For paving stone joints up to 2″
Gator Maxx Sand is a unique mixture of polymer binders and calibrated sand available in Beige, Slate Grey, Ivory and Black Diamond. The installation of Gator Maxx Sand is almost identical to using regular paver joint sand except for the application of water. Once Gator Maxx Sand sets, it becomes very firm and locks between the paver joints while still retaining flexibility and providing a long lasting, durable jointing material. Gator Maxx Sand is recommended for a variety of uses including pool decks, patios, footpaths, driveways, parking spaces, pavements etc.
Spread Gator Maxx Sand with hard-bristle broom. Make sure the Gator Maxx Sand completely fills the joints. Do not use other materials in the joints.
Leave a layer of Gator Maxx Sand on the surface to aid in vibrating and consolidating Gator Maxx Sand into joints.
Vibrate the Gator Maxx Sand into the paver joints using a vibratory plate compactor. A rubber pad is recommended. A roller compactor is best for slab installation.
Joints should be filled up to 1/8 inch below the edge or chamfer. It is best to compact in several directions to ensure there are no air gaps or voids in the joints. Repeat steps 1-3 to ensure joints are filled and consolidated. Narrow joints require more care to completely fill.
Sweep off excess Gator Maxx Sand from the paved surface, first with a hard-bristle broom, then a soft bristle broom. Take care to leave the height of the polymeric sand at least 1/8 inch below the edge or chamfer of the paver.
Use a leaf blower to remove all remaining Gator Maxx Sand residue from the paved surface.
Shower water on a specific water area of 100 sq.ft., wait no longer than 2 to 3 minutes. Proceed to STEP 8.
Shower and rinse simultaneously on a section of approximately 100 sq. ft. so as to eliminate any Gator Maxx Sand residue left on the pavers. Any Gator Maxx Sand residue should go directly into the paver joints. Wait no longer than 2 to 3 minutes. Proceed to STEP 9.
Shower and rinse simultaneously, so as to eliminate any Gator Maxx Sand residue. Any residue should go directly into the paver joints. However, stop showering when you see water retention on the paver joints. Wait no longer than 2 to 3 minutes. Proceed to STEP 10. Note: Repeat the directions of STEPS 7 to 9 for all other areas that have not been showered with water.
Use a leaf blower to remove any excess water remaining on the paver pores and crevices. This blowing action is necessary to help remove any remaining Gator Maxx Sand residue left on paver surfaces from the previous steps.
IMPORTANT: The water used in steps 7 to 9 will activate a bonding action as well as condensing Gator Maxx Sand in the joints. It is important to water the Gator Maxx Sand a total of 3 times, as per steps 7, 8 and 9.Too little water will not properly activate the Gator Maxx Sand and will reduce the final performance. If steps 7 to 10 are not done properly, a white haze may appear on paver surface after installation. This is due to excess Gator Maxx Sand residue left on paver surfaces. This haze will dissipate over time, or it could be removed by using GATOR CLEAN efflorescence cleaner.
If using Gator Maxx Sand to replace existing jointing materials, old jointing materials need to be completely cleaned out of the joints and pavers completely dry before installing Gator Maxx Sand. However, be careful not to disturbthe bedding material under the pavers. Follow steps 1 to 10 of Gator Maxx Sand installation steps (for a newpaver surface).
CLAY PAVERS: If used on clay pavers make sure they are 100% dry. Clay pavers tend to hold moisture, which can prematurely activate the Gator Maxx Sand while the sand is being spread over the paver surface, leaving a residue (always apply on a test area before using the Gator Maxx Sand on clay pavers).
MOSS: Gator Maxx Sand 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.
Quantity required depends on the shape and size ofthe concrete pavers as well as the width of the joints.
|Narrow Joints||Wide Joints|
|Slate Grey, Beige, Ivory
50 lbs (22.7 kg)
50 lbs (22.7 kg)
|Products||Retail Size||Units per Pallet|
|Gator Maxx Sand – Beige||22.7 kg (50 lbs)||56|
|Gator Maxx Sand – Slate Grey||22.7 kg (50 lbs)||56|
|Gator Maxx Sand – Ivory||22.7 kg (50 lbs)||56|
|Gator Maxx Sand – Black Diamond||22.7 kg (50 lbs)||56|
Gator Maxx Sand is recommended for a variety of uses including pool decks, patios, footpaths, driveways, parking spaces, pavements etc. The concrete pavers must be installed on a drainage base system composed of 2 layers. The upper layer can have a maximum of 1 inch (2.5 cm) of bedding sand. The lower layer must have a minimum of 6 inches (15.4 cm) of crushed stone compacted at 98 % Proctor density. (See diagrams to the left).
1. Remove all loose and fragile concrete.
2. Cover the ground with a geotextile, refill with crushed stone, and compact it.
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). The manufacturer cannot guarantee results, as it has no control over surface and sub-surface preparation and product application. (Proper installation of pavers or slabs to ensure long-term stability of work, including granular foundation of certified crushed stone of 0-3/4 inch (0-20 mm) bedding layer and appropriate installation of borders in accordance with above specified method for applying product). Also warranted when used with Gator Base. However, for a period of 15 years from purchase, the manufacturer 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 manufacturer agrees to refund the purchase price. Proof of purchase is required for any claim.
THE PARTIES AGREE THAT REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE AS STATED IS THE ONLY OBLIGATION OF THE MANUFACTURER. IN ALL EVENTS, THE MANUFACTURER 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, THE MANUFACTURER EXCLUDES ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PURPOSE.
Alliance Gator excludes any responsibility whatsoever for the presence of moss, mold, mildew, or similar factors 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 moisture, shade, absence of ventilation, inadequate cleaning or maintenance, presence of soil or other organic debris left on the product after installation.
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.