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Flexlock Ultra Sand

Flexlock Ultra Sand

The First. The Best. The Only

Polymeric Sand
For paving stone joints up to 2″

PURE-CLEAR polymers will ensure a beautiful, vibrant and clean paver surface.

Haze Free Technology
20% More Polymers
15 Year Warranty
  • Using purest, clearest polymers
  • Cleaner sand gradation
  • More water repellant
  • Self healing
  • Stronger and more durable polymers
  • Resists freeze/thaw, extreme heat and erosion

Description

Flexlock Ultra Sand is a unique mixture of polymer binders and calibrated sand available in Sandy Beige and Graphite Grey. The installation of Flexlock Ultra Sand is almost identical to using regular paver joint sand except for the application of water. Once Flexlock Ultra Sand sets, it becomes very firm and locks between the paver joints while still retaining flexibility and providing a long lasting, durable jointing material. Flexlock Ultra Sand is recommended for a variety of uses including pool decks, patios, footpaths, driveways, parking spaces, pavements etc.

Features

  • Advanced Haze Free Technology.
  • Can be used for joints up to a maximum of 2 inches
  • ASTM C144 gradation allows use in even the tightest joints.
  • OSHA cristalline silica compliant (OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1153).
  • For drainage and non-drainage, residential and commercial applications.
  • Drainage applications, Rain safe 1hour after water activation
  • Non-Drainage (Overlays) applications, Rain safe 24 hours after water activation
  • Works above 32oF (0ºC)
  • Can be used on false joint pavers
  • Helps prevent weeds and damage caused by burrowing insects.
  • Helps prevent erosion due to wind, rain, and freeze thaw cycles.
  • Waterproof bags. Intact pallets or bags can be laid flat and stored outdoors. (Lay bag flat on its back, so front of the bag is facing you.)
  • Could be used in a Flexlock application.

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.

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FLEXLOCK ULTRA SAND INSTALLATION
ON NEW PAVER SURFACE

PREPARATION INFORMATION (IMPORTANT NOTES)

  1. Drainage Base application, using Gator Maxx Sand, Pavers and slabs must be installed according to ICPI Tech Spec #2 non-overlay (www.icpi.org) before Flexlock Ultra Sand installation.
  2. Non-Drainage (overlay) application using Flexlock Ultra Sand. Remove all loose and fragile concrete and compact the substrate. Cover the ground with a geotextile Gator Fabric GF 4,4, refill with crushed stone, and compact it. ICPI recommends 2 inches (5 cm) diameter drainage holes spaced approximately 10 feet (3 m) apart and at the lowest elevations in of the concrete slabs. Holes should be filled with #8 stone and covered with a 1 foot x 1 foot (30cmx30cm)patch of Gator Fabric GF 4,4. Drilled holes should allow any water entering the bedding layer to freely flow out.
  3. Always refer to the latest Flexlock Ultra Sand Technical Data Sheet at AllianceGator.com before installing Flexlock Ultra Sand.
  4. Pavers’ sides and top surfaces must be completely dry. Do not apply if the paver surface is damp or wet. The damp or wet surface will cause Flexlock Ultra Sand to prematurely activate and will lead to the polymers sticking on the paver surface.
  5. Do not apply if the paver joints are damp or wet. This will prevent the Flexlock Ultra Sand from properly sliding into the joints and obtaining very densely packed joints, which is critical to the products performance.
  6. Drainage base systems, Flexlock Ultra Sand, sets within 1 hour after water activation at above 32ºF (0ºC) (No rain should occur within 1 hour after water activation).
  7. Non-Drainage base systems (Overlays), Use Flexlock Ultra Sand, it sets within 24 hours after water activation at above 32ºF (0ºC) (No rain should occur within 24 hrs after water activation).
  8. Avoid excessive watering or flooding of paver surface.
  9. For all paver surfaces, and particularly around in-ground pools, there must be a slope of 1/8 inch (3 mm) per linear foot (30cm) away from the edge of the pool or structures to ensure optimal performance of the Flexlock Ultra Sand.
  10. For the pool coping units, it is mandatory to use mortar in the joints. For the rest of the paver installation around the pool, you can use Flexlock Ultra Sand.
  11. Install Flexlock Ultra Sand a minimum of 1/8 inch (3 mm) below the paver surface or erosion may occur. The filled and cured polymeric sand joints should never be in direct contact with foot traffic or tires. Joints should be filled up to 1/8 inch (3 mm) below the edge or chamfer.
  12. Do not sweep Flexlock Ultra Sand over asphalt.

Installation Step 1

Step 1

Step 1

Spread Flexlock Ultra Sand with hard-bristle broom. Make sure the Flexlock Ultra Sand completely fills the joints. Do not use other materials in the joints.

Installation Step 2

Step 2

Step 2

Leave a layer of Flexlock Ultra Sand on the surface to aid in vibrating and consolidating Flexlock Ultra Sand into joints.

Installation Step 3

Step 3

Step 3

Vibrate the Flexlock Ultra Sand into the paver joints using a vibratory plate compactor. A rubber pad is recommended. A roller compactor is best for slab installation.

Installation Step 4

Step 4

Step 4

Joints should be filled up to 1/8 inch (3mm) below the edge or chamfer. It is best to compact in several directions to ensure there are no air gaps or voids in the joints. Repeat steps 1-3 to ensure joints are filled and consolidated. Narrow joints require more care to completely fill.

Installation Step 5

Step 5

Step 5

Sweep off excess Flexlock Ultra Sand from the paved surface, first with a hard-bristle broom, then a soft bristle broom. Take care to leave the height of the polymeric sand at least 1/8 inch (3mm) below the edge or chamfer of the paver.

