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Old 05-17-2007, 07:56 AM
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We just finished laying down a 700 foot flagstone patio. natural stone with all different sizes. It's a buff/beige colour. We're now trying to determine the best filler. the joints are about 1-1.5 inches. Can anybody please help with the pros/cons of:
1. polysand
2. limestone screening
3. brick sand

Any response is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.



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Old 05-17-2007, 09:23 AM
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The question to answer is: do you intend to put a sealer on the stone? If yes, than no polymeric sand.
Another issue is amount of runoff rainwater. If there's a lot, than poly is more stable than the others.
Poly has to be cleaned completely out of the ridges of the stone surfaces before misting.
Brick sand is the most likely to move out of the joints.
Screenings vary by area, here they set up and become fairly stable. We like them because they match the bluestone that we use.
If the client is going to be upset about weeds and won't use Round-up, then poly may be the best answer.
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:29 PM
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Polymeric sand would work, but it is not the best for that big of a joint. I would use screenings with a Portland Cement mix and water in.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:19 PM
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they make diff't poly sands for wider joint. I believe there are a few companies out there making it now. One is gator sand. It is basically polymeric sand with stone dust sized particles.
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:36 AM
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Here are some links.

http://www.polymericstonedust.com/

http://www.packagepavement.com/joint_lock.html#dist
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Old 05-18-2007, 10:58 AM
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smodes is an unknown quantity at this point
thanks for your help...here's a picture of the patio. still haven't decided on the fill but leaning toward poly because of using a blower as there's a massive tree covering the full patio. it's constantly dropping things.
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Old 05-18-2007, 11:27 AM
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Poly sand should work like a charm. I use the Techniseal HP for joints like that and haven't had any problems.

Looks good, BTW...
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they make diff't poly sands for wider joint. I believe there are a few companies out there making it now. One is gator sand. It is basically polymeric sand with stone dust sized particles.
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thanks for the links...good info
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:54 PM
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Use slag sand if available, can be watered in.

Use slag sand if available, can be watered in.
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