Laying SureSet in Global Temperatures

Category: Sureset Blog

Posted 19th December 2018 by Joni Withers


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.

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