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Gator Dust Bond

Gator Dust Bond

We Made It Stronger!

Polymeric Stone Dust
For Stone Joints 1/2″ to 6″ wide

Description

Gator Dust Bond is a unique mixture of polymer binders and calibrated stone available in Sahara Beige, Stone Grey. Once Gator Dust Bond sets, it becomes very firm and locks between the wet cast or natural stone joints while still retaining flexibility and providing a long lasting, durable jointing material. Gator Dust Bond is recommended for a variety of uses including pool decks, patios, footpaths, and any other pedestrian applications.

Features

  • XTRA Bonding
  • XTRA Strength
  • XTRA Durability
  • Product works at above 59°F (15°C)
  • Gator Dust is ideal for joints that are a minimum of 1/2˝ (1.25 cm) to a maximum of 6˝ (15 cm) wide
  • For pedestrian use only
  • Ideal with the application of Gator Base Panel foundation
  • Compatible with all types of wet cast and natural stones
  • Waterproof bag: Intact pallets or bag can be laid flat and stored outdoors. (Lay bag flat on its back, so front of the bag is facing you.)
  • Fast Setting: Rain safe after 24 hours without rain

Ideal For

  • Patios
  • Walkways
  • Pool decks

2 BEAUTIFUL COLORS TO CHOOSE FROM

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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.

DO NOT USE WHEN stones ARE INSTALLED OVER A CONCRETE SLAB. DO NOT USE FOR VEHICULAR TRAFFIC.

GATOR DUST INSTALLATION
FOR WETCAST & NATURAL STONES

PREPARATION INFORMATION (IMPORTANT NOTES)

  1. Always refer to the latest Gator Dust Technical Data Sheet (TDS) at alliancegator.com before installing Gator Dust.
  2. Gator Dust must be installed above 59°F (15°C).
  3. Gator Dust can only be installed if rain is not forecasted in the next 24 hours.
  4. Wet cast & natural stones sides and top surfaces must be completely dry. Do not apply if the wet cast or natural stones surfaces are damp or wet. The damp or wet surfaces will cause Gator Dust to prematurely activate and will lead to the polymers sticking on the wet cast or natural stones surfaces.
  5. Do not apply if the wet cast or natural stones joints are damp or wet. This will prevent the Gator Dust from properly sliding into the joints and obtaining very densely packed joints, which is critical to the products performance.
  6. Minimize or avoid walking on the wet cast or natural stones for 24 hours after the installation of Gator Dust.
  7. If Gator Dust is left lying on the wet cast or natural stones surfaces for a long duration, moisture can form and will activate the Gator Dust on the wet cast or natural stones surfaces, staining may occur.
  8. Do not use Gator Dust when wet cast or natural stones are installed over a concrete base. Gator Dust is designed to function on a traditional base system. A concrete base inhibits drainage; thus, the trapped water will negatively impact the product’s performance.

Installation Step 1

Step 1

Step 1

Install the stones on a maximum 1″ (2.5cm) bedding of sand. Make sure that there is at least 6″ (15cm) of compacted crushed stone under the bedding sand. See diagram 1.

Installation Step 2

Step 2

Step 2

Make sure the wet cast or natural stone’s top surfaces are dry.
FOR NATURAL STONES: Using a hard-bristle, broom, sweep Gator Dust in between the full depth of the natural stone joints.
FOR WETCAST STONES: Using a scoop, carefully pour Gator Dust in between the full depth of the joints and avoid getting any Gator Dust on the wet cast stone surface.

Installation Step 3

Step 3

Step 3

Hit the wet cast or natural stones with a rubber mallet; this will make the Gator Dust settle firmly into the joints by removing any air pockets. Repeat step 2 and this step 3 at least two more times.

Installation Step 4

Step 4

Step 4

Using a soft, fine-bristle broom, sweep all excess Gator Dust off stone surfaces. Ensure that Gator Dust lies at least 1/8 inch (3 mm) below the top wet cast or natural stones surfaces.

