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Published by HBRACC, 2016-03-14 14:51:50

Fall 2013

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Authentic to your Dream

For over 60 years Falmouth Lumber Inc. has been working with builders,
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270 Communication Way, Unit 5-G Letter to our Readers
Hyannis, MA 02601
774-470-2943 On Cape Cod, the housing news is mostly positive. After a long
www.capecodbuilders.org housing slowdown, building permits, construction jobs and home prices
on the Cape are all rebounding.
OFFICERS
President 2XUDVVRFLDWLRQLVZRUNLQJZLWKHOHFWHGDQGDSSRLQWHGRɷFLDOV
Michael Duffany on the Cape and in Boston to support regulations which make sense
M. Duffany Builders and continue the housing recovery. We also question rules which may
1st Vice President/Treasurer VRXQGJRRGEXWDUHQRWUHDOLVWLFRUFRVWĥHɱHFWLYH
Matthew Anderson
Anderson Framing & Remodeling We are fortunate to have active state representatives and state
2nd Vice President/Secretary VHQDWRUVZKRNQRZKRZDOUHDG\ĥVWULFWUHJXODWLRQLPSDFWVEXLOGHUV
Paul Diggin remodelers and homeowners. Legislators have visited construction sites
Advanced Communication and discussed what rules work and what rules impede home building.
Technologies LLC
Immediate Past President Homeownership is an important source of pride, peace of mind,
Richard Bryant DFFRPSOLVKPHQWDQGVHFXULW\ĦDVZHOODVMREV:HHQFRXUDJHEXLOGLQJ
Cape Associates Inc. professionals, suppliers and homeowners to become involved in public
Executive Officer policy discussions and help keep this real estate recovery moving ahead.
Christine Duren
With that in mind, we are cosponsoring a second annual
BOARD OF DIRECTORS &DSH&RG+RXVLQJ6XPPLW2FWREHUŇŇDWWKH&DSH&RGGHU5HVRUW
YEAR DENOTES TERM EXPIRATION 5RXWHņňŇ+\DQQLV2QHDLPLVWRVKRZWKDWDɱRUGDEOHZRUNIRUFH
Bill Almeida ‘14 housing is both necessary and achievable. Please plan to attend and
Falmouth Lumber Company participate.
David “Skip” Carleton ‘15
Mid-Cape Home Centers )LQDOO\DVWKHQHZSUHVLGHQWRIWKH+RPH%XLOGHUV 5HPRGHOĥ
Scott Gladish ‘15 ers Association of Cape Cod, I am pleased to welcome young profesĥ
Cape and Islands Glass sionals to our board of directors and to our rapidly growing memberĥ
Brian Harding ‘15 ship. They are helping to make our building association one of the
Andersen Windows fastest growing in the U.S.
Peter Kimball ‘15
Sea-Dar Construction Young members are providing input into decisions now being
Stephen Klug ‘14 PDGHĦVXFKDVRQZDVWHZDWHUĦZKLFKDɱHFWWKHLUIXWXUHDQGWKHIXWXUH
Fine Building & Finish Inc. economy of the Cape.
Benjamin LaMora ’14
Lineal Construction Inc. 7RWKHPRUHWKDQŇŅŅŅŅKRPHRZQHUVDQGEXVLQHVVHVZKR
Trevor Meyer ‘16 UHFHLYHDQGVXSSRUWWKHPDJD]LQHĦQRZHQWHULQJLWVIRXUWK\HDUĦZH
Cape Associates, Inc. thank you. We hope the articles are informative, and we welcome your
Tony Shepley ‘16 suggestions for future editions.
Shepley Wood Products
Whether building, adding on or just updating a kitchen or bathĥ
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responsible companies, in business for many years. They are insured,
ON CAPE COD they subscribe to ethical business practices and they are trained in the
latest building products and systems. Please see our member directory
EDITOR VWDUWLQJRQSŊň
Glenn Ritt
Glenn@RittCommunications.com Michael Duffany
ART DIRECTOR President, Home Builders &
Kimberly White Remodelers Association of Cape Cod
Kimberly@Grouper Design.com
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Scan here
Kristen vonHentschel to visit us online
PHOTOGRAPHERS
Roe Osborn
Julia Cumes
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
Joseph Santangelo
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

