EASYJoint

Overview

EASYJoint is the original sweep-in jointing Compound and still the best truly "All Weather Paving Joint Compound" available and made in the UK. Do not be fooled by others making similar claims. Azpects sells tens of thousands of tubs of EASYJoint every month to satisfied customers all over the UK and to parts of Europe.

EASYJoint grout or jointing compound is a very quick, effective and aesthetically pleasing way to fill joints between paving, be it natural stone or concrete flags. It is suitable for all types of paving material provided there is a gap of at least 3mm wide and 25mm deep (narrow joint compound). As the name implies, EASYJoint is easy to use – simply soak the paving with water before commencing and then simultaneously sweep and wash the jointing compound into the joints, letting the water take the strain. Full instructions on how to joint paving and a demonstration video showing how to joint a patio can be found on this web site. If you cannot find what you are looking for on the Azpects site and need help on how to joint a patio or need any assistance with choosing the right hard landscaping product or how to use an EASY Range product, call our dedicated hard landscaping helpline where our trained staff will assist you.

The result of using EASYJoint, to joint your paving, will be a paving gap that is completely filled without the need for kneeling and compressing the material by hand that will last for years. A strong joint that will resist the elements and stand the test of time - better than traditional jointing methods.

Usage Instructions.

Always read the full instructions before commencing.

Demonstration Video

Available in 5 excellent colours

EASYJoint is available to buy in 5 colours as shown below. Colours may vary slightly due to colour differences on monitors and may not be a true reflection of the final product.

Mushroom

Mushroom

Buff

Buff

Stone Grey

Stone Grey

Basalt

Basalt

Jet Black

Jet Black

EASYJoint

Which colour combination?

These swatches are only a guide and colours may differ. Note: Over time Natural Stone fades, some more than others, in particular Black limestone.

Black Limestone (faded)

 

Black Limestone (enhanced)

 

Sandstone

 

Rainbow Sandstone

 

Slate - Lime Green

 

Slate

 

Indian Granite

 

Travertine

 

Coverage - How many tubs will it take to joint my patio?

Usage, of our grout for paving, depends on paving size, joint depth and width between slabs.

Click here to vist our online EASYJoint Calculator

Note: EASYJoint - for jointing paving - continues to harden for several weeks and achieves its full strength after approximately 1 month. For more information on how to lay a patio and the best way to joint paving click here

Features & Benefits

Features

Truly an all weather jointing compound
An all year round hard landscaping product to point your paving that can be used whatever the weather conditions are before, during or after application

Very fast to use
The use of water to wash and fill the joints between the paving is a breakthrough in jointing methodology. It assists the paving grout to compact into the joints so there is no need to 'strike' or 'tool' the joints unless you want a smooth finish.

Less Effort
The wash and sweep in application method makes it easy to use and jointing paving is faster than traditional methods

Technically advanced
Years of research and continuous development of our jointing compound makes this a market leader. We sell tens of thousands of EASYJoint tubs every month throughout the UK and in Europe.

No staining or framing
When used correctly and the EASYJoint instructions are followed there will be no staining or framing to the paving. EASYJoint is safe to use with natural stone as well as being ideal for concrete paving. If you make an error however don't worry, the only stain our jointing compound might leave is linseed oil which will disappear and fade over time. Use lots of water when using the jointing grout and any linseed oil will sit on top of it and get washed away! Detailed instructions on how to joint paving with our sweep in sand can be found on this site or in the EASYJoint tub.

No Waste
Opened tubs of EASYJoint, if not fully used, can be kept for later use providing they are covered by a minimum of 2" (50mm) or more of water. – There is no waste with our jointing compound, EASYJoint is an environmentally friendly product.

Benefits

In conclusion:

For the DIY user of EASYJoint it means that you do the work, the jointing of the paving, when you planned to. For the professional user of EASYJoint, it improves cash flow - get the paving job done and get paid without delay

Using our sweep in compound is 10 to 20 times faster than conventional mortar based jointing methods

The sweep in application method means there is no need to kneel and compress the product into the joint – much less wear and tear on the back and knees

You can be sure that provided the EASYJoint instructions are followed you will have a solid joint that will last for years

The use of water is also a protector for the paving material – correct use will ensure a clean, mark free paving surface.

