What is Polymeric Sand?

Also referred to as Polysand for short

For years the standard construction method for dry-laid patios was to brush masonry sand between the joints. Unfortunately, those joints were vulnerable to weather and weeds and, as a result, made dry laid patios fairly high maintenance for homeowners.

Older patios that may have initially been laid using masonry sand can easily be converted to polymer sand joints by using a power washer to remove the existing joint sand. This is also possible for patios that have been installed for a few years and need to have their polymer sand joints redone. Any repairs to the patio or walkway should be made before the new application, and the area should be allowed to thoroughly dry. Polymer ‘haze’, which is a cloudy film left on the surface of the pavers, can occur if polymer sand is made when conditions are not completely dry. Polymer haze can usually be removed with a stiff brush and SRW Paver Wash.

We carry four types of poly sand that are the best on the market, and we currently use them on all of our hardscape projects:

Alliance Gator Maxx Sand – for joints up to 2”
Alliance Gator Dust – for joints up to 4”
Alliance Gator Maxx G2 – for joints up to 4” with HazeFree technology
SRW Z3 – for joints up to 2”

Although polymer sand application is a possible project for the handy homeowner, the experts in our contractor building are more than happy to go over the proper installation process with you. Gasper Landscapes also offers services to power wash and poly sand existing patios and walkways.