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Gator Dust: Grey

Polymeric Stone Dust For Stone Joints 1/2″ to 4″

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Gator Polymeric Sand HP: Grey

High Performance Polymeric Sand For Concrete Paver, Wetcast & Natural Stone Joints up to 1″

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High Performance Polymeric Sand For Concrete Paver, Wetcast & Natural Stone Joints up to 1″

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XTRA Performance Polymeric Sand For Concrete Paver, Wetcast & Natural Stone Joints up to 1.5″

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XTRA Performance Polymeric Sand For Concrete Paver, Wetcast & Natural Stone Joints up to 1.5″

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Pallet Gator Polymeric Sand XP: Beige

XTRA Performance Polymeric Sand For Concrete Paver, Wetcast & Natural Stone Joints up to 1.5″

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What is Polymeric Sand?

While there is a scientific formula behind the name, this is a rather basic staple in the construction industry and common when it comes to the creation of pavements or general brickwork. That being said, this is also a rather simple explanation so let us be more precise:

Bit what is Polymeric Sand exactly?

Polymeric sand is a substance which is used to solidify the joints between pavement, brickwork, and any concrete based structure. Combining sand and several finite substances including silica, polymeric sand acts as a binding agent between two pieces of concrete. However, the sand must be used in conjunction with water in order to work effectively.

Advantages of using Polymeric and

Of course, any kind of sand can be used to fill in the gaps but polymeric sand leaves no trace or marks meaning there are no stains to clean after using this particular agent. At the same time, there are other advantages to using polymeric sand as follows:

Threat posed by heavy rain – When using standard sand, heavy rain can pose a serious threat in that it washes away the sand before it sets into place. Alternatively, polymeric sand is not as penetrable which makes it less likely to be affected by heavy rain.

Polymeric Sand is stronger – The binding nature of polymeric sand mean it is a much stronger solution to hold pavers together and this is certainly true regarding the longer term.

Added variety – Interestingly, polymeric sand comes in a wide range of colours which means you can choose one to suit the intended color of the brickwork n question.

More resistance to weeds – Plants are a common p in for patios in particular are they crop up between most cracks. However, polymeric sand is more resistant and less kind to the growth of plats which means you can spend more time sitting on the patio and less time picking out the weeks.

Further resistance to insects – Likewise, polymeric sand is less attractive to ants and other insects who like to inhabit the cracks in between.

Using Polymeric Sand is a simple process

1. Lay the brickwork/concrete

2. Add polymeric sand

3. Spray a garden hose across the area

Having laid down the concrete or brickwork, simply brush the polymeric sand in between the cracks. Afterward, it is important to also brush any loose sand away from the surface of these bricks, otherwise this will harden once water is added to the solution. In this respect, a small leaf blower is useful for getting rid of the unwanted grains of sand. Lastly, take a garden hose and lightly spray a mist-like cloud across the area which will activate the polymeric sand to act as a binding agent.

Tips for getting the process right

However, using polymeric sand may not be the answer to your prayers if you don’t use the following tips:

- You must lay the pavers in a straight fashion before using anything to bind them. For example, it is easily possible to solidify the pavers when they are out of sync which entirely defeats the purpose. Moral of the story: Make sure the ground is level and pavers are set the way you want them before adding any polymeric sand.

- If you are using polymeric sand for the purpose of avoiding stains then it might be best to avoid using red brickwork as this stains easier than any other.

- Use some plastic to temporarily cover and protect the pavement when finished, especially if there is traffic or a lot of movement nearby.

- Ensure the pavers are properly wiped down and clean of even dust before adding the binding agent.

- As mentioned above, lightly spray the area but do not use too much water or the agent and polymeric sand will begin to run away from the intended place of binding.

Where can you find Polymeric Sand?

Most suppliers who provide pavers will also provide polymeric sand so you should always as at the point of purchase. However, in the event of this not being available, you should find that most stores for home improvement will sell polymeric sand in either twenty or forty pound bags. Although there are different brands, most of these are the same and do exactly the same job.

As you can see, there is little to know about polymeric sand but this binding agent is a crucial component to combine pavers and should always be used for the best long term solution.