Expert Tips on Applying Polymeric Sand: why you should use polysand on paver installations

Polysand is a unique bonding agent that helps homeowners tackle unfavorable occurrences like paver separation, weed growth and ant hills. As you consider installing pavers at your home, read below our top 3 expert tips on using Polymeric sand.

What is Polymeric Sand

Polymeric sand is a complex mix of fine sand and polymer additives. With its unique combination and proper installation techniques, when activated it forms a solid bond in between the paver joints. This bond helps with the overall durability of your paver project and allows for the joints to stay strong throughout constant use.

benefits of Polymeric Sand

  1. Polysand comes in an array of colors allowing you to choose the best fit for your paver project.

  2. Stronger and more durable than regular sand, polysand application helps to prevents weeds and ant hills. This is ideal for keeping your paver project looking smooth and beautiful.

  3. With its strong bond, polymeric sands helps your pavers stay together throughout daily use. With a strong interlocking joint, you won’t need to worry about constant repairs!

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Tan polysand was installed in between the joints of this lanai paver patio. Perfect for reading and relaxing, this homeowner will have little repair issues when it comes to her new paver patio!

Tan polysand was installed in between the joints of this lanai paver patio. Perfect for reading and relaxing, this homeowner will have little repair issues when it comes to her new paver patio!

How to Install Polymeric Sand

Once your pavers are installed applying polysand needs to be done accurately to provide the best results. First, you will spread the poly sand throughout the paver project. You will then sweep the sand into the paver joints, making sure the sand is 1/8” below the tampered edge.

Once swept in, you will compact the sand, making sure that any excess is evenly distributed into the joints. When the compacting is done, please blow off all excess sand before applying a light water spray across the top. Once the water is applied, it will activate the additives in the sand and the tight bond will be formed.