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wuilau

07:18AM | 05/12/03
Member Since: 04/27/03
3 lifetime posts
We have filled the joints between the
stones on our driveway with Polymeric sand
just the past winter. After the winter, we
found that a lot of sand came off in a
bundle from the joints and the joints left with a gap again. We did apply the paver sealer after we filled the sand and thought that with both of the sealer and the sand protection, we can cross our hand for at least 2 years without the need to reapply the sand of the sealer. It seems that our neighbour does not have the problem on their driveway.
Do you think that it is something to do with the type of the stones we use or the way/pattern the stones were laid on the driveway?


Jay J

04:44PM | 05/13/03
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi wuilau,

Don't know why you have a problem and why your neighbor doesn't.

Maybe they get lots of sun and you get half-and-half. Bottom line - The most likely reason the driveway is moving is because of expansion and contraction. A driveway that gets lots or all sun won't 'move' as much as one that's mostly in the shade. (Remember, the sun is lower on the horizon in Winter than Summer. Tree-cover isn't the only consideration ...) Also, if water is getting 'under' there, then that could be contributing to the cause. Drainage is a factor too.

What's happening to your driveway may not be something you can control. If you can pinpoint the cause(s) that's contributing to the movement, then you might have your answer.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!



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