Deterrent to weed growth – The biggest advantage of polymeric sand is that it discourages the growth of weeds, moss and other such plant species thereby making maintenance a breeze. Weeds are some of the most resistant species on earth. They grow just about anywhere and under any condition. So, it is really tough to stop the growth of weeds. Polymeric sand is extremely successful in deterring the growth of plants.
In addition to weeds, polymeric sand discourages ant invasions as well. Ants can be a real nuisance in stone pavements. They burrow in the sand or earth and make their home in those gaps. As a result, stone tiles or slabs used in pavements become loose. By using polymeric sand, you can overcome this problem.
Deterrent to erosion – Erosion is one of the common problems of stone pavements. With time, the earth or aggregates used as fillers in between the stone slabs get washed away due to rain and wind. They are also washed away when you pressure clean the stone pavement.
When you use polymeric sand, erosion is curtailed to a large extent because it binds the stone tightly. No matter how heavy the downpour, polymeric sand will withstand the test of time.
Resistant to environmental conditions – Polymeric sand adapts to environmental changes thus making it highly durable. The uniqueness of polymeric sand is that it hardens when it is dry and becomes flexible when it is wet. So, it provides space for stone joint movement. It is largely resistant to damage that could be caused by the harsh climates in Toronto.
Durability – Polymeric sand binds stone slabs very efficiently. Since this material is resistant to weed growth, ants and other insects, erosion and environment conditions, they tend to remain strong for a long time. By remaining intact, they also increase the durability of your stone pavement.
Visual appeal – Polymeric sand can be made in any colour. Manufacturers introduce a colour pigment in the sand during the manufacturing process to give it a specific hue. So, you can choose a colour that is suitable for your premises and create a beautifully artistic stone patio, stone driveway or walkway.