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Old 09-26-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 09-26-2008, 02:08 PM   #2
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Re: Black Sand (or Dark) Colors For Pavers

Maybe try that black abrasive they use for sand blasting.


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I have coal slag (sand blast sand), in some of my pavers. It works good, but it does "sand out" more than regular sand.
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Re: Black Sand (or Dark) Colors For Pavers

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

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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?

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