|Surfaces||concrete, screeds, asphalt & tarmac|
|Curing time||resin bound – foot traffic in 12 hours, light traffic in 2 days at 20°C|
|Curing time||resin bonded – touch dry in 3-4 hours, full cure in 1 day at 20°C|
|Coverage||resin bound – 1m² per kg of resin using 1-3mm gravel, aggregate to resin ratio 8/1|
|Coverage/pack||resin bound – 5kg resin kit mixed with 40kgs of aggregate will cover ~5m²|
|Coverage/pack||resin bonded – 5kg resin kit will cover ~7-8m² @ 0.7mm thick|
|Pot life||40 minutes @ 15°|
|Shelf life||one year in sealed containers|
In all cases surfaces should be clean, dry, sound and free from any oil or contaminants. The gravel should also be completely dry before being mixed with the resin.
Stir the resin and hardener individually and then combine the resin and hardener and mix for 3-5 minutes using an electric drill and mixing paddle, or wide bladed tool. Ensure you work around the sides and base so all liquid is incorporated to ensure thorough and complete mixing.
Best results are obtained in ambient temperatures (15°C or above).
Resin Bound – Add the gravel and mixed resin at a ratio of 1 part mixed material to 8 parts gravel in a mechanical mixer for 3-5 minutes. When fully mixed empty the contents into a barrow and apply to the area. Rake, tamp and trowel smooth as required.
Resin Bonded – Spread a layer of resin to a suitable surface and cover with loose aggregate. Once cured the remaining loose stones can be removed by sweeping the surface. Thickness is governed by aggregate size i.e. 1-3mm aggregate will have a nominal depth of ~4mm. With resin bonded gravel surfaces it is important that proper drainage is installed to prevent flooding.