Polymeric Sand

of October 2021

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45 Pound, Natural Joint Stabilizing for Pavers, DOMINATOR Polymeric Sand with Revolutionary Ceramic Flex Technology for Joints up to 4”, Professional Grade Results

1 – 45 Pound, Natural Joint Stabilizing for Pavers, DOMINATOR Polymeric Sand with Revolutionary Ceramic Flex Technology for Joints up to 4”, Professional Grade Results

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Features:

  • DOMINATOR Polymeric Sand uses revolutionary CERAMIC FLEX technology to bring you the most advanced polymeric sand available allowing flexibility, durability and self-healing in joints up to 4”.
  • Delivers professional performance not previously available to the public, with a Quick Start Guide included in every purchase to ensure proper installation and stunning results.
  • Made with fine sand and a cement free formula to aid in easy installation but is NOT a replacement for grout, mortar, and paver edging. DOMINATOR Polymeric Sand easily sweeps into joints and rinses easily, cutting your installation time and labor.
  • Coverage rate: 8 - 32 square feet per 13 LB bucket. Using Google, search "DOMINATOR Polymeric Sand Calculator" to find the resource to help you calculate your project, or download our Product Documentation in the Product Guides section of this listing.
  • Install on dry surfaces with proper drainage conditions. Refer to the Watering Times diagram on this listing. PLEASE NOTE: With cooler weather, it will take longer for the sand to dry and cure.

Alliance Gator Maxx G2 Intelligent Polymeric Sand for Paver and Natural Stone Joints UP to 4”(Slate Gray) 50 Ib Bag

2 – Alliance Gator Maxx G2 Intelligent Polymeric Sand for Paver and Natural Stone Joints UP to 4”(Slate Gray) 50 Ib Bag

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Features:

  • Can be used for joints up to a maximum of 4 inches in drainage application and 2 inches in overlay application For overlay, non-overlay, residential and commercial applications
  • ASTM C144 gradation allows use in even the tightest joints OSHA cristalline silica compliant (OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1153)
  • No Dust, Haze Free, No Blower, and one watering For Drainage application, Rapid Set rain safe 15 minutes after water activation. For Non-Drainage application (OVERLAYS), rain safe 24 hours after water activation.
  • Works above 32°F (0°C) Faster insallation time Ideal for Gator Base applications Can be used on false joint pavers

Gator Maxx G2 Intelligent Polymeric Sand (Beige) 50 Lb Bg

3 – Gator Maxx G2 Intelligent Polymeric Sand (Beige) 50 Lb Bg

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Features:

  • Can be used for joints up to a maximum of 4 inches. ASTM C144 gradation allows use in even the tightest joints.

Flexlock G2 Intelligent Polymeric Sand Graphite Grey 50 Lbs Bag

4 – Flexlock G2 Intelligent Polymeric Sand Graphite Grey 50 Lbs Bag

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Features:

  • Can be used on false joint pavers. For overlay, non-overlay, residential and commercial applications
  • OSHA cristalline silica compliant (OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1153). Helps prevent weeds and damage caused by burrowing insects. Helps prevent erosion due to wind, rain and freeze/thaw cycles
  • Can be used for joints up to a maximum of 2 inches in drainage application
  • Rapid Set rain safe 15 minutes after water activation. Works above 32°F (0°C) For Non-Drainage application (OVERLAYS), rain safe 24 hours after water activation. Works above 32°F (0°C)
  • No Dust, Haze Free, No Blower, and one watering. Waterproof bags can be laid flat and stored outdoors. Ideal for Gator Base applications

Gator Polymeric Super Sand Bond. for Paver Joints up to 1 Inch (Beige

5 – Gator Polymeric Super Sand Bond. for Paver Joints up to 1 Inch (Beige

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Features:

  • Advanced Haze Free Technology Can be used for joints up to a maximum of 1 inch (2.5 cm)
  • ASTM C-144 fine gradation allows use in even the tightest joints OSHA silica crystalline compliant (OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1153).
  • Helps prevent weeds and damage caused by burrowing insects Helps prevent erosion due to wind, rain, and freeze thaw cycles
  • For Drainage application, rain safe 1 hour after water activation. Works above 32°F (0°C).
  • Waterproof Bag Can be laid flat and stored outdoors. (Lay bag flat on its back, so front of the bag is facing you.) Pallets can be stored outside

Alliance Gator Maxx G2 Intelligent Polymeric Sand for Paver and Natural Stone Joints UP to 4”(Ivory) 50 Lb Bag

6 – Alliance Gator Maxx G2 Intelligent Polymeric Sand for Paver and Natural Stone Joints UP to 4”(Ivory) 50 Lb Bag

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Polymeric Sand Concentrate - 20 lbs. (Mix with Local Sand to Make 200 lbs. polysand)

7 – Polymeric Sand Concentrate - 20 lbs. (Mix with Local Sand to Make 200 lbs. polysand)

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Features:

  • ConSANDtrate 20 lbs. (makes 200 lbs. polysand) - Bulk packaging -

Alliance Gator Maxx G2 Intelligent Polymeric Sand for Paver and Natural Stone Joints UP to 4”(Diamond Black) 50 Ib Bag

8 – Alliance Gator Maxx G2 Intelligent Polymeric Sand for Paver and Natural Stone Joints UP to 4”(Diamond Black) 50 Ib Bag

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Features:

  • Can be used for joints up to a maximum of 4 inches in drainage application and 2 inches in overlay application For overlay, non-overlay, residential and commercial applications
  • ASTM C144 gradation allows use in even the tightest joints OSHA cristalline silica compliant (OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1153)
  • No Dust, Haze Free, No Blower, and one watering For Drainage application, Rapid Set rain safe 15 minutes after water activation. For Non-Drainage application (OVERLAYS), rain safe 24 hours after water activation
  • Works above 32°F (0°C) Faster insallation time Ideal for Gator Base applications Can be used on false joint pavers

