Gravel Glue

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Posted by ttrigg on Friday, September 4, 2009 9:18 PM

smcgill
Tom You're a teeze-------can you call them and ask the brand name? I'm using Tytebond III now any I would try it if I knew what it was. I'm from New England and would like to see if they sell it here. Sean

I called, they call it "STABILIZER".

I went to their web site and found this paragraph. Hope it helps.

"Aggregate binder shall be a natural, non-toxic, non-staining, odorless, environmentally safe powder consisting of 95% Psyllium with 70% Mucilliod content. The powder shall be of a size not more than 10% retained on an U.S. Standard #40 Mesh Sieve. The powder binder shall be "Stabilizer" as manufactured by Stabilizer Solutions, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona (1-800-336-2468)."

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Posted by smcgill on Friday, September 4, 2009 8:58 AM
Tom You're a teeze-------can you call them and ask the brand name? I'm using Tytebond III now any I would try it if I knew what it was. I'm from New England and would like to see if they sell it here. Sean

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Posted by ttrigg on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 9:16 PM

I live down in San Diego, I do not know where you need to go. Look in your local yellow pages (paper or electronic) for "Garden Stones Supply".

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Posted by Optisailorusa on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 8:29 PM

I am looking still and you are describing exactly what I want but I have found no source or real name. I am in the Pacific Northwest Area so if you know of any shops that would be great!

Thanks

 

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Posted by ttrigg on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 7:59 PM

 

It is also weed proof.  I've seen weed seeds that sprout and the roots not be able to penetrate to the soil underneath (about one inch thickness) and the weed seed just die of starvation.  Seeds underneath the product will break through the surface, thus causing the need to do a patch job.

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Posted by ttrigg on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 7:46 PM

 

Opti.:  Yes I've heard of it and I use it.  I do not know the correct name, it is a polymer that is added to my crusher fines at my local rock shop. By "Rock Shop" I am talking about KRC Rock, all they sell is rock, anything from crusher fines by the 5 pound bag, to those 12~15 foot landscaping rocks, or should I say ROCKS!  Not knowing your location I'm not able to give you any better idea of where to go.  The "binding polymer" is used for crushed rock walkways and patios. It works exactly as you described.  It is advertised as having the ability that if the walking path (driveway) chips or breaks, just crush it up, tamp it into position, wet it down and all is well.  I've got some that has been in the GRR now for 5 years and it is still doing fine.

Unlike cement based products which are single use, hard binding products. The polymer is a soft binding agent, hard enough to walk on, but soft enough to crush with your finger tips.  If a cement binder breaks you need to toss it out and start over, the binding polymer just needs to be crushed and rewetted to use again.

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Posted by DennisB on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 7:44 PM

You are looking for Dupont Acrylic Top Bond for concrete.  Mix it one part water to one part bonding agent  Spread is with a turkey baster between the rails. Being water based it does not last all that long and that's a good thing. You don't want anything all that permanent. Hope this helps. Regards, Dennis.

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Gravel Glue
Posted by Optisailorusa on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 6:25 PM

I have heard from people that some people make stuff that hardens you gravel into place when wetted and is still breakable and reuseable. Does anyone else know about this stuff? Where would I be able to get it?

Thanks

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