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Your Snow Removal Company Needs To Be Commercially Insured

Avoid looking out your window come December and bemoaning, “I need to set up snow plowing for my business”. Any business owner in northern N.J. should have their plowing options set before the first hint of colder weather. As all commercial property owners in the Garden State are well aware, sooner than later snow will be falling and often falling in great big loads. But it is not enough to get your snow plow company to show up when they are scheduled. You must be assured that the company digging you out, clearing your parking lot, deicing your walkways, regularly creating safe passage for your clients and workers during winter storms, is insured for commercial snow removal.

Just as you hire a professional plumber or licensed electrician for your office, it behooves you to assess and then hire a N.J.-based snow plowing service that has commercial insurance. As with any other regularly scheduled service you hire to work at your office, your snow removal company is not one you want to worry about.  A good percentage of the time snow removal is done in the wee hours of the morning, you will simply NOT be present when the work is being done to make sure it is being done correctly.

A company taking the time and due diligence to cover themselves and you, for every contingency are the company you want plowing for you: DeCarlo is commercially insured.

There are just too many things that could go wrong with those big snow removal trucks coming through in the dead of night or during the day when your lot is full of cars vying for spaces around snow drifts. Parking lot snow removal takes intricate coordination and scheduling. A company that has commercial insurance to perform this particular job is a company that is taking great pains to make sure their personnel as well as their entire business model is set for safety, no matter what the snow removal job requires.


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What company should I hire for snow plowing my business?

It is a fact of life that in the winter months New Jersey can see snowfall, sometimes lots of it! If you are a landlord or a business owner you’ll certainly need to be prepared for the: snow removal, path shoveling, and ice maintenance.

Don’t be left asking: ‘What company should I hire for snow plowing my business?’ when the snow’s already falling. Scrambling to schedule plowing by having no contingency plan for winter storms is just bad business and can cost you plenty.

Even a moderate snowfall can bring business to a standstill. Take a drive up and down Rte.17, there are always plenty of businesses buried in snow or landlords out trying to negotiate even the smallest of clearings. Snow removal should not be your concern, running your business should be. At DeCarlo, we see to it that your property is well covered…not by snow, but competent snow removal experts.

DeCarlo assures you of:

•    Regularly scheduled snow removal and ice maintenance at your property during any size snow fall…even a storm.

•    Adherence to local standards of safety (DeCarlo is N.J-based after all)

•    Turnaround time for snow removal that won’t interfere with your business.

Commercial snow removal in New Jersey is a serious business, as much for the business that comes out to do your snow removal as for you, the business owner. Don’t be left out in the cold by not having adequate snow removal scheduled from a reputable company like DeCarlo Maintenance.

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The Hazards of Snow and Ice Storms

At this time of year, we urge local New Jersey businesses to secure a reliable snow removal company for your building’s parking lot and walkways. Car accidents in parking lots and people slipping across icy pavements are some potential nightmares to contend with if you do not book a snow removal company soon! Not to mention the worry of just how long it might take to get your business open if you have to do the shoveling, plowing and ice removal yourself.

The hazards of snow and ice storms are as dangerous for the people coming into a business as they can be for the owner of a commercial property. It is in your best interest to hire a commercial snow removal and ice contractor that:

Works 24/7 in the winter months, as well as in emergency conditions.

Has been in business for years, enjoys a sterling reputation and is commercially insured.

Has the ready and skilled manpower, vehicles and tools needed for both snow and ice removal.

Consistently plows a wide variety of business up and down the Garden State, working all kinds of N.J. big and small commercial spaces.

When snow and ice start falling, it is too late to ask, ‘Who should I call for snow plowing for my business?’ The real hazard of snow and ice removal at that point will be how much you are charged and if your plow company can show up after they attend to their regular customers.

There are many concerns one might encounter during the winter months in New Jersey. Being a commercial property owner, you have a particular set of concerns that can only be mollified by hiring the right snow removal company as early as possible.

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Travertine Pavers for Your Jersey Shore Pool

What makes for a great pool deck for your New Jersey pool? Yes, the beach-and ocean-are nearby, but plenty of homeowners who live in towns like Toms River, Belmar, Brick, Manasquan, supplement the ocean’s influence by building a pool in their backyard. Also, when they build their pool deck it is Travertine pavers that New Jersey pool owners use time and again.


Travertine pavers are top performers in some important ways. First and foremost the paver is made of natural rock. This non-slip water absorbent porous surface sees less water pooling across the paver surface, so potential slipping incidents are lessened. Travertine also does not retain heat like other pavers can; it is a comfortable walking and sitting surface even when the sun isbeating.

Secondly, Travertine is an attractive stone and comes in many colors and grades. When building a pool deck, New Jersey pool owners appreciate color and style options.

