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brickedout
wood spacers in patio

The wood spacers between the concrete panels in our patio are rotting out. What can I put into the crevices to reduce trip hazard? Sand, gravel, polymeric sand?

Most of the panels are 3"x3". A few are 6'x4'

Thank you.

A. Spruce
Re: wood spacers in patio

You can do a few things, replace the wood, inlay brick, or fill with colored cement.

I would not recommend gravel or sand because those items won't stay in the hole, they will continually be scattered across the patio and be the bane of your existence.

dj1
Re: wood spacers in patio

I agree with spruce, except forget about replacing with new wood. Use masonry product only.

brickedout
Re: wood spacers in patio

Thank you both. I really like the brick idea,but (as I neglected to mention) the spacers are 1x2 on edge so the gap is too narrow.I think red concrete would look really good.

Would mortar hold, or should I tint quickcrete (or something similar)?

Thank you again.

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