Nicolock Pavers For Patios And Pools

Nicolock Pavers For Patios And PoolsHomeowners on Long Island, New York are constantly looking for ways to boost both home value and curb appeal with Nicolock pavers for patios and pools.  Increasing curb appeal can boost home value. It’s a self-perpetuating circle of home value.

Nicolock Pavers Add Value & Curb Appeal to Suffolk & Nassau County Long Island Homes

Did you know that Nicolock pavers are manufactured in 1,000 different combinations of colors and textures? You can create a custom look to fit your style and your vision; by simply adding hardscaping elements to your backyard.  Some hardscape ideas to add are patios, walkways, and retaining walls to your backyard you add a touch of class to your living space.  Your outdoor space increases the home’s curb appeal too. Nicolock paving stones have great slip resistance with a “smooth as silk” appearance. They are ideal for patios, walkways, pool decks, and driveways. All Nicolock pavers use Nicolock’s patented Paver-Shield technology. The paver blocks have color throughout the entire block, giving them a richer more vibrant color that will not fade over time, and they provide superior protection against all outdoor elements.   Superior quality and protection make these paving blocks great for patios, driveways, poolside areas, and walkways.

Benefits vs Disadvantages of Pavers?

Nicolock is a 100% U.S.-owned and operated company specializing in the production of patio pavers and other hardscaping products. Nicolock manufactures a complete line of interlocking concrete paving stones, architectural paving slabs, precast concrete products, and segmental retaining wall systems.

Benefits of Paving Stones

  • Affordable: Nicolock paving slabs are beautiful and very cost-effective options. They are an affordable way to increase the aesthetic value and functionality of your home.
  • Curb Appeal: Nicolock paver patios are incredibly attractive and Nicolock’s patented manufacturing technology – Paver-Shield™ – ensures that your pavers will look great for a long, long time
  • Home Value: With an average return on investment (ROI) over 80%, according to Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value report, a new patio is an excellent way to boost your home value.
  • Durability: Because the rich, vibrant color is throughout the full thickness of the paver, it will not fade over time.
    Green: Nicolock manufactures several variations of eco-friendly permeable paving products.
  • Warranty: All Nicolock products come with a limited lifetime warranty.

Nicolock-Pavers-For-Patios-And-Pools2Disadvantages of Paving Stones

  • Moss will grow in between pavers: Just like weeds, moss growth in between pavers is a common problem. Moss likes to grow in wet, shady areas. If moss gets out of hand it can be a big pain.  It is important to note that it is not only unsightly, but it can be very slippery when wet.
  • Weeds will grow in between pavers: In between each of the pavers is a layer of sand that acts as a grout line. Over time, sand washes out and requires to be refilled periodically to maintain proper spacing. Homeowners can either do this on their own or hire a contractor to do it for them.  It is important to note that if restoring the sand is neglected, chances increase that weeds will grow in between each paver.
  • Pavers will wobble: Pavers always need a strong base, and many contractors who do not specialize in installing pavers fail to provide the strong base pavers need. Some contractors lay a scarce amount of sand under the pavers which can cause the pavers to sink.

Cleaning-and-Sealing-Paving-Stones1Long Island NY Stone Patios Driveways Cleaning Sealing Experts!

We are often asked, “Do I need to seal my pavers?” The short answer is YES!!! Cleaning and Sealing is an important maintenance tools to keep paver patios, walkways, driveways, and pool decks looking as beautiful as the day they were installed.

However, “too much of a good thing” can come into play.  You should be wary of over-applying paver sealer by reapplying too often, which could create a haze. Below are a few of the most popular questions we have received.  To read the entire list of questions check out the Cleaning and Sealing page:

Is it necessary to Seal Pavers?

Gappsi recommends sealing concrete pavers and cleaning regularly. Although paving stones use the highest quality cement, cement is a corrosive material.  Cement wears under natural elements such as rain and snow. The sun, rain, and cold can easily wear the surface of pavers, and a good sealing job with the right sealing product, applied by a professional technician of sealing, will create a layer of protection over the paving stones making them water-repellent and weatherproof. This will protect the concrete surface from corrosion. A good sealer penetrates the paver surface and stays there for many years, even when the look of the sealer goes away the color and texture of the pavers will stay new.

Do you need to pressure wash pavers before sealing them?

