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What time of Sand material is best to fill the joints in between pavers?

What time of Sand material is best to fill the joints in between pavers?

polymeric sand installation Gappsi.JPGPolymeric sand is best to use to fill the joints in between pavers. High quality polymeric sand will not leave any stains on the surface. Gappsi vibrates the pavers while sweeping which allows the send to fill the joints tight and also help the sand harden. Sweeping the excess sand off the pavers before wetting the sand is also very important. This prevents the glue that is in the sand to smear the pavers surface. Most importantly, applying a good urethane sealer will further help the sand to harden and prevent ants from digging into the paver joints and weeds from growing on patios.

What is the best sealer for concrete pavers?

What is the best sealer for concrete pavers?

Stone Cleaning & sealing.jpgThere are many manufactures of sealers, from solvents to acrylic urethane. Epoxies, acrylic, and urethanes sealers come in water-based versions and solvent-based versions, including combinations of both. The biggest difference between the two is the VOC content. The sheen and life of the product determines how often it lasts before needing to be reapplied. Solvent-based acrylics tend yellow overtime and don’t allow the concrete breathe. Epoxies are the strongest sealers, but are best used for smoother surfaces and more for indoor or warehouse floor application. The best sealers for paving stones are water-based urethanes. They are algae and mold inhibitors, allow superior joint stabilization, they are environmentally safe, its UV Protection will not harm vegetation, and it is VOC Compliant in all 50 States. Well-trained Gappsi personnel can apply paving stone sealer products achieving the best results.

Do you need to pressure wash pavers before sealing them?

Do you need to pressure wash pavers before sealing them?

paver cleaners long island NY Gappsi.JPGYes! All concrete and paver surfaces should be cleaned before applying any sealer coating. It is very important that the surface is clean because 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 it.
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.

 

Is it necessary to seal pavers?

Is it necessary to seal pavers?

Is it necessary to seal pavers Beautiful driveways by Gappsi.JPGYes! Concrete pavers should be sealed. Paving stones are manufactured with the highest quality cement, but cement is a corrosive material that wears under natural elements.
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 weather proof. This will protect the concrete surface from corrosion.
A good sealer penetrates the paver surface and stays there for many years, even if the look of the sealer goes away, the color and texture of the pavers will stay new.

Paving Stone Cleaning & Sealer Company Long Island NY

Paving Stone Cleaning & Sealer Company Long Island NY

GAPPSIPaving stone driveway installed by Gappsi in 2008, got refurbished with the cleaning and sealing process. Using low pressure hot water the pavers surface gets clean uniformly with no impact of wear on the stone surface. The joints in between the pavers got filled with high quality polymeric sand and vibrated with heavy mechanical plate compactor with rubber rolling system to prevent pavers from getting scratched or damaged. To learn more about Gappsi products, please contact us at 631-543-1177 or visit our web site at http://www.gappsi.com

Gunite Swimming Pool Builders Lawrence Long island NY

Gunite Swimming Pool Builders Lawrence Long island NY

20×40 Gunite swimming pool and spa, built separate and sharing same equipment, including filters and heater. Both spa and pool were finished with onyx diamond brite and gray porcelain tile trim. The backyard design incorporates a pool house and glass railings to separate it from the rest of the backyard. Both swimming pool and spa were constructed of a gunite shell and both have individual safety auto covers. The pool, Spa and stairs were built with 2 inches flamed gray granite patio pavers were the latest product on the market, PORCELAIN 24×24 white with black veins. A marbleized look resembling Italian Carrara marble. To learn more about Gappsi products, please contact us at 631-543-1177 or visit our web site at http://www.gappsi.com

Swimming Pool Company Dix Hills Long Island NY

Swimming Pool Company Dix Hills Long Island NY

Concrete wall vinyl lined Swimming pool Built by Gappsi in Dix Hills Suffolk County NY. With full stadium stairs along shallow end wall, and Fiberglass spillover spas overall pool size is 20 x 40 3.5 to 8 feet deep with a diving board, Salt water chlorine generator and also a full automated safety cover. The masonry and patio were designed and installed by Gappsi, using a combination of Nicolock bayberry roman stones with charcoal borders and circles inlays and trims. To learn more about Gappsi products, please contact us at 631-543-1177 or visit our web site at http://www.gappsi.com

Swimming Pool Tiles & Marble Dust Company Oakdale NY

Swimming Pool Tiles & Marble Dust Company Oakdale NY

gray marbledust finished gunite swimming pool oakdale nyThis swimming pool was remodeled by Gappsi using a dark gray marble dust and Gray tiles. The coping and patio was constructed of Scogli di Mare Limestone; these pavers have natural sea shell fossils imprinted in them. To learn more about Gappsi products, please contact us at 631-543-1177 or visit our web site at http://www.gappsi.com

Pool Tile Installer Amagansett Hamptons Long island NY

Pool Tile Installer Amagansett Hamptons Long island NY

tile installation in gunite swimming pool amagansett ny Gappsi.bmpSwimming pool tiles installation in Amagansett Long island NY by Gappsi Giuseppe Abbrancati in 1988. The tales on the wall were 2”x2” combination of white and green squares; the coping was 24×24 white cement wet cats and in the swimming pool floor and tile mosaic of a mermaid. The most amazing thing it’s how fast time passes that was 30 years ago I went from a rookie to an Old Timer!!!

Dix Hills Driveway Designer Contractor

Dix Hills Driveway Designer Contractor

Nicolock paving stone driveway designed and installed by Gappsi in Dix Hills Suffolk county NY. This driveway was awarded first place in a national contest for Hardscape designs in North America. Combination of multicolor blends of bayberry and Granite City outlined with pewter and charcoal borders and inlays. The landscape was kept simple, the driveway defined layout, design and colors it’s all is needed to brighten this front yard, driveway and entrance.