Is Polymer Sand Better for Stabilizing Pavers?

If you are a landscape professional or just a DIY homeowner, you know having the right products can make a big difference. If you are building a paver patio, driveway or walkway, knowing the right sand to use between the pavers can make a substantial difference. Using natural sand is no longer considered the best practice for stabilizing pavers. Instead, polymer dust and sand products offer more advantages than natural sand. Here are some of the benefits.

No Sealer Needed

Polymer sand is less likely to erode or move than natural sand, so no sealer is needed for paver surfaces with polymer used for filler. This can save time and money, making it easier to build your paved surface. With gator dust, all you need to do is sweep away excess and add water to “seal” your paver project.

Better Weed Control

Natural sand can offer a place for weeds to take up root and ruin the look of your paved surface. Polymer products like sand and gator dust provide excellent weed control, stopping almost all plants growth between pavers.

Better Pest Control

Ants love sand, but not when it is made from polymer. Putting polymer sand between your pavers can prevent ant hills and other pests that prefer natural sand and soil for their homes.

Less Erosion

Polymer sands and gator dust stay in place when the rains and winds come. This can stop erosion, ensuring your paved surface lasts longer without shifting or settling issues.

Start your next paver surface project off right. When you visit your local quarry to pick out your pavers, ask about polymer products like polymer sand or gator dust for quality stabilization for your pavers.

Posted on behalf of:
Alliance Stone
5420 Campground Rd
Cumming, GA 30040
(404) 759-0617

Stylize Your Yard with Low-Maintenance Patio Pavers

If you are considering building a new patio or extending the outdoor living space in your yard, a paver patio is a low-maintenance option. Not only do stone or formed pavers look fabulous, they are easy to maintain. Here are some ideas for your new paver patio and tips on maintenance.

Types of Patio Pavers

There are many paver types to choose from for your new patio. You can create a natural look or a modern, contemporary style, all with the same low-maintenance attributes. Some options you can choose from include:

  • Field stones. Cut field stones can be wonderful for creating a natural stone patio.
  • Flagstones. Flagstones can be irregular in shape and are a gorgeous stone for patios and walkways since they are naturally flat.
  • Concrete pavers. For a uniform, modern look, concrete pavers are an excellent choice, coming in many shapes and colors for intricate designs.

Maintaining Paver Patios

Not only will a paver patio look great and add value to your home, they are easy to maintain. Pavers can last for many years and only require cleaning. Most pavers can be easily cleaned with just a broom and water. Plus, if repairs are needed down the road, you can replace individual pavers instead of replacing the entire patio.

If you are ready to begin building your new paver patio, visit your local quarry or landscape supply store. There are many options to choose from to build your new patio and most quality suppliers can deliver your pavers to your home. Once in place, your patio will provide a wonderful outdoor space that will be easy to care for and look beautiful for many years.

Posted on behalf of:
Alliance Stone
5420 Campground Rd
Cumming, GA 30040
(404) 759-0617

Spring Paver Projects

Spring is here and your landscaping professionals are getting busy.  This is a great time to get that beautiful patio, walkway, driveway, or other outdoor living space you have always wanted.  Call today while your landscaper still has time to schedule your project and to take advantage of plentiful supplies of attractive natural stone pavers that are now available. 

Later in the year, your landscaper will be swamped with new projects and maintaining existing landscapes.  In addition, supplies of natural stone pavers will have dwindled and the choice pavers may be out of stock.  Paver supply companies buy big in the spring in anticipation of the spring and summer rush, but let inventories drop as we head toward fall and winter.  They don’t want to be carrying too much inventory through the slow winter months. 

You will find the best selection of high quality pavers at your local landscaping supply company during the spring.  Pavers come in a wide variety of types and styles.  Many pavers are manufactured in various sizes, shapes and colors that can provide an attractive outdoor surface.

For a truly stunning patio, driveway, walkway, or other outdoor living area, consider using natural stone pavers.   These pavers are formed by nature over millions of years and are either mined or extracted from a quarry.  Each stone is unique and has a beauty that can’t be matched by a manufactured paver.

Don’t let another season go by without an exciting, beautiful outdoor living space for you and your family to enjoy.  Stop in to your local landscape materials supplier and check out the selection of natural stone pavers.