Gappsi recommends pressure washing pavers before sealing the surface and the surface should be free of debris. It is very important the surface is cleaned first.  Once the sealant is on the pavers any stains or materials that get trapped under the sealer will not be able to be cleaned after it’s sealed.

 

Pressure washing pavers is just as important as sealing them. Using the wrong pressure washing tools could also hurt the pavers. A pressure washer with the wrong nozzle could mark or wear the pavers. The best-recommended tool is a high-volume, low-pressure, hot water-pressure washer. The hot water cleans the pavers and prepares the surface for the best result sealing job.

Read more questions on our Cleaning and Sealing Paving Stones page

Gappsi completed a backyard renovation in Smithtown NY. We installed Nicolock Pavers around a Vinyl Pool. Gappsi reinstalled a new liner and new equipment for the swimming pool.  In addition, we designed and built new stairs across the l shape shallow area of the swimming pool. Charcoal Nicolock 12×8 bullnose was chosen for around the pool.  The patio was paved with Granite City Stone Ridge. Several raised patio areas were created near the backyard sliding doors to add dimensional depth to the backyard scape.

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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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Swimming Pool Water Feature Ideas

What Swimming Pool Water Features Can I Add to My Pool?

Swimming-Pool-Water-Feature-Ideas3Swimming Pool Water Feature Ideas to inspire you with your backyard design.  When water is in motion it engages our senses, it is beautiful to look at and very relaxing to hear. A swimming pool with a custom water feature or waterfall is a water-on-water experience that serves as a focal point and draws you into its environment. Similar to other elements on your property, you want to choose a water feature that compliments the architectural style of your home as well as your pool. Your swimming pool water feature should also fit within your budget and personal taste. Gappsi offers a variety of pool water features to choose from including fountains, scuppers, sheer decent, rain curtains, laminar jets, bubblers, mist, deck jets, boulder waterfalls, infinity edges or negative edges, and dramatic fire-on water features.

With so many types of water features to choose from, the effects they can create are seemingly infinite when factoring in size, flow rate, acoustics, and lighting. Simply put, today’s pool builders create customized features that move water in astonishing ways.

Swimming Pool Water Feature Ideas

1. Fountains – Ornamental fountains make attractive additions to any swimming pool. In particular, these water features are visually intriguing when grouped together in a pair or trio.

In particular, bubbler fountains are a favorite on new projects. Growing demand for pool tanning ledges is driving the rise of the bubblers.  That’s because a lively bubbler is a perfect way to accent a tanning ledge or the pool’s first entry step. Their fluid motion provides a cue to alert pool users to the shallow structure below.  For the same reason, bubblers are a favorite to mark a beach entry on a pool. A bubbler fountain can also go in the center of a spa.

To make the most of bubblers or spray fountains, you want the ability to view them at night too. With this benefit in mind, ask us about adding color-changing LED lighting to each one.

Additional factors that are equally important in choosing the right water feature for your swimming pool:

2. Rock Waterfalls – More pool owners are requesting rock waterfalls and rock features to make their pool feel like a home resort. Freeform pools commonly use rock waterfalls.  They are ideal for natural-style pools that may resemble a tropical lagoon or mountain spring. The freeform pools use the large rocks surrounding the pool as a small deck. Large boulder clusters or rock planters help the waterfall blend into the pool area.

Some rock styles and colors are universally popular, but each region of the country has a preferred color pattern and rock type based on the appearance of the local stone. Many pool owners prefer natural stone, but the faux rock is a great option as well because it allows for customized formations.

The size of the waterfall should be relatively proportional to the size of the pool, but multiple waterfalls on an average-sized pool will look great with the right landscaping. Using several waterfalls for a dramatic effect typically works better than one massive waterfall.

So Many Features To Choose From The Possibilities Are Endless

3.  Sound – Most homeowners opt for an added water pool feature for their homes not only because of the visual aesthetics but also because of the sound it produces. It is equally significant to establish the mood that your water feature will create. A well-designed pool water feature must not only be visually appealing but equally enticing to other senses. Ambient noises like the sound of flowing water are said to produce a relaxing vibe and a calm atmosphere. While if you are opting for a quiet environment, then go for water features that do not produce sound.

