Gator Dust Bond


We Made It Stronger!
Polymeric Stone Dust for Stone Joints of 13 mm to 15 cm

 

DESCRIPTION

Gator Dust Bond is a unique mixture of polymer binders and calibrated stone available in Sahara Beige, Stone Grey. Once Gator Dust Bond sets, it becomes very firm and locks between the stone joints while still retaining flexibility and providing a long lasting, durable jointing material. Gator Dust Bond is recommended for a variety of uses including pool decks, patios, footpaths, and any other pedestrian applications.

IDEAL FOR

  • Joints of 13 mm to 15 cm
  • Pedestrian use only
  • Patios, walkways, pool surroundings and more

2 BEAUTIFUL COLOURS TO CHOOSE FROM

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FEATURES

  • XTRA Bonding
  • XTRA Strength
  • XTRA Durability
  • 15 Year limited warranty
  • Product works at above 15 oC
  • Does not haze natural or wetcast stones
  • Compatible with all types of wetcast and natural stones
  • Joints that are a minimum of 13 mm to a maximum of 15 cm wide
  • Waterproof bags. Intact pallets or bags can be laid flat and stored outdoors. (Lay bag flat on its back, so front of the bag is facing you.)

HELPS PREVENT

Helps prevent weed sprouting.
Helps prevent damages caused by insects.
Helps prevent erosion due to climatic conditions, such as wind, rain and freezing temperatures.

COVERAGE

The quantity required depends on the shape and size of the wetcast or natural stones as well as the width of the joints. One bag of 22,7 kg of this product will cover between 1,9 to 3 square meter if the joints are about 25 to 50 mm wide and the wetcast or natural stones are about 5 to 6 cm in height.

PACKAGING

Waterproof bag: Intact pallets or bag can be laid flat and stored outdoors. (Lay bag flat on its back, so front of the bag is facing you.)
PRODUCTS RETAIL SIZE UNITS PER PALLET
Gator Dust Bond – Sahara Beige 25 kg 56
Gator Dust Bond – Stone Grey 25 kg 56
DO NOT USE WHEN STONES ARE INSTALLED OVER A CONCRETE SLAB. DO NOT USE FOR VEHICULAR TRAFFIC.

GATOR DUST INSTALLATION FOR WETCAST & NATURAL STONES

 

PREPARATION INFORMATION (IMPORTANT NOTES)

  1. Gator Dust must be installed above 15°C.
  2. Gator Dust can only be installed if rain is not forecasted in the next 24 hours.
  3. Wetcast & natural stone sides and top surfaces must be completely dry. Do not apply if the tile surface is damp or wet. The damp or wet surface will cause Gator Dust to prematurely activate and will lead to the polymers sticking on the tile surface.
  4. Do not apply if the stone joints are damp or wet. This will prevent the Gator Dust from properly sliding into the joints and obtaining very densely packed joints, which is critical to the products performance.
  5. Minimize or avoid walking on the stones for 24 hours after the installation of Gator Dust.
  6. If Gator Dust is left lying on the stone surface for a long duration, moisture can form and will activate the Gator Dust on the stone surface, staining may occur.
  7. Do not use Gator Dust when the stones are installed over a concrete base. Gator Dust is designed to function on a traditional base system (see diagram 1 below). A concrete base inhibits drainage; thus, the trapped water will negatively impact the product’s performance.
  8. Waterproof bag: Intact pallets or bag can be laid flat and stored outdoors. (Lay bag flat on its back, so front of the bag is facing you.)
 
STEP 1
Install the stones on a 25mm bedding sand. Make sure that there is at least 15 cm of compacted crushed stone under the bedding sand.
See diagram 1.
STEP 2
Make sure the stone’s top surface is dry.
FOR NATURAL STONES: Using a hard-bristle, broom, sweep Gator Dust in between the full depth of the natural stone joints. FOR WETCAST STONES: Using a scoop, carefully pour Gator Dust in between the full depth of the joints and avoid getting any Gator Dust on the wetcast stone surface.
STEP 3
Hit the stones with a rubber mallet; this will make the Gator Dust settle firmly into the joints by removing any air pockets. Repeat step 2 and this step 3 at least two more times.
STEP 4
Using a soft, fine-bristle broom, sweep all excess Gator Dust off stone surfaces. Ensure that Gator Dust lies at least 3 mm below the top of the stones.
STEP 5
Using a leaf blower, blow all Gator Dust residues off stone surfaces.
 

WATER ACTIVATION (IMPORTANT NOTES)

  1. Work in manageable sections, ideally about 4.5 sq.m. at a time, depending on temperature.
  2. Do not allow Gator Dust to wash out of joint.
  3. Never allow paved surface to dry out during the water activation phase.
  4. Watering must be started at the lowest point of the paved surface.
  5. Use a watering gun connected to a hose. Setting should be set to shower.
 
STEP 6
Shower water on a specific water area of 4.5 sq. m., during 90 seconds. Proceed to STEP 7.
STEP 7
Continue to do the rest of the area at 4.5 sq. m. area for 90 seconds.
STEP 8
When the entire surface is done, rinse off any Gator Dust residue off the surface.
STEP 9
Use a leaf blower to remove any excess water remaining on the wetcast or natural stone pores and crevices. This blowing action is necessary to help remove any remaining Gator Dust residue left on wetcast or natural stone surfaces from the previous steps.
IMPORTANT:
The water used in step 6 will activate a bonding action as well as condensing Gator Dust in the joints. Too much water will undo the dense compaction obtained during step 3 and reduce the final performance of Gator Dust
PLEASE NOTE
Gator Dust becomes very firm but will detach from wetcast or natural stones if the crushed stone base has excessive movement. It will also detach from the wetcast or natural stones if the wetcast or natural stones are oscillating back and forth due to improper installation. By following Gator Dust installation instructions carefully, you will obtain a very hard jointing material. It should be noted that Gator Dust will continue to harden over time. Avoid excessive watering or flooding of wetcast or natural stone areas. When installing wetcast or natural stones around an underground pool, a slope of 3 mm per 30 cm away from the pool is mandatory. All wetcast or natural stone surfaces must have a drainage slope for the Gator Dust to work at its optimum. For the pool coping blocks, it is mandatory to use mortar in the joints. For the rest of the wetcast or natural stones installation around the pool, you can use Gator Dust. Do not sweep Gator Dust over asphalt.

REQUIRED SUB-SURFACE PREPARATION


Gator Dust is recommended for a variety of uses, including patios, walkways and pool decks. The stones must be installed on a traditional base system: maximum of 2.5 cm of bedding sand, plus a minimum of 15 cm of 0-20 mm crushed stone compacted at 98% Proctor density.
(See diagram on right.)
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LIMITED WARRANTY

The manufacturer cannot guarantee results as it has no control over surface and sub-surface preparation and product appli-cation. If this product is proven to be defective, on the condition that it was installed pursuant to the method of application and surface and sub-surface preparation described above, the sole obligation of the manufacturer is to refund the purchase price. Proof of purchase is required for any claim. The manufacturer shall not be liable for any other damages whatsoever, direct or con-sequential. To the extent permitted by law, the manufacturer excludes any implied warranty of quality, merchantability or fitness for purpose. The manufacturer shall not be liable for any other damages or costs whatsoever, including removal or reinstallation of sand, natural or wetcast stones.

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