Extensive Backyard Hardscape and Pool Project by Tom DiStefano and Sons Masonry Contractors of Dix Hills, NY Utilizes Beacon Hill Smooth for Chic Appearance
This extensive hardscaping project, undertaken by Tom DiStefano and Sons Masonry Contractors of Dix Hills, NY, will present a stunning pool with spillover spa, as well as an outdoor kitchen. With these essential features included in their landscape, these homeowners will be able to keep guests entertained all summer long.
This outdoor area will consist primarily of Beacon Hill Smooth pavers. Their smooth finish will help to to achieve a chic, contemporary aesthetic. The cool Steel Mountain shade was selected for its quiet charm and smoky undertones. These pavers bear intricate details and color gradients that bring patios to life and into focus. Striking black coping has been laid around the perimeter of the pool, highlighting its precise geometric edges.
There are many factors to consider when preparing a site for the installation of pavers. For example, part of this backyard is covered in poured concrete, which will affect the paver installation. A bedding course of about ⅛” chipped stone should provide adequate drainage, but will provide little flexibility during paver compaction. This can be hazardous to the integrity of the pavers.
Although compaction is necessary to remove slight height differences between pavers, it is recommended that contractors make manual height adjustments to individual pavers in order to achieve a flat surface without damaging the pavers. A small vibratory plate compactor, fitted with a protective pad, may be used to compact slight height variances but a keen eye should be kept on the pavers and compaction should be stopped at the first sign of damage.
Tom DiStefano and Sons ensured that they mapped out the layout of outdoor rooms and constructed a solid foundation for the outdoor kitchen. Their utilization of Unilock wall products acknowledges their superiority when compared to other wall units. Unilock interlocking wall units are easier to install and don’t require the use of mortar or expensive concrete footing. Benefits to clients include incredibly low maintenance requirements, provided they have been installed correctly. They are also flexible and can absorb any minor shifting brought on by frost or settlement.
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Tom DiStefano and Sons Masonry Contractors
582 Vanderbilt Pkwy
Dix Hills, NY