Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 16
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jake Worst product ever
I've used other polymeric sands before and this by far is the worst. Sand does not bond and comes out in chunks. Dont buy this otherwise you'll spend more time and money trying to fix it. Go to a professional landscaping store and purchase one there.
September 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LawrenceB Use it as instructed
Bought about 8 bags of this to refill brick driveway joints after power washing to remove debris and weeds. You should follow instructions for best results: Apply to dry surfaces only, use a push broom to sweep sand into joints, continue brooming to remove excess product. Some fine dust may remain which is not problematic. Apply a fine mist of water three times, each about 5 minutes apart, being careful not to wash product out of the joints. The remaining dust on the surface will wash off naturally over several days due to rain, wind, foot traffic etc. Don't obsess about the remaining dust. This product will eliminate weeds and dirt in crevices for a very long time.
June 22, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 432fg Disastrous Results!
I used Powerloc Jointing Sand with dimensioned Connecticut Blue stone pavers. The residual film from silicates in the polymeric sand are IMPOSSIBLE to remove and left a very 'patchy' haze on the stone surface. I suspect water from the garden hose hardened the film and I became very frustrated with 'tenacity' of the film in attempting to remove it. I tried a pressure washer (not 180 degree water-how does one find a 180 temp water source?) Uneven water pressure resulted in a patchy and streaky stone surface due to the partial removal of the film that had coated the stone pavers.
I then applied a 1:10 ratio of muriatic acid which did nothing. even full-strength muriatic acid-which will harm and possibly kill perimeter garden planting, and finally how water and detergent. None of these methods removed the residual film and small pockets of sand in the 'split-face' texture of the stone that had cured in the natural pockets and cavities.
Long and short, this product can cause a cascading series of unnecessary effort, cost and visually horrific results all due to the silicate in the product. Discoloration, haze and unwanted residual sand result in a degraded result to what was once a beautiful natural stone color and texture.
I highly recommend against this product.
March 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KML54 Excellent Product Recommended 100%
After reading all the negative reviews I was hesitant to buy this product, however I know quickrete makes some good products. I placed pavers over a concrete slab for my patio then used powerloc to get into all crevices. I had small joints and the product went in extremely well. I followed the instructions, vibrated the pavers to settle the the powerloc, swept at 45 degree angle then blew off the pavers lightly with leaf blower. I missed the patio four or five times withing the first few hours and the next day it was hard like concrete in the joints. Don't under estimate this product, follow the instructions and you won't be disappointed. It was a little darker than expected, but still looks very nice.
April 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JVXDRIVER Great Product
I recently laid paver stones in my backyard with 1/4" between the stones. I need something to cover up the opening gaps. So I went to home depot and look for jointing sand and came upon this product. I bought a bag for trial and brought it home. It works so well I went back to buy more to finish the entire project.
It was very easy to apply. You would simply pour out the entire bag of jointing sands on top of the paver stones. Then you would use an outdoor broom to spread the sands across the stones and the jointing sands would fall into the gaps. Then you would dampen the jointing sands with a water hose. The sands have jointing polymer which hardens the following day. Loose sand grits can then be washed away without staining the stones. Great product.
September 8, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Satisfied Works Great!!
I ordered this product for a 2800sf parking lot brick paver installation even though I read some poor reviews here. The polymeric sand I wanted was too expensive and this was a compromise. I wanted something better than masonary sand. This product performed far above my expectations. I poured the powerloc sand onto the pavers, used a push broom to sweep it diagonally over the joints, and lightly sprayed it with water. The next day the sand hardened almost like mortar! These pavers will last forever and the hardened sand now will prevent weeds and sand loss from wind and wear. It did leave a slight haze over the pavers, but with rain and wear it should go away.
May 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scuba 50 lb. PowerLoc Jointing Sand
I have to say everything i purchased from this company has been great! and one more is i painted my garage floor with there product and it had issues, the store gave me a contact person to call, they were soooooo cool GAVE me all new product PLUS some sealer to help this problem! who GIVES anything away now days? I am so impressed that they were super caring about the customer and i called the rep at the company a hand full of times and always kind and curtious! was it extra work, YES but was the company willing to go above and beyond to fix the issue YES and then some
April 11, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BackToBasicJointSand Don't bother
Tried this two times and it simply is not effective. It doesn not hold up any better than basic joint sand and worse yet, it will leave a film that discolors anything other than white bricks. No matter how hard you try, you cannot eliminate the powder that I assume is the bonding agent when you apply the sand. That powder leaves a film on bricks that discolors (dulls) them when you apply water per the instructions. Bottom line... I would not recommend this product.
May 27, 2014