10:11PM | 04/11/06
Member Since: 05/29/02
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I had a series of walkways laid down using pavers. Benderboard was used as the frame and fine sand was swept inbetween the paver joints.

After the workers hosed down the walkways, I see that more sand should now be swept inbetween the joints.

Question: would there be a problem if I used brick mortar in place of the fine sand to fill in the spaces between the joints?

Some people say that's not a good idea. Why not?


07:17PM | 06/17/06
Member Since: 06/16/06
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What is the problem with using swept in mortar between pavers instaed of sand over a concrete base ?


02:50PM | 01/30/07
Member Since: 01/15/07
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you should only use fine sand to fill the cracks. shovel it on and spread with a wide broom, then run a plate tamper over it to vibrate it and fill the cracks and level it.the sand allows the bricks to 'move' a little with the temeratures, if you morter it it will just crack away.--neil


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