Setting Times

The times indicated further down this page are based on temp's. of 20°C and 65% humidity. Cold and wet weather increases setting times – warm and dry weather decreases them. Read on for a greater understanding.

EASYJoint is a compound that is air cured. It therefore needs air to start and complete the setting process. Inclement weather conditions will not prevent the use or application of EASYJoint but it will affect the time it takes for the compound to cure and set hard.

Cold and Wet Conditions

Cold Conditions

Wet Conditions

Cold & Wet Conditions increases the setting time considerably - freezing weather will cause the process to virtually cease & it can take many days for the joints to set hard. However, it will eventually set & the weather will not have impaired its qualities in any way.

Similarly, whilst EASYJoint is wet, either through rainfall or the application of water whilst laying it, the setting process will be suspended. Prolonged periods of rain, or several intermittent showers will considerably extend the setting times. Again, it will not affect the final qualities of the product in any way provided the water can drain away through the joint so that the product can cure evenly throughout the whole joint at the same rate.

To summarize, in temperatures of 20 degrees C and with humidity of 65%, the joint needs to be free from water for about 24 hours for the curing process to take hold and up to 48 hours for it to complete.

Dry Conditions

In dry conditions & warm to moderate temperatures & humidity, EASYJoint should be firm enough to walk on within 12-18 hours & will cure very hard within a few days.

Wet Application

Pedestrian Areas

In warm & dry weather, the paving is safe to walk on after approximately 12 - 18 hours and will set hard after approximately 36-48 hours. It will be fully load bearing after approximately 3 days of consistent warm and dry weather.

Domestic Driveways (For vehicles up to 3 tonnes)

Once the curing process is complete and the joint is hard to the touch, keep vehicles off the surface for at least a further 7 days (preferably 10 days).

Dry Application

Pedestrian Areas

In warm & dry weather, the paving is safe to walk on after approximately 12 - 18 hours and will set hard after approximately 12 - 18 hours. It will be fully load bearing after approximately 2 - 3 days of consistent warm and dry weather.

Domestic Driveways (For vehicles up to 3 tonnes)

Once the curing process is complete and the joint is hard to the touch, keep vehicles off the surface for at least a further 7 days.


Note: EASYJoint continues to harden for several weeks and achieves its full strength after approximately 1 month.