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January 29, 2016 • Jamie Tomassetti

5 Tools Needed for A Polymeric Sand Installation

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There’s nothing worse than realizing you forgot something while in the midst of hard work. Save yourself the aggravation and come prepared! Before installing polymeric sand in your outdoor paver project, make sure you have these five tools handy at the job site.


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1. Utility Knife
Ever tried opening a waterproof bag with your bare hands? Avoid the frustration by bringing a utility knife along!

2. Brooms
To ensure you’re not adding any un-needed grunt to the grunt work, you’ll want to have the right types of brooms at the job site. Use a hard bristle broom for initially sweeping the sand into the joints and a soft bristle broom for the final sweeping.

3. Plate Compactor
Selecting the right plate compactor is key to getting your polymeric sand installation done right. For existing jobs, you’ll want to use 3,500 lbs. of centrifugal force. New jobs will require 4,000-5,000 lbs. of centrifugal force. And don’t forget a protective pad for under the plate compactor!

4. Hose
A watering hose will absolutely be needed for your polymeric sand installation. You’ll also want to use an adjustable nozzle.

5. Blower
Lastly, you should have a blower on-site for sweeping away any remaining residue at the end of your project.

IMPORTANT! A blower is NOT required if you're using G2 Intelligent Polymeric Sand! For more details on how G2 eases and expedites the installation process, read our blog post, How To Install Polymeric Sand In As Little As 4 Steps

Now you’re ready to rock and roll!

For a few tips and tricks on installing your polymeric sand, check out this short video!