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The 6 Biggest Mistakes When Using Polymeric Sand

The 6 Biggest Mistakes When Using Polymeric Sand

May 26, 2021 5 min read

DOMINATOR Polymeric Sand is one of the easiest polymeric sands on the market to install, but sometimes folks still make some time-consuming and costly mistakes. So we've collected some of the most common mistakes to help YOU avoid them.
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The 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You DIY vs Hiring a Pro

The 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You DIY vs Hiring a Pro

June 28, 2019 7 min read 1 Comment

I’m sure you know the Do It Yourself, or DIY term, and what it entails. Have you ever heard the WTC term? I didn’t until it was recently mentioned on a podcast.  I thought it was an interesting way to describe people who would prefer to just write the check and have a professional contractor do the work for them.  It really got me to thinking – what kinds of projects should you even consider doing yourself versus hiring a contractor? 

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Choosing the Right Sealer for Your Project Begins with Understanding Your Surface

Choosing the Right Sealer for Your Project Begins with Understanding Your Surface

March 31, 2019 3 min read

Choosing the “right” sealer for your project begins with understanding your surface.  Even if you have pavers, it’s not always as simple as just saying that you have pavers.  This article gives some pictures and things to think about so you choose the product appropriate for your surface and the look you want.

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How to Stabilize Pavers

How to Stabilize Pavers

March 27, 2019 5 min read

While we believe that sealers are very important, we do not believe that sealers should “cement” in the paver joints for proper stabilization. Black Diamond Coatings DOMINATOR color-enhancing sealersare designed to aid in joint stabilization. Polymeric Sand is an option if you truly need paver stabilization. 
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Sealing Tools and Techniques

Sealing Tools and Techniques

March 27, 2019 3 min read

One common question that both DIYers and contractors alike ask is: "How do I apply the sealer properly?" In this short article, we will continue to give you inside knowledge on the tools and techniques pros use for great paver sealer application.
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Spring Cleaning and Maintaining Your Hardscapes

Spring Cleaning and Maintaining Your Hardscapes

March 01, 2019 3 min read

Winter is retreating and spring has sprung which means your outdoor space is ready for a deep spring cleaning! Besides the regular landscaping and lawn maintenance to clear out winter mess and prep your yard for spring, your hardscape will also need attention.
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Effectively Sealing Porous and Dense Pavers

Effectively Sealing Porous and Dense Pavers

January 26, 2018 5 min read

Saying all pavers are the same is like saying that all sealers are created equal, which is far from true.  This article provides an overview of different types of pavers and considerations for the type of sealer to use based on the paver.
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Using Sealers to Reduce Property Maintenance Costs

Using Sealers to Reduce Property Maintenance Costs

March 23, 2017 3 min read

Homeowners, property managers and commercial property owners all have felt the sting of the rising costs of property maintenance. All hardscapes require periodic maintenance in order to keep them in presentable condition. Use sealers to lessen the maintenance needed!
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The Importance of Surface Temperature

The Importance of Surface Temperature

February 10, 2017 2 min read

Learn the importance of surface temperatures before applying any hardscape sealer and choose your products, tools, and timing accordingly.
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