20TRENDS HOME DESIGN 26

Wastewater What’s hot in kitchens?
decision time
28 Envision your kitchen appliances
Special report for builders, remodelers,
Professional Engineers owners. What to expect for home and 30 A professional remodels her
and Land Surveyors neighborhood sanitation systems kitchen
Keeping decisions local
Providing solutions Mapping the options 31 How to live with a kitchen
for the benefit A mix of solutions remodeling project
of our clients Getting to know ecotoilets
and community Alternative septic systems 33 Kitchen lighting design basics
Green infrastructure
SHOREFRONT PROTECTION Funding wastewater projects 34 Green kitchen inspirations
MARINE INFRASTRUCTURE High quality, environmentally friendly
ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING 24 Q&A
SITE DEVELOPMENT Andrew Gottlieb, executive director PRODUCTS & SERVICES
WASTEWATER TREATMENT Cape Cod Water Protection
HISTORIC PRESERVATION Collaborative 38 Shade and shutter systems
BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES Cape economy at stake Add living space, protect against the
SPECIALTY STRUCTURES weather
LETTER TO OUR READERS
260 Cranberry Highway 40 Pavement comparison guide
Orleans, MA 02653 4 Keep homeownership on What are your options for walks and
508.255.6511 the rebound driveways?
CoastalEngineeringCompany.com
42 Five window problems: to repair
6 • AT HOME ON CAPE COD • FALL/WINTER 2013 or replace?

44 Swimming pools: plan now for
your pool next spring

REAL ESTATE HOME BUILDERS & REMODELERS
ASSOCIATION OF CAPE COD
7 The state of housing
Remodeling on the upswing 45 Member benefits, rebates
Building permits on the rise 46 John Bologna: legend award
Labor shortage 48 Who to contact for your projects
The over-55 market 50 Building community

HOMEBUILDING & REMODELING Matt Teague
50 Member profile
11 Contractors report on consumer
preferences Mike Duffany
51 Tribute
12 Finding the right contractor
12 Understanding a remodeling Remembering Mike Cole
52 Builders Blitz
contract
14 Financing your remodeling A new Habitat home in a week

project HOMEOWNERS RESOURCE GUIDE

TECHNOLOGY 53 A valuable resource to keep

16 Smart homes 2014 VIEWPOINT
18 The latest home technology
19 The ultimate smart home in 58 Chris’ corner
Why the Home Builders & Remodelers
Cotuit Association is important to home owners

COVER PHOTO: ROE OSBORNE,
COURTESY OF MCPHEE ASSOCIATES OF CAPE COD, INC.


REAL ESTATE

THE STATE OF HOUSING IMPROVING HOUSING
MARKET CAUSE FOR
REMODELING OPTIMISM, BUT IT IS
ON THE UPSWING CREATING A LABOR
SHORTAGE
IN MILLIONS BUILDING PERMIT DATA
The current homebuilding and
January through August 31, 2013 - Barnstable County remodeling environment is dramatically
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COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL MISC MUNICIPAL RESIDENCE RESIDENCE With much good news comes a
NEW Remodel/ (Foundation, Remodel/ NEW Remodel/ bit of ironic distressing news. Business
Renovation/ Pool, Solar, Renovation/ Renovation/ has picked up so much and so fast that
Addition Addition Addition many builders and remodelers are short
Demolish, on labor.
# OF 15 251 Move) 14 262 2,639
PERMITS $2,024,584 $104,744,679 $125,621,403 Have you or are you now experiencing
320 a shortage of either entry level or
experienced positions for your business?
$ VALUE $18,667,222 $81,080,055 $39,965,599
69% - Need is now
% OF # 0.4% 7.2% 9.1% 0.4% 7.5% 75.4%
If yes, at what level?
% OF $ 5.0% 21.8% 10.7% 0.5% 28.1% 33.8% 54% - Both entry-level and skilled/
$144,613 $399,789 $47,602 supervisory
AVG $ $1,244,481 $323,028 $124,892 31% - Combined skilled/supervisory
VALUE
What positions are you looking to fill?
GRAND SUMMARY OF # OF PERMITS AVERAGE 57% - Basic carpentry/wood skills
JOB COST $ VALUE 43% - Fine trim carpentry
TOTAL $372,103,542 3,501 34% - Project management and site
$2,284,406 supervisor
29% - Framing
BUILDING PERMITS ARE ON THE RISE WITH FALMOUTH LEADING THE WAY 26% - Door/window Installation
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sales and prices on Cape Cod , but reasons: 89% - Word of mouth
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54% - Hosted a web-based help wanted
section

