What can i use to fill gaps between my house & patio pavers.The gaps were filled many years ago with silicon which has long perished.The gap itself is approx 2-3 mm wide & stretches around most of the house. Any assistance will be appreciated.
Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. It's fantastic to have you join us, and thank you for sharing your question about your patio pavers.
In order for us to give you a comprehensive recommendation, would it be possible for you to post a photo of the area in question? This will allow our members to assess its condition. We'll then be able to make suggestions on how to fill the gaps. Traditionally gaps between pavers were filled with a mixture of one bag of sand and one-quarter bag of white cement. These two ingredients are mixed in a wheelbarrow and spread on top of the pavers. A broom is usually used to push the mixture in between the pavers.
Once all the gaps have been filled the area is washed with water to activate the mix. It is vital that the garden hose sprayer be set to a mist setting, putting it onto jet or shower spray will wash out the mixture. I also suggest having a look at Paving Sand, Easy Mix Paver Bond Polymeric Sand is a blend of kiln-dried fine sand and a gelling agent formulated to create a cohesive joint between pavers. Once activated with water, the gelling agent causes the sand to clump together which makes it more difficult for ants to burrow and for weeds to take root.
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Hello Eric, Thanks for your reply. I’ve taken a few photos as requested. The area looks even worse now than I previously thought! Hope your suggestion will rectify the problem.
Thank you for posting those photos. My apologies for misunderstanding your setup. My recommendation was meant for pavers joined together to form a walkway. In this instance, I suggest using a mortar filler such as Selleys 440g Sandstone No More Gaps Bricks And Mortar Gap Filler. It's specifically formulated to bond with cement, mortar, render and fibre cement.
My number one tip is to fill the gap with Moroday 6mm x 5m White Gap Filler Rod so that when you apply the gap filler it will not sink to the bottom of the gap. I also recommend using a Pro Renovator 38mm Plastic Scraper to spread the filler evenly.
Here is a handy step-by-step guide:
The techniques used are applicable to your current situation.
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Thanks for your suggestions. I will post some photos when the work is completed.