Sand and new pavers issues.


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Old 07-27-20, 09:46 PM
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Sand and new pavers issues.

Hello, I had a professional put in 3000 sf of pavers. The sand he put in today does not fill in between all the cracks. See pictures. Is that a problem? Is this normal or should I object? All of it is like that, so it's not something I can quickly repair myself. I am worried about weeds getting through.


cracks between pavers.


 
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Old 07-27-20, 09:58 PM
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How to clean polymeric sand before sealing pavers

Hello, I am planning to seal 3000 sf of new pavers with Glaze N Seal Paver Sealer. Apparently it puts a film on top of the paver to protect and also help lock in the sand. I spoke to the company's tech support today and she emphasized that there should not be any polymeric sand dust on the pavers when water is applied to activate the sand because then the sand dust sticks to the surface of the pavers and will make the the sealer coating look bad.
But there is a lot of very fine sand dust on my pavers and I really can't image how to completely eliminate such fine dust.
Was this woman just exaggerating or else how possible to remove such fine dust?

 
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Old 07-28-20, 12:06 AM
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It's not a problem but he shorted you sand. All the gaps should be filled.
Most pro's jobs would not look like that first day. I'd be embarrassed.
Call him back and ask him where the sand is.
 
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No, the sand should not look like that. Installing polymeric is a part of the job that is easily done wrong. There is definetely a right and wrong way to do it.

Did they use vibratory plate compactor after they applied the polymeric?
Did they wet the polymeric after installation?


 
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He fixed it

I think I was too quick to judge him. He did add more sand and used a compactor and wet the sand afterwards.
Almost all the gaps were filled.
Still some left and he says he will fill those too.
Thank you very much for your feedback.
 
 

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