Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Installing a Paved Patio in the Houston Area.

Let’s discuss one of the items that the average DIY person may not have knowledge of…polymetric sand.
What is polymeric sand? 

This is a substance used to fill in the joints when pavers are being installed.  It is comprised of a very fine material.  When it is mixed with water it creates a bonding agent.  Polymeric sand is the conduit that interlocks pavers while keeping them secured in place.  An amateur might use regular sand, but if you are thinking about years down the road, the low maintenance of your hardscape, polymeric sand is definitely the way to go.

Here are some of the advantages - You will discourage weed growth.  Polymeric sand can't prevent a weed from ever popping up between your pavers, but it will make it considerably more difficult.  It almost certainly will prolong the durability of your patio.  Polymeric sand promotes strength and longevity when using it to install pavers.  It also prevents washouts.  You will be happy that you made this choice after the first heavy rain. 

The entire idea is to be able to enjoy your paved patio for years to come.  This is not a temporary fix - it is a long-term home improvement that will not only enhance your quality of life, but increase the value of your home.  For more details on building a beautiful paved patio in the Houston area, contact Laird Landscaping voted Katy’s best of the year at 281-578-2795 or online at www.lairdlandscaping.com.

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