I have put down some brick and stepping stones and filled the space between
them with sand. I watered it down to help settle the sand and pack it. Is
there anything that can be poured over the sand to solidify and glue it
together so that sweeping, watering, doesn't pull it out? Thanks for any
info and advice.
I've heard that sand can be mixed with some portland cement powder, then
swept into cracks, then lightly watered, but eventually, this crust becomes
cracked and ugly over time. I just keep a bag of dry sand around back to
refill the cracks from time to time. Leaving the sand as is will allow you
to relevel and reposition the stones from time to time, an advantage, and
makes it easier to pull weeds.
I did the concrete in between bricks for a walkway. What a mistake. It
broke up and looks nasty compared to the section that I did with just sand
between the bricks.Now I am chipping it out and going back to sand,
Well, that's weird. Cuz I just did a walkway with sand. It's level and the
bricks are uniform in placement..They are laid in a level packed sand bed.
I hate the sand, and had the conversation this morning with the husband,
that I wished we had used something more rigid. When I sweep, the sand
comes up, when I wash it with the water hose, the sand comes up. I hate the
sand, oh I already said that. Looking for something different.
Try removing some of the sand in the joints, brooming in some portland
cement/sand mix. Dust it off well once the joints are full and sprinkle
lightly with water. The cement will set up and seal the joints---no
more sand loss.
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