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It is our intention to perform a rough grade on your site when the pool and concrete installations are complete. Similar to building a home, our teams excavate and perform construction work and grading needed for the pool installation itself. Once construction is complete, we will establish a grade and elevation appropriate for your site accurate to a few inches of the final dirt elevations. Read More...
White or cloudy areas on a decorative concrete patio can be caused by a few different things. The most common cause is the use of incompatible sealer. When most professionals seal decorative concrete we use a solvent based sealer. Due to VOC laws, hazmat rules, and costs, these can be hard to obtain unless you're in the trade, but they are best. Read More...
An Automatic cover makes a fantastic winter cover. It keeps the dirt out, the sun out, is safe, and looks nice. There are however some things to keep in mind, and attention should be paid to your cover though winter. Read More...
In addition to cracks occurring in the curing process, cracks also can occur from ground movement – up or down. Some of this movement happens as a result of ground shifting, water flow and erosion, settling, and or the ground freezing in the winter and pushing the slab up. Through metal reinforcement and strategically placed relief joints most of these cracks can be kept in the joints and visually not be 'cracks.' If a crack shows up in the joint – then the joint or cut did its job. Sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes cracks do what they want. Such as cracking right next to a relief joint. A bigger and more troublesome concrete issue is spalling or popping. Read More...
There are more and more manufacturers producing pergolas, pavilions, and shade shelters than ever before. They are shipped directly to you from the factory ready for assembly. These units are usually of high quality materials and well-crafted providing homeowners a huge value compared to custom built on site structures. Customers will often ask if they can place one of these structures on top of our concrete once it's poured. The short answer is yes. Read More...
In certain situations pool water can be so dirty that the water is not worth filtering or simply cannot be filtered clean. These situations are often related to a pool being left open during the winter, the construction process, a flooding event, or an extreme algae infestation. Read More...
It is not uncommon for the drain to waste valve to develop a small leak and drip onto the equipment pad. They need occasional lubricant applied (magic lube silicone grease) the same as any O ring or seal on your pad does. Read More...
It is not uncommon to experience air in your pump at some point. Obviously there is going to be air in the pump when you open your pump to service your system or when you first open the pool and are purging the lines from winterization. Excluding air from those events air entering your pump is related to some sort of air leak or a low water level. Here are some things you can check to eliminate an air leak. Read More...
As much as we look for 'maintenance free' products, everything needs some level of maintenance. Wood decks, paver patios, and even concrete. Concretes primary maintenance task is sealing. It should be sealed about every 1.5 to 2 years. Many concrete contractors recommend sealing decorative concrete every year because it DOES look nicer and definitely protects the concrete. If we were talking about concrete anywhere else except around a pool I would agree. Sealer when applied annually can build up and become very slippery and possibly dangerous. Read More...
While installing swimming pools it is not uncommon to hit or damage underground utilities such as internet cable, cable TV, phone lines, and of course down spout / sump pump pipes that go to the street. Though we do our very best to work around those items, more often than not there is damage that will need to be addressed. It is the law to call OUPS (Ohio Utilities Protection Service) 72 hours before any excavation takes place. When OUPS is notified of an excavation they notify all of the utility companies that are listed as having lines in the work area. Those cable, phone, and electric lines are marked by location services that are hired by that utility company. Read More...
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