Another excellent characteristic of Travertine is that it is easy and inexpensive to fix. A few well-attended parties could see plenty of damages to the pool deck, and the weather that visits New Jersey during our full four seasons could wreak havoc on stones of a lesser grade and quality. Being able to repair and replace pool pavers inexpensively is another great feature of Travertine.

Lastly, Travertine pavers are affordable. Surely they may cost more than concrete but the advantages of Travertine cannot be argued and they still cost less than other stone products. New Jersey homeowners can outfit their pool deck within their budget and enjoy quality pavers that will last a lifetime.

Despite the challenges in building an in ground pool on the Jersey Shore, you can take the guess work out of just what kind of pool deck paver you will be enjoying by simply deciding on Travertine pavers. They deliver durability, affordability, attractiveness and safety for your pool deck needs.

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Excavating At The Jersey Shore

Super Storm Sandy presented countless problems for the Ocean County, New Jersey area, but excavation projects from Belmar to Bayville, inland and at the seaside both, have been part of the business for DeCarlo Landscaping, Design and Maintenance years. Post Sandy there continues to be lots of building in Ocean County, New Jersey.

Also, where there is building there is excavation.

Whether digging trenches for new infrastructure; excavating for utilities, sidewalks, driveways, pools foundations; an extensive range of municipal projects that are called for yearly, it behooves home and business owners both to call an excavation company based and working in N.J. With an office in Brick and one in Tenafly, up and down the state, DeCarlo Landscape Design and Maintenance is a company that knows how to get excavating done in the Garden State and what’s needed to work in specific areas like the Jersey Shore.

DeCarlo keeps the work moving at an expert pace with skilled operators and on-site supervisors who have logged-in years of experience working in and around the particular topography of N.J. Excavating is not alchemy; it is hard, accurate work that needs an expert company to complete jobs correctly and expeditiously…no matter where they are being done and what they are. The Jersey Shore area specifically has lots of private homes built close together, as well as many businesses lining busy thoroughfares like Rte.35;  an experienced hand is certainly needed in these instances. The expert use of backhoes, dump trucks, front-end loaders even shovels are surely needed for precise projects often performed in close confines.

DeCarlo Landscape, Design and Maintenance is the company to trust for excavating at the New Jersey Shore.

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Familiarity ‘Breeds’ You A Great Driveway In South Jersey.

If you own a home or business in Toms River, Manasquan, Point Pleasant or  any other town in the southern ‘down the shore’ regions of New Jersey you are  well acquainted with your town’s unique “characteristics.” The salty air, hot temperatures, sometimes pounding rainfall; sandy soil challenging landscaping or new building; the sometimes unusually spaced or even truncated amount of property you might enjoy. Every area in the state of N.J.-in every state actually-has its good and bad, its very own specifics of topography, weather and even social strata which a family or business owner learns to work through together.

When it comes to laying down driveways in South Jersey, putting in walkways or repaving big parking lots the intricacies of southern town or city zoning, weather and even traffic need be taken into consideration by the company you hire to perform the work. This is far and away not a case of the famous saying “familiarity breeds contempt”; when it comes to driveways in south Jersey you want a company that is very familiar with your area.

Having the desire to lay down a brick driveway, replace paver stones, repave your asphalt lot or maybe extend a crushed-stone walkway is not enough. You’ve lived and worked now in Belmar long enough; you’ve owned your office suites on Rte. 35 in Wall Township for decades; you know just how much space you have to work with at your house in Bayville. Wouldn’t it be best to make sure the company you hire to do your work is familiar with the area and is N.J.-based?

The benefits of familiarity can never be overstated.

Let’s face it, laying a natural stone such as a Travertine paver is a precise job. The construction needs to be done right the first time. Repaving asphalt driveways, and lots can hold-up the natural flow of customer and employee traffic at your business if not handled expertly and expeditiously. For all these reasons and more, hiring DeCarlo Landscape Design & Maintenance, a company well familiar with the southern towns of New Jersey, is the best way to ‘cover’ yourself.

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All Patios Are Not Created Equal

The installation process, size, shape and materials are all variables that are taken into consideration when creating, designing and preparing for a paver project.  There are climate and topography differences between North and South Jersey; from Central to East and West that makes building and maintenance of the paver unique to each project underway.

General paver construction in these areas: Toms River, Belmar, Brick, Wall Township, Manasquan, Bayville, Point Pleasant or any of the other areas along the coast of New Jersey or  inland shore towns takes precise measurements and plan to execute each project properly.  To be sure, laying a patio paver in Hunterdon County, a driveway in Clifton, even creating patio levels for an outdoor kitchen in Upper Saddle River would need a unique schematic design. DeCarlo Maintenance encourages potential clients to keep in mind the warmer wetter climates that are affected by salt water, sandy soil and often storm conditions can be particularly challenging for landscapers and home construction companies.  DeCarlo Landscape Design & Maintenance is aware of the variables when conducting a new or revision project.

