Posts made in August, 2013

A very short history about the founding of Monticello, New York

We know that there are some of you who read the blog who are from outside our local area. There are also plenty who live near by. We are the Rental Center of Monticello and we’ve been telling you plenty about equipment rental and about our business in previous blog posts. We thought we might close out this month by telling you about the “of Monticello” part.

For many, “Monticello” is the name of Thomas Jefferson’s home (back in the time when many people named their houses, not just their kids and pets!). It is not cosmic coincidence that our village is named Monticello – there is a direct connection, although, his home is pronounced traditionally, as in “chello” for the last two syllables. We locals pronounce it “sello.”

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DIY Patio or Deck? Part I: Decision

Our last two articles were about swimming pools which are, admittedly, a very big DIY decision.  One type of DIY project that some people have been known to knock out over a weekend (depending on the amount of help from friends and bribery necessary to get that help) is the building of a pool/deck.  You can preorder the materials, get them delivered to your house, and do whatever preparatory work you need to before the big weekend.  Before you announce said big weekend we need to think about which structure to build: deck or patio?

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Should I build a swimming pool in my backyard? Part II: Construction

So, interestingly enough, there are two schools of thought on this.  Let’s start the the assumption that if you’re one of our customers or you’re the sort of person to frequent an equipment rental place, like ours in Monticello, that this is a DIY project, which changes the price from $25,000+, which is what a professional contractor might charge, to something between $5000-$15,000.  Now the reason for this variance is because you can choose to build natural or artificial.

Natural pools

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