View Full Version : What sand?

07-27-2008, 09:40 PM
So my unilock Dealer told me i should use stone dust to set pavers, another told me to use masons sand. and i always was taught to use concrete sand. what do you all use for pavers. i will be using polymer modified for the joints.

07-27-2008, 10:29 PM
concrete sand

07-28-2008, 12:38 AM
concrete sand

ANC Stone Creations
07-29-2008, 07:02 PM
I use a 1/4"- paver setting crushed sand it packs real nice.

Imagine for a minute, can you pack marbles? no, that is why I use a crushed sand.

If you use standard sand it will wash out within the first year making it look like s#@t your surface will no longer be level or stable.

DVS Hardscaper
07-29-2008, 10:23 PM
Use concrete sand. No two ways about it.

Dust is a breeding ground for effloressence.

07-30-2008, 12:31 AM
ICPI reccommends concrete sand

07-30-2008, 09:04 PM
Between those 3 concrete sand.
Just one more thing around our area there is no real concrete sand it's just the name you have to make sure is dot approved otherwise is the same as any other.

07-31-2008, 11:23 PM
ICPI says to use ASTM C-33 sand, it is a coarse sand used for concrete and septic. Do not use cement or morter sand or stone dust.