, it’s a good time for a professional gunite pool resurfacing / repair.

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Schedule Residential Maintenance Services Today

The best advice for an aging pool is to have a pool professional conduct a thorough inspection. Let a Gappsi expert check all the equipment including pump, heater, filter, and drains for leaks, malfunctions, and operation. Our experts will inspect the liner or plaster, the tile, and coping for signs of aging that can lead to problems.

GAPPSI Gunite Pool Resurfacing Project Northport NY

Gappsi completed this gunite remodeling in Northport NY, the old patio was removed and replaced with new coping, new porcelain tiles plus a beautiful rock waterfall was added. We paved the entire patio with the New G044 White Limestone and G044 Gray Limestone. The grey and white limestone are a favorite choice among new homeowners.

In the pool, Gappsi installed 6″ water line porcelain tiles and marble dusted with dark gray marble dust. The spa was also remodeled and re-marble dusted with all new equipment. A new pump, new filters, a new ozone system, and a new salt chlorine generator were installed.  The color of the marble dust with the reflection of the sky gives a very deep blue color to the pool water. The next step is landscaping. We will be doing some planting and trees behind the waterfall.

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VIEW OUR VIDEO OF A GUNITE POOL RESURFACING

Gappsi Group offers the following residential and commercial services to the public:

Home RemodelingSwimming PoolsPaver Cleaning and SealingSports Game CourtsEpoxy FlooringLandscape, and Masonry Design, and Construction.

Our latest division is the manufacturing of clay brick ovens, made from the best materials on earth. We distribute the ovens throughout North America, we also display them at the showroom and have weekly demonstrations on how to use the ovens.

Our showroom display also includes the most beautiful and unique imported natural stones for patios, walkways, and driveways.

We provide these services in the following areas of Nassau and Suffolk County. (Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon, Huntington, Islip, Smithtown, Brookhaven, Southampton, Riverhead, East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Mill Neck, Nissequogue, Lloyd Harbor, Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor, and East Norwich)
Gappsi’s knowledgeable and experienced personnel can help you create the yard of your dreams!

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