Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 71
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sdgiant Looks like... well... sand. Hard as concrete
Used this for a slightly different use. I have really old concrete walkways, over 70 years old, where all the pressure relief cracks have cracked all the way through, and small cracks had developed in other spots. Weeds were growing so fast I couldn't stop them. So I drilled out the cracks to get out all the dirt and plant matter, blew them clean, and filled the cracks with polymer sand.
Looks good. Honestly, if you look from even directly above, it just looks like plain old beach sand. It's not hard at all to work with. I just used a funnel to get the sand evenly into the cracks, and smoothed it out with my finger. Then sprayed the sand with a gallon sprayer nice and even. It was dry in minutes, and about as hard as the concrete around it.
August 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LCpalmbay Works so far
I am pleased with the results. My patio has large spaces between the small interlocking pavers. Weeds would grow between. I tried sand but that didn't work. To prepare pulled the weeds, used a blower to remove dirt and debris, and swept this product in between the cracks. I tried to sweep off any residue on the pavers themselves. Then I used the blower again but kept a distance this time. I then used almost a mist from the hose to cover the area. The results are good and hopefully will last.
August 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bones45 This stuff is far better than I thought...
I had pavers to do around the pool and put it off for years ---- I power-washed everything and blew out all the grass, weeds, moss, and junk which was between the pavers. I ended up with empty cracks between all the stones, which is exactly how you want it setup. Let it dry and hit it with the blower several times to make sure all is removed and its as clean as can be.
I bought two of these, hoping it would be enough for my 15x27' pool. It was.
The install is pretty simple, just need a broom! Dump the stuff around the stones and sweep in. I found that a smaller broom is far better than a large shop broom as it allows to maneuver the sand as needed -- around the holes for the fence and away from the edges. I suppose it slows you down a bit in the process, but it’s well worth it.
It took about 2 hours to get all the sand “installed”. Now came the important part where you need the blower to remove the excess. The label suggests to use a blower at hip height.. which is fairly accurate. I didn’t know how much to blow off, as you want to remove all excess so it doesn’t stain, but not so much that you start pulling the sand from the cracks. It’s a bit of grey area where you have to use your best judgement. This the hardest part.
Once that was done, you just wet it carefully with the hose – making sure you don’t blow any out of the cracks. I used a hose with sprayer and shot it in the air so the water came down like a soft rain. Let it try and then did again about an hour later. The product needs a couple of days to cure, so make sure no rain is in forecast for at least 2-3 days.
The best part was that the stuff cures like cement! It’s not sand as I think it would be, rather actually hard filling. Can’t speak to how long or durable, but it looks great, and will definitely keep out the weeds and ants.
June 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Worked exactly as expected
If you follow the instructions, this product works just fine. It was very easy to apply with a push broom and I do recommend using a plate compactor if you have a reasonably-sized project as it helps get the first application of sand all the way into the cracks of the pavers. I swept in one application, compacted it, and then swept in a second application. I also followed their recommendation to use a leaf blower to blow the excess sand and dust off the pavers as my pavers were red, which are particularly susceptible to staining with this produce. I then wet the sand using the shower setting on my hose nozzle and in less than a day, the sand had hardened nicely setting the pavers and making the entire pathway firmer. It's only been a week, so I can't speak to the durability of this product, but so far it's behaving exactly as I'd hoped it would.
May 1, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by glower waste of time, waste of labor, waste of money
I used the product in between paving stones to make a little patio. I followed the instructions to the letter and I know how to do tile work so I do not come at this as a novice. It never set! :@ I called the company: They had no idea what went amiss. I was told I could get a refund at least by sending in pictures of the product containers and the stuff in my project. I sent pics in including ones showing a ruler, and my finger going straight into the product as they would plain unadulterated sand! Nada from the company! This product is a waste of time, a waste of labor, and a waste of money.
July 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lbowwow Nice sand!
Comes in a nice, heavy 3 gallon bucket that is sealed so it doesn't get wet. It is a forty pound bucket. The sand is heavy but easy to work with. We laid it down on my in-laws grave site so we can lay paver stones on top. It is easy to work with and to level out. We put an edging around the sites to help hold the pavers. Easy to install and holds to pavers well.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stephie Permasand
I only wanted to pave a very small area at my front door and the Permasand helped with bonding the pavers together. I found it easy to use because I only had to sprinkle, sweep, and get the sand in between the pavers then wet it. I wet the sand in degrees or levels by putting a little bit then wet and let dry, then repeat until the sand was at the top of the pavers. I'm still waiting for it to dry out and be sunny so I can see the final results.
August 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stephie Great Stuff
I paved a small area by my front door steps and the Permasand is great for finishing the job. The container is very heavy and large so you may need help moving it around. After I put down the pavers, I carefully sprinkled small amounts at a time of the Permasand in bewteen each paver, making sure the pavers didn't move out of place. It feels and looks much like sand. When I was done, I took my water hose and wet the sand so it could bond with the pavers.
July 30, 2016