Before you Start to Use EASYJoint

These instructions are for pedestrian paving areas and apply to all projects, whether they are brand new or a refurbishment of older paving.

For instructions on use on a domestic vehicular driveway, please click here

Site Conditions

IMPORTANT - The ground conditions where the paving is to be laid must be well drained to allow water to get away. If the area is naturally wet, perhaps because it is low-lying & water tends to collect & never get away, or if there is a high water table, then EASYJoint should not be used.

If the paving base never dries, nor will the bottom of the joint, causing lowest part of the joint not to set. There have been some very rare but extreme cases where the ground never dries, or dries a long time after the EASYJoint has been installed. In these instances, either part or all of the joint has failed, or has only “crusted” over at the top & after a winter season, has then failed.

Ensure the project has a suitable "fall" to allow surface water to drain away.

Weather Conditions - For projects with Permeable Bases

Except for in freezing conditions, EASYJoint can be applied in virtually all weather conditions. Intermittent rain, even if heavy, before, during or after application is not a problem provided:

  • The overall site conditions are suitable as described above and,
  • The chosen application method is appropriate for the project. Refer to our Project Stage page for further information.

Very hot conditions

Unlike most alternative jointing methods including the traditional sand and cement method, extremely hot conditions do not restrict the use of EASYJoint. Because water is used, EASYJoint does not cure overly quickly, a problem experienced by most alternative products.

To ensure the safe use of EASYJoint, in temperatures above 20 degrees Celsius, ensure a careful eye is kept ahead of where you are working to ensure the paving does not dry out.

Very wet conditions

EASYJoint can be put down in heavy rain but will not cure (go hard) until it has fully dried out. The rain will also effect the finish of the top of the joint

Cold or freezing conditions

The integrity of EASYJoint is not compromised in cold and freezing conditions once installed. The only impact is that the curing time for the product is extended considerably.

Application in cold and freezing conditions
In freezing conditions, EASYJoint can be applied using the Dry Application method provided the paving has been pre sealed with an appropriate sealer for your paving material.

If the intention is to use the Wet Application method, at the time of installation, ground temperatures must be greater than 3 degrees Celsius. Once the joints have been filled, if temperatures fall as they might overnight, the reliability of EASYJoint will not be effected.

Weather Conditions - For projects with Impermeable Bases

If you were working with a permeable base, the description of EASYJoint being an "All Weather" product is true. However, because you are working on an impermeable base, which will restrict the draining of water, some weather precautions do apply.

You are strongly advised to wait for a dry spell when moderate to heavy rain is not forecast for at least 18 hours (moderate to warm temperatures) or 36 hours (colder conditions) after the application. This is to give the best chance of the water that was used in the application process being able to drain and evaporate from the joint and for the curing process to commence. If further water is added from rainfall during the curing process, there is a risk that the surface of the joint will cure through evaporation but the bottom of the joint will not, leaving a weak result.

Very hot conditions

Unlike most alternative jointing methods including the traditional sand and cement method, extremely hot conditions do not restrict the use of EASYJoint. Because water is used, EASYJoint does not cure overly quickly, a problem experienced by most alternative products.

To ensure the safe use of EASYJoint, in temperatures above 20 degrees Celsius, ensure a careful eye is kept ahead of where you are working to ensure the paving does not dry out.

Very wet conditions

EASYput down in heavy rain will not cure (go hard) until it has fully dried out. The heavy rain will also effect the finish of the top joint.

Cold or freezing conditions

The integrity of EASYJoint is not compromised in cold and freezing conditions once installed. The only impact is that the curing time for the product is extended considerably.

Application in cold and freezing conditions
In freezing conditions, EASYJoint can be applied using the Dry Application method provided the paving has been pre sealed with an appropriate sealer for your paving material.

If the intention is to use the Wet Application method, at the time of installation, ground temperatures must be greater than 3 degrees Celsius. Once the joints have been filled, if temperatures fall as they might overnight, the reliability of EASYJoint will not be effected.

Joint Dimensions

Joint width

Regardless of the paving base construction and the paving material used, a minimum joint width of 3mm must be maintained throughout the full depth of the paving.

Joint depth

For paving on a sand or crushed aggregate foundation, it is recommended that the joint depth is a minimum of 30mm.

For paving on a solid or bound foundation, it is recommended that the joint depth is a minimum of 25mm.

The reason these dimensions are recommended is to ensure the strength of the joint is not compromised.

Joint Dimensions

Thin 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 so that even though the paving is thin, there is still 25mm or more depth for the EASYJoint to sit in.


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