Laying SureSet in Global Temperatures

Category: Sureset Blog

Posted 19th December 2018 by Y Holloway


As resin bound paving continues to ‘float’ its way overseas, questions arise regarding the performance under extreme temperatures.  Whether it is hot or cold there is always a way to top off your project with a SureSet layer.


When planning to include SureSet Permeable Paving within your project here are a few things to bear in mind when it comes to the weather conditions:

SureSet Resin Bound Paving…

  • Can only be laid in temperatures of 0⁰C and rising
  • Cannot be laid during rain or snowfall
  • has a controlled curing time
  • can be laid anywhere in the world


Hot weather:

  • Resin bound paving will cure quicker in hot weather, this can be controlled accordingly but the installation will need to be consistent and without delay.
  • Once the paving is cured, the temperature will not affect the use and durability of the product.
  • The resin used is UV stable.


Cold weather:

  • Resin bound paving needs to be installed during dry conditions.
  • Once cured, rainfall will permeate through the material which means no puddling or standing water.
  • Frost will not cause damage to the paving itself, water which freezes between the voids of aggregate will sit within the surface until they are able to melt away.
  • Salt can be used on the surface in icy conditions.
  • Snow shovels can be used to clear the area, however snow ploughs are not recommended.


SureSet have carried out many installations across the globe in different climates such as:

  • United Arab Emirates
  • Australia
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • USA
  • Greece
  • New Zealand
  • Russia

For more information on maintaining your SureSet paving in any weather, see our previous blog – How to Maintain your Resin Bound Driveway During Winter or download our Aftercare and Maintenance Guide from our Downloads Page.