FAQs

Where can I buy EASYJoint - 'the all weather jointing compound'?

We have Stockists of our EASY Range 'all weather jointing compound' all over the UK and in parts of Europe, to find your nearest EASY Range stockist, use our find a stockist page to search with your postcode which will direct you to your closest EASYJoint stockist. However if your local EASY Range supplier has run out of our paving compound we can normally get it to them within a couple of working days or we can direct you to another stockist who does hold stock. Alternatively there are on-line 'internet' companies that you could contact. Our phone number is 01473 760777 - call us and our EASY Range support team will be pleased to assist you.


Can I use a power washer to clean the paving and joints?

Yes, you can clean our paving joints with a pressure washer but it must be done cautiously and after the EASYJoint sweep in sand has set hard. We recommend leaving newly laid EASYJoint for at least 4 weeks before cleaning it. When you clean the patio hold the power washer at an angle of about 45⁰ degrees and using a fan spray from no closer than 150mm from the paving joint. For stubborn stains and dirty paving, use our EASY Care Patio & Deck cleaner - for extremely contaminated areas of paving, natural stone or garden ornaments use EASY Care Masonry Cleaner. EASYJoint paving compound sets hard on contact with air but remains permeable. As water drains through the joints contaminants in the water will collect at the surface of the paving joint but these can easily cleaned & washed away, leaving the paving joint looking like new.


How deep do the paving joints need to be?

The recommended minimum depth of the paving joint is 25mm. It needs to be this deep to ensure the jointing compound has the correct strength to be a long lasting paving joint.


What is the minimum width a paving joint can be?

The paving joint needs to be a minimum of 3mm wide, (what is described as a narrow paving joint) however care should be taken measuring this as with some, chamfered edge 'V' shaped paving, the joints at the bottom edge can be narrower than the top. EASYJoint is designed to be a narrow joint filler and is probably the best on the market. Note there is no maximum paving joint width, feel free to use as much EASYJoint as you like!


Can EASYJoint be used with any base mix? (Base mix or the bedding mixture - parts or ratio of 'sand to cement' that the paving sits on).

All projects must be on a free draining site. We recommend a 6:1 bedding mix, six parts sharp sand to one cement. At this strength your bedding mix will remain permeable and allow water to drain through it. A stronger mix may cause the base to become impermeable and this will mean that water does not drain away. EASYJoint goes hard on contact with air, our EASYJoint needs to sufficiently dry out to allow it to cure properly. When using the wet method - the water is used to assist our jointing compound into the joints, it will self-compact and fill any voids. It also makes it easier to move around the paving and prevents staining. NOTE: You can still use EASYJoint on a stronger base mix but as stated above, the site must be free draining and you will need to use the 'dry application method', remember EASYJoint does not need water to harden but is makes it easier to use. For the dry application or the method to joint a driveway - please refer to our instructions and follow the advice given on domestic driveways.


Does EASYJoint come in different colours?

Yes, our paving compound comes in five great colours. Mushroom, Buff Sand, Stone Grey, Basalt and Jet Black. Our range of EASYJoint paving joint colours enables you to individually design your patio. You can be as bold or refined as you like with your patio styling! EASYJoint - 'all weather' jointing compound is made in the UK. Rain or shine EASYJoint goes in fine! Note: Always choose tubs of EASYJoint from the same batch as the shading of natural sand can differ slightly.


How does EASYJoint go hard?

Simply on contact with air. To ensure EASYJoint reaches our customers in tip top condition at the end of the manufacturing process air is removed from the bag holding the EASYJoint and replaced with nitrogen. As EASYJoint needs oxygen to cure - once the bag is opened, and air gets to it, the curing process commences. EASYJoint can be stored in the tub once the bag is opened by keeping it covered with at least 2 inches of water and replacing the lid - it will keep for up to 12 months.


It was raining when I put in the EASYJoint and we are still getting showers, will it affect the drying time or appearance of the finished look?

