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Old 06-24-2014, 12:50 AM
jvidamins jvidamins is offline
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1st Patio Paver Project - Rain Question

I'm almost finished with my 1st patio paver project for my personal residence. I had just about laid my last paver today on my 20x20 patio when it started pouring rain. I didn't have any tarps to cover anything. It only rained hard for 5-10 minutes, then just sprinkled for about an hour or so. I did NOT get a chance to run my compactor, which I believe was a good thing, since I've read you don't want to compact on wet sand. So... to my question. I'm REALLY hoping I didn't ruin my patio by not covering it during the rain. It's also supposed to rain tomorrow and maybe the next day too. Is the rain going to ruin my 1" of sand under the pavers since I didn't get a chance to compact any of it yet? Or can I just stay off of it and wait for the sun to dry everything out, then run the compactor over everything and sand the joints? Some professional advice would be great right now. PLEASE don't tell me I have to take up all my pavers and rescreed my sand!!!! I read that somewhere on a different site and almost.
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:59 AM
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Everything is fine don't worry.

Carry on with what you're doing.

It's like this - rain is a part of life. Contractors don't lay down new sand and re-install pavers after every time it rains.

Heck, sometimes it rains so much you can't even find dry sand.
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:04 PM
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Like ^ he said, just don't worry about it. When its time to compact, go ahead and do so. Now poly sand is a different story, please don't apply when the brick is wet.
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Old 06-27-2014, 04:38 AM
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Ok. Thanks guys! Just finished up the other day. Didn't turn out too bad. But man! What a lot of work!!!
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:16 AM
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Good job looks good
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