49% - Partnered with Cape Cod
Community College, the vocational
high schools, the Workforce
Investment Board and other
organizations on short- and long-
term solution

23% - Conducted a job fair

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“The Cape market in
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Cape Cod Five Cents Savings
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and director of residential
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HOMEBUILDING & REMODELING

Remodeling: WHATCONTRACTORSREPORT
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HOMEBUILDING & REMODELING

READY TO BUILD OR REMODEL?
HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT CONTRACTOR

DOING YOUR HOMEWORK WILL HELP YOU
HAVE A MORE SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCE

U Contact the Home Builders sound business. You want to U Ask the builder/remodeler written contract. The contract
make sure they will be around will benefit both of you. If you
& Remodelers Association after the construction is complete, to provide you with names of are having a new home built,
of Cape Cod, whose members to service any warranties. previous customers.  get and review a copy of the
ascribe to a code of ethics. If they won’t, beware. If they do, home warranty and homeowner
Find our members in U Check out the company’s ask the customers if they would manual as well.
At Home on Cape Cod’s hire the builder/remodeler again.
directory in this magazine or at rating and if there have been U Be cautious of unusually
capecodbuilders.org. any complaints filed with your U Ask if you can see the
local Better Business Bureau. low-priced bids. If the builder/
builder/remodeler’s work, remodeler is unable to pay
Make sure the builder or home remodeler both completed and in for the materials and labor as
has a permanent business location and a good progress. Check for quality of the project proceeds, this may
workmanship and materials. indicate a potential problem.
reputation with local banks and suppliers. Keep in mind that less expensive
U Do you feel you can does not necessarily mean better!
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easily communicate with the U Verify that your remodeler
or coworkers for remodeler has sufficient builder/remodeler? Remember
recommendations. workers compensation and you will be in close contact with is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified
general liability insurance. them throughout the construction Renovator if you are planning
U Find out how long they If not, you may be liable for any process and afterward as you live work in a pre-1978 home
construction-related accidents on in your new home. that will disturb more than six
have been in the building your premises. square feet of painted surfaces
business. It usually takes three to U Make sure the builder/ inside the home or 20 square feet
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the event of a contract dispute.

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TE C H N O LO G Y

Smart Homes 2014
For 2014, the smart home is getting smarter.  
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in home and office projects.

BY JOSEPH SANTANGELO

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agency imposing a Capewide density and other factors, of neighboring towns
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property and are located GETTING TO KNOW
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WATERSHED MVP IS AN INITIATIVE OF THE CAPE COD COMMISSION'S STRATEGIC INFORMATION OFFICE (SIO) CAPE COD COMMISSION (WWW.CAPECODCOMMISSION.ORG)

SANDWICH HARBOR WATERSHED (BLACK BOUNDARY) AND A SELECTED AREA WITHIN IT (WHITE BOUNDARY)
SHOW THE OPTION OF INSTALLING A “SATELLITE” OR NEIGHBORHOOD WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY.
OTHER SCENARIOS ALSO CAN BE COMPARED, ALONG WITH THE COSTS AND BENEFITS.

