Scratched pavers during installation


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Old 05-03-21, 08:47 PM
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Scratched pavers during installation

We used the wrong sand and it scratched the pavers. Any idea how to remove this? Will buffing it out make it worse? will a sealant enhance the scratches?


scratched pavers and concrete, don't know how to get it out without making it worse
 
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Old 05-03-21, 08:50 PM
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How it looked like before we used the wrong sand..................

 
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Old 05-04-21, 12:07 AM
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Are you sure that is nothing more than a coating of dust?

I have never seen any type of paver that was so sensitive/soft that some "wrong" sand being swept across it would cause damage!

Give it a hose down and see what it looks like because there is nothing your going to be able to do to pavers to "buff" them out!
 
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Old 05-04-21, 04:45 AM
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Wait until after it rains or you hose off the patio before freaking out. Sand and polymeric sand are often installed with steel plate vibratory compactors and while it may show some marks on high spots that's part of the look. Every paver patio, walkway or driveway you've seen has gone through this and comes out looking great.

It looks like you are using play or masonry sand for your joints. Brushing it in is ok but using a vibratory plate compactor will settle the sand into the joints much better. I think a plate compactor is almost a requirement when using polymeric. After hosing off your patio you may find that the water has washed the sand deeper into the cracks and you may have to repeat the sand installation until they are completely filled.
 
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Old 05-04-21, 07:45 AM
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It looks like you are using play or masonry sand for your joints.
If it is you will regret, polymeric sand includes a mastic to bind the grains together, without that the sand will literally blow away and constantly leave a mess, if you every use a blower to clean up watch out, sand storm!
 
 

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