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Sealing Paver Joint Sand

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Sealing Joint Sand From Erosion

Pavers are a great addition to any property. They are diverse in design and make for a durable surface. When pavers are installed correctly, they are laid on a compact bed of sand. Sand is also used to create joints between each paver. Joint sand is usually polymeric sand that consists mostly of fine sand and silica. This creates a binding agent that solidifies the sand particles together, which helps lock all the pavers together.

Harsh elements like wind and rain can break down the joint sand and cause it to erode over time. This can jeopardize the whole paver structure, as the joint sand is an important part of the system. Eroding joint sand is the main cause of most paver system failures. So it would make sense that maintaining the joint sand would keep the structure intact and increase its longevity.

To maintain paver joint sand and keep it safe from erosion, you can seal it. Once the pavers are in place and joint sand has been installed, a paver sealer can be applied to the entire surface. A good paver sealer will penetrate the joint sand and help to solidify it. This locks out moisture and blocks the wind to eliminate erosion. Sealing the pavers and joints can also enhance the beauty of the surface and give it a more appealing look.

Reasons to Seal Paver Jointing Sand

  • The structural integrity of paver designs
  • Reduces sand washout from rain
  • Reduces grass and moss
  • Reduces insects

Best Sealers For Stabilizing Sand Joints

  • SuperSeal25, SuperSeal30, SuperSeal Matte
  • Surebond SB-1300, Surebond SB-7000, and Surebond SB-8700
  • Masonry Saver(Defy) Paver Sealer

Sealing joint sand from erosion is a great way to protect your paver investment. Regular maintenance will still be required as the sealer wears off. But simply washing the pavers, installing new sand, and resealing is all that is needed to maintain a durable paver structure. Do not let wind and rain ruin your paver areas. Use a quality paver sealer to protect from joint sand erosion and increase the life of your pavers.

Any Questions On Sealing Paver Sand? Ask Below

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Sergio
Sergio
1 year ago

Do you have any recommendations for who can do this job using your product?

Scott Paul - Brick Paver Sealer
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Reply to  Sergio

We do not.

frank szlachetka jr
frank szlachetka jr
2 years ago

Just purchased Superseal 30. 6 month old pavers that were put down with non polymeric sand however more sand is needed before sealing. Stay with non polymeric or top off WITH Polymeric?. Thanks Frank

frank szlachetka jr
frank szlachetka jr
2 years ago
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So using non ploy for the top off, the Superseal 30 should still help in the hardening of it correct.

frank szlachetka jr
frank szlachetka jr
2 years ago
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Final question. Would there be any reason to cancel the super seal 30 and go with the 25 for better penetration. Just placed the order with pay pal about 1 hour ago. Looking for the glossy wetlook.

frank szlachetka jr
frank szlachetka jr
2 years ago
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Will take some pic’s when completed. Thank You and Happy Holidays.

Lucia S.
Lucia S.
2 years ago

I am installing a new driveway with concrete pavers.   Plannng to use sand (NON polymeric).  Which is the BEST way to seal the sand and protect the concrete pavers look?  Saver Defy or the sb8700

Scott Paul - Brick Paver Sealer
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Reply to  Lucia S.

Either one would work very well.

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3 years ago

Awesome post.
I’m currently refreshing a clay brick patio (first time doing anything like this).
I’m almost done pressure washing it and am currently looking into what sand to use.
I was going between regular sand and polymeric sand.
I’m not sure what’s currently there (the owners don’t know), though it is grey. Is that polymeric sand? There are still weeds and moss growing on the pavement, though I think it’s been years since the pavement was last washed or treated.
Additionally, I believe there are a lot of tree roots growing under the pavement from a very large tree that’s growing in the grass right next to the pavement. Therefore the pavement has been reportedly bulging up over the past several years and I’m guessing it’ll continue to bulge up slowly. Does this affect what type of sand should be used and if I should use a stabilizing sealer? I’m guessing not, but just wondering.

If I use polymeric sand + stabilizing sealer, would that protect more against wear & tear and weeds/moss growing than just polymeric sand or regular joint sand + stabilizing sealer?

Also, sorry if this is a silly question, but is joint sand normally polymeric sand? Is there actually “regular joint sand” or is that just like beach sand or something?

Thank you so much! Looking forward to learning more!

Scott Paul - Brick Paver Sealer
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Most sands are not polymeric sand. What you have currently is probably not. Using both a poly sand and a joint stabilizing sealer will help with washing out of the sand and erosion.

Truyen Nguyen
Truyen Nguyen
3 years ago

Do you have supplier in Canada?

Scott Paul - Brick Paver Sealer
Admin
Reply to  Truyen Nguyen

No.

Truyen nguyen
Truyen nguyen
3 years ago

Where to buy this?

Scott Paul - Brick Paver Sealer
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Reply to  Truyen nguyen

On our website.

Kelly
Kelly
4 years ago

Just installed a circular paving kit approximately 90” diameter, what’s the best sealer for both the sand joints and pavers?

Craig
Craig
5 years ago

I just had a paver pathway installed, and the polymeric sand is softening when it gets wet (after what should have been the proper cure or setup time). What joint stabilizer / sealer would be good to apply to get a matt or semi-gloss finish on the pathway and firm up the joints

ernest
ernest
5 years ago

if using sealer can i use normal joint sand instead of polymeric sand because it is sealed?

Scott Paul - Brick Paver Sealer
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Reply to  ernest

As long as the sealer you are using is designed to help harden the sand, then you do not have to use a polymeric sand.

ernest
ernest
5 years ago

do u have any recommendation which one can i buy

ernest
ernest
5 years ago

can I dont use polymeric sand and just use the sealer?

Scott Paul - Brick Paver Sealer
Admin
Reply to  ernest

I do not understand your question?

Mark purslow
Mark purslow
6 years ago

Can redo polymeric sand after years of use?

Scott Paul - Brick Paver Sealer
Admin
Reply to  Mark purslow

Yes if it needs it.

Scott Paul - Brick Paver Sealer
Admin

Yes you can.

Peter
Peter
7 years ago

Do you seal driveway pavers after installing polymeric sand

Scott Paul - Brick Paver Sealer
Admin

Try the SuperSeal Matte. One coat and about 12 gallons for 1200 sq. feet.

Mike Drelich
Mike Drelich
8 years ago

Job just completed. New pool coping and remodel pavers up to the outside edge of the pool cage. My wife would prefer matt with a wet look finish. a) What product would harden the sand while giving us top-notch surface protection? b) The square footage is approx 1200sq ft. How many gallons will be required and how many coats does your company recommend? Thanks much

Scott Paul - Brick Paver Sealer
Admin

The SB-6000 does not seal or harden sand. You could try the SB-8700 which seals sand and gives a wet look.

Steve G
Steve G
8 years ago

I just used your SB-6000 and the patio looks GREAT. I actually just getting ready to order another 5 gallons to seal my paver walkway’s. Is SB-6000 good enough for sealing paver sand or do I need to use something else that I can apply after the SB-6000?

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