Pathway Wax Erin Hills

Wax Polymer Pathway Mix

Wax Polymer Pathway Mix

Pathway Wax Erin Hills

Resources

Kafka Pathway Materials Brochure

Kafka Pathway Materials Brochure

Kafka Wax Polymer Pathway Specification

Kafka Wax Polymer Pathway SDS

Kafka Wax Polymer Pathway ASTM F 1951-14 (ADA Testing)

Kafka Wax Polymer Pathway ASTM F 1951-14 (ADA Testing)

Pathway Blog Posts

Pathway Wax Erin Hills
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a wax polymer pathway?

A wax polymer pathway is similar to a stabilized or standard pathway in that it uses Kafka’s decomposed granite or crushed stone, but it is used in conjunction with an engineered polymer. This engineered polymer makes this mix impermeable, but renders it highly durable and versatile in its applications.

Why would I want a wax polymer pathway?

Wax polymer pathways can lend a highly desired natural aesthetic to virtually any space. While our standard and stabilized pathway mixes are not be suitable for very steep areas, wax polymer pathways can withstand intense erosion and be laid on the steepest of hills.

Where can I use a wax polymer pathway?

Wax polymer pathways are the ideal solution for a variety of projects. From low- to high-traffic areas, flat to steeply graded hills, the engineered polymer used in this pathway mix is extremely durable and adaptable. These pathways can withstand areas which may have to endure lots of erosion or a dustless, sealed, non-permeable application is desired. Wax polymer pathways have become most popular for use at golf courses, as the product offers a more natural aesthetic than obtrusive blacktop or concrete, but can withstand the various terrain with minimal maintenance.

Commonly used for cart paths, pathways, patios, driveways and plazas, Kafka Granite’s wax polymer pathways are good for a wide variety of applications, but most popular for use in hilly terrain where the standard and stabilized pathway mix are not recommended for use.

Is it easy to install Kafka’s wax polymer pathway?

It is remarkably easy to install wax polymer pathways. This is a waterless pathway solution, which means that there is no need to mix the aggregate with water before installation.

1. Prepare. Prepare the subgrade material prior to laying the wax polymer pathway. The subgrade should have a minimum 1.5% cross slope and should be compacted to at least 90%. Make sure to clear the subgrade of debris, nails, etc.

2. Edging. The use of curbing or edging for your pathway project is completely optional. However, if you choose to use any, ensure that the compacted polymer mix sits no further than ¼” below the top of the edging or curbing.

3. Spread. If you wish to have a final depth of 3”, loosely lay the pathway mix 4” deep. Spread the pathway mix where desired, ensuring it lies even and smooth before compacting.

4. Compacting. Once your pathway material is laid where desired, it’s time to compact it. By using a three-ton roller, go over the entire area. Misting the area lightly with water before compacting may help prevent material from sticking to the roller. However, avoid using the vibration mode. In tough-to-reach areas, making multiple passes with a vibratory plate compactor is acceptable. Your wax polymer pathway should be firm immediately after compaction, but note that most-used areas will become even firmer with time.

How do I maintain a wax polymer pathway?

The incredible durability of this pathway mix supplies a practically maintenance-free final product. Because the material retains flexibility, the product will not crack and crumble like asphalt or concrete. Over time, your pathway may darken with dirt and debris, but the surface can be easily refreshed by simply scarifying the surface 1/8” with a nail drag, and re-compacted.

However, repairing wax polymer pathways is easy. Start by removing the damaged areas and squaring the edges and corners with a shovel. Lightly mist the newly exposed subgrade. Fill in the area with fresh wax polymer pathway mix and compact with a roller as you did during installation.

Why use Kafka Granite’s wax polymer pathways?

The engineered polymer used to bind the aggregate in Kafka’s polymer pathway mix makes this a sealed dustless, mudless solution. Although the engineered wax polymer makes this a non-permeable option unlike Kafka’s standard or stabilized pathways, these pathways are still just as beautiful and natural in appearance, with a variety of natural colors to choose from.