Listed below are some FAQ's to help answer any queries you may have when using EASYJoint

Can I use EASYJoint on any type of paving?

The answer is pretty much yes.

In general, any concrete product can be used without problem.

Most natural stones, provided they are well protected by soaking them with water prior to and during the application process, can safely have EASYJoint used on them. However, some varieties of sandstone and limestone are particularly porous and/or sensitive and are more susceptible to marking. Additional care should be taken in these instances. The supplier of the stone should be able to advise you whether you have a sensitive/porous stone. A suitable sealer should be used to protect the stone. For information on our all our sealers and protectors visit azpects.co.uk

Will EASYJoint mark my paving?

Provided it is used in accordance with our instructions the physics employed will prevent the oils inherent in the product marking your paving. However, because we cannot be aware of all the applications and materials the product may be used with, we cannot absolutely guarantee that your paving will not be marked by the use of EASYJoint.

Any marking would be caused by linseed oil, a natural product which will fade over time

To give some comfort, EASYJoint has been successfully used on thousands of paving projects throughout the UK and beyond. In every instance where there has been some marking on the paving it has been as a result of improper use (a failure to follow the instructions) or, where when working with sensitive or particularly porous paving material, the additional precautions advised were not taken.

We strongly recommend you follow the instructions and both read and take the necessary precautions in respect to using our product and you will have a positive experience.

What if it rains whilst Iā€™m using EASYJoint?

No worries! EASYJoint will not be damaged by rainfall either before, during or after it is laid. It can withstand almost any amount of rain without the integrity of the product being compromised.

However, whilst it is wet, either from rainfall or from the water used when applying it, it will not set. It needs dry weather for the curing process to work.

There is one small risk. If the joint has been "pointed", very heavy rain may cause the smoothed surface of the joint to be disturbed and it may need re-finishing after the rain has passed. Please remember that setting times are extended if it rains. For more information, click here

Can I keep/re-use any leftover product?

Unused EASYJoint can be saved for later use by pouring it back into the plastic outer container and adding sufficient water to cover the surface of the compound by approximately 50 mm and replacing the lid. Product kept in this manner will remain stable and safe for use for up to 12 months depending on environmental conditions

How hard does EASYJoint get?

The answer is, quite hard enough for pedestrian and light vehicular traffic. With jointing compounds the question is not only how hard/strong it is but whether it is flexible so as to allow for the natural expansion and contraction of the paving material during the different seasons. The main cause of joints failing has nothing to do with their strength ā€“ cement is much harder and that regularly fails as a joint filler, mainly because it is inflexible.

Is EASYJoint guaranteed?

Not in the sense that it will last forever; nor can we guarantee its lifespan. However, we can say that its predecessors , earlier derivatives of the current product, have been in use for more than 20 years and where the ground conditions are stable and a good sub-base has been employed, they have stood the test of time ā€“ much longer in most instances than a cement alternative. The basic technology is sound and proven and in our experience it will outlive most alternatives.

Will EASYJoint set hard in every case?

We offer a qualified yes to this question. Provided the ground conditions are well drained and will allow water to get away, then EASYJoint will always set hard once the water used in its application and any subsequent rainfall has drained away.

However, if the base on which the paving and the EASYJoint is sitting never dries, then nor will the bottom of the joint. Consequently the lowest part of the joint will never set, leaving a weak result. There have been some very rare, but extreme cases, where the ground conditions never dry out ā€“ perhaps because they were very low lying where rainwater collects and cannot drain or where there is an extremely high water table. In these instances, either part or the entire joint failed to set.

We must stress this is very rare indeed.

Will the joints always remain the same colour?

General Information and Precautions

Because EASYJoint is permeable water drains through it taking surface dirt and grime with it. Over time this may result in a visual change to the joint. This is entirely natural; it is not a fault and it will not impair the integrity of the product.

Much of the colour can be brought back by the careful use of a pressure washer. For the protection of both the paving and jointing compound, ensure the nozzle has a fan spray fitting and it is never closer that 6" (150mm) to the surface.