Polybind Stone Dust

Polybind Stone Dust

We Made It Stronger!

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

Description

Polybind Stone Dust is a unique mixture of polymer binders and calibrated stone available in Tan, Grey. Once Polybind Stone Dust sets, it becomes very firm and locks between the stone joints while still retaining flexibility and providing a long lasting, durable jointing material. Polybind Stone Dust 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)
  • Fast Setting: min. 24 hours without rain
  • Compatible with all types of wetcast and natural stones
  • Polybind Stone Dust is ideal for joints that are a minimum of 1/2˝ (1.25 cm) to a maximum of 6˝ (15 cm) wide
  • Does not haze stones
  • For pedestrian use only

Ideal For

  • Patios
  • Walkways
  • Pool decks

2 BEAUTIFUL COLORS TO CHOOSE FROM

Gator Color Pallet

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.

POLYBIND STONE DUST INSTALLATION
FOR WETCAST & NATURAL STONES

PREPARATION INFORMATION (IMPORTANT NOTES)

  1. Polybind Stone Dust must be installed above 59°F (15°C).
  2. Polybind Stone Dust can only be installed if rain is not forecasted in the next 24 hours.
  3. Wet cast & natural stone sides and top surfaces must be completely dry. Do not apply if the tile surface is damp or wet. The damp or wet surface will cause Polybind Stone Dust to prematurely activate and will lead to the polymers sticking on the natural stone or wet cast unit surface.
  4. Do not apply if the natural stone or wet cast unit joints are damp or wet. This will prevent the Polybind Stone Dust from properly sliding into the joints and obtaining very densely packed joints, which is critical to the products performance.
  5. Minimize or avoid walking on the stones for 24 hours after the installation of Polybind Stone Dust.
  6. If Polybind Stone Dust is left lying on the stone surface for a long duration, moisture can form and will activate the Polybind Stone Dust on the stone surface, staining may occur.
  7. Do not use Polybind Stone Dust when the stones are installed over a concrete base. Polybind Stone Dust is designed to function on a drainage base system (see diagram 1 below). 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″ bed of sand. Make sure that there is at least 6″ of compacted crushed stone under the bedding sand. (See diagram 1.)

Installation Step 2

Step 2

Step 2

Make sure the stone’s top surface is dry.
FOR NATURAL STONES: Using a hard-bristle, broom, sweep Polybind Stone Dust in between the full depth of the natural stone joints.
FOR WETCAST STONES: Using a scoop, carefully pour Polybind Stone Dust in between the full depth of the joints and avoid getting any Polybind Stone Dust on the wetcast stone surface.

Installation Step 3

Step 3

Step 3

Hit the stones with a rubber mallet; this will make the Polybind Stone 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 Polybind Stone Dust off stone surfaces. Ensure that Polybind Stone Dust lies at least 1/8 inch below the top of the stones.

Installation Step 5

Step 5

Step 5

Using a leaf blower, blow all Polybind Stone Dust residues off stone surfaces.

WATER ACTIVATION (IMPORTANT NOTES)

  1. Work in manageable sections, ideally about 100 sq. ft. at a time, depending on temperature.
  2. Do not allow Polybind Stone Dust to wash out of joint.
  3. Never allow paved surface to dry out during the water activation phase.
  4. Watering must be started at the lowest point of the paved surface.
  5. Use a watering gun connected to a hose. Setting should be set to shower.
Installation Step 6

Step 6

Step 6

Shower water on a specific water area of 100 sq.ft., wait no longer than 2 to 3 minutes. Proceed to STEP 7.

Installation Step 7

Step 7

Step 7

Shower and rinse simultaneously on a section of approximately 100 sq.ft. so as to eliminate any Polybind Stone Dust residue left on the stones. Any Polybind Stone Dust residue should go directly into the stones joints. Wait no longer than 2 to 3 minutes. Proceed to STEP 8.

Installation Step 8

Step 8

Step 8

Shower and rinse simultaneously, so as to eliminate any Polybind Stone Dust residue. Any residue should go directly into the stones joints. However, stop showering when you see water retention on the stones joints. Wait no longer than 2 to 3 minutes. Proceed to STEP 9. Note: Repeat the directions of STEPS 6 to 8 for all other areas that have not been showered with water.

Installation Step 9

Step 9

Step 9

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

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

PLEASE NOTE: Polybind Stone Dust becomes very firm but will detach from stone if the crushed stone base has excessive movement. It will also detach from the stone if the stones are oscillating back and forth due to improper installation. By following Polybind Stone Dust installation instructions carefully, you will obtain a very hard jointing material. It should be noted that Polybind Stone Dust will continue to harden over time. Avoid excessive watering or flooding of stone areas. When installing stones around an underground pool, a slope of 1/8 inch (3 mm) per linear foot (30 cm) away from the pool is mandatory. All stone surfaces must have a drainage slope for the Polybind Stone 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 stone installation around the pool, you can use Polybind Stone Dust. Do not sweep Polybind Stone Dust over asphalt.

Coverage

The quantity required depends on the shape and size of the stones as well as the width of the joints. One bag of 50 lbs (22.7 kg) of this product will cover between 20 to 30 square feet (1.86 to 2.79 m2) if the joints are about 1˝ to 2˝ (2.54 to 5.08 cm) wide and the stones are about 2˝ to 2-1/2˝ (5.08 cm to 6.35 cm) thick.

Packaging

Products Retail Size Units per Pallet
Polybind Stone Dust – Tan 22.7 kg (50 lbs) 56
Polybind Stone Dust – Grey 22.7 kg (50 lbs) 56
  • Plastic bags
  • Intact pallets can be stored outside
  • Individual bags must be kept in dry storage.

FOR USE ON AND REQUIRED
SUB-SURFACE PREPARATION

Polybind Stone Dust is recommended for a variety of uses, including patios, walkways and pool decks. The stones must be installed on a drainage 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.

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