Introducing ‘Xtreme Easy’: The All-Weather Paver Joint Compound

When it comes to using a joint compound for your paver installation, it's imperative that you choose a product that will deliver exceptional results for an extended time. While an all-weather paver joint compound provides better results than joint sand for pavers, it's crucial to opt for an all-purpose joint compound that is not only easy to install but also offers numerous benefits for your hardscaping projects in the long run.

Here's a comprehensive overview to help you grasp what a jointing compound does, its various applications, and the top-notch option that Pave Tool endorses for its remarkable performance.

What is Jointing Compound for Pavers?

Jointing compound for pavers, often referred to as polymeric sand, is essential for the durability and stability of paving installations. Initially, the compound is swept into the joints between pavers on a dry and clean surface. After filling, water is added in the correct proportions to activate the compound, which then sets and hardens as it dries. This type of jointing typically lasts between 3 to 5 years. 

Alternatively, there's a pre-moistened, one-part jointing compound available in vacuum-sealed bags. This version is applied wet and solidifies upon drying, with a lifespan often exceeding 10 years. This joint sand for pavers is crucial in keeping paved surfaces structurally sound and visually appealing.

What is the Role of Jointing Compounds?

Jointing compounds are essential for creating a solid bond between pavers, which makes projects more resistant to shifting and stable overall. This versatile compound can be used with ceramic, concrete, and natural stone pavers, offering various options. It prevents weed growth and gives your projects a natural appearance, as it offers multiple colors to complement your pavers. Pairing it with a paver protectant will provide a long-lasting finish to your hardscape projects.

Use for Patio

For patios, jointing compound is crucial in making it a fully flexible uniform surface and will prevent weed and moss growth. This helps maintain the overall integrity and aesthetic of the project. By ensuring the project is well-prepared and installed, your clients can enjoy and use it for years to come.

Use for Driveway

Driveways receive a much higher level of stress and weight due to the level of traffic that they receive. For that reason, you'll want to make sure that you're using a jointing compound suitable to withstand that type of traffic and weight so that it will hold up over the years.

Use for Walkways

Walkways and patios have similar traffic and weight demands, so they require the same type of jointing compound. However, it's important to consider that walkways usually have higher daily foot traffic than patios, which are only used occasionally. Therefore, the jointing compound used for walkways should be chosen accordingly. You should also install paver edge restraints to provide structural support and stability.

Can Pavers Be Protected After Jointing Sand is Installed?

It's important to ensure the pavers are thoroughly cleaned before protecting them. If there is any dirt or debris on the surface, the protectant compound will lock it in place, affecting the overall appearance of the pavers. Always use a paver cleaner to remove debris and bacteria from the porous of the pavers. You can use a stiff-bristled broom, leaf blower, or hose to clean the surface, but make sure to wash away ALL the material and not let it dry on the surface.

Pave Tool Launches 'Xtreme Easy'

At Pave Tool, we are always on the lookout for better products and tools to offer our clients. That’s why we are excited to announce that we are now offering our customers PHNA’s Xtreme Easy jointing compound.

This premixed resin paving joint compound is easy to use with its l-component formula, and can be applied in temperatures ranging from 37-80º F and even during light rain. It’s available in four beautiful colors, adding the perfect finishing touch to your client’s projects. Xtreme Easy is water-permeable, self-compacting, and pressure-washer-safe. Once applied, it can be air-dried and is rated for pedestrian traffic. This makes it an excellent all-weather compound choice for walkways, patios, and more.

Be sure to remember: when applying Xtreme Easy to pavers, it is necessary to first install them over a stable and water-permeable base that can handle the load. Once the pavers are set, the surface must be cleaned and pre-wet. Small piles of jointing compound should then be applied over the joints and worked into them while wet. Use the Hydro-Broom to put the water right where you need it for an easy and seamless installation. The area should be kept damp during the working process to avoid setting up too quickly. Finally, a quick clean-up is required to finish the job.

Contact Pave Tool for Hardscaping Projects

At Pave Tool, we understand you don't have the extra time to investigate every tool, material, or supply on the market. That's why we take the time to carefully study and review each item we offer, ensuring it provides peak performance in the field.

Contact us today to learn more about our extension offerings!