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Every couple of years, I have to use Sodium Chlorate to kill off stuff
growing in between the bricks on my driveway and then jet wash it followed
by laying down kiln sand to fill in the gaps.

I recently had a gardener in who said that there is something I can buy that
will allow me to protect the bricks and stop stuff growing in between. He
doesn't know what it is called though but said you get it in tubs and it was
expensive.

Anyone know what it is called and where to get it from cheaply?

Thanx

AMO


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Chris Hogg wrote:
On Sun, 16 Apr 2006 09:46:42 +0100, "AMO"
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Every couple of years, I have to use Sodium Chlorate to kill off stuff
growing in between the bricks on my driveway and then jet wash it followed
by laying down kiln sand to fill in the gaps.

I recently had a gardener in who said that there is something I can buy that
will allow me to protect the bricks and stop stuff growing in between. He
doesn't know what it is called though but said you get it in tubs and it was
expensive.

Anyone know what it is called and where to get it from cheaply?

Thanx

AMO

He may be thinking of Pathclear, available from most garden centres
and sheds. It contains paraquat weedkiller for killing existing weeds,
and a long-lasting germination inhibitor (or is it a seedling killer?)
to stop germination of fresh seeds. Lasts about four to six months I
believe, but certainly not two years. Probably best applied in early
spring ie now, and along the gaps between the bricks rather than all
over, which would be very wasteful.


I think chlorate is longer lasting.

My approach would be Pathclear, then pressure washing, then a mixture of
sand and chlorate in the gaps.. don't want to wash chlorate around the
place...it DOES poison for several years.



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Every couple of years, I have to use Sodium Chlorate to kill off stuff
growing in between the bricks on my driveway and then jet wash it followed
by laying down kiln sand to fill in the gaps.

I recently had a gardener in who said that there is something I can buy that
will allow me to protect the bricks and stop stuff growing in between. He
doesn't know what it is called though but said you get it in tubs and it was
expensive.

Anyone know what it is called and where to get it from cheaply?

Thanx

AMO


I would think he's talking about a block sealer, this seals the surface
of the blocks and seals/stabilises the sand between them, with the joint
sealed nothing grows between them. Buy one that wont affect the colour
(unless you want a darker wetlook).
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David
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I would think he's talking about a block sealer, this seals the surface
of the blocks and seals/stabilises the sand between them, with the joint
sealed nothing grows between them. Buy one that wont affect the colour
(unless you want a darker wetlook).
--
David


Thanx David and to all else who replied.

What is this block sealer stuff? Where do I find it in B&Q? Is it a
sand-like substance or a liquid or what? Whats the best way to apply it?

Thanx

AMO


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"David" wrote in message
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I would think he's talking about a block sealer, this seals the surface
of the blocks and seals/stabilises the sand between them, with the joint
sealed nothing grows between them. Buy one that wont affect the colour
(unless you want a darker wetlook).
--
David


Thanx David and to all else who replied.

What is this block sealer stuff? Where do I find it in B&Q? Is it a
sand-like substance or a liquid or what? Whats the best way to apply it?

Its a liquid that you apply to the surface with a squeegee, soft brush
or spray (if you have sprayer) there are water based ones and
spirit/solvent based ones. The water based ones are the non staining
ones generally but check on the tin. there should be fine kiln dried
sand between your blocks to lock them in position, if it hasn't been
applied or has disappeared it will be worth reapplying some before
sealing, the sand is brushed over the surface ensuring the joints are
filled and then any excess is removed.

I'm not sure if B&Q sell block paving sealer or not, I've not looked for
it in there but most builders merchants will sell it.
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David


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"David" wrote in message
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Its a liquid that you apply to the surface with a squeegee, soft brush
or spray (if you have sprayer) there are water based ones and
spirit/solvent based ones. The water based ones are the non staining
ones generally but check on the tin. there should be fine kiln dried
sand between your blocks to lock them in position, if it hasn't been
applied or has disappeared it will be worth reapplying some before
sealing, the sand is brushed over the surface ensuring the joints are
filled and then any excess is removed.

I'm not sure if B&Q sell block paving sealer or not, I've not looked for
it in there but most builders merchants will sell it.
--
David


Thanx again. ;0)

AMO


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AMO wrote:
Every couple of years, I have to use Sodium Chlorate to kill off stuff
growing in between the bricks on my driveway and then jet wash it
followed by laying down kiln sand to fill in the gaps.

I recently had a gardener in who said that there is something I can
buy that will allow me to protect the bricks and stop stuff growing
in between. He doesn't know what it is called though but said you
get it in tubs and it was expensive.

Anyone know what it is called and where to get it from cheaply?


There is a product called GeoFix made by Feb which is designed to point the
gaps in paving, described as giving a 'permanent weed resistant finish'.

www.geofix.co.uk


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Dave
The Medway Handyman
www.medwayhandyman.co.uk
01634 717930
07850 597257


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On Wed, 19 Apr 2006 20:50:04 +0100, "AMO"
wrote:

"David" wrote in message
.. .
Its a liquid that you apply to the surface with a squeegee, soft brush
or spray (if you have sprayer) there are water based ones and
spirit/solvent based ones. The water based ones are the non staining
ones generally but check on the tin. there should be fine kiln dried
sand between your blocks to lock them in position, if it hasn't been
applied or has disappeared it will be worth reapplying some before
sealing, the sand is brushed over the surface ensuring the joints are
filled and then any excess is removed.

I'm not sure if B&Q sell block paving sealer or not, I've not looked for
it in there but most builders merchants will sell it.
--
David


Thanx again. ;0)


Hi,

See:

http://www.pavingexpert.com/sealants.htm

Resiblock is one:

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=resiblock&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

cheers,
Pete.
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