Prevent Weed Growth Between Pavers
LESLIE: Dan in Florida’s working on an outside project. How can we help you?
DAN: Yes, hi. I’m experiencing a lot of weed growth coming through pavers …
DAN: … that are around my deck and around my front walk and paver driveway. And I’m wondering if there’s a product or anything like that that can help seal those cracks and crevices and rid me of this problem.
TOM: Yeah, actually there is. Now, let me just first ask you, when you put these pavers down originally, did you put a real good base under it, Dan, or did this sort of go on top of the dirt?
DAN: No, it was an excellent sand base.
TOM: OK, perfect. Now, as you probably know, the last step is to sweep sand into the cracks of the pavers …
TOM: … but that doesn’t necessarily hold the weeds back; as you’ve noticed. But there’s a new type of jointing sand out that’s actually polymer-modified and it’s designed to be swept into those sand joints and then you put water across the patio and it kind of starts a chemical reaction that locks those bricks in place and stops the weeds from growing through. It’s made by the folks at QUIKRETE and they simply call it PowerLoc jointing sand.
LESLIE: And Dan, if you ever need to make a repair or switch out a paver, you can easily wiggle it loose and pop out the paver and flip it over or put in a replacement one. It’s not something that’s permanent by any means, but it does lock together to stop those weeds and stop insects. It resists erosion and it doesn’t stain. So it’s a great product.
DAN: Wonderful. I thank you so much.
TOM: Alright, Dan. Good luck with that project.