4.  Flow Of The Water – Dynamics is also a significant part of swimming pool water feature design. The flow of water, including its direction and how it enters the pool, can cause corresponding effects on the overall look of the water feature. Fluidity in motion is one of the factors which make swimming pool water features visually satisfying. While some may opt to go with dynamic water features, others may choose to go with the stillness of the water. Some water features produce a stunning mirror-like surface that emanates tranquility.

5.  Lighting – Mood and accent lighting can be added to the water feature to enhance its ambiance and appearance. Warm lights or colored lights add visual interest and also make your water feature stand out, especially at night. Natural lighting is also another important factor as the way the water feature reflects and refracts sunlight causes an effect on the color.

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6.  Budget – The budget plays an important part in choosing the right water feature for your swimming pool. Some may consider it to be the biggest constraint because it dictates the features which you can include in your water feature.

7. Effects – Water features often include features that can be adjusted to different settings, providing different effects. The light settings are activated depending on the current mood of the user or the personal preference of the homeowner.

Swimming-Pool-Water-Feature-IdeasSpillover Bowls And Pools On Long Island NY

Gappsi designed and installed a small vinyl pool that was built with concrete walls and a liner in this backyard in Seaford NY. Our team at Gappsi incorporated stairs and a sundeck into the pool to add additional features. The sundeck has 12 inches of water and it’s used to keep the lunch chairs with a table that will hold an umbrella. A water feature with led spillover bowls and a 4 feet sheer descent. The water bowls are coordinated with the pool lights which also change colors. We paved the entire backyard and pool coping with G043 marble pavers. We also landscaped up the fence between the pool and fence with evergreens and other flowering plants.

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Travertine Backyard Patios and Pools

Travertine Backyard Patios and Pools

travertine backyard patio and pool at night

Travertine backyard patios and pools designs simply are one of the best choices for your poolscape designs. When considering your patio choice you will want to consider travertine pavers because they are the perfect option for your patio below are some of the many benefits.

Nothing will enhance the beauty of your outdoor entrances, patios, pool decks, and/or walkways like our elegant travertine stone pavers.

The Benefits of Travertine Pavers

One of the best reasons to consider these pavers is purely aesthetic. They offer a unique look to your home when compared with other pavers, making your patio or pool deck stand out amongst others in your neighborhood!

Travertine is also a great choice for use around pools because they don’t become slippery when wet. This offers a higher level of safety when you and your family are enjoying your pool.

Designing your backyard patio and pool area it is important to consider how affordable and durable the material will be.  Travertine proves to be a great investment because of the high-quality product and longevity of the stone. Their durability derives from their resistance to freezing, thawing, and fading in weather, and if you need to replace a single paver, the process is very easy.

Additionally, travertine pavers are easy to clean, ensuring that they will continue to look great for years to come.

If you are looking for the perfect pavers for your next project, travertine pavers could be your best choice. Take some time to look at all of the options available here at the Gappsi Gallery to see which selections match your space.

Travertine Backyard Patios and Pools

Travertine French Pattern Backyard Design In Kings Park NY

This backyard design located in Kings Park, NY includes Travertine French Pattern Pavers with a pool coping.  The project was designed by Giuseppe Abbrancati and built by his team at Gappsi. The back yard was completely remodeled and included in the installation of a gunite swimming pool finished with super blue Diamond Brite plaster with porcelain tiles on the top of the water line as well as markers on steps, spa, and sundeck.

The pool is equipped with a gunite spa, a sundeck where lounge chairs can be placed in 12 inches of water, a bubbler jet on the sundeck, and LED lights. The backyard design included a 16×16 pavilion built over an outdoor kitchen with all twin eagle appliances. A retaining wall was built with poured concrete to retain the backyard but also used for a sheer descent water feature. The patio, pool coping and wall veneers consist of walnut travertine imported from Turkey, using a beige brown shade stone color very suitable for pool areas. Landscape lighting was also installed to create a peaceful ambiance at night time making this backyard layout a retreat for the happy homeowners. Gappsi designed, supplied, and installed the entire project.

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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.

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.  In addition, we display them in the showroom and have weekly demonstrations on how to use the ovens.

VIEW OUR VIDEO OF A TRAVERTINE BACKYARD PATIOS AND POOLS

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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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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Flamed Granite Pavers For Driveways

Flamed Granite Pavers For Driveways

Flamed Granite pavers driveway

Why should you use Granite Pavers when paving your driveway?

