Forum Title: To use Sand or not to use sand
So this came up in a Facebook group. Let’s see what everyone here thinks. Do you use sand or some type of aggregate or don’t you? Personally the manufacturer specs it so I have always used sand. Tried one tank without it on some residential s Nd I didn’t like the quality I got not to mention I used a lot more sealer than if I had used sand.
Category: Paving Post By: SYLVIA HARPER (Asheville, NC), 12/15/2019

Our sealer has slate added at the plant, so we don’t add anything to the mix. The finished product is similar to guys that have to add sand. I personally all sealer needs some sort of aggregate, unless it’s a fog seal.

- ENRIQUE MCGEE (Harlingen, TX), 01/31/2020

Just depends on where and what you buy I guess. But all the manufacturers recommend it and the discussion was how liable you as a contractor would be in a slip and fall case that happened after you sealed if you didn’t follow manufacturer specs. One thing for sure it helps add volume to the sealer , I get more sq ft per gallon when I add sand and the look and quality is so much better with the aggregate than without

- KEN SHARP (Gastonia, NC), 01/31/2020

Originally posted by CCSS2015 View Post So this came up in a Facebook group. Let’s see what everyone here thinks. Do you use sand or some type of aggregate or don’t you? Personally the manufacturer specs it so I have always used sand. Tried one tank without it on some residential s Nd I didn’t like the quality I got not to mention I used a lot more sealer than if I had used sand. I don't have extensive background in the sealing side of the industry but the sand is already added into the raw mix when we buy it.. I cant see t he harm and I think it helps hide bad spots as well as texture for a more non skid type surface..

- LYNN SCHNEIDER (Newark, NJ), 01/31/2020

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