How long does it take for the material to cure?
Once mixed the SureSet resin bound paving typically takes up to 24 hours to cure and go hard, depending on the air and surface temperatures. If the material has not cured after 48 hours please contact SureSet for advice.
What happens if I don’t mix it properly?
If the resin and aggregate are not mixed thoroughly and the aggregate particles are not equally coated, early failure of the product can result. There is also a risk of a build-up of resin and fine aggregates which can cause foaming of the resin producing a whitening of appearance and blisters in the cured surface
What happens if I can’t finish my project in one day?
When working more than one day it is normally necessary to install/allow for a day joint within the SureSet surface. This can be done by temporarily forming a neat edge at the intended place for the joint using a timber batten which can then be removed and fresh material laid against the previous installation the following day. A permanent edge can be made using aluminium square edge profiles which are available from SureSet.
How long do I have to work with the material?
Once mixed you will have approximately 10-20 minutes of working time per batch. After this time the material will start to stiffen so that further use of the float may mark the surface. It is important to plan your work and timings to ensure all batches are seamlessly blended into the next to avoid ‘batch lines’ occurring.
What edging can I use?
SureSet can be laid up against almost any type of edging, such as brick pavers, timber edging, stainless steel or aluminium edging, lawn edging, or directly up against walls.
Do I need to protect the edging?
It is essential to mask all edging to eliminate the risk of staining from the SureSet resin and associated tools.
Is there a shelf life on the resin if not used right away?
Providing the material is stored in a cool, dry place then the kit will last in storage for up to 3 months.
What must the weather conditions be?
Weather conditions must be dry with surface temperatures between 5°C and 30°C and a relative humidity of less than 85%.
What happens if water is spilt onto or it rains before the Surface has fully cured?
SureSet ProResin should not be used if the surface on which it will be laid is wet, or if it is raining, or it is forecast to rain before it will be fully cured (typically up to 24hrs depending on ambient temperature). If water does come into contact with the uncured material, there is a very high likelihood that it will damage it and cause it to change appearance due to foaming of the resin. This effect cannot be remedied except by replacing the affected area.
If rain or water is likely to come into contact with the surface before it has fully cured then we recommend covering the surface with a waterproof sheet, ensuring that it is supported so that it does not come into direct contact with the surface and there is plenty of ventilation to reduce the risk of moisture collecting under the cover.