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Granite Driveway and Masonry Installation, Dix Hills NY 11746, by Gappsi

Granite Driveway and Masonry Installation, Dix Hills NY 11746, by Gappsi

The driveway installation started with the excavation of existing asphalt and sub base. New concrete base with fiber mesh was installed with Amagansett granite pavers is laid over a thin layer of graded sand. Stone was selected from the Gappsi natural stone collection. Jumbo Belgian block was installed for the street curb and driveway entrance. The sealing process begins with pressure washing the entire patio, removing all dirt/debris from the stone surface and in between the joints. Next, Nexgel Techniseal synthetic sand is applied in between the pavers joints and vibrated with a mechanical plate compactor. The plate compactor has rubber rollers to prevent the stones from cracking or scratching. This vibrating process allows the sand to fall in between the joints and density. Then, we clean the pavers with brooms and landscape blowers, to clean the excess sand from the pavers surface and to evenly spread the sand in between the pavers joints. The next step is to wash the pavers by misting water to penetrate the synthetic sand into the paver joints all the way down below the pavers. The sand and water activate a chemical reaction of the pollen that’s in the sand to cause the sand to harden. Finally, the application of the sealer, two parts components urethane dealer, specially formulated for Gappsi, is applied to the pavers surface and the sand joints to prevent stones from staining, extend their life cycle and further enhance their texture, color, and surface. From design concept to finish execution Gappsi provides natural stone supply/installation, Cleaning and sealing services. For more information about design and installation in Dix Hills NY, visit http://www.gappsi.com or call us at 631-543-1177 for a free estimate.

Front Door Walkway and Wall Veneer Installation, Hauppauge NY 11788, by Gappsi

Front Door Walkway and Wall Veneer Installation, Hauppauge NY 11788, by Gappsi

This front yard natural stone walkway and wall veneer were installed in Hauppauge, NY 11788. The walkway is 150 square feet and the wall veneer is 80 square feet of Fiorito travertine. Installation of the walkway was constructed with a recycled concrete base and a layer of fine sand. The wall veneer was installed on a wire mesh nailed to plywood and waterproof membrane with type S mortar cement mix. Polymeric sand was applied in-between the paver joints to lock the travertine in place. Gappsi provides travertine supply and installation for all residents in Hauppauge NY. Call Gappsi at 631-543-1177 or visit Gappsi.com for more about our travertine products, services, and free-estimate scheduling.