The diversity of natural stone products encourages limitless design potential. Aesthetically, what you do with stone is as varied as your imagination. Its many factors in the way stone formed within the Earth contribute to its varieties and enhance the creativity it provides – something that cannot be duplicated in a laboratory or come from a mould.
Natural stone exhibits a durability not found in other building materials. There is an emotional connection to buildings and monuments built in stone that carries a great deal of meaning due to enduring history and a legacy of mankind through the ages.
Natural stone products like those created in granite, marble, limestone, slate and sandstone, among others possess innate characteristics that contribute toward LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) or LEED intended construction. Consider stone’s low embodied energy, ready availability as a naturally occurring material – often locally (within a 500 mile radius of the project), no off-gases to impair indoor air quality, high thermal capacitance, and exceptional durability for low maintenance and structural permanence. Using natural stone for your projects shows that you care about the environment and consciously strive to preserve it.
Pavers are a much more attractive way to go than asphalt and poured concrete. Concrete pavers come in a vast array of colors, shapes, sizes and textures. Concrete paver colors include beautiful beige, coral, variegated or darker blends, as well as blends with flashed tones to harmonize with a home's exterior cladding. They can easily be put into patterns that complement the architectural style of your home because there's such a wide variety of style available.
Concrete pavers should last a minimum of 30 years when installed correctly. Other pavements, such as asphalt or poured concrete, experience shorter lives.
Concrete pavers are easier to maintain and llong lasting without needing to be repaired. In fact, factory-made pavers last for decades and need very little maintenance when installed correctly. If a concrete paver becomes stained or broken, it can be easily replaced.
The cost of concrete pavers is substantially less than natural stone, and concrete pavers provide an equally as attractive appearance. When factoring in maintenance costs and project durability, concrete pavers are also extremely affordable compared to other outdoor surface choices, such as poured concrete.
Pavers provide a safe, slip-resistant surface for pedestrian, vehicular and pool projects.
Why Should you maintain your property ?
You keep grass, plants, trees, flowers, and your garden healthy and growing strong season after season.
It’s great because it makes a neighborhood more inviting to visitors and the rest of the community.
You get added curb appeal and a justified “WOW” factor enhancement added to the look of your yard.
Maintaining your yard can boost the dollar value of your home and can also help sell a house quicker on the open market because of its natural aesthetically pleasing look.
Why More Plants ?
With the trend is towards larger residential buildings on smaller sites, it is important to ensure that the smaller yards are being used to achieve the maximum benefits for quality of life, the environment and our city's infrastructure.
Plants, soil and permeable surfaces in our yards serve a number of important functions. Whether the plants are in a well-tended garden or in a natural setting, they provide beauty. Planting trees, flowers and other vegetation can greatly increase the aesthetic appeal of a property or street. There is no better way to hide an out-of-scale or unaesthetic building than to hide it with vegetation.
There is scientific evidence that vegetation can reduce particulate matter by as much as 60%. Vegetation is of great value to the health of residents living along high traffic corridors.
Low Impact Developments can prevent flooding by absorbing a significant amount of precipitation at the sites, rather than overloading the storm water system. Requiring a significant amount of plants and soil at every site could reduce the need for building or redeveloping costly city storm water infrastructure.
Why should you hire a snow removal company ?
If your customers can’t get to your parking area or building, their next stop is to your competitors who have plowed properties. Even long time customers won’t want to risk their safety or damage to their vehicles to enter a property that isn’t cleared of snow and ice.
As much as snow removal is about your customers, it’s also about your employees. You and your employees should feel safe driving into work every day and the better shape your property is in, the less risk of injury it poses to the people who work for you. Customers aren’t the only ones who can file lawsuits!
Hiring cheap labor could result in property damage due to workmen who haven’t received proper snow removal training. Not only can the equipment be dangerous, but the de-icing and melting agents should be used by professionals who have experience with those products.
A properly plowed and de-iced lot will dramatically reduce the chances of slip-and-fall accidents on your property. For any accidents that still may occur, lawsuits are almost always dismissed because professional contractors are able to prove they did their jobs.
When unskilled workers try to clear snow with the wrong tools and chemicals, it can lead to cracked and broken pavement. Most novice snow removal teams won’t even have a contract in place that requires them to pay for damaged property, which means those repairs fall on you.
Chances are pretty good that experts in snow removal will have a well-run operation that allows them to serve all their customers in a timely fashion. The less you have to worry about whether or not your property will be plowed before business hours, the more time you can focus on running your business.