Interlock driveway skirt. Keeping sweep sand in inside joints.

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by berends, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. berends

    berends LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Just wondering if anyone has any tricks to keeping the sweep sand in the inside joints of a, soon to be asphalted, driveway. Cant put snap edge. Tried Duct tape, not effective. ????
  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    Why not just sand it after the blacktop goes in
  3. berends

    berends LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Would have to go back. $$$
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  4. Murphy's Law

    Murphy's Law LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Messages: 174

    Can you caulk the joints to just below surface level so you don't see the caulk?
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  5. jmkr02

    jmkr02 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 264

    sounds cheaper to go back. What are the chances of disruption from the asphalt guys?
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  6. jmkr02

    jmkr02 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 264

    what about aluminum edging or flashing?
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  7. joe crumpler services

    joe crumpler services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    Have you thought about polymetric (sp?) sand? When you wet it down it's supposed to stay where it's put.
  8. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Don't wait til after paving cause the asphalt will be part of the inside of the brick. Just over sweep the edges making sure its all full of sand, make sure its hardened and when they prep for the asphalt they'll have to remove the excess sand. Hopefully your sand will stay in the joints.
    What stone are you using? We usually cut out brick tight and there isn't big gaps to start with....
  9. cotyledon

    cotyledon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    The sand should stay. Like if you ever tried to replace a damaged paver that sand is hard to get outa there
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  10. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    I'm surprised so many of you do the skirting first. We have had nothing but problems with doing it that way. Either the asphault company shifts our pavers or they get asphault on the surface of them.

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