Repairing rockeries, masonry walls and pavers
Do you have a loose rockery wall, capstone or paver tile? Over time built garden structures such as masonary walls, tiled steps, rockeries and pavers can become loose. This is because extreme weather conditions – heat, cold and rain can weaken the cement holding landscaping structures together.
If you have a loose paving stone, tile, or stone in a retaining wall it’s important to make minor repairs before they become bigger problems. It’s also important to secure landscaping surfaces to prevent accidents and injuries.
For any landscaping project it is important to ensure you use a construction adhesive that delivers a weather resistant, strong, flexible and shock resistant bond for these types of landscaping projects.
Selleys Liquid Nails Landscape does exactly this. It is ideal for stabilising stone and interlocking masonry retaining walls, plus a range of other landscape projects such as repairing rockeries.
Selleys Liquid Nails Landscape is a premium grade, high strength construction adhesive. It delivers a weather resistant, strong, flexible and shock resistant bond that is useful in many landscape projects. This is important because the bond can withstand greater movement in the structure and therefore adds to the overall stability of the structure. On the other hand, a rigid bond adhesive, has less flexibility resulting in cracking of the bond with movement and a less secure structure.
Selleys Liquid Nails Landscape can be used on stone, concrete, capstones, terracota and timber.
To quickly and easily repair a rockery, masonry wall or paving tile:
- First, ensure the surfaces to be bonded are clean, dry and free from dust, grease, oil and loose powdery materials.
- Give the surfaces a light sand with a good quality sanding block, such as a ROTA COTA Sanding Block medium/course grain, as the construction adhesive will adhere more readily to a scratched up surface.
- Ensure that the surface is then free of any dust, before applying ‘daubs’ or beads of Selleys Liquid Nails Landscape to one surface,with a caulking gun. Make sure there is sufficient adhesive to spread across and make good contact between both surfaces.
- Immediately bring surfaces together before product skins (within 5 minutes) and apply sufficient pressure to spread adhesive between both surfaces.
- Do not wipe excess ‘squeeze out’. Wait until product cures and remove by trimming with a sharp blade, but avoid cutting into bond.
- Leave undisturbed until adhesive cures sufficiently. Do not allow traffic on stairs or use walls for at least 24 hours.