Pavers are an incredibly versatile material. Homeowners and contractors can create patios, walkways, driveways, and more, and there are a wide variety of shapes and finishes to choose from. Getting top-notch pavers is essential if you want to create a beautiful surface, but selecting the appropriate sand to serve as the foundation and filler is just as vital to your project’s success. Lehnhoff’s Supply carries masonry and concrete sand, both of which can serve crucial functions in a dry-fit paver project. Read on to learn about how you can use masonry and concrete sand to install pavers in Long Green.
Create a Foundation With Masonry Sand
The first step of any construction process is to create a stable foundation, and installing pavers is no different. Once a flat surface is created, a contractor will apply a layer of coarse sand. Masonry and concrete sand both fit this description, with masonry sand being a bit more round. Typically, though, masonry sand is sufficient to create a bedding layer. The reason that coarse sand is necessary is that the rough edges on the individual grains interlock, creating a sturdy and stable base. Lehnhoff’s Supply sells masonry sand by the ton, both for pickup and delivery. Once you apply your bedding layer and create a firm foundation, you must lay the pavers on top.
Use Concrete Sand to Fill Joints
At this point, you will notice that the pavers have fairly significant gaps between them. This is where the concrete sand comes in handy. Using concrete sand, fill the joints between your pavers to keep them from shifting. At the end of this process, you must tamp down the sand so that it is appropriately compact and the granules are interlocked. Concrete sand is an excellent joint fill material due to its irregular shape, and Lehnhoff’s carries C-133 concrete sand to meet your project’s high standards.
Begin Your Project Today
Because the weather in Maryland is starting to cool down, it would be wise to start work on your paver project soon. Constructing dry-fit paver surfaces during times that temperatures fluctuate both above and below the freezing point can lead to unstable foundations and uneven pavers. Talk to the professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply today to begin acquiring materials for your next project.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for summer and fall, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you. Find us at 2708 Belair Road, Fallston, MD 21047 and give us a call at 410-510-7646. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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