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How To: Install Jointing Sand on Driveway Pavers & Patio Stones


In this Video, we’ll show you how to install Jointing Sand on Driveway Pavers & Patio Stones and patio blocks. Along with our Natural Stone Paving Products, we recommend Gator Maxx Polmeric Sand which is the first polymeric sand specifically designed for drainage and non-drainage base systems. It can be used with concrete pavers, wetcast and natural stones and is recommended for a variety of uses, including pool sides, patios, foot paths, driveways, parking spaces, pavements etc. This complete multi-purpose sand is available in three colors: Beige, Slate Grey (which is the colour we have in-stock) and Ivory. It sets above the freezing temperature 32°F and can be used for joints up to a maximum of 1 inch.

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FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Can be used for paver joints up to a maximum of 1 inch.
  • Helps prevent weed sprouting and the damage caused by insects.
  • Helps prevent erosion due to climatic conditions, such as wind, rain and freezing.
  • Fast setting: Product sets within one hour from application of water.
  • Sets at above freezing temperature (32°F – 0°C).
  • Does not haze concrete paving stones.

GATOR MAXX SAND BOND can be applied for drainage base systems. However a minimum of 1 hour without rain is needed after installation.
GATOR MAXX SAND BOND can be applied for non-drainage base systems. However a minimum of 24 hours without rain is needed after installation.

  • It is mandatory to have a minimum 1° top surface slope for proper water run off.
  • It is the ideal jointing material for pavers in overlay applications.

FOR USE ON: Pool sides, patios, foot paths, driveway pavers, parking spaces, pavements etc. The pavers have to be installed on a drainage base system composed of 2 layers. The upper layer can have a maximum of 1 inch of bedding sand. The lower layer must have a minimum of 5 inches of crushed stone compacted at 95% Proctor density. It also can be used for non-drainage base systems (See diagrams on next page). You must have a minimum 1° top surface slope for proper water run off.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:

METHOD of application of GATOR MAXX SAND for a NEW PAVER JOB:

  1. Remove all loose and fragile concrete.
  2. After excavating, cover the ground with a geotextile, wide enough to cover the complete excavated area and side wall, this will prevent the migration of the bedding sand. Fill with crushed stone, (minimum 5 inches) and compact it. On the slab section, prepare a minimum 12’’ wide geotextile strip. This should be wide enough to go up against the paver edge restraint, thus prevent the migration of the bedding sand.
  3. Install the paver edge restraint where needed. Then install the bedding sand (concrete sand) for proper leveling, (maximum 1”) . Assure that the pavers or slabs will be 3/8” higher than the city sidewalk. Respect a minimum 1 degree slope for proper water run off from the paved surface.
  4. Install the concrete pavers or slabs.
  5. First, compact the paved area with a vibrating plate compactor, with a 5000 lbs (22kN) centrifugal compaction force. We recommend using a mat fastened to the vibrating plate to compact the pavers. At least two passes are required across the pavers to seat them in the bedding sand. Second, make sure that the pavers’ side and top surfaces are dry before applying the polymeric sand. Spread GATOR MAXX SAND over the pavers then use a stiff bristle brush to sweep the sand into the joints and filling them completely. Run a vibrating plate over the pavers in several directions to compact the sand inside the joints (this action is not appropriate for slabs).

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