Model # 65470004

Internet #202070568

Store SKU #262024

SAKRETE PermaSand 40 lb. Paver Joint Sand
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SAKRETE

PermaSand 40 lb. Paver Joint Sand

  • Designed to harden and lock pavers into place
  • Fills paver joints that are 1/4 in. - 3/4 in. in size
  • Please review installation guide before applying
$1997 /each
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Product Overview

  • Designed to harden and lock pavers into place
  • Fills paver joints that are 1/4 in. - 3/4 in. in size
  • Please review installation guide before applying
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.
  • Sweep-in mixture designed to harden and lock joint sand into place
  • Perfect for driveways, patios, walkways or any area with pavers
  • Reduces weed growth
  • Resists joint wash-out and insect penetration
  • Open to foot traffic in 24 hours and light vehicular traffic in 72 hours
  • Minimum width between pavers: 1/4 in.
  • Maximum width between pavers: 1 1/2 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
  • Apply dry - binds firm when wet
  • Please review installation guide before applying
  • Process of watering is critical - failure to follow directions may result in staining
  • Note: product availability may vary by store

Product Overview

  • Designed to harden and lock pavers into place
  • Fills paver joints that are 1/4 in. - 3/4 in. in size
  • Please review installation guide before applying
Model #: 65470004
Sku #: 262024
Internet #: 202070568

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.

California residents: see   Proposition 65 information

  • Sweep-in mixture designed to harden and lock joint sand into place
  • Perfect for driveways, patios, walkways or any area with pavers
  • Reduces weed growth
  • Resists joint wash-out and insect penetration
  • Open to foot traffic in 24 hours and light vehicular traffic in 72 hours
  • Minimum width between pavers: 1/4 in.
  • Maximum width between pavers: 1 1/2 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
  • Apply dry - binds firm when wet
  • Please review installation guide before applying
  • Process of watering is critical - failure to follow directions may result in staining
  • Note: product availability may vary by store

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
30

Details

Color Family
Beige
Features
No Additional Features
Landscape Supply Type
Sand
Material
Sand
Package Weight (lbs.)
41.8
Product Weight (lb.)
40lb

Specifications

Dimensions

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
30

Details

Color Family
Beige
Features
No Additional Features
Landscape Supply Type
Sand
Material
Sand
Package Weight (lbs.)
41.8
Product Weight (lb.)
40lb

Questions & Answers

I have patterned layed concrete blocks with pea gravel between them. They are approximately 2-3 inches apart. Will this help to keep the weeds down?

Asked by: Cber
If you don't want to take all the pea gravel out, a regular app of vinegar or Roundup may be the easiest thing to do(you probably know that). You can look into some rock and pebble epoxy to lock your gravel in place and still see it. The epoxy will yellow some. Kindof expensive and messy depending on the job. Don't know about weed control after epoxy.
Answered by: BigDaddy
Date published: 2018-07-07

I am going to build a planter bed out of cinder blocks and planned on using this to fill in the h...

I am going to build a planter bed out of cinder blocks and planned on using this to fill in the holes and stabilize the wall. Will this work?
Asked by: JLG
One thing to consider is how high you'e going. If you're only going to build it about two or three you can probably get away with it, but I'd use regular cement. On a low wall (2 to 3 high) you could fill just the bottom ones and the rest with regular sand or gravel--depending on what look you prefer. Anything higher than that though, I'd use cement in all or at lest every other (and the top row, of course). Another plus with cement is you can get different colors and paint it in the future if you so desire. Oh yeah, one more thing if you're gong to build a high or deep wall: don't forget to use a good adhesive between the blocks (sides, tops, and bottoms) so the wall doesn't keel over from the weight and pressure of the soil, especially when it rains or gets watered. Good luck with you project!
Answered by: LRudolph
Date published: 2018-06-04

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
Personally, I'd pull them all up and remove any and all vegetation that's there. Then cover it with that fiber (it comes in rolls) that blocks sunlight , replace the pavers, then use the PermaSand. That's just me. If it's a place you're renting, that's one thing, but when it's your own home you want to do it right. Right? It will take a little (okay, a LOT) more time and effort, but you'll be so happy with the final result you'll completely forget about the sweat you just wiped from your brow. Good luck with your project!
Answered by: LRudolph
Date published: 2018-06-06

What can i use to keep the pea gravel in place between the pavers?

