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How many square feet does a bag of polymeric sand cover?

Last Updated: 1st June, 2021

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One bag of 50 lbs (22.7 kg) of this product will cover between 20 to 30 square feet (1.86 to 2.8 m2) if the joints are about 1" to 2" (2.54 to 5.08 cm) wide and the stones are about 2" to 2-1/2" (5.08 cm to 6.35 cm) thick.

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Also know, how much does a bag of polymeric sand cost?

The price does vary from store to store and from region to region. You can expect the price to vary between $20 – $40 per 55lb – 50lb bag. The cost of this product outweighs the cost of having to relay the interlocking pavers every few years.

One may also ask, how many bags of paver base do I need? This will give you a 4-inch crushed rock base, which is the standard depth for a base when installing pavers. If you want to install pavers in a driveway, you will need an 8-inch layer of rock. Multiply the area's square footage by 0.02469 to get the total in cubic yards.

Thereof, how much polymeric sand do I need for patio?

When filling small gaps, a 50lb bag of polymeric sand will usually cover 75-100 ft2. When filling wide gaps of 1/4″ to 3/8″ a 50lb bag will usually cover 30-60 ft2. Wider gaps, for example with a flagstone patio, will require even more sand to fill.

Does polymeric sand allow drainage?

Polymeric sand, if installed properly, will harden to lock you pavers in place and create a more effective weed and insect deterent while still allowing water to drain freely.

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Guang Mertiens

Professional

Can I make my own polymeric sand?

By mixing ConSANDtrate at a ratio of 5 parts sand to 1 part ConSANDtrate makes a more concentrated polymeric sand that can be used around problem areas or as a crack filler for concrete or exposed aggregate slabs.

Shuangfeng Geerken

Professional

How long will polymeric sand last?

Luckily it's easy to repair any sections of the polymeric you blow out. Polymeric sand is nothing more than colored sand with some latex added to make it stick. Mine lasted about 5 years before I scraped and vacuumed it up and replaced. It's not an impervious barrier to weeds or ants.

Vasilica Weinand

Professional

What is the difference between polymeric sand and regular sand?

Polymeric Sand vs. Regular Sand. It's a type of sand used to fill in the joints between pavers, a product that's created by mixing a fine sand with additives – typically silica – and water to form a binding agent that helps lock pavers together.

Espiritu Mballo

Explainer

Is paver sand the same as polymeric sand?

Paver Sealing vs Polymeric Sand. In some applications where the joints between the pavers are rather large (1/4″ or larger) we suggest using the polymeric sand over the joint stabilizing paver sealer because the polymeric sand tends to hold up better in larger joints.

Sia Liñan

Explainer

Does polymeric sand get soft when wet?

Polymeric Sand. Unlike conventional sand it stays in place and remains stable. It softens when wet and firms up when dry to better resist soil movements. Because the sand gets stiff you can expect fewer weeds and less insect damage.

Daoiz Fichter

Explainer

Can you pressure wash pavers?

In most cases, to get pavers clean with a pressure washer it requires using a jet style tip. This amount of pressure will easily damage the surface. Using a fan tip typically will not damage, but likely won't achieve the level of clean you're after.

Souhail Palhais

Pundit

Do you seal pavers before or after sand?

The first layer of sand is used as a “bedding” to act as a cushion for the pavers before they are laid. Then, the second layer of sand is used for the paver joints to seal the stones together so that you have a smooth paver surface and there is no chance of weeds growing through the gaps between pavers.

Marat Achtsnick

Pundit

How much will a 50 lb bag of sand cover?

A 50 pound bag of sand is about 3 cubic feet…so it looks like 7-8 bags should work for 2 inch depth.

Jubal Gàsio

Pundit

Can you put polymeric sand over regular sand?

Apply Polymeric Sand Over the Pavers
Do not over-apply the sand, because the excess will be hard to remove. You can always add more sand, as needed. The goal is to completely fill the cracks between pavers, without leaving excess sand on the surface.

Ernestina Amhof

Pundit

How do you keep sand from washing between pavers?

You can protect the joint sand from washing out by sealing the paver surface. Sealing restores the beauty of your pavers. The paver sealer also serves as glue between the joint sand particles hence holding them together, and preventing the sand from being washed away when it rains or during pressure washing.

Macaria Leconte

Pundit

Does Lowes sell polymeric sand?

Polymeric sand Paver Sand at Lowes.com.

Lorita Vargiu

Teacher

Can you use play sand between pavers?

This sand can also be used as the second type of sand, joint sand, which fills the gaps between the paving stones if they have spacer bars or gaps. Flat-sided paving stones do not need joint sand. Tip: Play sand should NEVER be used to construct a paver patio. Play sand is too fine, and moves when compressed.

Brittanie Vinitsky

Supporter

Do you compact pavers after installation?

Compactors are used to settle and compact the base for laying pavers on a patio or sidewalk, and to level the pavers and settle sand between the joints after they are laid. A vibrating plate compactor is best for installing pavers.

Melba Tenorth

Supporter

What is the best base material for pavers?

Roughly crushed stone makes a good base for pavers that will be used more regularly. A base of 4 to 6 inches of well-compacted stone pieces provides a sturdy and stable foundation for nearly any type of paver installation, notes Concrete Construction, an industry website.

Zaka Parque

Beginner

How do I stop my pavers from sinking?

Apply a one-inch layer of sand on top of the gravel before installing the pavers. Once the pavers are installed, spread masonry sand across the entire surface. Photo of undeground sand, gravel and soil. Some soil types are especially susceptible to water retention.

Fath Corrigan

Beginner

How many inches of sand do I need for pavers?

Plan on spreading 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches of sand beneath the pavers; you'll also use it to fill the gaps between them. The sand should be spread over a 4- to 12-inch layer of crushed stone, which has been tamped into place. Once the sand is installed, moisten it and tamp it into place so it won't settle further.

Chaimaa Zschornack

Beginner

How many bags of leveling sand do I need?

The recommended depth of sand for laying pavers is 1 inch. As one inch is 1/12 of a foot, divide the surface area, in square feet, by 12 to find the cubic feet of sand required. For example, a 60-square-foot patio requires 5 cubic feet of sand because 60/12 = 5.

Az Khalloufi

Beginner

How deep should the paver base be?

There is no absolute rule to determine how required depth, however recommendations vary by use. The guidelines are 4 to 6 inches for pedestrian walkways and 8 to 12 inches for driveways. Local soil conditions also impact depth needs. Generally, clay bases need to be dug deeper to facilitate drainage.