EASYJoint will not harden until it has dried out - if it stays wet it will remain soft. Heavy rain may disturb the sand grains on the surface of the joint. If the joint has been 'striked' or 'tooled' this process may have to be repeated to achieve the desired finish. EASYJoint will go rock hard when it is exposed to air and allowed to dry - this may take 3 to 5 days (depending on weather). If the paving joints only partially dry out on the surface and remain wet below, and are repeatedly allowed to get wet, partially dry out etc, over a period of time, the curing process may fail altogether. All projects must be on a free draining site. See our usage instructions.


Why do you need to soak the paving before using EASYJoint?

There are three key reasons why using plenty of water with EASYJoint is essential. Water helps the user to sweep our paving compound around the patio, it also allows the compound to compact itself into the joints. There is no need to push EASYJoint into the joints, our paving compound does the hard work for you, falling into the paving gaps, filling voids and compacting. Lastly is contains linseed oil, a vital ingredient to create a strong bond in the paving joint however to avoid this oil penetrating the paving stone the EASYJoint instructions inform you to thoroughly soak the paving, this keeps the linseed oil 'floating' on the surface of the water, rather than penetrating the stone. It is important to note that linseed oil staining is only a temporary stain and exposure to sunlight, will over time, lift the marks.


Will EASYJoint mark my paving?

No it shouldn't if used correctly by following our instructions, however there is always a chance that the Linseed oil will seep into the paving. Linseed oil is a vital ingredient which creates a strong bond in our paving joint. It is important to note that linseed oil staining is only a temporary stain and exposure to sunlight, will over time, lift the marks and fade away. Do not be tempted to use brick acid on paving, it will damage the paving and possibly the paving joint. Particularly sensitive, porous stone should always be sealed on both sides and all edges as a precaution.


I have a block paved patio, can I use EASYJoint to point it?

No, the joints will be too narrow, we recommend a minimum of 3mm. The best solution would be to get it laid as recommended by the suppliers and to then protect it by sealing it with one of our specialised EASYsealers, either EASYSeal BCS or EASYSeal Contract. Both have sand binder in them and work in similar ways however EASYSeal BCS is the superior product and lasts longer.


Why do you need to use lots of water to wash in EASYJoint?

Simply to make patio laying EASY: We say 'the wetter the better' because it flows into the paving joints filling voids, compacting itself within the joint and giving you a stronger paving joint that will last. It is also easier to push around the paving and prevents the linseed oil within the EASYJoint marking the paving. We recommend using sufficient water with EASYJoint to turn it into a slurry, it works incredibly well with paving joints of different sizes (miniumum 3mm) - View the EASYJoint demonstration video and see how EASY it is to joint a patio using EASYJoint.


The paving I'm using is sensitive to marking, is EASYJoint a suitable product?

Yes however only if used correctly by following the 'how to point paving' instructions in the EASYJoint tub or on this Azpects website. We recommend that sensitive paving, such as Granite, Black Limestone and Modak is sealed to protect it from staining before using EASYJoint. It is recommended that the paving is sealed before it is laid so that the edges and even the underside can be sealed. Granite is particularly prone to drawing contaminants up from the sub-base, through the granite and staining the surface. Our sealers can protect natural stone paving from staining, we have tested different types of natural stone with our EASYSealers - Our sealers will protect natural stone and concrete. Resistant to tea and coffee spills, red wine and engine oil, mayonnaise, vinegar and ketchup etc. Look at the sealer comparision chart for help choosing the right sealer for the job in hand.


What do you mean by the joints are permeable?

EASYJoint allows water to pass through it - it's a permeable or porous jointing compound. EASYJoint resists weed growth however, sometimes the joints trap dirt at the surface as the water drains through it making them dirty. EASYJoint can be cleaned to remove these particles by using a light pressure wash (see cleaning instructions).


Can I use EASYJoint with a driveway project?

EASYJoint does not form a structural part of any paving or driveway project, it only serves as a joint filler. If the surface material is not adequately bedded into the base then the joint filler will not withstand the twisting (torque) caused when a vehicle changes direction. Most vehicular drives will have a strong and consequently less permeable mix of the base material. EASYJoint CAN still be used but a 'dry' method of installation should be used. Note: Ensure all projects are on a free draining site. Refer to instructions for domestic driveways. Using EASYJoint is particularly ideal for jointing cobble driveways, it's a fast and EASY way to achieve incredible results, joints that will last!