Granite is a very common type of rock, flamed granite is another hard-wearing granite paver you can use. The flamed finish provides that extra grip surface. The flames granite is very dense because it has been torched with a flame to cause an exfoliated finish, commonly known as a “Flamed” finish.  The flamed finish provides the stone with a high grip surface, hence its popularity for domestic and commercial jobs.

Gappsi’s Flamed Granite Pavers are widely used in the home, on patios, decks, and around commercial properties. Granite has been used in construction for tens of thousands of years now. It is a popular stone also due to its very tough and durable nature along with an abundant stone.  Most granite deposits are massive making the cost lower compared to some of the other types of stone used in construction. Granite is quite beautiful and is often preferred in areas where style is the primary concern as opposed to the functionality of the area the stone is used in.

What is the texture & color of granite?

Granite has a coarse to medium texture and can come in a wide range of colors including shades of pink and grey. The color depends entirely on the chemistry and different minerals making up the stone. Generally, different areas will have stones of a slightly different shade and a common feature is the different colors within any slab of stone. The overall hue will usually range from gray to pink, but within are shades of both pink and gray are tan, black, and white as well as a clear or shiny crystal.

Granite Pavers Used In Construction

Most projects are completed and installed over a recycled concrete base (RCA) then the flamed granite pavers are installed over one inch of sand with Surebond polymeric sand to fill the joints between the pavers. Additionally, gray granite Belgian blocks are used to retain the earth next to driveway borders.

We created a compass star aligned with the door, to highlight the entrance to the house. It’s a circular driveway with a separate driveway for the garage doors. The color of the pavers matches the roof tiles of the house, a combination of beige maroon rust and the blue limestone for the aprons of all the entrances of the driveway. The installation of the driveway started with the excavation of the soil and the installation of the RCA base.

Flamed Granite Pavers Driveway

The driveway in the pictures above was constructed using a 10-inch RCA base, and granite:

  • The pavers were installed on one inch of fine sand
  • Paving stone sizes were 6”x 9” with a flamed and tumbled texture finish.
  • The flamed granite pavers are 1-1/4” thick
  • Flamed granite pavers are a great choice because they can be used for pedestrian and vehicular trafficked areas.
  • The joints in between the pavers were filled with polymeric sand, then compacted with a mechanical vibratory plate and sealed.

To learn more about Gappsi products, please contact us at 631-543-1177 or visit our showroom.

That is not to say there are not a number of advantages though:
1. Granite is durable, it is a very hard stone and will last for years with little or no wear. In fact, many who carve monuments have begun switching from marble to granite due to increased acid rain, which over years will degrade the marble more so than granite.
2. Granite is beautiful because it comes in a wide range of shades, plus polished granite can be a truly stylish addition to nearly any home or building.
3. Granite compared to other stones is more affordable due to its abundance.

Feel free to take a look at our Granite Pavers Gallery.

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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.

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.

VIEW OUR VIDEO OF FLAMED GRANITE PAVERS

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, Commack, Lake Grove, Centereach, 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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Black Limestone Flamed & Tumbled G031

BLACK LIMESTONE FLAMED & TUMBLED G031Black Limestone Flamed & Tumbled G031Why should you use Black Limestone Flamed & Tumbled G031 when paving your driveway?

Are you are looking for a classy look for your driveway? Gappsi’s offers a Black Limestone Flamed & Tumbled G031 paver that we recommend will create a WOW driveway that will stand out from your neighbors.  This paver is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of calcium carbonate, they are a highly versatile natural stone that is best suited and stable for your driveway application.

Driveways are great places for showing off your personality.  When choosing your pavers ensure they can withstand the high pressure of the vehicle and any weather-related problems that may occur in your area.

The Perfect Driveway WOW Choice Black Limestone Flamed & Tumbled G031

Black Limestone driveway pavers are a perfect choice because they have great beauty, more durability, and less corrosion. Their rough and rugged texture makes them non-slip and water-resistant as well. The different lithotypes are quite similar: they are mudstone composed mainly of calcite and have the same fabric, characterized by the effect of the packing.  Black limestone paving is a very popular limestone that is dark charcoal greyish black in colour to achieve a contemporary looking patio with straight sawn edges to add the wow factor.

What does the Black Limestone Flamed & Tumbled G031 natural texture feel like?

