Monthly Archives: April 2014

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How to Maintain and Clean Your Pavers

When done right, you can expect brick or concrete pavers to last a very long time. Although they are not considered high maintenance masonry, there is a recommended maintenance system to ensure the long life, durability, and appeal of your paved surfaces. Once your pavers are installed, we recommend using a high quality sealant to […]

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DIY Inspection to Waterproof a Leaking Basement

Staten Island is no stranger to downpours and flooding. Every time it rains, homeowners who suffer from a basement leak and/or flooding cringe because of all the damage caused by even a small amount of water. By following our DIY guide below, you’ll be able to determine where your drainage problems start. Because basement drainage […]

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Add Curb Appeal to Your Home With Stone and Stucco

Enhancing your home exterior with stone and stucco adds class and curb appeal overnight. This classic combination offers you an enormous amount of options including textures, shapes, and even plenty of colors to choose from. One of your main priorities when choosing a stone & stucco combination for your home will be deciding on the […]

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Pavers: To Do-It-Yourself, or Not?

So you’re thinking about installing pavers for your home patio, driveway, or walkway, but you’re not sure if it’s a Do-It-Yourself type of project. As a homeowner myself, I hate to discourage other homeowners from taking a direct role in renovating their home exterior. Nonetheless, I always recommend that each person do their own due […]

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The Top 5 Masonry Repairs After a Brutal Winter

After another brutally cold, East Coast winter, it’s about time to start getting ready for sunshine(or is it?). Low temperatures like we experienced over the past few months can wreak havoc on your exterior structures. The list of problems never end when you hire the rest: cracks in cement and concrete, loose mortar and stone, […]