Eurostone Bond

Eurostone Bond

FORMULATED FOR COBBLESTONE JOINTS

Polymeric Sand
From Europe to America
For natural stone and cobble stone paver joints up to 1.5"

Description

Eurostone bond is the first polymeric sand specifically designed for natural stone. It can be used in an application of drainage and non-drainage base systems. It is perfect for stone roads, piazzas, driveways, pathways & stone apron driveways. This complete multi-purpose sand is available in four colors: Beige, Slate Grey, Ivory and Black Diamond.

Features

  • Can be used for stone joints up to a maximum of 1.5” (3.75 cm).
  • Sets at above freezing temperature 32°F (0°C).
  • Helps prevent weed sprouting and the damages caused by insects.
  • Helps prevent erosion due to climatic conditions, such as wind, rain and freezing.
  • Can be applied for drainage base systems. However a minimum of 1 hour of no rain is needed after installation.
  • Can be applied for non-drainage base systems. However a minimum of 24 hours of no rain is needed after installation.
  • Does not haze natural stones.
  • Intact pallets can be stored outside.

Ideal For

  • Plazas, streets (Pedestrian and vehicular traffic)
  • Paths
  • Paved sloping areas
  • Driveway aprons
  • Pool surroundings

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Helps Prevent

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Helps prevent weed sprouting.
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Helps prevent damages caused by insects.
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Helps prevent erosion due to climatic conditions, such as wind, rain and freezing temperatures.

FOR A NON-DRAINAGE BASE SYSTEM FOR A NEW STONE SURFACE

Installation Step 1

Step 1

Step 1

Make sure the stones are completely fixed in concrete and cannot move.

Installation Step 2

Step 2

Step 2

Make sure the sides and top surfaces of stones are dry before applying the Eurostone bond polymeric sand. Sweep Eurostone bond in the stone joints.

Installation Step 3

Step 3

Step 3

Compact the sand in the joint with a vibrating plate and a hand tamper in restricted area. Sweep off all excess Eurostone bond that is on the stone surface. Ensure that Eurostone bond lies at least 1/8’’ (0.3 cm) below the top of the stones.

Installation Step 4

Step 4

Step 4

Using a leaf blower, remove any EUROSTONE BOND residue from the stone surface. Depending on the physical layout, it may be more appropriate to remove residue by using a vacuum unit.

Installation Step 5

Step 5

Step 5

First watering: From a height of 4 feet (1.2 meters), use a water gun connected to a hose to direct a shower (water gun setting: “shower” or equivalent) of water for 10 to 15 seconds on a section of approximately 75-100 sq. ft. Wait 3 to 4 minutes (not longer). NEVER let the stone surface dry before steps 5, 6, 7 and 8 are completed. Proceed to STEP 6.

Installation Step 6

Step 6

Step 6

Second watering: From a height of 4 feet (1.2 meters). shower and rinse simultaneously for 10 to 15 seconds on a section of approximately 75-100 sq. ft. so as to eliminate any Eurostone bond residue left on the stones. Any Eurostone bond residue should go directly into the natural stone paver joints. Wait 3 to 4 minutes (not longer). Proceed to STEP 7.

Installation Step 7

Step 7

Step 7

Third watering: From a height of 4 feet (1.2 meters), direct a shower of water on the stone paver surface, showering and rinsing simultaneously, so as to eliminate any Eurostone bond residue, and direct it into the natural stone paver joints. However, stop watering when you see water retention on the natural stone paver joints. Wait 3 to 4 minutes (not longer). Proceed to STEP 8.

Installation Step 8

Step 8

Step 8

Repeat the directions of step 5 to 7 for all other stone areas that have not been showered with water.

IMPORTANT: The water used in steps 5, 6 & 7 will activate a bonding action as well as condense Eurostone bond in the joints. It is important to water the Eurostone bond a total of 3 times, as per steps 5, 6 and 7. Too little water will not properly activate the Eurostone bond and will reduce its final performance. If steps 5 to 8 are not done properly, a white haze may appear on stone paver surface after installation. This is due to excess Eurostone bond residue left on stone surfaces. This haze will dissipate over time. It can also be removed by using GATOR CLEAN efflorescence cleaner.

METHOD FOR APPLYING Eurostone bond ON AN EXISTING STONE SURFACE

  • Using a pressure washer, remove all the loose material that is in the joints (1 in. (2.5cm minimum)).
  • Follow steps 2 to 8 of NEW STONE SURFACE instructions (above).

METHOD FOR APPLYING Eurostone bond FOR A DRAINAGE BASE SYSTEM on a NEW STONE surface

  • Use concrete sand as your bedding course to do the final leveling. Install natural stone pavers. Make sure the stones are completely interlocked.
  • Make sure the sides and top surfaces of the stones are dry before applying the EUROSTONE BOND polymeric sand. Sweep Eurostone bond in the stone joints.
  • Compact the sand in the joint with a vibrating plate and a hand tamper in restricted area. Sweep off all excess Eurostone bond that is on the stone surface. Ensure that EUROSTONE BOND lies at least 1/8’’ (3 mm) below the top of the stones.
  • Using a leaf blower, remove any EUROSTONE BOND residue from the stone surface. Depending on the physical layout, it may be more appropriate to remove residue by using a vacuum unit.
  • First watering: From a height of 4 feet (1.2 meters), use a water gun connected to a hose to direct a shower (water gun setting: “shower” or equivalent) of water for 10 to 15 seconds on a section of approximately 75-100 sq. ft. Wait 3 to 4 minutes (not longer). NEVER let the stone surface dry before steps 5, 6, 7 and 8 are completed. Proceed to STEP 6.
  • Second watering: From a height of 4 feet (1.2 meters) shower and rinse simultaneously for 10 to 15 seconds on a section of approximately 75-100 sq. ft. so as to eliminate any EUROSTONE BOND residue left on the stones. Any EUROSTONE BOND residue should go directly into the natural stone paver joints. Wait 3 to 4 minutes (not longer). Proceed to STEP 7.
  • Third watering: From a height of 4 feet (1.2 meters) direct a shower of water on the stone paver surface, showering and rinsing simultaneously, so as to eliminate any EUROSTONE BOND residue, and direct it into the natural stone paver joints. However, stop watering when you see water retention in the natural stone paver joints. Wait 3 to 4 minutes (not longer). Proceed to STEP 8.
  • Repeat the directions of step 5 for all other stone areas that have not been showered with water.