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TRENDS

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guide waste to a compost biodegradable package studying green infrastructure
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use and stored at the base PRQLWRUVņŊŅŅLQQRYDWLYH
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nitrogen output. By ALTERNATIVE V\VWHPVDUHPRUHFRPSOH[ systems
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fresh water and then ments, by assessing fees for Installation and Prompt Service and Repair.
system use and connection, The Overhead Door Company of Cape Cod
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real property receives a special
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than the general advantage to
such as compost or the community, from the conĥ
struction of a public improveĥ
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FUNDING WASTEWATER: costs of sewer system plant
WHO PAYS? HOW MUCH? and facilities. This includes
the cost of facilities, such as
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other infrastructure is costly. assessment can be paid in
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funding to cover the cost of
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TRENDS

Q&A with

Andrew
Gottlieb

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,
CAPE COD WATER PROTECTION COLLABORATIVE

“Reliance on Title 5

septic systems as the

region’s sole means of “I think the solution for the Cape will be a

wastewater treatment

is no longer possible.” mosaic of different potential treatment options.”

Andrew Gottlieb Paul Niedzwiecki
Executive Director Executive Director
Cape Cod Wastewater Cape Cod Commission
Protection Collaborative

Q Are we approaching a Q Is it better for local LEFT: ANDREW GOTTLIEB, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CAPE COD
threshold where long-term communities to form WASTEWATER PROTECTION COLLABORATIVE, EXAMINES UNDERWATER
damage will be done to their own solutions PLANT GROWTH FOULING CAPE COAST COASTAL WATERS THAT
the Cape Cod economy on wastewater now SHOULD NOT OCCUR IN A PROPERLY-FUNCTIONING WATER SYSTEM.
and the Cape Cod or wait until one is
building industry? imposed by a court or FAST FACTS
Gottlieb: Yes. The concern government agency?
over impairment of the Cape’s 85% of wastewater flowing into Cape Cod’s bays
bays will soon result in people Gottlieb: Communities and estuaries comes from on-site septic systems.
looking elsewhere for a place
to invest in property and take should continue local planning More than 123,000 septic systems
vacations. The region’s reputaĥ are functioning on Cape Cod.
tion for good water quality while engaging and fully parĥ
is an essential driver of the Nitrogen is released even from the newest and
local economy, and anything WLFLSDWLQJLQWKHUHJLRQĥZLGH properly functioning Title 5 septic systems.
that negatively impacts that
will threaten all aspects of our discussion being facilitated by Wastewater causes deterioration of groundwater,
future. lakes, ponds, bays and coastal water quality.
the Cape Cod Commission.
Source: Cape Cod Commission
The best outcomes are those

developed here on the Cape,

and all interested parties are

encouraged to participate in

Q What can home builders WKHGHYHORSPHQWRID&DSHĥ Gottlieb: The best way to means to lower costs and to
and remodelers bring wide approach to wastewater address cost is to build only DWWUDFW¿QDQFLDOVXSSRUWIURP
to the topic? PDQDJHPHQWDVWKDWRɱHUVWKH the infrastructure required state and federal sources. Failĥ
Gottlieb: An informed sense EHVWFKDQFHWRDɱRUGDEO\VROYH to solve the water quality ing to approach this problem
of the need to connect the the problem. problem and nothing more. RQD&DSHĥZLGHEDVLVZLOO
future of the environment 'HYHORSPHQWRID&DSHĥZLGH increase the burden on local
and the economy. Builders can Q What about cost? Might we approach will provide the WD[SD\HUVQRWOHVVHQLW
bring another voice for ratioĥ pay now or pay even more
QDODQGDɱRUGDEOHZDVWHZDWHU later when grants and loans
management to the discussion. may no longer be available?

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rate detail and trim, is the trend. The whelming favorite, quartz composite
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time in the association’s history. options and the ability to shape the
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counters include new materials like
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What’s

HOTIN KITCHEN REMODELING
HERE ARE TRENDS WE’VE GATHERED, INCLUDING FROM OUR MEMBER BUILDERS

Customized tile accents
on backsplashes and counter tops
are in demand.

Bright LED lighting
is gaining ground rapidly.

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color that readily complements the rest of the living area.