In terms of texture, limestone will give you a smoother finish with fewer ridges.  It offers a more even finish perfect for driveways as well as many indoor projects too. If you are looking for a more contemporary finish then sandstone with a sawn finish would be best; keep in mind there are certain types with a grittier finish that can be more slip-resistant.

What is Limestone Made of?

The surface of Black Limestone Flamed & Tumbled G031 paving stone apart from the occasional riven is very flat and uniform; this combined with the consistent black color makes it suitable for contemporary gardens and landscapes. The black limestone is extremely dense, hence making the products strong and durable. This natural limestone is very tough and slip-resistant plus has great tolerance in freezing and thawing conditions; which is ideal for commercial sites.

Limestone is mainly composed of calcium carbonate, which is a type of mineral called calcite. The reason most limestones are black is due to the calcite crystals being clear and the origin of black limestone is in the marine sediments where sunlight is radiated. Due to the high concentration of organic matter everywhere, it retains a black color.

Black limestones are usually formed in a deposit environment with limited circulation and high organic matter such as a lagoon. This results in organic feeding, limiting the presence of decaying organisms, and reducing anaerobic conditions that are similar to the back swamp environment in classic settings.

Black Limestone Flamed & Tumbled G031 vs. other Limestones?

The mineral composition of limestone and black limestone is no different from each other. The black limestone in appearance is due to its high organic matter content which is the only difference.  Most of the black limestone contains fossils, which give it an attractive appearance perfectly suited for flooring, tiling, and paving.

When choosing the perfect limestone for your home or business don’t look for features in the limestones, just find the color you like and keep it simple.  Depending on your location in the world your environment and outdoor life will be different. If you live in a place where there is a road next to your house or there is a highway then black limestone paving may be better for you.

Are You Feeling The Heat?

Many of us are feeling the heat in our backyards right now, with heat waves making gardens very hot in parts of the world.  One of the most undesirable effects of hot weather is paving that is just too hot to even stand on, scrapping any patio ideas that involve walking barefoot. To help reduce the heat choose light-colored stone. As a general rule, no matter what paving materials you choose, go for a light color as it reflects rather than absorbs heat.

Choosing your pavers carefully will help you avoid getting your feet scorched after getting out of the pool. Among the best paving materials for reducing heat are limestone and sandstone.

Purchase Black Limestone Flamed & Tumbled G031 at Gappsi TODAY and create your WOW Driveway!

We have a unique and exclusive line of natural stone products for pool copings, retaining walls, driveways, and patios. This includes Porcelain, Sandstone, Travertine, Marble, Lava Stone, Limestone, Granite, and other manufactured paving stones. For your outdoor cooking needs, Gappsi also distributes and installs wood-burning pizza ovens and gas pizza ovens by Twin Eagles, Delta, and Summit outdoor kitchen appliances.

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

Home Remodeling, Swimming Pools, Paver Cleaning and Sealing, Sports Game Courts, Epoxy Flooring, Landscape, and Masonry Design, and Construction.

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.

VIEW OUR VIDEO OF BLACK LIMESTONE FLAMED & TUMBLED G031

Any service that is not covered under the Gappsi Home Improvement License will be performed by licensed and insured Subcontractors.

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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Synthetic Turf Supplier Long-island

Synthetic Turf Supplier Long-island

Synthetic Turf Supplier Long-island Lawn Grass Synthetic Turf
• Top Landscaping product with real grass aesthetics and touch
• Non-directional blades and low bulk thatch yarns for a 5th generation grass product
• Stand up Blades via Non Directional manufacturing technique: Spring Green and Field Green Faces Yarns blend in with Semi Text Thatch yarns in Tan and Field green
• Optimal pile weight/pile height ratio for landscaping: 94 oz Weight with 1.875 “tall blades : your perfectly groomed Lawn
• Ultra Flo backing: even your 4 legged friends are welcome: ultimate drainage reinsures easy maintenance
• Safe for kids and family: all safety precautions in place: tested and approved