Installation Step 5

Step 5

Step 5

Using a leaf blower, blow all Gator Dust residues off wet cast or natural stone surfaces.

WATER ACTIVATION (IMPORTANT NOTES)

  1. Work in manageable sections, ideally about 50 sq. ft. (4.5 sq. m.) at a time, depending on temperature.
  2. Be sure not to let the Gator Dust come out of the joints.
  3. Do not allow the paved surface to dry during the water activation phase
  4. Watering should begin from the lowest level of the paved surface.
  5. Use a spray gun connected to a hose. Adjust the watering to the “shower” setting.
Installation Step 6

Step 6

Step 6

Shower a specific 50 sq. ft. (4.5 sq. m.) area for 90 seconds.

Installation Step 7

Step 7

Step 7

Continue to do the rest of the area at 50 sq. ft. (4.5 sq. m.) area for 90 seconds.

Installation Step 8

Step 8

Step 8

When the entire surface is done, rinse off any GATOR DUST residue off the surface.

Installation Step 9

Step 9

Step 9

Use a leaf blower to remove any excess water remaining on the wet cast or natural stones pores and crevices. This blowing action is necessary to help remove any remaining Gator Dust residue left on wet cast or natural stones surfaces from the previous steps.

IMPORTANT: The water used in step 6 will activate a bonding action as well as condensing GATOR DUST in the joints. Too much water will undo the dense compaction obtained during step 3 and reduce the final performance of GATOR DUST.

PLEASE NOTE: GATOR DUST becomes very firm but will detach from wet cast or natural stones if the crushed stone base has excessive movement. It will also detach from the wet cast or natural stones if the wet cast or natural stones are oscillating back and forth due to improper installation. By following GATOR DUST installation instructions carefully, you will obtain a very hard jointing material. It should be noted that GATOR DUST will continue to harden over time. Avoid excessive watering or flooding of wet cast or natural stone areas. When installing wet cast or natural stones around an underground pool, a slope of 1/8 inch (3 mm) per linear foot away from the pool is mandatory. All wet cast or natural stone surfaces must have a drainage slope for the GATOR DUST to work at its optimum. For the pool coping blocks, it is mandatory to use mortar in the joints. For the rest of the wet cast or natural stones installation around the pool, you can use GATOR DUST. Do not sweep GATOR DUST over asphalt.

Coverage

The quantity required depends on the shape and size of the wet cast or natural stones as well as the width of the joints. One bag of 50 lb (22.7 kg) of this product will cover between 20 to 30 square feet (1.9 to 2.8 m2) if the joints are about 1˝ to 2˝ (25 mm to 5 cm) wide and the stones are about 2˝ to 2-1/2˝ (5 cm to 6.4 cm) thick.

Packaging

Products Retail Size Units per Pallet
Gator Dust Bond – Sahara Beige 22.7 kg (50 lb) 56
Gator Dust Bond – Stone Grey 22.7 kg (50 lb) 56
  • Plastic bags
  • Intact pallets can be stored outside
  • Waterproof bags: Lay bag flat on its back, so front of the bag is facing you.

FOR USE ON AND REQUIRED
SUB-SURFACE PREPARATION

Gator Dust is recommended for a variety of uses, including patios, walkways and pool decks. The wet cast or natural stones must be installed on a traditional base system: maximum of 1˝ (2.5 cm) of bedding sand, plus a minimum of 6˝ (15 cm) of crushed stone compacted at 98% Proctor density. (See diagram on left.)

15-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY (RESIDENTIAL)

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 natural or wetcast stones to ensure long-term stability of work, including granular foundation of certified crushed stone of 0-3/4˝ (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.

EXCLUSION OF RESPONSIBILITY

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 STONES) WHATSOEVER, DIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE MANUFACTURER EXCLUDES ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PURPOSE.

Alliance Designer Products inc. 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.

1 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY (COMMERCIAL)
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.
Alliance Gator excludes any responsibility for use of any Gator Polymeric Stone Dust for any installation not installed to manufacturer’s specifications.

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