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How to add Polymeric Sand to Quikrete Walkmaker Pavers

Today we are back with the final step of our DIY patio – the jointing! After doing some research, we decided to add Quikrete Polymeric Jointing Sand in between our concrete pavers to give us the best long-term results for the patio.

The benefit of the polymeric sand is that it is firm but has some give to it.

If the ground shifts over time, this can slightly shift with it and your patio won’t crack.

Knowing how to add polymeric sand to quikrete walkmaker pavers is the last step in your next patio or walkway project!

Click here to download this project tutorial in a free printable PDF

How to add Polymeric Sand to Quikrete Walkmaker Pavers via Charleston Crafted

In case you missed it:

How we removed our old patio

How we laid the Quikrete Walkmaker concrete patio

Don’t forget to scroll down as we have a YouTube video of the whole process below!

How to add Polymeric Sand to Quikrete Walkmaker Pavers

What you need:

  • Quikrete Polymeric Jointing Sand – via your home improvement store
  • Broom
  • Clean soft paintbrush
  • Hose with spray nozzle
How to add Polymeric Sand to Quikrete Walkmaker Pavers via Charleston Crafted

What you do:

  1. Once your patio is completely cured, pour the polymeric sand onto the pavers. You want to focus the sand on the joints, but it is okay at this point for it to be on the pavers.
    Fill them as high/level as you want them to be.
  2. Use a broom to sweep the sand off of the pavers and into the joints.
  3. You might want to go back with a dry clean paintbrush to fully brush the sand off of each stone.
    Once it gets wet, it will harden in place, so take the time to get as much as possible into the joints.
  4. Spray down your patio. We used the “shower” setting on the hose and then went back on the “flood” setting and flooded over each stone.
  5. We sprayed the patio down 4 times, about an hour apart each.
  6. Let the sand fully cure. It will become firm but still have some give to it.
How to add Polymeric Sand to Quikrete Walkmaker Pavers via Charleston Crafted

We decided to make a video showing the entire process of laying the Quikrete Walkmaker patio and adding the polymeric jointing sand.

We are obsessed with our new patio and can’t wait to get it furnished!

 
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    Ian

    Saturday 6th of July 2019

    How much polymeric sand did you end up using? We have a 14' x 20' patio we are doing right now with the same country stone walkmaker forms and are unsure how much of the sand we'll need because the gaps are so wide. Thanks.

    Morgan

    Sunday 7th of July 2019

    We used 6 bags of polymeric sand for a 14x14' patio. I would over buy and return so you can not run out halfway thru!

    Bev

    Monday 17th of June 2019

    Thanks for passing along the grout cement Info. How do you tint the mold since I prefer a more natural color than gray cement color.

    Sean

    Tuesday 18th of June 2019

    Hi Bev! I have never died concrete myself. But, Quikrete makes a dye you can add to the mix as you are mixing it up. I would try that!

    CarmenMero

    Monday 6th of May 2019

    Where did you purchase the sand? I could not find it on Home Depot or Lowe’s websites. Love the project. Im considering doing this for a portion of my milk cow barn. Do you think the stones will shift under cow traffic?

    Sean

    Monday 6th of May 2019

    Hi! We purchased at Lowe's. You're right, I'm not sure why it isn't online at either store. I'm heading to Lowe's this afternoon and will take a look. It was definitely there last year in stores!

    Barb Myers

    Sunday 28th of April 2019

    So 6x7 rows of molds = 42 molds or 12x14 area. How much concrete? I am hoping to do 18 x 18 area plus fire pit surround.

    Sean

    Sunday 28th of April 2019

    Hey Barb. You only need two molds really. 42 moldings, but only using 2 actual molds at a time. We found that we needed two bags of concrete for every three molds. So if you're hoping to do an 18x18 area, that would be 9x9 rows of molds, so you would probably need around 54 bags for that.

    Carlos

    Monday 6th of August 2018

    Hi. I wonder how is it looking after almost 6 months? Have the stones moved?

    Morgan

    Tuesday 7th of August 2018

    No, they definitely have not moved! It looks fantastic!

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