Backyard Pool Patio Contractor Westbury Long Island NY
Backyard pool patio installed by Gappsi in Westbury NY with natural stone pavers.
Scogli di mare limestone pool coping, 6×9 Melfi limestone random pattern and in lays of 6×9 scogli di mare pavers. Stoop and cocking island veneer were veneered with Fiorito travertine. The all pool and house patio were cleaned with hot water low pressure washing, joints were filled with haze free polymeric sand and sealed with urethane sealer.
What time of Sand material is best to fill the joints in between pavers?
Polymeric 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?
There 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?
Yes! 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?
Yes! 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.
Custom-built Outdoor Fire Pit and Sitting Area by Gappsi
This backyard and custom-built outdoor fire pit and sitting area of a private residence located on Long Island, features the design and construction, from concept to completion, by Gappsi Group. The custom-built outdoor fire pit and sitting area is an added entertainment factor to the already beautifully designed landscape of the estate which features a natural boulder rock wall outlining a large planting bed, filled with a variety of unique trees and shrubbery. The 38″ round fire pit has a natural stone veneer and matching coping, complimenting the patio surrounding the fire pit which is made up of an array of mocha french pattern travertine. To protect and enhance your natural stone patio, we recommend our urethane water based sealer which provides a high protective coating for your paving stone surfaces for many years to come. The sealer also hardens the sand between paver joints, preventing ants from digging through your patio joints, as well as slowing the growth process of weeds. Gappsi’s water based sealer is also environmentally safe and will not harm plants or pets, and adds vibrancy to your paving stone’s colors. You can chose from a high gloss sealer to a matte finish. All construction and installation was completed by our highly skilled Gappsi Group team members; Giuseppe Abbrancati, Vincent D’Accolti, Curt Cardillo, and Jason Chierchie. To partner with Gappsi on your next project please contact us at 631-543-1177. Gappsi provides Gunite, Vinyl, Fiberglass Swimming pools and Hot Tubs for Residential
and commercial application in Suffolk and Nassau County Long Island NY, http://gappsi.com/long-island-swimming-pool-companies-designs-builders-construction-ny.html
Gappsi also provideDesign and installation of Landscape and Masonry for all Suffolk and Nassau County Long Island NY. http://gappsi.com/landscape-design-long-island-ny-landscaping-companies.html
Gappsi also provides Home Remodeling Kitchens and Baths Roofing and siding for residence of Suffolk and Nassau County Long Island NY.http://gappsi.com/long-island-home-improvement-remodeling-general-contractor-ny.html
If in need of Lawn and garden irrigation, in Suffolk and Nassau Gappsi can provide these services http://gappsi.com/irrigation/ along with PVC, wood aluminum and lop-loc fences installation. http://gappsi.com/fences/
To preserve and beautify yournatural Paving stones in Suffolk and Nassau County Long Island NY Gappsi offers cleaning and sealing of patios Driveways and retaining walls. For commercial and residential Applications in Suffolk and Nassau County Long Island NY. http://gappsi.com/patio-cleaning-and-sealing/
Our Showroom displays the most unique Travertine, Porphyry, Granite, Marble, Limestone and Sandstone pavers along with pool copings and veneers. Ready to be picked up at our Yard at 1015 West Jericho Turnpike Smithtown NY or delivered to your Location in Suffolk and Nassau County Long Island NY http://pavingstoneselect.com/
To complete your landscapes outdoor Sports and recreations Gappsi offers Bocce Courts, Putting greens, Sports and Tennis Courts also supply and installation of Synthetic Turf. http://deckandpationaturalstones.com/artificial-grass-synthetic-turf-installation-long-island-ny.html+