Alliance Gator Maxx Bond, Polymeric Sand.for Concrete Paver Joints up to 2', 50 lb. Bag, (Slate Gray)

9 – Alliance Gator Maxx Bond, Polymeric Sand.for Concrete Paver Joints up to 2", 50 lb. Bag, (Slate Gray)

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Features:

  • Advanced Haze Free Technology. Can be used for joints up to a maximum of 2 inches. ASTM C144 gradation allows use in even the tightest joints
  • OSHA cristalline silica compliant (OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1153). For drainage and non-drainage, residential and commercial applications. Drainage applications, Rain safe 1hour after water activation.
  • Works above 32°F/ 0°C Can be used on false joint pavers.
  • Waterproof bags. Intact pallets or bags can be laid flat and stored outdoors. (Lay bag flat on its back, so front of the bag is facing you.) Could be used in a Gator Base application.

Alliance Gator G2 Intelligent Polymeric Super Sand - (Slate Gray) 50 Lb Bag

10 – Alliance Gator G2 Intelligent Polymeric Super Sand - (Slate Gray) 50 Lb Bag

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Features:

  • Can be used for joints up to a maximum of 2 inches and its ASTM C144 gradation allows use in even the tightest joints Faster insallation time
  • For Drainage application, Rapid Set rain safe 15 minutes after water activation. Works above 32°F (0°C) Key Product Features No Dust, Haze Free, No Blower, and one watering Waterproof bags. Intact pallets or bags can be laid flat and stored outdoors. (Lay bag flat on its back, so front of the bag is facing you.

 

Polymeric Jointing Benefits For Your Polymer Paver Sand

Used daily by hundreds of professional stone and concrete pavers in the world, polymeric sand offers exceptional stain resistance, as well as preventing insect infestation, and deterioration of joint performance. In this article, we’ll describe what exactly is polymeric sand, as well as list the various benefits it offers paving paver installers above the use of many other natural grouting substances. Essentially, sand (alcium carbonate) is composed of numerous amino acids that can bond together in a multitude of ways. These various chains can then be further modified through a process called “cross-linking,” giving polymeric sand several times more options when forming sealing agents, such as in mortar. With the right mixture of additives, the finished product will have incredible physical properties, resisting damage from cracking, chipping, or breaking, as well as staining from UV light, heat, oil, or salt.

The most common polymeric sand component is called calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate has the highest level of cross-linking of any binding agent, making it ideal for a wide range of applications involving binding, crushing, indentation filling, as well as jointing sand. One of the first applications for calcium carbonate in mortar was back in the 1800s, for the raising of steep slabs in the construction of public buildings. Today, because of its incredible wear resistance and excellent corrosion resistance, calcium carbonate is still one of the most popular ingredients for paver bags, as well as jointing sand. Another advantage of calcium carbonate is that it has excellent water resistance, and beads can be formed on its surface with ease.

The strength of calcium carbonate is what makes it ideal for paver joints and bagging. Because of the numerous chains of repeating C-shaped carbon atoms, when this calcium sand strand is squeezed or driven across a rough surface, it creates tiny gaps. These gaps are actually small enough to allow water molecules to escape, yet they are large enough that larger water molecules will not be able to pass through them. With this property, any weed and root obstructions in the joints will have no effect. It is also important to note that polymeric sand will not affect the strength of a paver joint, only the strength of the weed edge cuticle. In other words, it will not make the joint weak, it will simply cut off the weed edges so that they do not grow back as quickly.

Many paver installers prefer to use high-carbon polymeric sand because it produces finer grain than low-carbon polymeric sand. However, this fine grain also adds a unique chemical fingerprint to the material, which experts say helps to identify the exact paver area being installed. For this reason, many paver installers now recommend using high-carbon polymeric sand, because it produces a tighter grain with every square inch. This reduces the potential for the joint to become weak over time. Another benefit of using polymeric sand in paver joints is that it does not produce as much pollution compared to low-carbon aggregates.

When choosing polymeric sand for paver jointing, you need to consider more than just cost and availability. The type of joint you are installing will determine whether polymeric sand is the best option for you. For instance, it might be preferable to use low-density polymeric sand for paver jointing if you are installing on softscape such as soil, mulch, and vegetation close to the ground. On the other hand, if you are installing on hardscape such as concrete, asphalt, or rock, high-density polymeric sand could be better suited for the job. Low density polymeric sand can create “hot spots” where weed growth is faster than it should be.

There are different ways that polymeric additives work. Some are applied to the paver surface while some are applied to the ground. The majority of polymeric sand additives are applied to the ground. These additives, most commonly called surfactants, bind water molecules together so that water can move through the porous materials of the pavers easily. This allows the surface of the pavers to dry more quickly between treatments.

Other surfactant additives include binding agents like clays, tar deposits, and fine sand particles. Some products also contain surfactants that can improve the bond between the various layers of polymeric material. These additives are typically used in conjunction with regular sand but there are also available all-purpose sand that can also act as a surfactant. If you are considering the application of polymeric surfactants to your paving project, then you should check with your supplier to see which all-purpose sands are compatible with your paving system.

Another benefit of polymeric jointing is that it can help reduce the dust haze that can be caused by pavers when the weather starts to dry out. The polymeric additives prevent the material from drying out and the Pavers will retain a nice, moist, glossy finish for much longer. When you combine these two benefits, you can have a great polymeric paver sand that will stand up to all kinds of weather conditions without the risk of water logging the surface and creating problems for your paving materials. A polymeric sealer that includes polymeric additives will prevent your pavers from becoming faded by the sun or damaged by the rain.