We know what you’re thinking … Applying polymeric sand is not rocket science, however, there are some common mistakes that should be avoided.
To ensure a successful installation. Sometimes you get lucky and things go wrong even though there was a mistake. The second time, the job turns up
A complete failure can result in extra time and money being spent fixing it. Also, there is an additional cost that may be higher but much higher
It is difficult to measure the damage done to your reputation. To help you achieve a successful polymeric sand installation, we have outlined one of the five
Common mistakes and what you can do to avoid making them.
1. Poor Choice of Polymeric Sand
There are many options available for polymer sand but not all are made at an affordable price.
The best indication is that low-quality ingredients have been used in polymeric sand. Reason for some manufacturers to use cheaper ingredients.
Because Portland Cement has to keep costs low and this helps in getting a faster setup time. They may sound positive but one of the biggest.
The downside of Portland Cement is that it can leave a haze on the pavement which requires extra time and money to repair. To prevent hedging issues.
And lastly, to protect your reputation, choose polymeric sand that is made only with high-quality clear polymer and not like Portland cement.
Poly sweeps polymeric sand.
2. More or Less than Water
The water you use and how you use it makes a difference in the success of your polymeric sand.
Installation The risk of using too much water too quickly increases the possibility of washing the polymers. I use very little water.
The installation process can leave you with a fragile joint. If the joint is not properly watered to a depth of at least 2/3, a hard hard layer can form.
Top of the joint. With the first heavy rain, the top layer of hard sand can break off and wash off easily.
Poly Sweep It is important to use a thin water spray to moisten the sand until the water starts to settle a little above the joint. hold on
Let the water soak for about 5 to 10 minutes. It can take 3-4 suitable waterings to fully activate the poly rim sand.
Take out some sand from the depths of the water to make sure it is wet in most parts of the joint.
3. Not compacting
Some installers may skip this step to save time and may break, break, and break over time. When you Sweep the polymeric sand into a joint, there are air and space pockets in the sand matrix.
Tighten sand particles to eliminate air and pockets of voids. If these voids are not eliminated by compression, there may be a common solution.
After or after watering, it may appear that when activated polymer gravity is established, the bond is challenged to be maintained.
The joint has the best chance of long-term success.
4 Ignore the weather forecast
you can follow all the instructions given to a tea but if the rain appears before or soon after the installation is over.
You will be wiped out with polymeric sand. Applying polymeric sand to damp or wet surfaces can cause sand and polymers to stick.
It becomes harder to level and remove it. After installation, heavy rain on polymer sand may result in not being fully aligned.
On top of all the polymeric sand powders. You want to make sure your surface is dry before installation and there will be no rain after that
Completing the job for a fixed period. If it shows a shower that was not in the forecast, cover the project with a lattice to save the project. Be sure to remove the tarp as soon as the rain stops so that the air can be healed.
5. Not preparing the surface properly before activating
After sweeping the joint in the sand, blow away the rest using a leaf blower.
Particles are a second step that often passes or is left to save time. However, once water is used, any polymer sand remains.
The particles will harden and remain on the surface as a result of the unhappy customer. Complete the sweep then use the leaf thrower.
Remove the remaining sand particles. Hold the blower at a slight angle but close parallel to the surface and use it slowly to avoid blowing sand.