This Gunite swimming pool was built in 1960 and it lasted for about 60 years, in the last 4 years for some strange reason the pool shel started developing some cracks and got worse every year to the point that the pool totally cracked in half and started licking badly to the point of not being repareble. The cost of replacing this gunite swimming pool would have been tremendous and the clients had no budget for that. Not only the cost of redoing the pool but also the cost of removing the old pool and all the damage that would have accrued to the yard and the landscaping , irrigation fence and the entire patio would have needed to be replaced. We proposed to remodel the pool and reshape the inside to accommodate a custom vinyl liner, we added a sundeck with 12 inches of water and reshape the pool deep end to make it more with straight ankles instead of a bowl shape that it’s usually a gunite. This gunite swimming pool conversion came out very nice. We used a liner with a pattern of a terrazzo looking finish that makes the pool look like it’s a gunite pool with no border at the top. When doing a Gunite To Vinyl Conversion it’s expected that the liner might show some imperfections or some minor wrincles, the clients has to understand that a vinyl pool construction is built with angles a gunite pool is more rounded shaped inside, and the liners are a little more difficult to be measured.
This residential project was designed and installed by Gappsi in Lindenhurst NY. From the driveway apron to the backyard patio, a combination of many colors and patterns were used to create inlays and designs. Granite City Stone Ridge Pavers were installed on the driveway apron, the concrete sidewalk was replaced, and the inlay with pewter colored plank paver and charcoal border outlines the driveway, walkway, and circle inlay. Granite City Mini Colonial wall was installed on the front stoop with bluestone copings. A combination of Granite City and Westchester blend was used to pave the driveway up to the backyard entrance.
The backyard incorporates two levels of patio, both paved with Travertina Alpine Ridge pavers. A raised patio and firepit were built with the Travertina Mini Colonial wall and the fire pit was built with the Verona wall system. The outdoor kitchen on the raised patio was also built with a Mini Colonial wall and the columns are capped with 3 inch manufactured precast caps. A Gappsi bocce court was also installed next to the patio with a step down into the court from the patio level. It was built with pressure treated lumber and Gappsi bocce grass for the floor.
We also provide these services in the following areas of Eastern Long-Island – Western long-Island – North-Shore long-Island – South-Shore long-Island, Suffolk County, Nassau 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, East Norwich, and both Nassau and Suffolk County.
We have started our 2020 cleaning and sealing season rejuvenating the Gappsi showroom parking lot in Smithtown NY located in Suffolk County on Long Island. We are using hot water on low pressure and surface cleaner to remove dirt and residue of oil and other debris collected in the crevices of the pavers surface. We are also using a rotary wand to loosen the dirt collected in between the joints of the pavers. This is a large parking lot built with Nicolock pavers, and the colors of the paving stones are still very nice even after 15 years of being exposed to the elements and vehicular traffic. Nicolock manufactures high-quality concrete products that withstand the test of time. But as any other concrete products, concrete is corrosive and it weathers when exposed to the elements like the Sun’s heat, the rain and snow, and also to the calcium chloride and ice melters used during freezing times. After completing the cleaning of the entire paver parking lot, we filled the pavers joints with haze-free polymeric sand and vibrated it with a mechanical plate compactors to allow the sand to settle in and completely fill the joints. We spray water on the pavers to allow the sand to get wet, letting the water saturate the sand all the way through the bottom of the joint, and also wash off the pavers surface.
The polymeric sand comes in a few different colors, but most commonly used is beige or gray. It really doesn’t matter what color you use because over time it weathers and it will eventually turn into a brownish-gray color. The polymeric sand is a combination of medium-crushed natural sand, that is combined with color and a polymer component. It is activated when in contact with water to make it glue and eventually harden. This makes better for the pavers’ stability, makes it harder for ants to dig and nest in between the paver joints, and also makes it harder for weeds to grow through.
The next process is the installation of the sealer. We use high-quality urethane-water based sealers, which are environmentally safe and won’t harm plants, pets, or humans. It penetrates the surface of the pavers and creates a coating to protect the pavers from the elements. It also brings out and deepens the colors. Our sealer won’t yellow, and it will create a consistent tone on the pavers during wet and or dry circumstances. We allow the sealer to cure for at least 3 days before driving on it, and depending on the temperature, it could be long for the sealer to totally cure.
