What you need to know about polymeteic sand when having paver driveway installed.

When installing a paver driveway you:

Layout

Excavate

Compact

Rough grade base material

Compacting again

Fine grade

Compact again,

Screed the sand

Compact one last time

Laying the pavers 

and... 

the last step has changed over the years. Years ago you would sweep fine sand in the joints and compact with a plate compactor, repeat, and then hose down the area and touch up any areas where gaps were present .

Normal  sand can be displaced by erosion or believe it or not ants and can support weed growth. 

To combat these factors polymetric ic sand was invented. The only thing polymetric sand and common mason sand have in common is the basic size of the sand. Polymetric sand comes in a variety of colors, mason sand only one. Polymetric sand has polomers that when mixed with water are activated and when installed properly make a bronding agent that prevents erosion, ants and weed growth. Plus the different colors can really put the finishing touches on your project. 

To make sure you get the greatest return on tour investment make sure you choose a reputable contractor that is not willing to cut corners and is going to install quality product.

Give us a call and we will make sure your project is something that both of us can be proud of. 

A driveway in Darien, CT with a parking area that has polymetric sand  to prevent erosion. 

A driveway in Darien, CT with a parking area that has polymetric sand  to prevent erosion. 

 

 

Polymetric sand was used on a Belgium block apron in Wilton CT and can be used on othermasonary accents like flagstone walkways. 

Polymetric sand was used on a Belgium block apron in Wilton CT and can be used on othermasonary accents like flagstone walkways.