Understanding Polymeric Sand

Polymeric sand is a unique blend of fine sand and polymer additives. Unlike any traditional jointing sand, polymeric sand hardens once it is exposed to water, ensuring a robust and flexible bond.

Below, we explain what polymeric sand is and explore its numerous advantages, making it the preferred choice for both residential and commercial projects.

What is Polymeric Sand?

Advantages of Polymeric Sand

Self-hardening

One of the most significant benefits of polymeric sand is its self-hardening property. This means that when water is applied, the polymeric components in the sand activate and become hard whilst binding the grains together to form a robust and stable joint. This prevents sand from being washed out during heavy rains or through regular cleaning processes

Self-repairing

Polymeric sand also provides self-repairing characteristics. Over time, if any minor cracks or gaps develop due to ground movement or weather conditions, the polymers within the sand can re-bind to fill these voids. To simply put it, if any cracks appear and it rains, the cracks self-repair themselves. This feature ensures long-term performance and reduces the need for frequent maintenance.

No cement residue

The most common problems found in the paving industry are cement residue and staining. Polymeric sand sets without staining the surface of the pavers.

Suitable for all loads

Polymeric sand is suitable for all loads, making it an ideal choice for both residential and commercial projects. Whether it’s a driveway that must support the weight of vehicles or a pedestrian walkway, polymeric sand provides a reliable jointing solution that can withstand different stresses.

Why Choose Cretesol

With almost a decade of industry experience, Cretesol’s main aim is to solve problems faced by the paving and concrete industry in South Africa.

Cretesol exclusively distributes various world-renowned products: imported from Germany, France, England, and the United States. Cretesol’s products help with the effective handling, sealing, protecting, grouting, binding of paving, stone and concrete materials. We also provide solutions to effectively remove concrete staining and dissolve concrete build-up.

At Cretesol, our main goal is to supply the best possible quality products, for the successful completion of projects in our industry.

We look forward to assisting you in your residential, commercial, industrial, or DIY projects.

Contact Us

For almost a decade, Cretesol has been supplying world-renowned products to the South African paving and concrete industries. One thing that makes us stand out is our expertise and knowledge in the industry. Let us help you find the perfect solution with our top-class brands!

One thing that makes us stand out is our expertise and knowledge in the industry. Let us help you find the perfect solution with our top-class brands!

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