26 • AT HOME ON CAPE COD • FALL/WINTER 2013


HOME DESIGN

Refacing cabinets instead of Hardwood floors now come
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and display cabinets for objects d’art.
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over walls painted soft colors to give FKDQQHOLQJJXHVWVWRZDUGFRPI\VHDWĥ
a deep sheen that harmonizes with ing areas.
today’s contemporary looks. They also
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continue to be very popular.

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overall living space. This includes larger refrigerators.

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HOME DESIGN

Your Kitchen Appliances

Envision
the possibilities

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partners, architects and homeowners EHGURRPKRPHZKLOHUHVWRULQJLWVH[LVWLQJFKDUPZLWK&KDWKDP
to create exciting solutions for the Historical Commission approval.
kitchen. Here, they share three of their
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28 • AT HOME ON CAPE COD • FALL/WINTER 2013


POLHEMUS SAVERY HOME DESIGN
DASILVA ARCHITECTS
BUILDERS met the challenges CAPE ASSOCIATES, INC.
presented by its clients with totally renovated this late
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appears smaller from the street, entire interior including the
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For more about these appliances,
contact Dave Murray,at
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HOME DESIGN

LESSONS FOR ALL

When a professional
remodels her own kitchen

BY GAIL O’ROURKE “ I designed the kitchen with function in
mind, while paying attention to the small
Ihave been working with homeowners for 20 years details that would please the designer in me.
as they make changes to the way they live. When I Carved corbels and island legs, decorative
built furniture and cabinets, I helped clients become columns around the sink, new lighting to
more organized. Together we would partner to create brighten up the darkest winter night and
a more functional space through built-ins, bookcases, better appliances with custom panels.”
home offices and storage solutions.
Gail O’Rourke
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en and bath design. I try to demonstrate the positive impact of a
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everyday living.

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who travels for work.

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30 • AT HOME ON CAPE COD • FALL/WINTER 2013


HOME DESIGN

HOW TO LIVE with your KITCHEN REMODELING PROJECT

Unlike Gail, not everyone can be their own remodeler.
So here’s some helpful hints:

We barely stopped for a break. >>THE PRE-CONSTRUCTION MEETING >>PREVENTING REMODELING FEVER

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challenge. They helped out around the is to plan for and actively participate in a is a loss of control that results from disrupted
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the construction trash bags. They didn’t space. The best way to prevent this is to
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to the small details that would please fire up the grill and dine alfresco.
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should contact for daily decisions or 1) Seal off doorways and stairs;
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drop cloths that are taped shut.
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r 8JMMCBUISPPNGBDJMJUJFTJOZPVSIPNFCF delivery of materials. Take a vacation in the
available to workers? middle of the project.

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HOME DESIGN

Today, you can achieve your design goals, choose the highest-quality,
durable products and be environmentally minded. We asked
Nicole Goldman, owner of g’ Green Design Center in Mashpee, to
select six of her favorite Green kitchen inspirations.

green kitcheninspirations BYNICOLEGOLDMAN

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easy to keep clean.

To learn more about these green kitchen
inspirations, please contact Nicole Goldman,
owner of g’ Green Design in Masphee. She can
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Do you have an existing THE WEATHERWELL ALUMINUM
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PAVEMENT COMPARISON GUIDE
In preparing our comparison section, we describe costs without
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PLQLQJSULFH,QGRĥLWĥ\RXUVHOISURMHFWVJHQHUDOO\RQO\WKHFRVWRI Strength (in PSI): 3,000-4,000
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Durability: Very Good (with air-entrained concrete to resist
CONCRETE PAVERS freeze-thaw and de-icing salts). Unaffected by oil and gas spills.