In freezing conditions can I still use EASYJoint?

Yes however in freezing conditions or in falling temperatures below 3 degrees Celsius, please refer to the instructions.


Can you keep left over EASYJoint from going hard?

Yes, we make it EASY. Pour any unused EASYJoint back into the tub and cover it with at least 50mm (2 inches) of water. It should remain stable and safe to use for up to several months providing it remains covered with water (subject to environmental influences). EASYJoint will always go rock hard as soon as it is in contact with the air, it does not need water to cure.


Will EASYJoint set hard in every case?

Providing it is allowed to dry out, YES! EASYJoint requires air to cure but water will stop this process happening. As long as it is allowed to dry out it will go hard. EASYJoint will not go hard if left in damp or wet joints that never fully dry out.


Is there a visual change in the EASYJoint colour over time?

EASYJoint is a natural product, because dirty water can drain through the joint, over time the appearance may change, this will not affect the integrity of the product. The joints can be cleaned by the cautious use of a pressure washer, keeping a fan type nozzle, at an angle, no closer than 150mm from the surface.


Is EASYJoint guaranteed?

Not in the sense that it will last forever, nor can we guarantee its lifespan. However we can say that its predecessors, earlier derivatives of the current product, have been in use for more than 20 years and where the ground conditions are stable and a good sub-base has been employed, they have stood the test of time - much longer in most instances than a cement alternative. The basic technology is sound and proven and in our experience it will outlive most alternatives.


Can I top up joints when the EASYJoint has set hard?

No. Our instructions state that any sagging of a joint must be topped up whilst it is still wet (or has not cured). The problem is that if you try to top up a joint it will not bond properly with the existing joint and over time the joint will fail. We recommend the depth of the joints are kept to a minimum of 25mm, if necessary remove the old joint and top back up with new jointing compound.


Can EASYJoint be sealed?

Yes, although it will make the joints impermeable. The best solution is, if you have just laid new paving, is to do it before you joint with EASYJoint. EASYJoint will then remain permeable and help excess water drain from the surface. If you decide to joint the paving with EASYJoint before sealing, you will need to wait four weeks for the EASYJoint to go fully hard. We recommend sealing paving before jointing the paving. Look at our EASYSealer range to see what sealer best suits your needs.

Note: EASYJoint continues to harden for several weeks and achieves its full strength after approximately 1 month.


Can EASYJoint be used with Porcelain tiles?

Yes you can use our jointing compound with porcelain tiles, in fact some specialist suppliers only recommend EASYJoint for jointing them! You must follow the instructions carefully when using porcelain tiles and depending on whether they are for indoor or outdoor use, be careful what bedding mix they are laid on. Porcelain is impermeable (it will not allow water to pass through it) so follow our instructions for use with porcelain tiles. If using the wet method ensure that the bedding mix is permeable and made up from a mix no stronger of 6 parts sharp sand to one cement. To ensure a strong joint that will last for years the depth of the joint should be at least 20mm deep, ideally 25mm. The width of the joint can be as little as 3mm wide.


Instructions and Precautions for Pedestrian Paving Areas

Before using EASYJoint carefully read these instructions and view the demonstration video.

Overview - Before you start

EASYJoint is designed for use on a free draining site. Before using check the site conditions are suitable for the use of EASYJoint, which is a permeable jointing solution (see below).

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IMPORTANT: The project's ground conditions must be free draining. If the area stays naturally wet and rarely dries out, or if there is a high water table, then EASYJoint should not be used.

EASYJoint cures gradually on contact with air so if the paving base never or rarely dries, nor will the bottom of the joints, resulting in joint failure. If the joints cannot gain full exposure to air, sometimes the top will crust over (from evaporation) but the lower section of the joint may not cure properly. Additionally, ensure the project has a suitable "fall" to allow surface water to drain away.

Site Conditions

For a project to be free draining, both the bedding and sub-base must be permeable. To achieve this, assuming a permeable sub-base, where a mortar bedding is used it should be no stronger than 6 parts sand to 1 part cement (6:1). This will ensure good drainage and is perfectly adequate for pedestrian areas. If water is retained in the joint for long periods, rather than passing through, the joint may fail.

