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SAKRETE PermaSand 40 lb. Paver Joint Sand
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SAKRETE

PermaSand 40 lb. Paver Joint Sand

  • Fills joints between pavers, brick and sandstone up to 3/8 in.
  • Provides a solution for weed growth in joints
  • Easy to apply and great for driveways or patios
$1997 /each

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SAKRETE PermaSand is a joint locking material used in place of regular sand to stabilize pavers, stone or blocks. Made from a mixture of sand and special additives, it is designed to harden with moisture. Once hardened, it will resist joint wash-out, lock in paver sand and reduce weed growth.

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  • Sweep-in mixture designed to harden and lock joint sand into place
  • Perfect for driveways, patios, walkways or any area with pavers
  • Resists joint wash-out and insect penetration
  • Open to foot traffic in 24 hours and light vehicular traffic in 72 hours
  • Minimum joint width: 1/4 in.
  • Maximum joint width: 1.5 in.
  • Coverage: 30 sq. ft. to 45 sq. ft. (1/4 in. joint - 2 in. thick paver) - varies depending on size, shape and depth of paver
  • Please review installation guide before applying
  • Note: product availability may vary by store

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I was planning to use this to fill my paver cracks, but my plan was to do 1/8" spacing for the pa...

I was planning to use this to fill my paver cracks, but my plan was to do 1/8" spacing for the pavers. Is this going to be too small to use the PermaSand for my application?
Asked by: Curtiz10
Note the specifications on the bucket: Minimum joint width: 1/4 in. Maximum joint width: 1.5 in. Coverage: 30 sq. ft. to 45 sq. ft. (1/4 in. joint - 2 in. thick paver) - varies depending on size, shape and depth of paver
Answered by: k4zmb
Date published: 2017-05-15

If pavers are already layed and moss is growing between some does it need to be removed? If so ho...

If pavers are already layed and moss is growing between some does it need to be removed? If so how should that be done?
Asked by: Steve
Yes, you will need to clean the joints down to the full depth of the paver. A pressure washer is the best way to remove it. Be sure that the joints are a minimum of 1/4" to a maximum of 1 1/2" wide. Also give the pavers ample time to dry.
Answered by: Sakrete Customer Care
Date published: 2017-05-07

What color is it?

What color is it?
Asked by: Skeet
The PermaSand comes in a tan color.
Answered by: Sakrete Customer Care
Date published: 2017-04-07

Does using a compactor help the process or is a waste of time and money?

