How to Renovate Your Patio Jointing in 6 Simple Steps
Creating a beautiful and long-lasting patio involves more than just choosing the right paving stones. Properly jointing the pavers is a crucial step that ensures stability, durability, and an impeccable finish. In this guide, we will take you through a step-by-step process to achieve a pressure washer-safe, ant and weed-resistant surface that doesn’t require annual joint replacement. From pouring and compacting the jointing sand to applying a protective sealer, we'll cover everything you need to know. Get ready to transform your patio into a stunning outdoor space that will stand the test of time using ROMEX’s revolutionary, permeable paving products!
Step 1: Pour On
Begin by pouring your ROMPOX Jointing Sand onto the dry surface of your patio. Using a spade, carefully mix the sand to ensure optimal grain size distribution. This step is crucial for achieving a strong and durable bond between the pavers.
Step 2: Work In
Using a broom, work ROMEX Jointing Sand into the joints between the pavers. Sweep diagonally to the joint, ensuring comprehensive filling. Continue filling the jointing sand until it reaches the top edge of the paving stones or the bevel, providing a seamless finish.
Step 3: Compaction
If your patio surface is suitable for vibratory plates, use one to compact the pavers. This step helps to settle the jointing sand and create a stable foundation. If necessary, place a protective mat to prevent damage to the pavers during compaction.
Step 4: Refill Joints
Refill any remaining gaps or joints up to the top edge of the paving stones or bevel. Use a fine hair broom to sweep the surface carefully, removing any excess sand from the stone surface. This step ensures a neat and polished appearance for your patio.
Step 5: Wet Joints
Moisten the joints by using a spray set to a fine mist. Avoid using a watering can, as it may cause water to pool or wash away the sand. The joints should be dampened until they no longer absorb water. Repeat this process after 1-2 hours to ensure proper saturation.