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Old 04-10-2014, 10:01 PM
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There's a good thread about poly sand. I gave details on how I install it without any issues. Check it out. I think we were picking on AlldayRJ for his messy joints...again. HaHa, I couldn't resist RJ.
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:22 PM
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Yea i cant afford a broom so i just kick it all around then get the check and tell them the rain will take care of it. Cant afford a tamper either so cant help you there
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:53 PM
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So DVS just making sure I understand . After you lay pavers you fill/ sweep the joints with poly/sand and that's the end of what you do?
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:57 AM
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Decided not to run the compactor over the top.
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:59 AM
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So DVS just making sure I understand . After you lay pavers you fill/ sweep the joints with poly/sand and that's the end of what you do?
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Here is the order broken down:

1) Lay pavers
2) Install restraint
3) Compact Pavers into bedding sand
4) Inspect for broken or defective pavers and react accordingly
5) Sweep in joint sand
6) detail, the joints - this means CLEAN the sand from the chamfer(sp). RJ ARE YOU LISTENING???
7) Properly apply water to the joints as directed

*Feel free to check your Facebook and text messages between steps 1 and 2 and again between steps 6 and 7.

After Step 7 check in on Lawnsite.com and see what DVS has to say about 'Potty Mouth Pete'










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Old 04-15-2014, 11:53 AM
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Here is the order broken down:

1) Lay pavers
2) Install restraint
3) Compact Pavers into bedding sand
4) Inspect for broken or defective pavers and react accordingly
5) Sweep in joint sand
6) detail, the joints - this means CLEAN the sand from the chamfer(sp). RJ ARE YOU LISTENING???
7) Properly apply water to the joints as directed

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It is extremely important to ensure that ALL of the poly sand dust is off of the surface of the pavers. Any dust left on the paver will create a haze which is very hard to remove. Poly haze usually is a problem if you don't completely remove leftover dust or if you use too much water to set the poly sand.

I see several customers each year who complain about the dullness of their pavers and it usually is due to improper poly sand installation.
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:15 PM
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We use some woven geotextile over the pavers when using a plate tamper. I'd also recommend lightly using a leaf blower to blow off the excess poly sand. If you don't it will grind down into the surface of the pavers and give you a dull appearance as woodwardschris has said.
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