METHOD FOR APPLYING EUROSTONE BOND AS PART OF AN EXISTING STONE JOB:

  • Using a pressure washer, remove the entire existing joint filling material from the top of the stones to the bottom.
  • Follow steps 2 to 8 of NEW STONE SURFACE instructions (above).

PLEASE NOTE
Do not apply if the paver surface is damp or wet. The damp or wet surface will cause EUROSTONE BOND to prematurely activate and will lead to the polymers sticking on the stone paver surface. Do not apply if the natural stone paver joints are damp or wet. This will prevent the EUROSTONE BOND from properly sliding into the joints and compromise the possibility of obtaining very densely packed joints, which is critical to the product’s performance. Do not use if rain is expected within 1 hour. Avoid excessive watering or flooding of natural stone paver surface. For all natural stone paver surfaces, and particularly around in-ground pools, there must be a slope of 1/8 in. (0.3 cm) per linear foot away from the edge of the pool, or structures, to ensure optimal performance of the EUROSTONE BOND. For the pool coping units, it is mandatory to use mortar in the joints. For the rest of the natural stone paver installation around the pool, you can use EUROSTONE BOND. Do not sweep EUROSTONE BOND over asphalt. Install EUROSTONE BOND a minimum of 1/8 of an inch (0.3 cm) below the natural stone paver surface or erosion may occur. The filled and cured EUROSTONE BOND joints should never be in direct contact with foot traffic or tires. The product must only be used as a recessed jointing material.

CLAY PAVERS:
If using on clay pavers, make sure they are 100% dry. Clay pavers tend to hold moisture, which can prematurely activate the EUROSTONE BOND while the sand is being spread over the paver surface, leaving a residue (always apply on a test area before using the EUROSTONE BOND on clay pavers)

MOSS:
EUROSTONE BOND will not cause nor prevent moss, mold or mildew. Moss, mold and mildew are caused by certain on-site conditions, including excess moisture, shade, absence of ventilation, inadequate cleaning or maintenance, presence of soil or other organic debris left on the product.

Coverage

Quantity required depends on the shape and size of paving area, the concrete pavers as well as the width of the joints. For Black Diamond Sand consider a 10% decrease in coverage.

Narrow Joints Wide Joints
m2 ft2 m2 ft2
50 lbs (22.7 kgs) 6.00-7.41 65-85 2.00-3.88 22-42

Packaging

Products Retail Size Units per Pallet
Eurostone Bond – Beige 22.7 kg (50 lbs) 56
Eurostone Bond – Slate Grey 22.7 kg (50 lbs) 56
Eurostone Bond – Ivory 22.7 kg (50 lbs) 56
Eurostone Bond – Black Diamond 22.7 kg (50 lbs) 56
  • Plastic bags
  • Intact pallets can be stored outside

FOR USE ON AND REQUIRED
SUB-SURFACE PREPARATION

EUROSTONE BOND is recommended for a variety of uses, including pool sides, patios, foot paths, driveways, parking spaces, pavements, etc.

WITH A DRAINAGE BASE SYSTEM : The stone pavers have to be installed on a system composed of 2 layers. The upper layer can have a maximum of 1 in (2.5 cm) of bedding sand. The lower layer must have a minimum of 5 in (12.5 cm) of crushed stone compacted at 95% Proctor density.

WITH A NON-DRAINAGE BASE SYSTEM: (See diagrams below) you must have a minimum 1° top surface slope for proper water runoff for both systems.

10 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES ONLY

This warranty is given by Alliance Designer Products inc. Please note that this limited warranty applies only when the product is used for residential purposes exclusively (home owners or contractors using the product for single or multi-unit dwellings that are exclusively for residential use). Alliance Designer Products inc. cannot guarantee results as it has no control over surface and sub-surface preparation and product application. However, for a period of 10 years from purchase, Alliance Designer Products inc. agrees that, if the product is proven to be defective, and on the condition that it was installed pursuant to the method of application of surface and sub-surface preparation described above, then the Alliance Designer Products inc. agrees to refund the purchase price. Proof of purchase is required for any claim.

1 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

Please note that when the product is used for other purposes (Mixed-use, commercial, institutional or other), the above terms apply except that the applicable period is reduced to 1 year from purchase.

EXCLUSION OF RESPONSIBILITY

The parties agree that refund of the purchase price as stated is the only obligation of alliance designer products inc. In all events, Alliance Designer Products inc. Shall not be liable for any other damages or costs (including removal or reinstallation of sand or pavers) whatsoever, direct or consequential. To the extent permitted by law, Alliance Designer Products inc. Exclude any implied warranty of quality, merchantability or fitness for purpose.

Alliance Designer Products inc. excludes any responsibility whatsoever for the presence of moss, mold or mildew or similar facts that may occur on the product after its installation. The presence of moss, mold or mildew is caused by the particular on-site conditions, including excess humidity, shade, absence of ventilation, inadequate cleaning or maintenance, presence of soil or other organic debris left on the product after installation.

* ICPI Tech Spec #2 ( Construction of Interlocking Concrete Pavements)

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