Polymer Based Sand for Locking Patio Pavers in Place
By: Allen Lyle
Laying a patio out of brick pavers makes a good DIY project, but problems can arise when it comes to locking the pavers into place. Traditionally sand was used to fill cracks and hold the pavers, but heavy rain can easily wash the sand out from between the pavers. Cement based sand was created to combat this problem, but it can become brittle and crack over time.
To solve this problem, Quikrete developed PowerLoc Jointing Sand. Since it’s a polymer based material, PowerLoc stays put and flexes rather than cracking.
Simply spread PowerLoc sand into cracks, mist the sand lightly with water, and you’re done. Watch this video to find out more.
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