Why are Polymer Fillers Best for Stone Walkways?

stone walkwayStone walkways can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any outdoor space. They are durable, long-lasting and require very little maintenance. However, to ensure the longevity of your stone walkway, it's important to use the right type of filler. Polymer fillers are considered the best option for stone walkways due to their many benefits. Alliance Stone in North Georgia shares more about polymer fillers and how they benefit your stone hardscapes.

Benefits of Polymer Fillers

Polymer fillers are made of a mixture of sand and polymer resins. The sand provides stability and strength while the polymer resins act as a binding agent. When mixed together, they create a strong, durable material that can withstand harsh weather conditions and heavy foot traffic.


One of the main advantages of using polymer fillers for stone walkways is that they are resistant to water. Water can cause traditional sand fillers to wash away over time, leaving gaps between the stones. These gaps can become a tripping hazard and can also allow weeds to grow, which can damage the integrity of the walkway. Polymer fillers are water-resistant, which means they will not wash away, keeping your walkway intact for years to come.


Another benefit of using polymer fillers is that they are flexible. Traditional sand fillers can become brittle over time, causing the stones to shift and crack. Polymer fillers remain flexible, allowing them to move with the stones, preventing cracks and shifting.


Polymer fillers are also resistant to UV rays, which can cause traditional sand fillers to fade and lose their color over time. This means that your stone walkway will retain its beautiful color for many years, without the need for regular maintenance.

Environmentally Friendly

Polymer fillers are durable and long-lasting, but they are also environmentally friendly. They are made of natural materials and do not contain harmful chemicals, making them safe for your family and pets.

Atlanta Gator Dust & Polymeric Sand

Polymer fillers are the best option for ensuring your stone walkway’s longevity. They are durable, water-resistant, flexible and environmentally friendly, making them a great choice for any outdoor space. Alliance Stone keeps a huge quantity of leading polymer fillers on hand for your projects:

  • Gator Dust: This filler is ideal for larger gaps (up to 4 inches) between stones and is easy to use. Simply pour in, sweep away the excess, wet down and allow to harden.
  • Polymeric Sand: This filler is smaller and better suited for smaller gaps between stones (1/8 to ¼ inches). It is applied the same way as Gator Dust.

Alliance Stone can help you with everything you need for stone walkways, steps, patios and more, including the right type and amount of polymer fillers. Our team can also offer tips and recommendations for installation to help you achieve the best results.

Contact us today for more information or drop by our location on Campground Road in Cumming, GA, to explore all our available products.

Posted on behalf of Alliance Stone