EASYJoint PRO

* New for 2020 *

Overview

Heavy duty and permeable epoxy resin jointing compound for residential and commercial applications. For use where high strength or tolerance to water is required.

17Kg

Applications include:

  • Pedestrian and light/medium weight vehicles
  • Swimming pool decks
  • Chemical and water tolerant
  • Mechanical sweeper resistant
  • Can be applied in wet conditions
  • Withstands frost and ice
  • Available in 3 colours

EASYJoint PRO

Available in 3 excellent colours

EASYJoint PRO is available to buy in 3 colours as shown below. Colours may vary slightly due to colour differences on monitors and may not be a true reflection of the final product.

Mushroom

Mushroom

Stone Grey

Stone Grey

Basalt

Basalt

Seal & protect your paving

Our range of Sealers and Protectors are available to protect your paving.

View our EASYSeal range


Which colour combination?

These swatches are only a guide and colours may differ. Note: Over time Natural Stone fades, some more than others, in particular Black limestone.

Black Limestone (faded)

Black Limestone (enhanced)

Sandstone

Rainbow Sandstone

Slate - Lime Green

Slate

Indian Granite

Travertine

Coverage

Please contact us for coverage information.

FAQs

What is EASYJoint PRO and how does it differ from the original EASYJoint?

EASYJoint PRO is two-part epoxy compound for use as a paving joint filler. It has a coated sand and a separate activator which require mixing before use unlike regular EASYJoint which is a different composition, premixed in a factory. EASYJoint PRO will cure in any conditions once mixed.


Where can I use EASYJoint PRO?

EASYJoint PRO can be used on any paving type however its strength and tolerance to water make it most suitable for driveways, commercial areas, areas with poor drainage and swimming pool terraces.


Can I keep EASYJoint PRO for later use once mixed?

No, because there is a chemical reaction when the two components are mixed, it is impossible to stop this. Unused product must be discarded at a suitable waste facility.


What happens if it rains as I’m using EASYJoint PRO?

Light rain is not a problem however, prolonged heavy rain may weaken the epoxy and reduce its strength. It is recommended not to use the product if rain is a possibility. Areas should be covered if rain occurs before the product has cured.


I didn’t pre-seal my paving as recommended. There is a shiny residue on the paving surface. How do I clean this?

Azpects EASY Sealer Remover is a high strength stripper which will dissolve the epoxy residue. Care must be taken to avoid damage to surrounding areas including UPVC frames, artificial/real grass and plants when washing off this product.


General Information, Precautions and Expectations

Joint Appearance

Over time the visual appearance of the joint will change as a result of natural environmental and climatic conditions (see under Site Conditions). EASYJoint Pro is permeable and therefore will discolour over time as a result of the  surface grit and grime being washed through the joint. This can be cleaned and refreshed by pressure washing, bringing both the permeability and look of the joint back to its original state.

Residue Staining

If applied to un-sealed paving it is likely that there will be residual marking on the paving where the binder within the compound has stuck to the paving surface. This residue will, in time fade and eventually disappear but, depending on the paving type, it may take many months, even a year or more.

To avoid residue marking on the paving, pre-seal the paving at least 24 hours before installing the EASYJoint Pro with an appropriate breathable impregnator. EASYSeal Ultimate is a high quality very effective sealer that will protect the paving by preventing the ingress of the resin contained in the EASYJoint Pro.

Strength

The compressive and flexural strength of EASYJoint Pro is such that it will adequately take the forces exerted by pedestrians, domestic cars and medium weight commercial vehicles. It will also withstand mechanical cleaning by pressure washing and road sweepers.

However, it is not designed to form a structural part of the path/driveway. The integrity of the project can only be maintained if the surface material is adequately bedded into the base, which in turn is constructed to an appropriate specification. In such instances, or if there is uncertainty about the appropriate installation method, refer to the website for further guidance.

