polysand installation and dust control?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by LB1234, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Was installing some polymetric sand today on a patio and I got to thinking...with all the new state, federal, EPA, township regs going into effect regarding dust control...what can be done about polysand installation?

    After all, has to be put down dry and vibrated in. Soon as we turn on the plate the freakin dust from that is all over the place...we have used three different products...they all do it. Not to mention we have to take the blower out and make sure to blow everything off the top of the paver so it doesn't stain it...no avoiding that one, broom just doesn't cut it.

    any thoughts?
     
  2. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    Lay down a non woven sheet of geo tex (the kind you would use behind a ret. wall) and it will keep most of the dust in control, also keeps the brick from scarring.
     
  3. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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    ditto this morning swept and blew off .........neighbor had clothes outside to dry on a line.........going to rain tomorrow..........what do you do.
     
  4. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have a paver mat, so I'm not worried about scuffing the pavers. I guess I could try the fabric...just seems to be a big pain but I could see where it can/would help a little.
     
  5. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    You will be surprised by how little dust you breathe when using this method.
     

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