|Surfaces||concrete, screeds, asphalt & tarmac|
|Curing time –resin bound||light traffic in 24 hours, full use in 48 hours at 20°C|
|Curing time –resin bonded||light traffic in 24 hours, full use in 48 hours at 20°C|
|Coverage/pack – resin bound||the 5kg resin kit mixed with 65kgs of aggregate will cover ~2.7m² @ 15mm-18mm|
|Coverage/pack – resin bonded||1kg resin per m² @approx 1mm 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.
Mix the resin and hardener individually and mix for 3-5 minutes using an electric drill and mixing paddle, or wide bladed tool, working 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 13 parts gravel in a mechanical mixer for 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 – Apply a layer of resin to a suitable surface is 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.
Not recommended for use with white stones or aggregates as all epoxies will discolour over time.