Asked by: Kat
Why did you choose pea gravel to fill between pavers? Try sand. Or, last season I re-did my 2 patios and used PermaSand between the pavers. My goal was to better control weed growth (I used sand when I first put in the patios about 10-12 years ago, which after a few years is prime for weed seeds to sprout). When applied as directed, the PermaSand works great. I hired a crew to re-do my large patio and they did not spray enough water on the PermaSand and it failed - just made a rubbery crust as described on the package directions. I power-washed the product out of the pavers in the failed areas and re-did the PermaSand myself - now it's firm and looks terrific!
Answered by: DIYpatiogirl
Date published: 2018-04-10
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Customer Reviews

PermaSand 40 lb. Paver Joint Sand is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 315.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I purchased 3 tubs of this product. The first tub I applied I watered with too heavy a spray of w... I purchased 3 tubs of this product. The first tub I applied I watered with too heavy a spray of water and it clumped up and washed out all over the top of my pavers. I was more careful with the 2nd and 3rd tubs. make sure the joint sand is in the cracks and not in the beveled area of the pavers and sprinkle with a gentle spray, preferably using a sprinkler.
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I accidentally bought the wrong item not knowing this product was exactly what I needed to comple... I accidentally bought the wrong item not knowing this product was exactly what I needed to complete my project for my new beautiful pavers the perma sand was the perfect amount. Thank you
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I recently completed a large paver job that required more than 15 containers of PermaSand to fill... I recently completed a large paver job that required more than 15 containers of PermaSand to fill the joints. The product was very easy to work with, and does an excellent job of settling into all cracks and crevices. I followed the instructions closely, especially with regard to watering in order to activate the polymers, and it turned out exactly as I had hoped. There doesn't appear to be even the slightest bit of shrinkage when the product cures, which is great -- the finished appearance is exactly the same as it was in the dry state just prior to watering. Be aware that this stuff is pretty dusty and has a slightly unpleasant odor when dry.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does this do what it Claims? Yes, It is not a throw it down without work type product. The bigges... Does this do what it Claims? Yes, It is not a throw it down without work type product. The biggest areas of attention are in preparation. You MUST tamp. It doesn't have to be an actual tamper, as I used a 3 ft piece of 4 x 4. Even if you think joints are full, tamping will prove they are not. Clean up before wetting. The more texture or porous your pavers are , the more important this is. Any sand left on the surface will become bonded after wetting. When you think it is good enough, do it again! Sweep, vacuum or blow, whatever it takes to make sure the surface is clear of sand. If you have done good job of tamping, don't worry about joints being level full. In fact, probably better if slightly recessed. Wetting. If you have adequate slope, I would consider putting end of hose on paver and trickle water onto surface. I did not do this but even shower setting will wash out some sand, particularly if they are over filled. Would I use it again, yes. Would I recommend it yes. Just be aware it does take some time and diligence. That's will hard scrapers get paid big bucks. I am giving it a 4 rating only because the instructions were not specific enough, in my opinion in regards to necessity of prep. Without the prep you will be dissatisfied. If you are willing to do the work, I think you will be satisfied, otherwise write a big check to a hard scraper. Your choice.
Date published: 2017-06-08
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 5 out of 5 by from Even though the gaps between my pavers were less than the recommended 1/4" minimum, the sand fill... Even though the gaps between my pavers were less than the recommended 1/4" minimum, the sand filled them. Follow the directions; broom the sand into the gaps, tamp the pavers to allow sand to fill the entire depth of the gaps, spread more sand, use a blower to remove residue from the top of pavers. However, when it comes to wetting the sand, I suggest using the "mist" setting versus the prescribed "shower" setting. It takes a little longer, but there is no chance that you will flood the gaps and wash out the sand. After setting overnight, you should be good to go.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I used it last week as a test to fill in gaps between cobblestones in my driveway. Within three d... I used it last week as a test to fill in gaps between cobblestones in my driveway. Within three days, it hardened like cement and has a smooth sand-textured finish. Very easy to apply: just clean the gaps of loose debris, pour sand into the gaps, pack it down, wet it and let it dry for three days. I don't know how it will stand up to freezing rain and rock salt, but that is next winter. It has a much nicer appearance that a Sakrete sand-cement mixture I used in another test area. It looks like fixing the driveway will be my Spring project.
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I put down 5 buckets of this stuff on a well prepped existing paver patio following the direction... I put down 5 buckets of this stuff on a well prepped existing paver patio following the directions as closely as possible. I didn't have a plate compactor, so i brushed it like heck and blew off and swept. After watering per instructions it seemed to fill and harden ok; I was careful not to let water pool. However there was a lot of staining on the pavers (not sure how i could have gotten more sand off before watering). I waited a month then power washed with a 40 degree spray nozzle hoping to remove some of the staining. Well, it dislodged a fair amount of the material - so i have a stained patio with open cracks. My recommendation - let a professional do it - i hate this stuff!!! I wasted a full day and over 100 bucks. Don't make the same mistake.
Date published: 2018-06-27
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