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filling joints in patio pavers

Filling Joints in Patio Pavers

The joints between patio pavers are usually filled with sand, which has a tendency to wash out of the cracks over time. PowerLoc Jointing Sand from Quikrete is a polymer based product that prevents it from washing out or cracking. Simply pour it out and sweep the jointing sand diagonally into the cracks with a push broom. To lock it in place, mist the surface down with water from a sprayer, going over it three times within an hour, and let dry.
Using metal pipe and a screed board to even the sand base for a paver patio.

Paver Patio Sand Base Leveling Tip

Watch this video to find out how to level the sand base for a paver patio using metal pipes and a screed board.
patio pavers

How to Lay a Paver Patio

Spending time outdoors in the backyard is a great way to relax. However, a suitable place for the barbecue grill, table, and chairs is a must. Watch this video to find out how to lay a paver patio for your yard.
Man drags broom over wet concrete to give it a rough surface

How to Repair and Resurface a Cracked Concrete Driveway

Here's how to repair and seal cracks in a concrete slab, such as a driveway, to prevent water from seeping beneath the slab and causing the soil to erode.
Duck Brand faucet cover being installed outside a home

How to Prevent Outdoor Faucets from Freezing

Watch this video to find out how to protect the outdoor spigots on your home from freezing by installing insulated hose bibb covers.
hot house with sun shining through the windows, making the room much hotter

10 Ways to Beat the Heat Inside Your Home

Need to beat the heat at home? Follow these tips to reduce the heat in your home and allow your air conditioner to run more efficiently.
cracks in concrete

How to Repair Cracks and Resurface a Concrete Driveway

Most driveways and patios develop a crack or two in the concrete over the years. Rather than breaking up the slab and pouring a new one, you might want to consider repairing it using a concrete resurfacer. Watch this video to find out how.
Fast Setting or Regular Concrete

Fast-Setting or Standard Concrete: How to Decide

Should you use fast-setting or standard concrete? The answer depends on your project. Follow our guide to learn more about each type and decide!
Split screen of two images; the left side shows a gray concrete patio made from Quikrete WalkMaker and the right side shows a multi-colored concrete patio made with Quikrete WalkMaker

How to Create a DIY Patio and Walkway with Quikrete WalkMaker

If you want a patio, but don’t want to pour a concrete slab, use Quikrete WalkMaker as a DIY-friendly solution. Here's how to do it!