FOR STONE JOINTS 1/2″ TO 4″
CasaScapes Stone Dust is a unique mixture of polymer binders and calibrated stone available in Beige and Grey. Once CasaScapes Stone Dust sets, it becomes very firm and locks between the wet cast or natural stone joints while still retaining flexibility and providing a long lasting, durable jointing material. CasaScapes Stone Dust is recommended for a variety of uses including pool decks, patios, footpaths, and any other pedestrian applications.
The quantity required depends on the shape and size of the wet cast or natural stones as well as the width of the joints. One bag of 50 lb of this product will cover between 20 to 30 square feet if the joints are about 1″ to 2″ wide and the wet cast or natural stones are about 2″ to 2-1/2″ in height.
|Per 50 lb bag
(Wetcast or natural stones 2” to 2-1/2“ in height)
1″ to 2″
2.5 to 5 cm
|Beige & Grey||20-30 sq. ft.||1.9-3 sq. m.|
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FOR USE ON AND REQUIRED SUB-SURFACE PREPARATION
CasaScapes Stone Dust is recommended for a variety of uses, including patios, walkways and pool decks. The wet cast or natural stones must be installed on a traditional base system: maximum of 1″ of bedding sand, plus a minimum of 6″ of crushed stone compacted at 98% Proctor density. (See diagram)
DO NOT USE WHEN STONES ARE INSTALLED OVER A CONCRETE SLAB. DO NOT USE FOR VEHICULAR TRAFFIC.
PREPARATION INFORMATION (IMPORTANT NOTES)
Always refer to the latest CasaScapes stone dust Technical Data Sheet (TDS) at Casascapes.com before installing CasaScapes stone dust.
CasaScapes stone dust can only be installed if rain is not forecasted in the next 24 hours.
Wet cast & natural stone sides and top surfaces must be completely dry. Do not apply if the wet cast or natural stone surface is damp or wet. The damp or wet surface will cause CasaScapes stone dust to prematurely activate and will lead to the polymers sticking on the wet cast or natural stone surface.
Do not apply if the wet cast or natural stone joints are damp or wet. This will prevent the CasaScapes stone dust from properly sliding into the joints and obtaining very densely packed joints, which is critical to the products performance.
Minimize or avoid walking on the wet cast or natural stones for 24 hours after the installation of CasaScapes stone dust.
If CasaScapes stone dust is left lying on the wet cast or natural stone surface for a long duration, moisture can form and will activate the CasaScapes stone dust on the wet cast or natural stone surface, staining may occur.
Do not use CasaScapes stone dust when wet cast or natural stones are installed over a concrete base. CasaScapes stone dust is designed to function on a traditional base system. A concrete base inhibits drainage, thus the trapped water will negatively impact the product’s performance.
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.)
CASASCAPES STONE DUST INSTALLATION STEPS FOR A NEW CONCRETE, WET CAST OR NATURAL STONE SURFACE
Install the wet cast or natural stones on a maximum 1” (25 mm) bed of sand. Make sure that there is at least 6” (15 cm) of compacted crushed stone under the bedding sand. See diagrams on previous page.
Make sure the concrete, wet cast or natural stone top and side surfaces are dry .
FOR NATURAL STONES: Using a hard-bristle broom, sweep CasaScapes Stone Dust in between the full depth of the natural stone joints.
FOR WET CAST STONES: Using a scoop, carefully pour CasaScapes Stone Dust in between the full depth of the joints and avoid getting any CasaScapes Stone Dust on the wetcast stone surface.
Hit the wet cast or natural stones with a rubber mallet; this will make the CasaScapes Stone Dust settle firmly into the joints by removing any air pockets. Repeat step 2 and this step 3 at least two more times.
Using a soft, fine-bristle broom, sweep all excess Casascapes Stone Dust off wet cast or natural stone surfaces. Ensure that the compacted CasaScapes Stone Dust in the joints is at least 1/8’’ (3 mm) below the top of the stone’ssurface or erosion may occur.
Using a leaf blower, blow all CasaScapes Stone Dust residues off wet cast or natural stone surfaces.
- Work in manageable sections, ideally about 50 sq. ft. at a time, depending on temperature.
- Do not allow CasaScapes Stone Dust to wash out of joint.
- Never allow paved surface to dry out during the water activation phase.
- Watering must be started at the lowest point of the paved surface.
- Use a watering gun connected to a hose. Setting should be set to shower.
Shower a specific 4.6 sq. m. (50 sq. ft.) area for 90 seconds.
IMPORTANT: The water used in step 6 will activate a bonding action as well as condensing CasaScapes Stone Dust in the joints. Too much water will undo the dense compaction obtained during step 3 and reduce the final performance of CasaScapes Stone Dust.
Continue to do the rest of the area at 4.6 sq. m. (50 sq. ft.) area for 90 seconds.
When the entire surface is done, rinse off any CasaScapes Stone Dust residue off the surface.
Use a leaf blower to remove any excess water remaining on the wet cast or natural stone pores and crevices. This blowing action is necessary to help remove any remaining CasaScapes Stone Dust residue left on wet cast or natural stone surfaces from the previous steps.
CasaScapes Stone Dust becomes very firm but will detach from wet cast or natural stones if the crushed stone base has excessive movement. It will also detach from the wet cast or natural stones if the wet cast or natural stones are oscillating back and forth due to improper installation. By following CasaScapes Stone Dust installation instructions carefully, you will obtain a very hard jointing material. It should be noted that CasaScapes Stone Dust will continue to harden over time. Avoid excessive watering or flooding of wet cast or natural stone areas. When installing wet cast or natural stones around an underground pool, a slope of 1/8 inch (3 mm) per linear foot away from the pool is mandatory. All wet cast or natural stone surfaces must have a drainage slope for the CasaScapes Stone 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 wet cast or natural stones installation around the pool, you can use CasaScapes Stone Dust. Do not sweep CasaScapes Stone Dust over asphalt.
15-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY (RESIDENTIAL)
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 inch (minimum of 6 inches), bedding sand layer (maximum of 1 inch) and appropriate installation of reinforce 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.
EXCLUSION OF RESPONSIBILITY
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 WET CAST OR NATURAL STONES) DIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE MANUFACTURER EXCLUDES ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PURPOSE. CASASCAPES 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. CASASCAPES INC. excludes any responsibility for use of CASASCAPES STONE DUST for any installation not installed to manufacturer’s specifications.
1 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY (COMMERCIAL)
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.
CASASCAPES Inc excludes any responsibility for use of any Casascade Polymeric Stone Dust for any installation not installed to manufacturer’s specifications.