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Old 06-24-2012, 01:50 AM   #1
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Paver Joint Sand question: why is my sand so easily washed out?


I finished my 800-sq-ft patio project 2 weeks ago. I compacted my pavers three times using plate compactor after I put the joint sand (regular sand). Everything seems fine. But I found out that each time I hose the paver surface for cleaning something etc. the sand will be coming out from the cracks between pavers. This is really annoying. Is it normal?

I heard that polymeric sand can do the trick. But right now all the cracks are pretty much full of regular sand.

What do I need to keep the sand from being washed out?

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Old 06-24-2012, 07:04 AM   #2
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Paver Joint Sand question: why is my sand so easily washed out?


Im guessing you bought your joint sand at hd or lowes. You need to buy polymeric sand which has a glue agent and will solve your problems. Clean out the joint sand you just put in and buy some polymeric. My neighbor had a competitor build her patio and didn't ask me even for a price and they had her put in the joint sand and I laugh because sand is everywhere

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