Ground Trades Xchange - a landscaping forum

Go Back   Ground Trades Xchange - a landscaping forum > Landscape Services > Hardscaping
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-24-2011, 08:26 AM
Acorn
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
USDA Zone 4
Posts: 1
Steve King is on a distinguished road
questn What is best polymeric sand for pavers around pool?

We're cleaning out the old sand from 2500 sf of pavers around the pool at our small condo development. We plan to add polymeric sand, but don't know which brand is best. Our location is the Northeast US. The local supplier has Sakrete Paver Set, but reviews are not good. Quikrete PowerLoc is also available locally, but other brands would have to be ordered. Based on your experience, what is the best polymeric sand for this application? Thank you!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-24-2011, 11:14 AM
Stonehenge's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Wisconsin
USDA Zone 4
Posts: 9,027
Stonehenge will become famous soon enough
I have no idea what's available on the east coast, but I know that the Quikcrete product has had terrible reviews locally. Any suppliers that started carrying it dumped it shortly afterward.
__________________
Jeff Pozniak, Stonehenge Brick Paving & Landscaping

How would you like some free trade magazines?


Landscaping Appleton, Neenah and Wisconsin's Fox Valley

The Dirt - my blog about running a landscaping business.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-24-2011, 11:16 AM
Acorn
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
USDA Zone 4
Posts: 6
urbanoasis is on a distinguished road
Enviro-bond

Use Enviro-bond if there is a dealer in your area. (check their website for locations) I did a 1500 sq ft interlock around a pool & hot tub in the spring and used 8 bags. It has an orgainic adhesive that is really strong and easy to use. I have found nothing else that compares to it for quality & price. It runs $15.99 here in Ontario.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-25-2011, 11:27 PM
Stonehenge's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Wisconsin
USDA Zone 4
Posts: 9,027
Stonehenge will become famous soon enough
Ooh, I can't recommend that choice. Envirobond's selling point is that it re-softens when it gets wet. And they're right. It does. Enough that grass and weeds and all kinds of stuff can grow in it.

And around a pool, I'd think that would be a disaster long term.
__________________
Jeff Pozniak, Stonehenge Brick Paving & Landscaping

How would you like some free trade magazines?


Landscaping Appleton, Neenah and Wisconsin's Fox Valley

The Dirt - my blog about running a landscaping business.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08-26-2011, 12:08 AM
Fine Edge's Avatar
Wise Old Oak
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Monroe, NC
USDA Zone 8
Posts: 1,670
Fine Edge is just really nice Fine Edge is just really nice Fine Edge is just really nice Fine Edge is just really nice Fine Edge is just really nice
I've always had good luck with the Techni-Seal products, when installed correctly.
Sets up hard as a rock.
Strong like bull.
__________________
Dave
www.fineedgedesign.com
www.charlottepaverpatio.com

Twitter: @FineEdgeDesign
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08-27-2011, 04:08 AM
Acorn
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
USDA Zone 10
Posts: 23
Diggity Dude is on a distinguished road
Have a look at this

Hi Guys
Was at a trade show today and looking at paving, when I remembered about someone asking about jointing sand, this product was called Tuffstuff polymer jointing sand, TuffStuff Polymer Jointing Sand, sorry but this is all I can give you it maybe branded something else over there USA, The guy demonstrating it was awesome. I'll definately try this product on the next paving Job.
Diggity Dude
Warwick
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 08-29-2011, 10:52 PM
nnlambert's Avatar
Acorn
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Richmond Va
USDA Zone 7
Posts: 12
nnlambert is on a distinguished road
I use TechniSeal poly sand for every paver job in Richmond .Va. Never done me wrong. It does set just like mortar. Awesome stuff
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 08-30-2011, 07:48 AM
Clarkkent's Avatar
B&B Tree
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Delaware County, PA
USDA Zone 7
Posts: 825
Clarkkent will become famous soon enough
Alliance Super (Gator) sand seems to hold up and set up nicely.
__________________
Clark Linderman
Clark Kent Creations
Design and Construction to Maximize Your Outdoor Experience
www.clarkkentcreations.com
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 09-05-2011, 02:24 PM
Sapling
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: long island new york
USDA Zone 10
Posts: 245
zullo-design is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fine Edge View Post
I've always had good luck with the Techni-Seal products, when installed correctly.
Sets up hard as a rock.
Strong like bull.
that or the gator one or which ever one has like a picture of a cobra on it, for some reason I can't remember the name.
__________________


www.ZULLO-DESIGN.com
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 09-16-2011, 12:49 AM
Seedling
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Springfield, IL
USDA Zone 5
Posts: 64
LoweJ82 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clarkkent View Post
Alliance Super (Gator) sand seems to hold up and set up nicely.
plus one on the gator sand, just used about 25 bags of the gator dust and it worked out pretty good.

enviro bond will get mushy when wet and I have heard of it smelling foul also while damp.
__________________
John Lowe
217-361-7772
Springfield, IL
Lowe Landscaping and Excavating
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 04-13-2012, 09:36 PM
Acorn
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
USDA Zone 7
Posts: 12
gregthebuilder is on a distinguished road
I have read mixed reviews about Envirobond. I wouldn't go with a product that would allow plant growth with it. That just invites trouble. Has anyone used these polymeric sand pavers with hot tubs? Any horror or success stories? I am getting ready to help a co-worker rework their whole backyard setup.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 10-07-2012, 03:43 PM
eastern1's Avatar
Seedling
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Eastern Ontario
USDA Zone 5
Posts: 140
eastern1 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stonehenge View Post
Ooh, I can't recommend that choice. Envirobond's selling point is that it re-softens when it gets wet. And they're right. It does. Enough that grass and weeds and all kinds of stuff can grow in it.

And around a pool, I'd think that would be a disaster long term.
I've been getting complaints that the sand is washing out and worms are making their way up thru the sand. Last time I will use it.
Reply With Quote
Reply





Tags
polymeric sand

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Free Landscaping Magazines
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
waterfall into pool..... ianc Landscaping Design 3 03-12-2005 06:50 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Copyright 2003-2013 Ground Trades Xchange, LLC