No. This is base material only. You will need to use polymeric sand to fill the gaps between pavers.
Yes. Sand is the best thing to use to set pavers. Typically, "contractors sand" or "paver sand" works best because it is crushed, meaning it has sharp edges (which help lock them into place), and also is uniform graded, meaning it has fines in it as well as several size of grains which create a dense pack when set; as opposed to "beach sand" or "sand box sand" or "play sand", which typically is uniform graded and has rounded edged grains. Typically use a layer of sand on top of your crushed rock base (1/2" to 1/4" inch or so), and after placing the pavers, tap (with a rubber mallet) or vibrate the pavers in place to set them. Then pour more sand on top and wash, tap and/or vibrate the sand into the cracks. From anecdotal comments about this "paver base" product, it appears to contain crushed rock, with larger pieces, as well as sand and fines, so it is more applicable for a base support, rather for setting the pavers and filling the cracks.
That has not been a problem at my local store. You may want to contact your store asking for lawn and garden or a manager. Otherwise contact Homedepot.com
I think you might find this video to be helpful https://youtu.be/qtWaG4THlzA .
Check out a few YouTube videos for how to correctly install a paver patio. If you want a patio that will endure, you’ll want a solid base so the stones don’t shift. There are several steps to achieving this is one of them. I did a large patio and had crush and run delivered in bulk. This product is just small bags of that. While you’re out there digging, you might as well put in some French drains. Get day rental equipment to make it so much easier. We used a corrugated French drain pipe with a sleeve around it, filled with styrofoam ‘stones’. It’s working really well. Have fun with your project!
Enough to do a large area with plenty left over- see manufacture for more details
Stored pavers outside against back of house last summer into fall then moved these into cellar over winter (in fine shape) for use in spring when a delayed front portico didn’t allow us to do brick edging and replant front garden last year.
Unfortunately, weeds in between stone patio is unavoidable. However, you can control how much weed you get and the frequency that comes out. I laid down two layers of garden weed fabric first then I used the Paver Base of top of it to level my patio stones and that has worked pretty well. I still get a weed here and there but nothing a Roundup sprayer can't handle. Hope this helps
Since it's sand, it would be ok to use under a slab only as a final base to help level and smooth before you pour the concrete. However, it's not really necessary to have that smooth a surface under the concrete slab. For a concrete slab, you should compact the soil, then place some crushed rock, tamped in place an d reasonably graded to control the thickness. How much and how deep a base of crushed rock you use depends on the usage of the slab (loading on the slab). This product, called a paver base is used to help get a level surface when placing multiple individual paver stones. A poured concrete slab seeks it's own level surface, so the concern is just good support base. For small concrete slabs, like a walkway, I have used sand similar to this paver base sand to control the thickness of the final slab, but it was over compacted soil and crushed rock.
83.52x83.52x3 = 20926.8 cubic inches. 20926.8 / 1728 = 12.11 cubic feet. Each bag of paver base is 0.5 cubic feet so that is 25 bags.