Farewell to John Gachina

It is with heavy heart that we report the passing of John Gachina, a distinguished Life Member of the California Landscape Contractors Association who passed away Sunday, Dec. 27. Gachina was a consistent, long-term contributor to California’s green industry, and was actively involved in efforts to expand and promote the professionalism within the industry. During his decades of involvement at the local and state level, Gachina played an active role as a “founding father” of the now national Landscape Industry Certified Technician program.


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Introducing Dryco’s New Concrete Pumping Division

DRYCO, the leader in concrete construction has just purchased two (2) 36 meter “z” boom pumps and two 3/4 inch line pumps along with two Ford F-550’s.

Under the leadership of Anthony Ventimiglia and his 28 years of industry experience and our four (4) pump operators with a combined total of over fifty (50) years of pumping expierence we are ready to tackle any pumping need with the same level of safety, service and satisfaction DRYCO customers are used to.

So give Anthony a call! As he says:

with DRYCO pumping, there’s no doubt, big or small, we pump em all!



Call today 510-760-4799 or email Anthony.

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CACM’s Northern California Law Seminar & Expo

DRYCO Construction, Inc. will be exhibiting at CACM’s Northern California Law Seminar & Expo, and we hope to see you there! Please visit us at Booth #519 in the Made in California Exhibit Hall, and be sure to take advantage of everything that is offered at California’s premier event for thecommunity management industry!

Real-Time Strategies for a Real-Time World
  • Insightful breakouts – 18 subject areas
  • Engaging speakers
  • Expanded networking opportunities
Northern CA Law Seminar & Expo
Oakland Marriott City Center

February 11 – 12, 2016





Difference Between Asphalt & Concrete – Basics & Typical Uses

Difference Between Asphalt & Concrete – Basics & Typical Uses


When dealing with pavement maintenance, there are two types of pavement that you probably already recognize as asphalt and concrete.



Believe it or not, these two types of pavement are more similar than you might think, and I am not talking about how they are both flat and you can drive on them, etc… That’s a given.  What I mean is that they both consist of roughly the same materials, with the differentiating factor being the binding agent.

Let’s break it down…  First we will take a look at asphalt.

Asphalt Sample

Asphalt Sample

Asphalt Cement Concrete (Commonly called asphalt) is made up of:
– Sand
– Rock
– Liquid Asphalt Asphalt Cement (Manufactured from Crude Oil)

Now let’s take a look at concrete.

Concrete Sample

Concrete Sample

Portland Cement Concrete (Commonly called concrete) is made up of:
– Sand
– Rock
– Portland Cement (Manufactured from Lime Stone)

As you can see in the closeup pictures, both samples contain sand and bits of rock with the difference being the binder.

Both asphalt and concrete have their strengths and weaknesses, and which one you choose to go with will be determined largely by the way that you plan to use it.

Typical Uses for Concrete Pavement
– Bridges
– Dumpster Slabs
– Airport Runways
– Streets & Highways
– Small Residential Driveways

Typical Uses for Asphalt Pavement
– Parking Lots
– Playgrounds
– Airport Taxiways
– Streets & Highways
– Large Driveways
For more information about the differences between asphalt and concrete, visit our YouTube channel.

To learn more about pavement maintenance, visit

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DRYCO Works with Industry Leaders in Real Estate and Property Management

DRYCO Works with Industry Leaders in Real Estate and Property Management

Recently several of DRYCO’s customers were recognized in The Silicon Valley Business Journal for their outstanding leadership in our industry.   STEWARDS of the Built Environment take their role very seriously.  They are committed to providing the local economy with sustainable, safe, and functional spaces in which we do business.

Rebecca Barnes, Sr. Property Manager of Cushman & Wakefield has been a long time loyal customer of DRYCO’s. Rebecca has learned how to balance career advancement, a college education, motherhood, professional development, and volunteer service with BOMA Silicon Valley. Rebecca is an outstanding leader amongst all of her peers and we are all so very proud of her.

Dave Pogue is the Global Director of Corporate Responsibility for CBRE.  Dave has been a leader in commercial real estate for over 41 years.  Under his leadership, CBRE has implemented a variety of sustainability practices and programs worldwide. Dave is a true leader in all aspect of commercial real estate and has earned the highest respect from all of his colleagues.

Yolanda Faile is the founder and managing partner of Verity Properties.  Yolanda has been in the industry for several years and has been an outstanding leader in BOMA Silicon Valley.  Yolanda is one of the most knowledgeable, professional women I know, and it is a privilege for DRYCO to be a partner with her and her company.

Jonathan Leder, Facilities Manager, ORACLE.  DRYCO has been working with Jonathan and his team for several years that include several asphalt, concrete and fencing projects.

DRYCO would like to congratulate each and every one of them and wish them continued success in all of their endeavors.

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Winter is Fast Approaching… Schedule Your Work Accordingly!

As the rainy season moves in and the temperatures begin to drop this winter, it becomes obvious that some aspects of property maintenance are just not feasible.  For example, it makes no sense to seal coat your parking lot at this time of year, because there is not enough warmth in the ground to have the seal coat cure properly, resulting in a sub-par product that will need to be addressed in the spring time.  We avoid situations like that because it wastes your time and our time, but most importantly it creates unneeded expenses for you that could be avoided by scheduling the work for the spring time, when the seal coat will have time to properly cure.

However, there is work that can be done all-year round, regardless of the weather conditions.  One area that you can continue scheduling through the winter is fence & iron work.  Whether you are in need of chain link installation/repair, iron gates, or ornamental fencing, DRYCO can provide exceptional service and results in any weather condition.


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Iron Fence (Click to Enlarge)

In addition, DRYCO can bring your parking lot up to ADA Compliant standards, including handrails, striping, & signage.

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ADA Striping & Signage (Click to Enlarge)

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Call DRYCO to schedule your Fence, Iron, & ADA work today!



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Thank You Veterans

Thank you to all of the Veterans out there for your service and bravery.


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