Gator Maxx G2 is one of premium polymeric sands, specifically designed with a mix of intelligent polymers that will neutralize haze and dust.

Gator Maxx G2

For joints up to 4” (10 cm) in traditional applications
and 2” (5 cm) in overlay applications

NO DUST • HAZE FREE • NO BLOWER • ONE WATERING
RAIN SAFE IN 15 MINUTES

IMPORTANT INSTALLATION NOTES

  1. Always refer to the latest GATOR MAXX G2 Technical Data Sheet (TDS) at AllianceGator.com before installing GATOR MAXX G2.
  2. Pavers and slabs must be installed according to ICPI Tech Spec #2 traditional base (www.icpi.org) before GATOR MAXX G2 installation. For overlay, ICPI recommends 2″ (5 cm) diameter drainage holes spaced approximately 10 ft (3 m) apart and at the lowest elevations in the slab. Holes should be filled with #8 stone and covered with a 1 ft x 1 ft (30 cm x 30 cm) patch of Gator Fabric GF4.4. Drilled holes should allow any water entering the bedding layer to freely flow out.
  3. 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 GATOR MAXX G2 to prematurely activate and will lead to the polymers sticking on the paver surface.
  4. Do not apply if the paver joints are damp or wet. This will prevent the GATOR MAXX G2 from properly sliding into the joints and obtaining very densely packed joints, which is critical to the product’s performance.
  5. Temperature must be above 32°F (0°C) with dry conditions and a minimum of 15 minutes of dry weather required after activation in traditional application and 24 hours in overlay applications.
  6. For all paver surfaces, and particularly around in-ground pools, there must be a minimum slope of 1/8″ (3 mm) per linear foot (30 cm) away from the edge of the pool or structures to ensure optimal performance of the GATOR MAXX G2.
  7. 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 GATOR MAXX G2.
  8. Do not sweep GATOR MAXX G2 over asphalt.
  9. GATOR MAXX G2 level, must be at least 1/8″ (3 mm) below top of paver’s surface or 1/8″ (3 mm) below the chamfer or erosion may occur. The filled and cured polymeric sand joints should never be in direct contact with foot traffic or tire.
  10. For textured or pre-finished surfaces, we recommend to remove all the sand from the paver or slab surface prior to using the plate or roller compactor.

PLEASE NOTE:

All pavers must be completely interlocked for vehicular and pedestrian use. If pavers are fanned they are not considered interlocked. GATOR MAXX G2 can be applied when pavers are installed directly open graded aggregates that lock or choke themselves. This means the polymeric sand will not migrate through the voids. Do not apply GATOR MAXX G2 when the pavers are installed directly on aggregates with large voids.

CROSS-SECTIONS REPRESENTS THE HEIGHT OF POLYMERIC SAND FOUND IN THE JOINTS

Alliance Gator’s polymeric sand level must be at least ⅛” (3 mm) below the top of the paver’s surface or ⅛” (3 mm) below the chamfer.

Maximum joint width for overlays: 2″ (5 cm)
Maximum joint width for traditional base: 4″ (10 cm)

The difference between pavers/natural stones with or without chamfers.

POLYMERIC SAND REQUIREMENTS

Minimum joint width: 1/8″ (3 mm)
Maximum joint width: 4″ (10 cm)
Maximum overlay joint width: 2″ (5 cm)
Minimum joint depth: 1 1/2″ (38 mm)

REQUIRED SUB-SURFACE PREPARATION AND FOUNDATION OPTIONS

GATOR MAXX G2 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 traditional or overlay base system. (See diagrams).

1 Traditional base system:

  • A minimum 2% top surface slope for proper water runoff
  • GATOR MAXX G2 level, must be at least 1/8″ (3 mm) below top of paver’s surface or 1/8″ (3 mm)
    below the chamfer
  • Minimum joint width 1/8″ (3 mm), Maximum 4″ (10 cm)
  • Minimum depth of joint 1 1/2″ (38 mm)
  • Layer of bedding sand maximum of 1″ (25 mm)
  • Layer of 6″ (15 cm) thickness of 0- 3⁄4″ (0-20 mm) compacted crushed stone
  • For light traffic applications the pavers must be completely interlocked

C-33 sand or ASTM No. 9 stone can be used under pavers.

2 Gator Base system:

  • A minimum 2% top surface slope for proper water runoff
  • GATOR MAXX G2 level, must be at least 1/8″ (3 mm) below top of paver’s surface or 1/8″ (3 mm)
    below the chamfer
  • Minimum joint width 1/8″ (3 mm), Maximum 4″ (10 cm)
  • Minimum depth of joint 1 1/2″ (38 mm)
  • Gator Base on compacted sand (C-33 sand or ASTM No. 9) maximum of 1″ (25 mm)
  • Adding a layer of bedding sand (C-33 sand or ASTM No. 9) maximum of 1″ (25 mm) on top of Gator Base is also an accepted method, when paver or stone are not equal in height
  • For pedestrian applications only
C-33 sand or ASTM No. 9 stone can be used under pavers.

3 Overlay application:

  • A minimum 2% top surface slope for proper water runoff
  • GATOR MAXX G2 level, must be at least 1/8″ (3 mm) below top of paver’s surface or 1/8″ (3 mm) below the chamfer
  • Minimum joint width 1/8″ (3 mm), Maximum 2″ (5 cm)
  • Minimum depth of joint 1 1/2″ (38 mm)
  • Layer of bedding sand maximum of 1″ (25 mm)
  • Layer of 4″ (10 cm) thickness of concrete with 2″ (5 cm) drainage hole every 10′ (3 m) filled with 1⁄4″ (6 mm) clean stone and cover with a geotextile for water evacuation
  • For light traffic applications the pavers must be completely interlocked

Note:

  • Remove all loose and fragile concrete
  • Cover the surface with a geotextile Gator Fabric GF4.4, refill with crushed stone and compact it
C-33 sand or ASTM No. 9 stone can be used under pavers.