When working on a free draining, permeable project, EASYJoint can be applied in virtually all weather conditions. However in freezing conditions, or in falling temperatures below 3°C, refer to the website for guidance. If heavy or prolonged rain is forecast, ideally wait for drier conditions as heavy rain could disturb sand particles that make up EASYJoint before it cures hard, giving an uneven texture. Prolonged rain will also extend the curing process.

EASYJoint Weather Conditions

EASYJoint can be used with all paving types, but some need additional attention before and during the use of EASYJoint. In particular, please be aware of the information supplied elsewhere in this guide about sensitive natural stone types and paving with chamfered edges ('V' shaped joints).

There are five colours to choose from. However, the sand element of EASYJoint is a natural product mined from quarries and shades can vary. Always select tubs from the same pallet to complete a project. It is also worth checking the batch numbers on the side of the tub. If extending a previously jointed project, be aware that variances in colour are likely. The colours depicted on the tub and illustrated on the website are representative only.

Mushroom

Mushroom

Buff

Buff

Stone Grey

Stone Grey

Basalt

Basalt

Jet Black

Jet Black

Clean out the old jointing product completely to create the correct joint size (see information under the 'Joints' section). Do not use EASYJoint if the correct and fully clean joint size cannot be obtained.

Be aware of the information supplied about site conditions and the permeability of the base and ground conditions. If there is uncertainty about either of these factors, do not use EASYJoint.

Repointing Old Paving

For paving laid on a solid but permeable foundation For paving laid on a compacted sand or crusted aggregate foundation
Joint width (min.) 3 mm 3 mm
Joint width (min.) 25 mm 30 mm

Ensure the minimum 3mm gap width is maintained throughout the full depth of the paving material.

With thin paving it is difficult to achieve 25mm depth. To achieve it, create a channel in the base material by running the tip of a trowel around the exposed edges of each paver to create 25mm depth for EASYJoint to sit in (see illustration below).

EASYJoint Joint Dimensions
EASYJoint Joint Dimensions

Some concrete paving is made in moulds and has chamfered edges creating a 'V' shaped joint between two paving slabs, wider at the top than at the bottom. This gap shape can be the most challenging to work with and we recommend you carefully follow the instructions below.

  1. Maintain the Width of Joint Throughout. Maintain at least a 3mm gap width throughout the depth of the paving material. Never have this type of paving butted together. See photograph.
  2. Lock in the Joint. An irregular “V” shaped joint means that any type of filler will have difficulty staying in place. To assist in forming a stable joint when laying the paving, draw the tip of your trowel along the bottom edge of each slab so that a small gap forms along and under the paving edge. EASYJoint will flow into the gap and when set will be locked into place. See diagram below.
  3. To further aid this, "point" or "strike" the joint; do not leave it textured. This ensures the top of the filler is below the top rounded edge of the paving and helps it adhere to the base and sides of the paving material.
  4. Do not overfill the Joint As with all types of paving, never overfill the joint. This is particularly important if the paving has a "rounded" top edge. The filler should be kept below the start of the "rounding". See diagram below.

EASYJoint Joint Dimensions

Before using EASYJoint view the demonstration video.

Ensure the site conditions, project base and bedding are suitable (as previously described).