Putting Green Floor Turf
• Ultimate Putting Green Product in two-tone 100% Nylon and texturized Diamond blades as preferred by professional golfers
• Perfect STIMP test results in between 9 ½ and 10 ½ ft
• True ball roll as standard with PGA
• Special Embossed Rubber Backing: non skid and tri-layered for optimal functionality: K29 stabilized multi-layered woven polypropylene, White Natural Rubber, Embossed Rubber, all-in-one
• Easier installation on slopes: embossed rubber backing ensures even ball roll
• Easy inside installation as well with less adhesive on a variety of surfaces from concrete, vinyl, wood and more
• Top Rated in all American Standard Tests and safety features: ASTM D2859, E 648, E 108 (indoor/rooftops allowed), ADA Wheelchair (F1951)

BocceFloor Turf
• The ultimate multi-purpose turf: most advanced technologies for pet turf (vertical drainage, top permeability results), and best choice for sport applications (recreational sports, bocce, fringes) due to its unique combination of Monofilament Yarns and Web Slit Film
• Use of Monofilament and Web Slit Film yarns, eliminating texturized thatch at the bottom assures:
o vertical drainage, easy maintenance: a simple hose off and no remaining particles on your turf
o not only a clean surface but a healthy environment for families, kids and pets enhanced with anti-microbial backing
o low pile at 1,125”as recommended by pet resorts, K29 stabilizing
• A real grass look, a real grass feel: web slit film makes not one blade will be identical to any other one in your turf
Pet & Fringe Synthetic Turf
• Next generation PET TURF, perfect for multiple applications: landscaping, golf (fringe), playground
• Ultra Flow System: Best in Industry combination of permeability (drainage): ASTM F2898 optimal results even with no holes punched
• Stabilizing K29 patented system: no expansion or contraction, wrinkle free installations
• Combination of 3 color (field-apple-olive) mini S shaped yarns with enhanced bulk polypropylene thatch for vertical drainage and stand up, non directional blades
• Ideal lower pile height and more density as preferred by your pets and excellent for fringes and playgrounds
• Touch, aesthetics and functionality combined in one compact product: 15 year warranty

Gappsi is a complete one-stop-shop for all construction-related needs, providing a wide variety of services from home remodeling, home extensions, roofing and sidings, windows and doors, kitchens and baths, decks, railings, synthetic turf, sports courts, putting greens, basketball courts, bocce courts, landscape design, masonry work, pools, pool patios, copings, porches, basement entrances, stucco, holiday/landscape decorative lighting, and restoration of old paving stones like Cambridge and Nicolock.
We offer a wide variety of outdoor appliances including Twin Eagle, Delta, Primo, AMG, Summerset, Summit outdoor refrigerator, Fontana, and Alfa Ovens. We also offer our own line of Italian, handmade brick ovens, forged from volcanic clay, with many different models to choose from. 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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Basketball Court Syosset NY