4 Overlay application:

  • A minimum 2% top surface slope for proper water runoff
  • GATOR MAXX G2 level, must be at least 1/8″ (3 mm) below top of paver’s surface or 1/8″ (3 mm) below the chamfer
  • Minimum joint width 1/8” (3 mm), Maximum 2″ (5 cm)
  • Minimum depth of joint 1-1/2″ (38 mm)
    Layer of bedding sand maximum of 1″ (25 mm)
  • Minimum layer of 2″ (5 cm) thickness of 0-3/4″ (0-20 mm) compacted crushed stone
  • Layer of 4″ (10 cm) thickness of concrete with 2″ (5 cm) drainage hole every 10′ (3 m) filled with 1⁄4″ (6 mm) clean stone and cover with a geotextile for water evacuation
  • For light traffic applications the pavers must be completely interlocked

Note:

  • Remove all loose and fragile concrete
  • Cover the surface with a geotextile Gator Fabric GF4.4, refill with crushed stone and compact it
C-33 sand or ASTM No. 9 stone can be used under pavers.

The Cleanest, Fastest and Easiest installation steps

Alliance Gator easy 4 step installation guide.

1

Spread G2 Intelligent Polymeric Sand

2

Sweep & Vibrate G2 Intelligent Polymeric Sand

3

Sweep off excess G2 Intelligent Polymeric Sand

4

Activate G2 Intelligent Polymeric Sand with water

Alliance Gator easy 4 step installation guide.

1

Spread G2 Intelligent Polymeric Sand

2

Sweep & Vibrate G2 Intelligent Polymeric Sand

3

Sweep off excess G2 Intelligent Polymeric Sand

4

Activate G2 Intelligent Polymeric Sand with water

Installation Instructions

(For a new paver surface)

STEP 1

Sweep GATOR MAXX G2 with hard-bristle broom. Make sure the GATOR MAXX G2 completely fills the joints. Do not use with other materials in the joints. Leave a layer of GATOR MAXX G2 on the surface to aid in the vibrating and consolidation of GATOR MAXX G2 into joints. For textured or pre-finished surfaces, we recommend to remove all the sand from the paver or slab surface prior to using the plate or roller compactor.

STEP 2

Vibrate the GATOR MAXX G2 into the paver joints using a vibratory plate compactor. A rubber pad is recommended. A roller compactor is best for slab installation. Joints sand level, must be at least 1/8″ (3 mm) below top of paver’s surface or 1/8″ (3 mm) below the chamfer. It is best to compact in several directions to ensure there are no air gaps or voids in the joints. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to ensure joints are filled and consolidated. Narrow joints require more care to completely fill. After initial compaction, about 30-50% of the sand will drop. Properly compacting will ensure enough product gets filled into the joints. Never skip this step!

STEP 3

Sweep off excess GATOR MAXX G2 from the paved surface, first with a hard-bristle broom, then a soft-bristle broom. Take care to leave the height of GATOR MAXX G2 at least 1/8″ (3 mm) below top of paver’s surface or 1/8″ (3 mm) below the chamfer.

IMPORTANT 30-30 WATER ACTIVATION NOTES FOR GATOR MAXX G2

  1. Use a watering gun connected to a hose. Set to shower.
    Watering must be started at the lowest point of the paved surface.
  2. Never allow paved surface to dry out during the water-activation phase.
  3. Do not allow GATOR MAXX G2 to wash out of joint.
  4. Shower for a minimum of 30 seconds for 30 sq. ft. (3 sq. m.) or until the GATOR MAXX G2 repels the water and the water starts to accumulate on the joints

STEP 4

Shower for a minimum of 30 seconds for 30 sq. ft. (3 sq. m.) or until the GATOR MAXX G2 repels the water and the water starts to accumulate on the joints.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

(For a existing paver surface)

Remove existing jointing material. Be careful not to disturb the bedding material under the pavers. Pavers must be completely dry before installing a minimum of 1 1/2″ (38 mm) deep into the joints. GATOR MAXX G2 level, must be at least 1/8″ (3 mm) below top of paver’s surface or 1/8″ (3 mm) below the chamfer or erosion may occur. The filled and cured polymeric sand joints should never be in direct contact with foot traffic or tires. Follow GATOR MAXX G2 installation steps 1 to 4 for a new paver surface.

Alliance Gator offers a 15 year limited warranty on their polymeric sands. See warranty section for more information.
All Alliance Gator polymeric sand come in waterproof bags.
NO DUST • HAZE FREE • NO BLOWER • ONE WATERING
RAIN SAFE AFTER 15 MINUTES
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″ (0-20 mm) (minimum of 6″ [15 cm]), bedding sand layer (maximum of 1″ [25 mm]) and appropriate installation of reinforced edging 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.
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 WHATSOEVER, (INCLUDING REMOVAL OR REINSTALLATION OF SAND OR PAVERS) 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. ALLIANCE DESIGNER PRODUCTS INC. excludes any responsibility for use of GATOR MAXX G2 for any installation not installed to manufacturer’s specifications and ICPI Tech Spec #2 and #10.

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. ALLIANCE DESIGNER PRODUCTS INC. excludes any responsibility for use of any Gator Polymeric Sand for any installation not installed to manufacturer’s specifications and ICPI Tech Spec #2 and #10.