Polymeric sand to help with river stone runoffs


Old 09-03-18, 08:14 PM
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Polymeric sand to help with river stone runoffs


My house is on the side of hill and when it rains heavy for longer periods of time, water runs off on the sides of the house.

I recently had riverbed rocks added to the sides to make the landscape look better.

The issue I face is when the heavy rains are persistent, the water runoff can gain enough momentum to push the rocks down the hills leaving gaps. Then I need to shovel the downstream rocks back to fill the gaps around the top of the hill.

My question is: Would polymeric sand placed in between the rocks help prevent the high moving water from carrying the rocks downstream?

Please advise.

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Old 09-03-18, 08:22 PM
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Nope, you need bigger rocks.
Old 09-04-18, 02:34 AM
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Polymeric sand isn't really a construction material, just sand with latex to help keep it from blowing away between pavers.

You need something more done to control drainage!
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