Polymer Versus Natural Sand for Pavers

Sand is an important part of any paver project. Whether you are building a patio for your backyard or a walkway to your front door, you need sand to create a solid base and to fill in the cracks between the pavers. While natural sand has been used for this purpose for many decades, another option is now available. Polymer sand can offer the same function for stabilizing pavers and may be able to outperform the natural sand for longevity.

What Is Polymer Sand?

Although there are many different types of polymer sands to choose from, the basic description is a dried, course sand that has had polymers added to it during the manufacturing process. These polymers are water-activated and create a solid mass when water is added. This makes it simple to create solid seams between pavers; just fill in the cracks, sweep away the excess, and sprinkle water on the polymer sand in the cracks. It quickly hardens and adds stability to any paving project.

The benefits of polymer sand versus natural sand is the solid filling for between the pavers. While natural sand can be washed away or allow ants or weeds to travel through it, polymer sand is solid and stays in place. It is better for deterring insects and weeds from your paved surface, making it much easier to maintain your paved area.

If you are planning a paver project, explore the options for polymer sand. It can make your paver surface last longer and easier to maintain, plus it is simple to use. Talk to your local landscape supplier to find the right polymer sand for your needs.

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Alliance Stone
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Cumming, GA 30040
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