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Planning Your New Gravel Driveway

By Tom Torocco
planning for a new gravel driveway

A gravel driveway is an excellent choice for those looking for a low maintenance option with a casual or “beachy” aesthetic.   Since your driveway is both the first and the last thing your visitors will see, curb appeal and functionality are important factors.  One of the best things about installing this type of driveway is… Continue reading Planning Your New Gravel Driveway

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Why Continue to Use Rock Salt With So Many Options Now Available

By Tom Torocco

Old man winter is back and the forecast is already calling for a very snowy season.  Today’s culture is much more accommodating of employees working from home with remote access to their company’s computer network.  But even in this WIFI- friendly era, most of us still need to dig our car out from last night’s… Continue reading Why Continue to Use Rock Salt With So Many Options Now Available

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Choosing the Right Sand for Your Construction Project

By Tom Torocco

Starting a new construction project can seem like a daunting task, but working with a construction professional will make your project a lot easier.  Many large and small construction projects require the use of sand or fill to complete the project, and choosing the product that is best for your application is a key component… Continue reading Choosing the Right Sand for Your Construction Project

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How To Deal With Icy Surfaces

By Tom Torocco

As winter rolls in, thoughts turn to icy conditions on roadways, walkways and driveways.  One of the biggest concerns at this time of year is how people will get around, whether on foot or on four wheels, without being a victim of slippery surfaces. When it comes to major roads, state departments of transportation are… Continue reading How To Deal With Icy Surfaces

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Get Out The Rock Salt! Another Cold And Snowy Winter Forecast

By Tom Torocco

Few can forget the winter we had in the Northeast last year, with record snowfalls and colder than average temperatures.   Municipalities, businesses and homeowners spent much of the 2013 – 2014 winter season digging out from under piles of the white stuff and using more than their fair share of rock salt.  Although it’ll be… Continue reading Get Out The Rock Salt! Another Cold And Snowy Winter Forecast

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What To Look For If You Need Sand Delivered

By Tom Torocco

There are numerous uses for sand in construction, landscaping, masonry, drainage and recreational applications, and one of the biggest decisions that may need to be made by a project manager is how to get the appropriate amount of material delivered to meet project needs.  If you have been charged with taking care of a project’s… Continue reading What To Look For If You Need Sand Delivered

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Can You Use Recycled Stone For Your Project?

By Tom Torocco

With the rising cost of construction and paving materials these days, you may be wondering if you can use recycled materials, such as stone, concrete, RCA or asphalt to not only save some money on your project costs, but also to complete your construction project in a more environmentally friendly manner.  Fortunately, you will find… Continue reading Can You Use Recycled Stone For Your Project?

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What Can You Use Crushed Stone For?

By Tom Torocco

There are many uses for crushed stone, with uses varying depending on the sizes of the stone in any particular batch.  Although referred to as crushed, not all options involve very small, fine pieces of stone.  Rather you can select from a rather finely ground stone dust, with particles too small to uniformly measure as… Continue reading What Can You Use Crushed Stone For?

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Pea Gravel vs. River Gravel

By Tom Torocco

If you are trying to determine what type of gravel to use for your next landscaping or outdoor project, you may be wondering whether you should opt for pea gravel or river gravel, or if there is even any difference at all between the two.  In fact, there are more similarities than differences in what… Continue reading Pea Gravel vs. River Gravel

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DIY Driveway Project Using Belgian Block

By Tom Torocco

Belgian block is an easy to use material that can add aesthetic appeal, as well as increased functionality, to your outdoor spaces.  Often used as a curbing along driveway blocks or roadways, the stones can also be used to define flower beds and add interest around walkways and patios. One of the most common DIY projects… Continue reading DIY Driveway Project Using Belgian Block

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