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What sand?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by sbvfd592, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    So my unilock Dealer told me i should use stone dust to set pavers, another told me to use masons sand. and i always was taught to use concrete sand. what do you all use for pavers. i will be using polymer modified for the joints.
  2. orionkf

    orionkf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    concrete sand
  3. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,315

    concrete sand
  4. ANC Stone Creations

    ANC Stone Creations LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    I use a 1/4"- paver setting crushed sand it packs real nice.

    Imagine for a minute, can you pack marbles? no, that is why I use a crushed sand.

    If you use standard sand it will wash out within the first year making it look like s#@t your surface will no longer be level or stable.
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,601

    Use concrete sand. No two ways about it.

    Dust is a breeding ground for effloressence.
  6. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    ICPI reccommends concrete sand
  7. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,051

    Between those 3 concrete sand.
    Just one more thing around our area there is no real concrete sand it's just the name you have to make sure is dot approved otherwise is the same as any other.
  8. dccarling

    dccarling LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    ICPI says to use ASTM C-33 sand, it is a coarse sand used for concrete and septic. Do not use cement or morter sand or stone dust.

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