Polymeric sand is a sand like material that contains a unique polymer that is placed in between the joints of brick pavers. When the material is activated with water, it creates a flexible “mortar-like” bond in between the pavers and acts as a joint stabilizer.
Why should I install Polymeric Sand on my patio or walkway?
1. It will decrease the amount of water that travels in between the pavers.
2. It allows for freeze/thaw without cracking the pavers.
3. Forms a tighter bond in between the pavers than traditional joint sand.
4. Decreases maintenance and increases longevity of a patio or walkway.
5. Reduces the chance of weeds growing through joints.
Can I install Polymeric Sand myself?
-Yes, you can install polymeric sand yourself. However, the process is very tedious, time-consuming and if installed incorrectly it can ruin your patio or walkway. The brick surface needs to be cleaned thoroughly before installation, then the Polymeric Sand is swept into each and every joint by hand. Once the sand is in the joints, each paver surface must be swept clean of the Polymeric Sand. If the brick pavers are not cleaned before the sand is activated, then a permanent haze can form on the pavers. Once cleaned, a quick coating of water is applied to the joints to activate the polymer within the sand. After initial activation, the surface should remain clear of furniture and foot traffic for 24 hours to allow the Polymeric Sand to form it’s initial bond.
Our team at Integrity Landscape Services are experienced and knowledgeable on the installation of Polymeric Sand and would be happy to provide a quote to install a new brick patio or walkway, with Polymeric Sand, at your home!