Gator Block Bond

Nitterhouse Masonry Products brings you the best Gator block bond products to help you complete any residential or commercial project. 

Products like Gator Block Bond High Strength, Gator Block Bond Concrete Adhesive and Gator Supersand Bond are well-known for their high strength and versatility.

We offer the following Gator Block Bond products at our Chambersburg, Pennsylvania location and other dealers nearby

1. Gator Supersand Bond

Product Description

Supersand Bond is a novel blend of calibrated sand and polymer binders available in Ivory, Beige, Black Diamond and Slate Grey. 

If you choose to work with Gator Supersand Bond, you’ll find that the product’s installation closely mimics regular paver joint sand. The only difference is in the application of water with Supersand Bond. This product becomes incredibly firm and locks between the paver joints once it sets. 

This firm bond ensures pavers remain securely in place, being equally effective on both sloped and horizontal surfaces.

Gator Supersand Bond helps prevent:

  • Erosion due to climatic conditions, such as freezing, rain and wind. 
  • Damages caused by insects.
  • Weed sprouting.

Product Features

Supersand Bond:

  • Does not haze paving stones.
  • Can be applied a minimum of one hour after sand installation.
  • Can be used for paver joints up to a maximum of 1 inch.
  • Starts to set as soon as the water is sprayed.
  • Sets at an above-freezing temperature of 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

Product Applications

Gator Supersand Bond is perfect for:

  • Pool surroundings.
  • Parking spaces.
  • Sloping areas.
  • Walkways.
  • Driveways.
  • Patios.

Product Instructions

Before installing Gator Supersand Bond, please note the following:

  • The drainage base system on which the concrete pavers are installed must be composed of two layers. While the upper layer can have up to 1 inch of bedding sand, the lower layer will need to have at least 6 inches of crushed stone, which should be compacted at 98% Proctor density.
  • When installing pavers on a concrete slab, never use Supersand Bond. Follow Gator Maxx preparation instructions and use Gator Maxx Sand polymeric sand instead. 
  • Ensure the top and side surfaces of all pavers are dry. Do not apply if the paver surface is wet or damp. A wet or damp surface will cause Supersand Bond to activate prematurely, and it will also cause polymers to stick on the paver surface.
  • Ensure paver joints are not damp or wet, as this will prevent the product from properly sliding into the joints.
  • Dry conditions or no rain for at least one hour and a temperature above 32 degrees Fahrenheit are imperative before installing Supersand Bond.
  • Avoid immoderate flooding or watering of the paver surface. 
  • In regards to the areas surrounding in-ground pools, as well as all paver surfaces, there must be a slope of 1/8 inch per linear foot from the edge of the pool or structures. This slope will ensure that Supersand Bond performs optimally. 
  • Use mortar in joints when working with pool coping units. For the remaining paver installation around the pool, use Gator Supersand Bond. 
  • Do not spread or sweep product over asphalt.
  • To avoid erosion, Supersand Bond must be installed a minimum of 1/8 inch below the paver surface. 
  • Ensure polymeric sand joints that are filled and cured are never in direct contact with tires or foot traffic. 
  • Fill joints up to 1/8 inch below the chamfer.  

Installation Steps: Gator Supersand Bond and a New Paver Surface 

To install Gator Supersand Bond on a new paver surface:

  1. Spread Supersand Bond with a hard-bristle broom, making sure that it fills joints.
  2. Leave a layer of Supersand Bond on the surface to help it consolidate into joints.
  3. Use a vibratory plate compactor to vibrate the bond into the paver joints. It is recommended to use a roller compactor for slab installation and a rubber pad.
  4. Fill joints up to 1/8 inch below the chamfer, ensuring there are no air gaps or voids in the joints.
  5. To ensure joints are filled, repeat steps one through three.
  6. Remove Supersand Bond from the paved surface — first with a hard-bristle broom, and then with a soft-bristle broom. Leave the height of the polymeric sand at least 1/8 inch below the paver’s chamfer.
  7. Remove all remaining Supersand Bond with a leaf blower.

Gator Supersand Bond Water Activation Steps 

Depending on the temperature, work in manageable sections — or areas of about 100 square feet — at a time. 

Do not enable Gator Supersand Bond to wash out of joints. During the water activation phase, the paved surface should never be allowed to dry out. Always start at the lowest section of the paved surface to begin watering and use a watering gun connected to a hose with the setting set to shower. 

Gator Supersand Bond water activation steps include:

  1. Sprinkle water on a particular water area of about 100 square feet. Wait no longer than three minutes.
  2. Shower and rinse at the same time on a segment of about 100 square feet to eliminate the possibility of Supersand Bond residue left on the pavers. Any residue should go into the stone’s joints. Wait up to three minutes.
  3. Shower and rinse at the same time to eliminate the possibility of Gator Dust residue. Any residue should go into the stone’s joints. Stop showering when you notice water retention on the stone’s joints. Again, wait no longer than three minutes.
  4. Repeat all three directions mentioned above for all other areas not yet showered with water.
  5. Remove excess water remaining on stone crevices and pores using a leaf blower. This blowing action will help extricate any surplus Supersand Bond residue on paver surfaces from the previous steps. 