Does using a compactor help the process or is a waste of time and money?
Asked by: Hanson
It depends upon the size of the area. If it is very large a compactor would certainly help.
Answered by: k4zmb
Date published: 2017-03-07
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PermaSand 40 lb. Paver Joint Sand is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 120.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Good Solution I notice that there are a lot of unfavorable reviews of this product, and having now applied the product, I suspect that in many cases, the reason is the unreasonable expectations that some consumers might have about the characteristics of this product. This is NOT a mortar joint compound that will harden tough like cement, nor will it endure significant abuse or remain in place after a direct hit from the spray of a power-washer. However, when properly installed, I have found that this PermaSand product WILL resist movement and inhibit weed/insect penetration through paver joints as compared to untreated sand or no cover at all. If you take it for what it is (understanding its limitations) AND you are seeking to inhibit weed growth, insect activity and the migration of sand from paver joints, than (short of placing your pavers in a mortar bed), I think that this is the product that will be easiest to install and perform best. Over the years, I’ve often noticed sand accumulating at the bottom of my driveway after a period of heavy rain. I have no doubt this was sand that washed away from the joints between my pavers. Some pavers began to move and I noticed some water pooling where pavers were sinking. In the past, I had spread play sand into the paver joints to try to remediate this problem, but it had become annoying to have to do this on a regular recurring basis. So I settled on trying this product. Dirt and/or weeds seemed to accumulate in the joint space that was once occupied by sand, so before putting down the PermaSand, I power-washed my driveway to clean the surface of the bricks and to clear the dirt/weeds from the joints between the pavers. This helped significantly to create a 1/8 to 1/4 inch void between the pavers for the new sand (see picture). As I stated earlier, this product is not a mortar substitute, so if your application calls for power-washing, do it BEFORE you install the PermaSand, because by doing it afterwards you risk ruining your newly installed joint. Before starting out, I did some research concerning the application of polymeric sand. I found that it was important to try to pack the sand well enough into the joints between the bricks, to minimize voids, because the sand will harden after it gets wet, making it much more difficult to fill any subsurface voids later. I was concerned that using a broom with a larger head and wide span, might not allow me to push the sand down into all of the joints to fill subsurface voids, so I elected to use a small head, medium-stiffness-bristle broom instead (see picture). I was pleasantly surprised by the fine grit of the sand (in some instances, almost like powder), which fell into the grooves between the bricks without much effort. And although the small broom head made it easy to guide and/or pack the sand into place, it also meant the job took a little longer and required more effort. The manufacturer’s instructions suggest tapping the pavers with a broom handle to assist with compaction, but it seemed to have no effect on my compacting process, so I abandoned that effort. If you have access to a mechanical compactor, I would recommend its use. The products’ instructions state (and some reviewers confirm) that, the sand can cause surface discoloration – particularly as to red color or textured brick – if allowed to stand on a wet surface. So although my brick is an off-white color, before wetting the surface and joints, I took the precaution to gently blow any remaining sand particles from all surfaces using a small battery operated blower that I held at a low angle, to minimize disturbing the sand in the joints. I completed the job, by applying a gentle spray of water over the driveway surface (see picture), being sure to soak the joints sufficiently to allow water to penetrate deeply into the joints without creating a flood that would dislodge the sand. My wife (who can be hard to please) looked at the job after I was finished (see picture), and pronounced that she was very pleased that I had installed a new driveway! And our neighbor stopped by to ask what I did to refresh the look of the driveway, because she wanted to do the same! The early results suggest that the sand occupying the paver joints has hardened nicely, but only time (and a good rain) will tell for sure. As it stands now, I am very pleased with the results. There are so many variables at play relative to sand volume, that if you’re going to proceed with this product, I suggest you: (1) measure your paver surface area carefully, (2) assume you will obtain the lowest product yield per square foot (30 sf/bucket per the manufacturers product information), and (3) purchase perhaps 20% more product than you initially calculate – because who wants to suspend a project due to a shortage of sand, particularly when you can return the unused (unopened) product to HD later? I am happy with the results I got, and would recommend this product to a friend.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from put this product down a week ago, followed the instructions to the letter. I have a beige type of... put this product down a week ago, followed the instructions to the letter. I have a beige type of paver. I took extra care to make sure all the dust was off the top of the pavers and used a garden sprayer to apply the water that way I could run the water off the paver into the joint to ensure the paver was thoroughly cleaned. the sand did seem to become solid and in that aspect it did perform according to the product. however the pavers now look horrible with white staining over more than half of them. See the attached photos.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better'n Sand My wife and I did a small brick and stone patio project (16' X 12') using left over bricks and stone. We used PermaSand to fill the joints. We swept the PermaSand into the joints until we were satisfied that they were filled, removed the excess, and then misted them with water. The PermaSand sets in place much like mortar but allows excess moisture to drain. The PermaSand truly completes the project visually and structurally and is far superior to other sands used for this purpose. We’ve had several hard rains since completing the project and both the patio and the PermaSand have held up well. I’m happy with the results and would gladly recommend PermaSand to a anyone, including my friends.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goes on easy,fills cracks This bucket of permapaver joint sand worked well on our new patio this summer. We had an area that we used 12" x 12" patio pavers and mixed some 16" x 16" paver for accent. We used this sand to fill the joints, and there was a lot of them! lol We cleaned the area well before applying and then just used a wide long handle broom and spread the sand over all the pavers making sure to fill all the joints.We then used the light mist setting on the spray nosel on our hose to moisten the sand so it could set in the joints, then we let it dry.It actually was pretty easy.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked perfectly so far! I was a little worried about trying this due to the awful reviews but decided to give it a try. It has been drying for about 2 hours and is already getting pretty hard and seems very stable. I had no issues with staining or leaving a haze on my travertine pavers as far as I can tell (perhaps it is more of an issue on concrete pavers?). I followed the directions with 1 modification; I used the mist setting on the hose rather than the shower setting. The shower setting was flooding the area too quickly and was allowing the sand to float around a little (particularly in an area where I had a wider joint). I put it on the mist setting and sprayed the water from about 6 inches away for a few seconds instead and its already hardening up nicely after only a few hours.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product,easy to use justbrush into the joints, tamp and brush some more into the joints agai... Good product,easy to use justbrush into the joints, tamp and brush some more into the joints again, get your blower and blow the top layer of sand of your blocks and then water. After 48 hours had gone by the patio joints were really hard, no weeds will come through and i also used Brock paver base and it just made the patio solid. Only time will tell. Only thing i didn't like was the price at $20 a pop it's a bit steep. Have a short video on you tube using the sakrete sand. https://youtu.be/z3lS7s2Vh9E
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It looked like a great product and it was very easy to apply. It only looked great in August when... It looked like a great product and it was very easy to apply. It only looked great in August when it was applied. It seemed like it was gonna last. Just went outisde this weekend to clean off the walkway and it looks very bad. Weeds starting to grow between all th stone. All the sand coming out of the joint. What a mess. Guess I need to look for another product as I just wasted 200.00 and my time and having to do it again this year. The stone dust I installed 5 years ago lasted longer and was less expensive. Will never use this product again and would not recommend it.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like this product :-) It was easy to use, but the prep before spreading it is important. If you... I like this product :-) It was easy to use, but the prep before spreading it is important. If you live anywhere that has oak trees or trees with other small leaves, don't spread this on a windy day as the leaves and other small debris will find their way into the spaces between the pavers :-( The instructions suggest using a tool handle to tamp the stones in order to make the PermaSand settle. I used a rubber mallet as it spread more of the force, (light tapping) across the pavers. When sweeping this into the spaces sweep at a 90 degree angle so you don't dislodge the send mix, much like you do when spreading grout on tile. Let your leaf blower just idle to blow the excess sand mix away, or you can simply use a broom and dust pan to pick up the excess. Use a very light spray to wet it down, but not so much that you flush out the sand. Let it cure for at least 24 hours before walking on it and up to 72 hours for a full cure. Cover it with plastic if it is going to rain after you finish. I would give it 5 stars if there were color choices, nut it apparently only comes in a beige color.
Date published: 2017-03-07
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