Paving sand is an excellent choice for filling joints between pavers. To ensure its stability and prevent washout during heavy rains, proper bedding is essential.
Spread the sand evenly over the pavers and push it into the joints using a broom. Then, gently water the entire paved area with a garden hose and spray nozzle.
As the sand settles, you might notice gaps or depressions forming in the joints. In those areas, add more sand and repeat the process of sweeping and watering.
Once the sand has been thoroughly watered and settled, use a rubber mallet to tap along the joints. This will help compact the sand, firmly locking it in between the paving stones and ensuring better stability.
Properly bedding the paving sand is crucial to the longevity and stability of your paved surface and will prevent any washout issues in heavy rain. - MitchellMc