Please Note

The water used in the above steps will condense Gator product in joints and activate a bonding action. It is essential to water the Supersand Bond three times, as per steps one, two and three. Too little water will reduce the final performance of Supersand Bond.

A white haze may appear on the paver surface after installation if the above steps are not executed properly. This effect occurs due to an immoderate amount of the product left on paver surfaces. Gator Clean Efflorescence Cleaner can be used to remove this haze — it will also dissipate over time. Always remember to store complete pallets outside.

Installation Steps: Gator Supersand Bond and an Existing Paver Surface 

If you want to replace existing jointing materials with Supersand Bond, you will need to clean old jointing materials out of the pavers and joints before installing the product. Be mindful not to disturb bedding material underneath the pavers. Pavers and joints will also need to be completely dry.

Next, follow the Supersand Bond installation steps for a new paver surface outlined above.

2. Gator Block Bond XP

Product Description

As one of the hardiest polyurethane adhesives, Gator Block Bond XP is specifically formulated for bonding natural stones and concrete.

Some of the benefits and capabilities of Gator Block Bond XP, Low VOC Polyurethane Adhesive include the following:

  • Suitable for use in both cold and hot environments
  • Provides permanent overnight bond
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Can permanently bond almost anything
  • Is user friendly and provides flexibility in repositioning
  • Does not lose bond or crack
  • Provides excellent coverage
  • Safe to use outdoors or indoors
  • Can replace solvent-based adhesives
  • Up to three times the strength of standard adhesives. Is stronger than many substates it joins. 

Product Features

Features of Gator Block Bond High Strength Concrete Adhesive Low VOC include:

  • Non-freezing
  • High strength
  • Low odor
  • High solids
  • Fast curing
  • VOC compliant
  • Versatile and strong
  • Non-shrinking
  • Long open time
  • Broad service temperature range 

Product Applications

Gator Block Bond XP is explicitly designed for use on:

  • Natural and wetcast stones.
  • Wall caps and steps.
  • Pool copings and overlays.
  • Fire pits up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Damp and dry surfaces.
  • Masonry units.
  • Retaining walls.
  • Concrete pavers and bricks.

Product Instructions

To use this Gator Block Bond product properly, you should:

  1. Ensure all surfaces you are bonding are clean.
  2. Clip the spout. 
  3. Use a nail to puncture a hole in the cartridge. 
  4. Spread Gator Block Bond Adhesive on the clean surfaces using a caulking gun.
  5. Use a twisting motion to join the two surfaces firmly.

Please Note

Gator Block Bond may be repositioned for up to 30 minutes without losing bond strength and performs at above-freezing temperatures. 

Avoid use when raining or onto standing water as moisture will shorten the open time of polyurethane adhesives. 

3. Gator Block Bond High Performance 

Product Description

If properly installed, Gator Block Bond High Strength provides a strong bond to the following materials:

  • Stones
  • Concrete pavers
  • Bricks
  • Masonry units
  • Retaining walls

Gator Block Bond High Performance, Low VOC Polyurethane Adhesive has many benefits. The product is safe to use both indoors and outdoors, is environmentally friendly and provides exceptional coverage. Gator Block Bond High Strength, Low VOC works on damp and dry surfaces and is more robust than many substrates. 

Product Features

Features of Gator Block Bond High Strength, Low VOC include:

  • Low odor
  • Low VOC
  • High performance
  • High solids
  • Performs above 32 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Broad service temperature range 

Product Applications

Gator Block Bond High Strength is ideal for use on:

  • Stones and bricks.
  • Masonry units.
  • Dry and damp surfaces.
  • Retaining walls.
  • Concrete pavers.

Product Instructions

Ensure that stone and concrete surfaces are clean for optimal adhesion. Keep in mind that drying times will vary depending on porosity, humidity, materials bonded and temperature. 

To use Gator Block Bond High Strength product properly:

  1. Clip the spout. 
  2. Use a nail to puncture a hole in the cartridge. 
  3. Apply Gator Block Bond High Performance, Low VOC Adhesive on the clean surfaces using a caulking gun.
  4. Use a twisting motion to join the two surfaces firmly.

Please Note 

Please note the following additional considerations:

  • Avoid use when raining or onto standing water.
  • Use a dry cloth to clean all equipment and tools immediately after application. 
  • Cured material must be systematically removed. 
  • Wear gloves when applying adhesive for best performance. 

Contact Nitterhouse Masonry for Gator Block Bond Products

Nitterhouse Masonry Products is a family-owned and -operated company offering architectural concrete block, paving stones and pavers, veneer stone, brick, hardscape products, retaining walls, site amenities, natural stone, specialty product and more. Since 1923, high-quality, durable products and superior customer service have been hallmarks of our company. 

For more information about the Gator Block Bond products we carry, please reach out to our team online today. Or, visit us in-store at our Chambersburg location.

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