Contractor Talk - Professional Construction and Remodeling Forum

Contractor Talk - Professional Construction and Remodeling Forum (https://www.contractortalk.com/forum.php)
-   Landscaping (https://www.contractortalk.com/f7/)
-   -   Black sand (or dark) colors for pavers (https://www.contractortalk.com/f7/black-sand-dark-colors-pavers-45427/)

Bayberry 09-26-2008 01:21 PM

Black sand (or dark) colors for pavers
 
Looking for dark sand (black / brown) for pavers - need finished area to be porous, can not use polymeric.

Anyone have ideas?

-Thank You,
Bill

tgeb 09-26-2008 02:08 PM

Maybe try that black abrasive they use for sand blasting.

Tscarborough 09-26-2008 03:10 PM

I have coal slag (sand blast sand), in some of my pavers. It works good, but it does "sand out" more than regular sand.

concretemasonry 09-26-2008 04:38 PM

Are you using the pervious paver design or just a normal interlocking concrete paver with tight joints?

Bayberry -

The proper sand to use is a relatively fine natural sand. Angular or manufactured sands are not recommended because of poor filling, but if it for just a patio, you can probably get "loose" with the specs and get away with it. - No 18 wheelers, D8s or 747s to worry about.

It is unusual since most interlocking concrete pavers have very tight joints where the sand color is not important. - Could you be dealing with clay pavers?


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.