Installation Step 6

Step 6

Step 6

Use a leaf blower to remove all remaining Flexlock Ultra Sand residue from the paved surface.

WATER ACTIVATION (IMPORTANT NOTES)

  1. Use a watering gun connected to a hose. Set to shower.
  2. Watering must be started at the lowest point of the paved surface.
  3. Never allow paved surface to dry out during the water-activation phase.
  4. Do not allow Flexlock Ultra Sand to wash out of joint.
  5. Use a watering gun connected to a hose. Setting should be set to shower.
Installation Step 7

Step 7

Step 7

Shower water on a specific water area of 100 sq.ft. Wait 2 to 3 minutes. Proceed to STEP 8.

Installation Step 8

Step 8

Step 8

Shower and rinse simultaneously on a section of approximately 100 sq. ft. so as to eliminate any Flexlock Ultra Sand residue left on the pavers. Any Flexlock Ultra Sand residue should go directly into the paver joints. Wait no longer than 2 to 3 minutes. Proceed to STEP 9.

Installation Step 9

Step 9

Step 9

Shower and rinse simultaneously, so as to eliminate any Flexlock Ultra Sand residue. Any residue should go directly into the paver joints. However, stop showering when you see water retention on the paver joints. Wait no longer than 2 to 3 minutes. Proceed to STEP 10. Note: Repeat the directions of STEPS 7 to 9 for all other areas that have not been showered with water.

Installation Step 10

Step 10

Step 10

Use a leaf blower to remove any excess water remaining on the paver pores and crevices. This blowing action is necessary to help remove any remaining Flexlock Ultra Sand residue left on paver surfaces from the previous steps. Drainage base systems, Flexlock Ultra Sand, sets within 1 hour after water activation at above 32ºF (0ºC) (No rain should occur within 1 hour after water activation). In a non-drainage base systems, Flexlock Ultra Sand, sets within 24 hours after water activation at above 32ºF (0ºC) (No rain should occur within 24 hours after water activation).

IMPORTANT: The water used in steps 7 to 9 will activate a bonding action as well as condensing Flexlock Ultra Sand in the joints. It is important to water the Flexlock Ultra Sand a total of 3 times, as per steps 7, 8 and 9. Too little water will not properly activate the Flexlock Ultra Sand and will reduce the final performance. If steps 7 to 10 are not done properly, a white haze may appear on paver surface after installation. This is due to excess Flexlock Ultra Sand residue left on paver surfaces. This haze will dissipate over time, or it could be removed by using FLEXLOCK CLEAN efflorescence cleaner.

FLEXLOCK ULTRA SAND INSTALLATION
ON AN EXISTING PAVER SURFACE

If using Flexlock Ultra Sand to replace existing jointing materials, old jointing materials need to be completely cleaned out of the joints and pavers completely dry before installing Flexlock Ultra Sand. However, be careful not to disturb the bedding material under the pavers. Follow steps 1 to 10 of Flexlock Ultra Sand installation steps (for a new paver surface).

MAINTENANCE: When maintaining the paver surface, apply Gator Shampoo to clean the entire paved surface including the paver joints. Wash, rinse and remove any residue by using a hose and a watering gun set to shower with the normal maximum water pressure from any residential or commercial building (typically 80 psi).

CLAY PAVERS: If used on clay pavers make sure they are 100% dry. Clay pavers tend to hold moisture, which can prematurely activate the Flexlock Ultra Sand while the sand is being spread over the paver surface, leaving a residue (always apply on a test area before using the Flexlock Ultra Sand on clay pavers).

MOSS: Flexlock Ultra Sand will not cause nor prevent moss, mold or mildew. Moss, mold and mildew are caused by certain 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.

Please note: Flexlock Ultra Sand can be applied when pavers are installed directly on open graded aggregates that lock or choke themselves. This means the polymeric sand will not migrate through the voids. Do not apply Flexlock Ultra Sand when the pavers are installed directly on aggregates with large voids.

Coverage

Quantity required depends on the shape and size ofthe concrete pavers as well as the width of the joints.

Narrow Joints Wide Joints
m2 ft2 m2 ft2
Graphite Grey, Sandy Beige
50 lbs (22.7 kg)
6.00-7.41 65-85 2.00-3.88 22-42

Packaging

Products Retail Size Units per Pallet
Flexlock Ultra Sand – Sandy Beige 22.7 kg (50 lbs) 56 USA 70 CAN
Flexlock Ultra Sand – Graphite Grey 22.7 kg (50 lbs) 56 USA 70 CAN
  • Plastic bags
  • Intact pallets can be stored outside

FOR USE ON AND REQUIRED
SUB-SURFACE PREPARATION

Flexlock Ultra Sand is recommended for a variety of uses including pool decks, patios, footpaths, driveways, parking spaces, pavements etc. The concrete pavers must be installed on a drainage base system composed of 2 layers. The upper layer can have a maximum of 1 inch (25mm) of bedding sand. The lower layer must have a minimum of 6 inches (15cm) of crushed stone compacted at 98 % Proctor density. (See diagrams to the left).

FOR OVERLAYS APPLICATIONS

1. Remove all loose and fragile concrete.
2. Cover the ground with a geotextile, refill with crushed stone, and compact it.

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 pavers or slabs to ensure long-term stability of work, including granular foundation of certified crushed stone of 0-3/4 inch (0-20 mm) minimum of 6 inches (15cm) bedding sand layer (maximum of 1 inch (25mm) 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 PAVERS) 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.

1 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY (COMMERCIAL)

Please note that when the product is used for other purposes (Mixed-use, commercial, institutional or other), the above terms apply except that the applicable period is reduced to 1 year from purchase.

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