We provide Pressure washing and re-sanding & sealing services in the following areas of Eastern Long-Island, Western Long-Island, North-Shore Long-Island, South-Shore Long-Island, Suffolk County, and Nassau 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, Cold Spring Harbor, and East Norwich.
This pool equipment has the best water view on Long island, the house faces Huntington harbor on one side and the Long Island Sound on the opposite site.
The patio will be completed with the new Gappsi G044 blue limestone.
Throw Back Time 1998
Award Presented To: Giuseppe Abbrancati Gappsi
The water in this faux pool is hard enough to support people who wish to get a view of the softer water just yards away. Adjacent to a catering hall, the roof plaza deck is a subtle metaphor: hold a great pool party without getting wet. The illusion of the water’s motion is cleverly introduced into the pattern, even in the whirlpool bath. The pavers rest on a thin layer of bedding sand over a waterproof membrane. Paving stones were custom colored and manufactured by Nicolock
project Location: Huntington, Long island NY
Marble pavers display just completed at the Gappsi showroom in Smithtown Suffolk County NY 11787. Our line of marble pavers ranges in colors of blue, multi colors of grays and beige browns. From Random sized patterns for pool patios, swimming pool copings and wall veneers Marble products are colorful, and durable. Gappsi provides installation of marble products for swimming pool areas, backyard patios, and many others outdoor applications. Gappsi also provides installation of marble tiles for indoor bathroom and kitchens walls and floors. We supply and services both Nassau and Suffolk County Long Island NY.for more information about marble pavers visit our Marble paver’s page https://gappsi.com/long-island-Marble-pavers-paving-stones-paver-stone.html
This 18’x40’ gunite swimming pool is equipped with an auto cover, sun deck, bubbler, and a built-in spillover spa. The swimming pool has midnight blue diamond bright gunite finish. Pool coping is custom cut Pennsylvania blue stone. Because of the property slope, one side of the pool is exposed. Patio consists of mocha travertine selected from the Gappsi stone collection. It also includes a fire pit, seating, and a water feature built with sheer descends. Designed by Giuseppe Abbrancati and Installed by Gappsi.
Follow the link to watch the building process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuPsuzk4MkE
This vinyl pool has 18’x36′ concrete walls with 16′ wide shallow end stairs. The pool’s interior has a standing ledge and two walk out benches in the deep end. The pool depth is 36″ to 5 1/2’ and the bottom of the pool was made with vermiculite base. The pool is equipped with a medium gray toned auto cover to maintain the cleanliness and warmth of the pool. The coping and patio is Pompeii Roman pattern limestone, selected from the Gappsi stone collection. Design by Giuseppe Abbrancati and project installation by Gappsi.
To watch the the full-length video click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0n35P-J_qk&t=1s
This 16’x32′ vinyl pool is equipped with stadium stairs, concrete walls, and vermiculite foot print free bottom. This pool has a solar safety auto cover built into the coping which allows homeowners to protect their pool with ease. The pool is accessorized with lounge couches and chairs.
Another pool accessory added to the design is a 16′ dolphin slide. Melphi Limestone two inch coping and pavers for patio. The yellow/beige natural stone brings a bright and fresh style to the finish of the backyard. Islip NY, built by Gappsi designed by Giuseppe Abbrancati.
Click here to watch the final product in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZRiRXYPnvQ‘
Letter from customer to GAPPSI in 2010
“Initially, my husband and I wanted to only redo our front stairs. We had several contractors give us quotes, but no one could design what we were visualizing. Giuseppe at Gappsi changed all that. He worked over all the problem areas and did a better design than we imagined. When we visited the showroom, we decided to extend our project: we did our driveway and added a side patio. We used Amagansett 6×9 flamed and tumbled granite paving stones that we selected from the Gappsi showroom for the driveway, the walkway, and for the border of the backyard patio. We absolutely fell in love with and used large French pattern natural travertine pavers for the patio. We also added Hanover tan blend for the seating walls in the backyard and for the front stoop. Gappsi even handled the landscaping. Besides a great design, the team that worked here daily was so professional and friendly. We would recommend this company to anyone. They truly were a pleasure to work with! ”
Written by Sal and Alma Kordic