Basketball Court Syosset NY

Basketball Court Syosset NY

Have you been planning of a Basketball court of your own? It’s never too late to start. Do not worry. Gappsi is here for you. Professional size regulation court designed and built for a client in Syosset Nassau County NY. 94×50 regulation size with an overall dimension of 120×60. We installed two Pro-Dunks regulation size adjustable basketball hoops from five fit to regulation size.
The court was painted with a black primer sanded acrylic paint, striped with white lines with the client’s initials as the logo in the center of the court. A ten feet high black chain link fence was installed on 3 sides of the court and 4 feet high on one long side. The basketball court was constructed with a nicolock 6×9 paver border around the perimeter and 2 inches of asphalt was used to pave the basketball court rolled with a 5-ton roller over six inches of compacted Recycled concrete base.
Gappsi is a complete one-stop shop for all construction-related needs. An all-in-one resource is a firm that offers a large number of items or administrations to its clients, all under one rooftop, as it were. An all-inclusive resource can allude to an exacting rooftop — a particular actual place where all the business a client has can be done — or it can allude to an organization that handles an assortment of labor and products. The idea of an all-inclusive resource traces all the way back to mid-twentieth-century America while a shopping excursion could mean going all over town to get meat from the butchers, vegetables from the Haymarket, bread from the pastry kitchen — and that was only for groceries. Equipment supplies, cleaning supplies, and other family things required considerably more visits to significantly more places. Then, as now, individuals needed to save time, so stores answered by loading a more extensive scope of items with the goal that clients just needed to come to their area to scratch off most of their shopping records. The business procedure behind the modernized idea of an all-in-one resource is to offer advantageous and effective support that will set out the freedom for the organization to offer more to clients. This way an organization can develop income by offering more to existing clients notwithstanding development from new clients.
As a one-stop construction shop Gappsi provides a wide variety of services from home remodeling, home extensions, roofing and sidings, windows and doors, kitchens and bathrooms, decks, rails, synthetic turf, sports courts, putting greens, basketball courts, bocce courts, landscape design, masonry work, pools, pool patios, copings, porches, basement entrances, stucco, holiday/landscape decorative lighting, and restoration of old paving stones like Cambridge and Nicolock. The company also offers installation services in the form of quality materials, equipment, and materials needed on-site to complete home renovations or repairs. Additionally, its products are highly differentiated due to high-quality construction, as well as comprehensive design based on several principles and elements.
Our business model is based on three major components: customer satisfaction, financial growth, value creation, and strategic partnerships with local suppliers. First, customers are given an opportunity to choose their own customized plans and budget that best fit their specific situation. Secondly, they have access to expert advice in virtually any aspect of construction that can improve efficiency and save time, money, and energy. Thirdly, the company has a set of online tools to enable efficient communication with clients in case it has questions or suggestions. Its success with current and future partners relies on its outstanding performance in certain areas Similar as product development, marketing, branding, distribution and deals, operation, and legal affairs. Lastly, Gappsi guarantees the highest level of technical assistance in accordance with each client’s request. Gappsi makes available an extensive range of building supplies and other items deemed necessary for any type of project, regardless of size and budget.
Our aim is to maintain an excellent relationship with every single supplier of its company’s products. Therefore, it follows established marketing strategies designed to maximize the number of buyers while reducing the number of costs. Furthermore, this strategy seeks to build strong long-term relationships with different enterprises involved in similar projects. To reach its goals, Gappsi has created a flexible plan for various kinds of work and activities; however, it also offers customizations for every kind of work in order to meet the specific needs of different people. All these features are pivotal for retaining guests as utmost of them need a combination of individual characteristics and capacities.
The amazing fact is that we offer outdoor appliances also. We offer a good sort of outdoor appliances including Twin Eagle, Delta, Primo, AMG, Summerset, Summit outdoor refrigerator, Fontana, and Alfa Ovens. We also offer our own line of Italian, handmade brick ovens, forged from volcanic clay, with many various models to settle on from. Our showroom display also includes the foremost beautiful and unique imported natural stones for patios, walkways, and driveways.
We provide these services within 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).
So if you’re looking for a regulation basketball court, Gappsi is the perfect place to go. We offer not only construction-related services but also a variety of outdoor appliances including outdoor refrigerators and ovens, as well as different types of bricks. But if you’re looking for a regulation-size basketball court, we offer that too!
So why should you choose Gappsi? Because Gappsi is an experienced company that offers a wide variety of services for all your home improvement needs. From custom basements to kitchen remodeling, we are here for you. With a staff of professionals who are ready to answer your questions, we can build the perfect backyard basketball court for your family’s needs. Whether you would like a fully-customized court or a cheaper prefabricated option, we have the answer for you. What are you waiting for? Give Gappsi a call and they will start building your backyard court today! Gappsi’s knowledgeable and experienced personnel can assist you to create the yard of your dreams.

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Gunite Renovation East Northport NY

Gunite Renovation East Northport NY

Gunite Renovation East Northport NY This old gunite swimming pool is located in East Northport NY, The original spa was built separated from the pool, we opened up the side touching the pool and created a spill over from spa into the swimming pool.This makes the water from the spa get mixed with pool water and get synthesized by the pool filter also making it a visual and sound water feature. The pool coping and patio was renovated with G046 Limestone small set three pieces pattern.
Gappsi is a complete one-stop-shop for all construction-related needs, providing a wide variety of services from home remodeling, home extensions, roofing and sidings, windows and doors, kitchens and baths, decks, railings, synthetic turf, sports courts, putting greens, basketball courts, bocce courts, landscape design, masonry work, pools, pool patios, copings, porches, basement entrances, stucco, holiday/landscape decorative lighting, and restoration of old paving stones like Cambridge and Nicolock.
We offer a wide variety of outdoor appliances including Twin Eagle, Delta, Primo, AMG, Summerset, Summit outdoor refrigerator, Fontana, and Alfa Ovens. We also offer our own line of Italian, handmade brick ovens, forged from volcanic clay, with many different models to choose from. 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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