Block Adhesive

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by DVS Hardscaper, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    I know this is going to seem like a silly topic.

    But this has been on my mind for a while.

    We buy our block adhesive in 29 oz tubes. I am not certain, but I believe the brand we buy is 'PL'.

    We pay $5.95 / tube.

    But another supplier sells a different brand (29 oz tubes), and they sell it for somewhere around $17 / tube!

    To this day we have NEVER had any problems with any of the brands of block adhesive we have used. As long as the block is clean and dry when the glue is applied, they all seem to work well.


    I am curious what you folks are payin for adhesive.

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  2. Captains Landscape

    Captains Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    If I use the PL 300 Construction adhesive it's $2.80, the block specific PL is $3-4 thats what we use.
     
  3. Captains Landscape

    Captains Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think those prices reflect the 10.2 oz tube......
     
  4. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We use either PL or Brickstop Adhesive in 29oz. tubes and are paying around $6/tube

    Chris
     
  5. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    I use the gator xxx glue. I find it superior to PL, but costs a bit more. I buy it by the case so not sure how much per tube (or case for that matter)Permacon sells there stuff for 15 bucks (large tube). They say it is gator xxx packaged under their name. Looks like PL to me.
     
  6. ChampionLS

    ChampionLS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    SRW Adhesive
    Works very well and will stick to wet or frozen block. Available in 10 or 29 oz. tubes $2.75, $5.95 Also has a great shelf life after being opened.
     
  7. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer LawnSite Member
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    6.95 for SRW.
     
  8. Red Shed Landscaping

    Red Shed Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    I agree with everything Champion said. Same price and sticks to frozen/wet block. At the end of the year I have an open tube and can still use it in the spring.
     
  9. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Pl :.......
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  10. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    We use liquid nail and have never had a problem with it
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