Polymeric Sand

Polymeric Sand for Sale: Bulk Delivery and Pickup in NJ & NY

Polymeric Sand for Sale in NJ and NYPolymeric sand is a precise blend of sand and a polymer which acts as a binding agent.

Although polymeric sand will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, the main components typically include quartz and crystalline silica and a proprietary polymer that is water activated.

The use of polymeric sand has widely replaced the use of silica or torpedo sand in the installation of stone and other masonry pavers.

In fact, since the material was first introduced back in 1999, it has continued to grow increasingly popular and has entirely changed the way in which pavers are laid down and bound together.

Polymeric sand is sold by the bag and full pallet.

Polymeric Sand Benefits

What is it, exactly, that makes polymeric sand so special? There are a number of reasons why people prefer using it over older methods of paving stone installations. Some of the many benefits of polymeric sand include:

  • Excellent Interlocking Capabilities – One of the biggest issues that people have with their stone pavers is that, over time, the units may begin to shift with the ground and pull away from one another. Polymeric sand has incredible binding characteristics that not only work to keep the stones in place but also allow for flexibility. This means that even as pavers may shift, the polymeric sand will shift with it, keeping the surface looking pristine.
  • Water Resistance – Here in NJ, we’re routinely subject to periods of heavy rainfall. When this happens, there’s the potential for sand and other joint materials to become washed away. This loosens the bond between paving stones and can cause the area to shift or sink. Polymeric sand is water-friendly to the point where it can even be power washed after proper curing. As a result, you’ll spend less time and money on refilling joints and more time enjoying your pavers.
  • Weather Proof – Freeze and thaw cycles can wreak havoc on stone pavers. Polymeric sand is designed to be able to expand and contract with weather changes, allowing it to function perfectly even as temperatures fluctuate.
  • Increased Pavement Durability – When polymeric sand is properly in place, you’ll find that any water present will have a significantly reduced opportunity to seep below the hard wearing surface of the stone pavers and into the sand or other base material beneath. This means that the silt and fines located here don’t have any opportunity to move around from one area to another and cause deformations, sinking or otherwise uneven surfaces.
  • Prevention of Weeds & Pests – When weeds grow up between the joints of pavers, it’s not only extremely unsightly, but it can also lead to tripping hazards or can even weaken the pavers. As the plants and roots apply pressure to the pavers, they can cause cracking and dislocation, resulting in an uneven and unsafe surface. The presence of polymeric sand within these gaps helps to discourage the growth of grass and weeds, preserving safety and beauty. In addition to this, the sand can also prevent ants and other pests from coming up between units.

Polymeric Sand Uses

The way in which polymeric sand is engineered makes it the perfect choice for filling in the joints of brick and stone pavers. In the past, this was accomplished solely by introducing sand to the gaps between the paving stones with a sealant applied on top. While this worked to hold the stones in place, it frequently washed out.

The introduction of polymers improves the level of joint strength and integrity of the pavers, and will continue to hold its form even when exposed to harsh conditions. It’s because of this that the majority of contractors and homeowners prefer to use polymeric sand when installing pavers over traditional methods.

Polymeric Sand Prices

Polymeric sand tends to be extremely affordable and cost efficient – especially when you consider the fact that you won’t need to constantly replace it in the event of inclement weather. Even so, you may find that prices vary depending on the exact ingredients used to manufacture the blend, as well as whether an organic or synthetic material is used as the binding agent. Finally, different suppliers will charge different rates for polymeric sand. In general, you’re likely to find the lowest prices for the highest quality product when you work with a local direct stone supplier with a solid reputation.

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Tips for Using Polymeric Sand

Despite the fact that polymeric sand is very easy to use, there are a few things that you should keep in mind:

  • Weather and Temperature – When you are preparing to lay down pavers and spread polymeric sand between the joints, it’s extremely important that you are mindful of the weather. First, take a look at the manufacturer instructions for applying the sand. Most instructions will indicate that you should use polymeric sand in temperatures no lower than freezing, but there are certain brands that recommend a minimum temperature of 40-50 degrees Fahrenheit. You should also avoid applying polymeric sand if it is raining or if there’s a chance for rain. Because the sand is water activated, it will stick to whatever it’s touching when it becomes wet. Should the sand become wet and stick to the surface of the pavers, you may have a difficult time removing it.
  • Joint Size – As a rule, polymer sand tends to work best as a binding agent when it’s placed in gaps no larger than 1″ between paving stones. While this is typically accepted as true, there are some contractors who feel that the agent loses its effectiveness once the joints are more than 1/2″ wide. You should always be aware of this as you plan out the layout of your patio, driveway or walkway. In cases where you absolutely require that the gaps be larger in size, you should look for a sand that’s specifically engineered for large joint sizes, or you can ask your supplier about purchasing only the binder and mixing it with larger particles like stone dust or lime screenings.
  • Careful Application – It’s important that you take care to introduce the polymeric sand only to the joints in between the pavers and to clean up any extra sand that may have found its way on top of the stones or other surfaces. Once you are done filling in the joints, you should take the time to sweep the surface of the pavers. Be sure to check corners and other areas where stray sand may have a tendency to collect. This will ensure that once you have applied water that the polymeric sand will not harden in areas where it would appear unsightly or detract from the beauty and functionality of your pavers.

Polymeric Sand for Sale in NJ

If you feel that polymeric sand is the right solution for your upcoming paving stone project, you needn’t look any further than Braen Supply. We carry only the highest quality polymeric sand in order to guarantee that our customers get the most satisfaction and use from their stone pavers.

Our team of experts is happy to discuss your project plans and provide you with advice on how much material should be used, as well as offer tips on working with polymeric sand. We offer the fairest and most competitive rates on polymeric sand throughout NJ and NY.

Polymeric Sand Bagged Cement Delivery in NJ, NY, PA & CT

Stone Veneer Mortar for Sale in NJ & NYPolymeric sand bagged cemment is available for bulk delivery to homeowners, cities, contractors, townships, schools, religious establishments and universities. Our drivers are experienced and will do their best to accommodate your delivery requests.

Headquartered in northern New Jersey, our core delivery area for polymeric sand bagged cement is Bergen County, Passaic County, Morris County, Essex County and Sussex County.

Depending on the quantity, we deliver polymeric sand bagged cement to all of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New York.

Our core delivery area for polymeric sand bagged cement in New York includes NYC, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Harlem, The Bronx, and Long Island.

Bagged Cement Pickup & Delivery Information

Homeowners

  • Pickup: Pickup is only available out of the Wanaque location.
  • Delivery: Delivery is available out of both Wanaque and Haledon locations.

Contractors

  • Pickup: Pickup is available out of both Wanaque and Haledon locations.
  • Delivery: Delivery is available out of both Wanaque and Haledon locations.

Important Notes

  • Cement bags are available at both Wanaque and Haledon locations.
  • Please call for special request or before/after hours pickup or delivery services.

Braen Supply Locations & Operating Hours

Wanaque

About this location:
Our Wanaque location offers a full showroom, retail products and wholesale items for all of your landscape, masonry and hardware needs.

Phone number and address:
(973) 302-5694
1434 Ringwood Ave. Wanaque, NJ

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Haledon

About this location:
This location offers ONLY wholesale products. Please only visit Haledon if you are a looking for bulk pickups larger than 15 tons.

Phone number and address:
(973) 302-5694
400-402 Central Ave. Haledon, NJ

Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed