Gap too small for polymeric sand?

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Old 10-18-18, 12:57 PM
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Question Gap too small for polymeric sand?

I finished laying patio with Belgard stones from Lowes. They have these small tabs to provide spacing I assume... Spacing between pavers is about 1/8".
Now I got buckets of polymeric sand, and in the instruction it says minimum gap needs to be 1/4". Does it mean it won't hold? What should I do? I'm confused
 
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Old 10-18-18, 04:09 PM
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I don't know what polymeric you are using but the two brands I've used work in much smaller gaps than 1/4". The smaller the gap can make installation more difficult. With small gaps simply brushing the polymeric around on the surface doesn't work well. You need a vibratory plate compactor to work the polymeric down into the gaps, especially when the gaps are small.
 
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Old 10-18-18, 04:13 PM
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1/8 is HUGE for polymeric sand, you will not have any issues.

Pour, sweep, and vibrate away!!
 
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Thanks guys! Brand that I'm talking about is Sakrete, and it's the only one they sell in Lows and HD. I looked around and there other brands of polymeric sand that say they will work in 1/8" and even 1/16" gaps. I just didn't want to risk it as it's nearly 200 sq ft of pavers.
 
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