When selecting a paver construction contractor to build a patio in New Jersey’s Southern Shore regions  be consensus  of  the installation process that company is using. Have a checklist ready to determine the elected contractor is using the proper protocols and safety requirements for the job. This process should always be examined and be written out in detail for any of the possible projects: driveways, patios, revision work, adding an outdoor kitchen, BBQ or fire pit, pool or just maintaining a general upkeep of  existing hardscapes.  Any New Jersey home construction company worth their rock salt will know  how to plan accordingly in order to give the very best of their materials, efforts and acumen.

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Outdoor Living Spaces

A growing trend in New Jersey residences are the construction of outdoor living spaces. Adding more function and form to your outdoor property is becoming very popular. Our New Jersey clients ask us to design fully functional outdoor kitchen areas. Outdoor Living Spaces add value, both entertainment and equity to their property. With a wide selection of outdoor grills, smokers, sinks and refrigerators, you can now move your family dinners and entertaining outside. Why not enjoy your beautiful landscape while lounging on your paver patio underneath a custom designed pergola?

Construction of an Outdoor Living Space first starts with a concept. Would you like an outdoor fireplace or firepit or are you interested in a water feature such as a waterfall or pond? How large of an outdoor kitchen is necessary to fit your needs and property size? Do you want your outdoor living space partially enclosed? From these concepts, a DeCarlo Design Professional will design an outdoor living space that fits your particular needs and style.

Check out our project gallery to get some outdoor living space inspiration:

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We are a family owned landscape company in Bergen County

DeCarlo Landscape Design is the best option for landscape design in New Jersey. We pride ourselves in being an honest, family-owned company that looks to give our clients what they ask for rather than what we want to do. We are a family owned landscape company in Bergen County headed by a dedicated and driven man whose life goal has always been to be a successful entrepreneur. He has always felt he has had an eye for design and prides himself in being known professionally as an honest, loyal, and meticulous worker. At DeCarlo landscaping, our goal is to become an all-inclusive property maintenance contractor. For that reason, as a property maintenance company, we pride ourselves in providing top of the line service. To ensure the quality of our work, we provide our staff with extensive understanding and training. We also provide our staff with continuing education classes to ensure the quality of our work at all times. We take satisfaction in being familiar and comfortable in all areas of property maintenance. As a property maintenance company, we provide a wide variety of services. When it comes to lawn maintenance, we know exactly how to ensure the quality and health of your lawn or turf. We also offer parking lot maintenance services, whether it be power sweeping, asphalt repair, paving, masonry, or hardscapes, we do everything to keep your parking lot looking its best. When the colder weather comes, we also offer services to help maintain your property. Whether it is ice management, snow plowing, or snow removal, we make sure your property survives all types of weather. As far as New Jersey landscape design and property maintenance goes, DeCarlo landscaping is guaranteed to have everything you need and will work the hardest to provide you with the best possible service.  

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Be Aware Of The Rain

Whatever the reason (and we shan’t get into a geo political debate here, nobody has time for that!) we are going to see a wetter-than-usual summer in Northern N.J. this year. As you will see from the Famer Almanac (this link is for the next two months Mawah weather, we can expect some heavy rainfall on the horizon-literally as well as figuratively-so get ready.

Here at DeCarlo Landscaping we are ready for the wet weather, but that just might mean we are not ‘ready’ in the way you have us scheduled.

Of course we won’t be to your home for lawn maintenance or grass cutting on the day it rains but we might not be able to get to you even the day after it rains if we get an unusually heavy soaking. Expecting us for parking lot maintenance at your office, we will have to wait through a storm and let those puddles dry. Paving is simply not possible in wet conditions, neither is line stripping so a few days might have to pass before we commence that kind of work. And as you would expect masonry is a no no in wet conditions.

Rest assured that wherever you are in our scheduling you will be attended to next. We would never neglect a customer over a thunderstorm, but the logistics of a rainier-than-usual summer (which seems to be coming for us this year) dictates that we’ll have to make some adjustments to our usual scheduling at your home or business.

As always we are available by phone, Facebook prompt, email if you wish to check-in anytime and we will keep you abreast of any interruption in service or the restarting of same.

DeCarlo Landscaping endeavors to serve you to our very best abilities and skills but as well-seasoned landscapers we have to respect weather conditions. We thank you for your continued business and patience and look forward to a wonderful summer of 2014 with you.