Footwear caution

The soles of footwear may pick up some EASYJoint Pro during the application process. It is recommended that boot/shoe covers are worn during the application process and removed before walking on the finished surface. At the very least, if covers are not worn, the soles of footwear should be thoroughly cleaned before walking across dried (or drying) paving to avoid leaving “footmarks”. For similar reasons, do not use the same broom that was used to apply the EASYJoint Pro to clear the surface afterwards; it will be contaminated and may leave marks.


How to use

VERY IMPORTANT

Regular users of the regular EASYJoint should pay particular attention to these instructions because EASYJoint PRO is not simply a stronger version of EASYJoint - it is a product using a very different chemical formulation which does not work or behave in the same way. Equally important, it cannot be used in the same way and a new set of application rules must be followed.

Before using EASYJoint PRO

  1. Read the Instructions - Read all of these instructions.
  2. User’s responsibility - If used in accordance with our instructions the product should set hard and not affect the aesthetic properties of the paving material, but no guarantee of this is given or implied. Neither the manufacturer nor supplier;
    i. can be aware of all the applications and materials the product may be used with and is the user’s responsibility to determine suitability for use
    ii. accepts any liability for; (a) joint failure resulting from inherent site conditions or incorrect installation method; (b) any changes in the appearance of the paving resulting from the use of EASYJoint Pro; (c) any visual changes to the joint over the course of time. If in any doubt test a sample before use and refer to the websites for more detailed precautionary advice and other general information.

Pre-seal the Paving

Users are strongly advised to pre-seal the paving at least 24 hours (preferably 48 hours) before installing the EASYJoint Pro.

The EASYJoint Pro mixture is likely to leave a residue over the paving, changing its appearance. This residue will over time wear away and eventually disappear, but for aesthetic reasons, most customers do not like this temporary condition. To avoid this, it is advisable to apply two coats of EASYSeal Ultimate which is a high quality, very effective, breathable sealer that will protect the paving by preventing the ingress of the resin contained in the EASYJoint Pro, which is what causes the marking. This process also provides the additional benefit giving of long-term protection against staining in the future.

The process to achieve this protection is:

  1. At least 24 hours before the planned installation of the EASYJoint Pro, on a dry day when no rain is forecast for 24 hours, seal the paving with EASYSeal Ultimate following the usage instructions on the bottle.
  2. After a minimum of 24 hours (preferably 48hours) install the EASYJoint Pro, following the instructions detailed in this booklet.
  3. The EASYSeal Ultimate will create a barrier to prevent the residue of resin soaking into the paving - it will simply be sitting on top of the protective sealer. The final wash down after the installation of the EASYJoint Pro, will remove most of the residue resin, but it is likely that some traces will be left on the surface. Depending on the paving material, these may be quite noticeable. Do not try to clean them off with more water at this stage - it will not work and the over application of water onto a newly jointed project may damage the new joints. Leave the joints to set hard.
  4. Once the joints have set very hard - about 5 days, the paving can be pressure washed and any marking or appearance of staining should disappear.