Appearance: Wide selection of rich colors, shapes, patterns, and STAMPED CONCRETE
textures. Enhances any architectural style.
Strength (in PSI): >8,500 Appearance: Variety of patterns and several colors. Surface can
Initial Cost & Installation: Moderate. Pavers fit tightly together look artificial if done improperly. Likely to develop surface cracks.
over a sand bed and compacted aggregate base. Easy do-it-yourself Strength (in PSI): 3,500-5,000
installation. Initial Cost & Installation: Moderate-High. Best if
Performance: Lifetime beauty adds value to property. Can be professionally installed. Requires special equipment and tools. Must
restored to original condition if damaged. Can be removed and cure for 5-7 days. Weather conditions may affect finished product.
later reinstated without evidence of unsightly patch if underground Performance: Accommodates heavy loads. Difficult to access
utility repairs required. Accommodates heavy loads. Allows easy underground utilities and repairs leave an unsightly patch. Some
snow removal. patterns may present problems for snow plows.
Durability: Excellent. Unaffected by oil and gas. Durable, dense Durability: Very Good (with air-entrained concrete to resist
pavers resist freeze-thaw, cracking, and deicing salts. freeze-thaw and de-icing salts). Unaffected by oil and gas spills.

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Appearance: Predominately black. Difficult to get clean, neat edges. Appearance: Look dictated by size and color of aggregate. Likely
Strength (in PSI): <1,000 to develop surface cracks.
Initial Cost & Installation: Low. Installed over a compacted Strength (in PSI): 3,000-5,000
aggregate base. Professional installation only. Initial Cost & Installation: Moderate-High. Difficult for
Performance: Traffic and weather will break down surface. Seal homeowner to install. Must cure for 5-7 days. Weather conditions
coat required every 4-5 years. Repairs leave unattractive patching. may affect finished product. Aggregate base.
Allows easy snow removal. Performance: Can accommodate heavy loads. Difficult to access
Durability: Fair. Ruts and cracks from freeze-thaw and settlement. underground utilities and repairs leave an unsightly patch. Snow
Softens from oil and gas deposits. Resists de-icing chemicals. removal may dislodge some stones.
Durability: Moderate. Stones likely to loosen over time and
STAMPED ASPHALT uneven surface may promote freeze-thaw damage. Unaffected by oil
and gas, but should be sealed to prevent deep stains.
Appearance: Limited color options. Color wears off under traffic.
Stamped surface can appear artificial. GRANITE/COBBLE STONE
Strength (in PSI): <1,000
Initial Cost & Installation: Low-Moderate. Installed over a Appearance: Rich and elegant look of classic New England.
compacted aggregate base. Professional installation only. Strength (in PSI): >10,000
Performance: Traffic and weather will break down surface. Seal Initial Cost & Installation: Moderate-High. Each unit must be
coat required every 4-5 years. Repairs leave unattractive patching. fit together by hand. If set in mortar, best if installed by craftsman.
Allows easy snow removal. Compacted aggregate base.
Durability: Fair. Ruts and cracks from freeze-thaw and settlement. Performance: Can accommodate heavy loads. Easy to repair if
Softens from oil and gas deposits. Resists de-icing chemicals. sand set. Rough surface may make walking difficult. Wide joints may
encourage weeds and ants if stabilizer is not used. Irregular surface
CLAY BRICK makes snow plowing difficult.
Durability: Excellent. High density stones resist cracking, freeze-thaw
Appearance: Attractive shades of red and brown. Limited shapes. and de-icing salts. Unaffected by oil and gas spills.
Strength (in PSI): 4,000-5,000
Initial Cost & Installation: High. When set in sand over a GRAVEL/CRUSHED STONE
compacted base, can be done by homeowner, but bricks must be
individually tapped into place by hand. Inconsistency of dimensions Appearance: Informal, rustic look.
make it difficult to maintain pattern lines. Mortared installation adds Strength (in PSI): <100
considerable cost. Initial Cost & Installation: Low. Gravel is dumped and spread
Performance: Works best when mortared in place over concrete over soil. No base required.
slab, but difficult to repair. Irregular surface difficult to plow and shovel. Performance: Rutting likely to develop. Gravel must be replaced
Durability: Good. Salts can deteriorate some brick unless using and re-leveled regularly. Stones easily scattered by tires and snow
the type designed for horizontal use. Unaffected by oil and gas spills. removal.
Durability: Poor. Stones resist freeze-thaw cycles and de-icing
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