Pre Installation Checks

  1. Site Conditions
    It is always better for paving projects to be free draining. Wherever possible users are encouraged to build the project to incorporate such a base. However, whilst the presence of water or persistently damp condions will not compromise the integrity of EASYJoint Pro, such conditions will encourage the growth of Algae, Moss and other contaminants, causing the look of the joint to become less pleasing. Ensure the project has a suitable "fall" to allow surface water to drain away.
  2. Weather Conditions
    Working Temperatures. Air and paving surface temperatures should be above 5ºC (41ºF) and below 30ºC (86ºF). Working at low temperatures will significantly slow the curing process. The product should not be allowed to freeze before it has cured hard. Working at high temperatures causes the compound to set quickly which makes it difficult to apply and may increase the chances of leaving marking on the paving. Fast curing (caused by excessive heat) can cause hairline cracking during the curing process.
    Rainfall. Do not plan to install EASYJoint Pro during rainfall. The product is best applied in dry conditions and when rain is not forecast for at least 6 hours after installation. Should an unexpected light rain shower occur during the installation, it is unlikely to damage or compromise the quality or look of the joints but heavy rain may both affect the look of the finished joint and can wash away some of the ingredients causing a reduction in strength. Should heavy rain fall, immediately cover the jointed area and resume jointing once the rain has passed and the surface is free of puddles.
  3. Joint Dimensions
    For paving on a solid foundation; min. 4mm wide x 20mm deep (approx. 3/16” wide x 3/4” deep).
    For paving on a sand or crushed aggregate foundation; min. 4mm wide x 25mm deep (approx. 3/16” wide x 1” deep).
    Ensure that at least the minimum gap width is maintained throughout the full depth of the paving material.
    When working with thin paving material it is difficult to achieve the correct depth. In such cases, to achieve the required depth, create a channel in the base material by running the tip of a trowel around the exposed edges of each paver to provide 25mm (1”) or so of depth for the EASYJoint Pro
  4. Colour and Shades
    EASYJoint Pro is made from natural aggregates and shades can vary. The colours depicted on the tub and illustrated on the website are representative only. To maintain consistency of shade throughout the project, ensure all product is purchased from the same supplier and from production batch.

Installation Instructions

Weather

  • Do not commence the installation work if it is raining or rain is forecast within 6 hours of completing the jointing

Tools

  • Squeegee or firm broom
  • Clean cocoanut broom
  • Electric paddle mixer
  • Hose/water supply

Soak

  • Thoroughly pre-soak the paving but do leave puddles of water

Mix

  • Remove the Activator Bottle
  • Mix the sand in the bucket for approx. 15 seconds. Ensure the sand is free flowing

Activator Liquid

  • Empty the contents of the Activator bottle into the sand, ensuring as much of the liquid is drained from the bottle as possible
  • Retain the bottle for later use

Mix

  • Using a powered paddle mixer, mix the Activator liquid into the sand thoroughly for 3 to 5 minutes
  • The result should be a thick cream-like appearance

Add Water

  • Using the empty Activator bottle, fill the bottle with clean water, replace lid and shake well
  • Empty contents into the mixed sand

Mix

  • Mix the sand/water for no more than 10 seconds. Over-mixing will cause the Activator liquid to separate from the sand
  • The result should be a very watery slurry
  • Ensuring the paving is still wet, pour the contents of the tub over a small area of paving

Spread

  • Spread the slurry over the paving, working diagonally to the joints using a squeegee or firm broom.
  • As the compound settles, sweep more product into the joint until it permanently settles to just below the paving surface.

Sweep/Final Wash

  • Using a clean cocoanut broom, sweep the paving as clean, leaving as little of the compound on the surface as possible
  • Using the hose on a fine spray, using as little water as possible, give a rinse down.
    Do not flood the area

Finish the Joint

  • Point (or strike) the joint to get a smoother finish

Health & Safety

  • Avoid contact with skin and wear suitable PPE
  • Keep children and pets away until the joints are fully cured
  • Hazardous to fish
  • Ensure working area is well ventilated
  • Mixed and cured material is inert and does not require special disposal
  • Unmixed and uncured material requires disposal as special waste

Hardener Component

  • Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
  • May cause an allergic skin reaction.
  • Causes serious eye damage.
  • Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

Pre Mixed Sand with Resin

  • May cause an allergic skin reaction.
  • Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
  • Keep children and pets away until product is fully cured
  • Do not breathe dust/vapours.
  • Avoid release to the environment.
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
  • IF ON SKIN (or hair):
    Wash with plenty of soap and water.
    If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention.
  • IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes.
    Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
    If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.
  • Ensure working area is well ventilated
  • Mixed and cured material is inert and does not require special disposal
  • Un-mixed and uncured material requires disposal as special waste.
  • Dispose of contents/container to hazardous or special waste collection point, in accordance with local, regional, national and/or international regulation.

USER’S RESPONSIBILITY

The company cannot be aware of all the applications and materials the product may be used with. It is the user’s responsibility to determine suitability for use. It is important that before using the product, users fully read and understand the instructions contained in the tub and on our website.