The Process

  1. Wet the Paving. Absolutely soak the area to be jointed with water using a hose. The paving must be saturated before starting and remain soaked throughout the application process - in fact, the wetter the better. Do not shortcut this process, particularly if working with absorbent or sensitive materials such as Fossil Mint Sandstone, Modak, Granite and many Limestone types. Particularly sensitive stone will need sealing, preferably before laying, on its surface and edges.
  2. Work Quickly. It’s preferable for two operators to work together; one sweeping, the other using the hose. Using small quantities of EASYJoint, simultaneously spread and wash the compound across the surface using a light jet of water and a broom/squeegee, allowing it to fall into the joints. Never allow EASYJoint to stand in piles or allow the paving to dry with any remaining on its surface.
  3. Continuously Wash the Paving. The hose operator should alternate between following the sweeper to aid washing the compound into the joints and moving ahead of him/her so that the paving is always wet. This is particularly important in warm/hot weather conditions.
  4. Top Up. Use more EASYJoint to top up any low areas, repeating the washing process as described previously.
  5. Final Wash and Clean. Apply a final gentle spray of water across the surface to wash off any EASYJoint residue and to aid the final compaction process. Work conscientiously not to leave any grains of sand on the surface or the rainbow effect caused by the linseed oil. When the water has drained away, a "flicking" motion with a clean soft hand brush (not the same one used to apply the compound) will aid the removal of any loose grains.
  6. Smooth the Joints. Whilst not essential, it is strongly recommended to "point" or "strike" the surface of the joints with a suitable finishing tool. This will assist in checking for low spots whilst ensuring the joints are uniformly below the surface of the paving. It will also aid in keeping the joint cleaner for longer. Start once the paving has dried and the joints are drained, applying virtually no pressure to the tool - it is only to finish the joint, not compress it.

EASYJoint Application Method

EASYJoint Application Method

EASYJoint Application Method

EASYJoint Application Method

The same rules apply when working with porcelain paving tiles as with working with stone or concrete. The base on which the porcelain is laid MUST BE PERMEABLE. In terms of application, there is not so much need to use copious quantities of water with porcelain as the EASYJoint will not cause it to mark in the same way it can with stone or concrete. However, users will find that a small amount of water to form it into a slurry, will make it easier for the operator to fill the joints properly.

Work cleanly, clearing both the sand grains and the binding oil from the surface as you go. Keep washing until the "rainbow effect" oily water is no longer evident. Once EASYJoint has set hard in the joints, sweep the paving with a stiff broom, diagonally to the joints, to remove any final traces of compound, especially along the edges of "struck" joints. Do not use the same broom that was used in the application process.

Unused but opened EASYJoint can be saved for later use by pouring it back into the tub (not in the bag) and covering it with at least 50mm of water. The product should remain usable for a few months.

Unused EASYJoint

In dry conditions and warm to moderate temperatures and humidity, EASYJoint should be firm enough to walk on within 24 hours and will cure very hard within a few days.

Cold and wet conditions increase the setting time considerably. Freezing weather will cause the process to virtually cease and it can take many days for the joints to set hard. However EASYJoint will eventually set and the weather conditions will not have impaired its integrity in any way.

Similarly, whilst EASYJoint remains wet, either via the application process or through rainfall, the curing process will be suspended. Prolonged periods of rain, or several intermittent showers will considerably extend the setting times. Again, this will not affect the final integrity of the product in any way provided water can drain easily away and so allow even curing throughout the joints (as previously explained).

EASYJoint Setting Times

EASYJoint can be used on domestic driveways (vehicle weight of less than 3 tonnes).

However, certain provisions when using must be observed.

  1. Most vehicular drives are constructed with a strong foundation and bedding mix. The consequence is that it will be less, if not completely, impermeable. When using EASYJoint, the base and bedding, as always and continuously referred to in this instruction guide and elsewhere, must be permeable. If this is not the case then do not use EASYJoint.
  2. EASYJoint has good compressive strength and can easily withstand the downward pressures exerted by a domestic car provided the surface material is well bedded into the base material. 50% of the depth of the surface material must be bedded into the base.
  3. EASYJoint does not form a structural part of the driveway; it only serves as a joint filler. If the surface material is not adequately bedded into the base then the joint filler will not withstand the twisting (or torque) caused when a vehicle changes direction (i.e. turning).

Domestic Vehicular Driveways

Click here for more information on the application method for domestic driveways.

If you are reading this AFTER you have used EASYJoint, it is too late!

  1. Site Conditions. The site conditions must be appropriate for use.
  2. Use plenty of water. It cannot be overly stressed to use plenty of water before, during and after the application of EASYJoint.
  3. Sensitive Paving Materials. Some types of natural stone, for example, Granite, Black Limestone and Modak, can be very sensitive and susceptible to marking from the natural environment, from mortar used for the base or joints and from specialist joint fillers. If unsure, refer to the stone supplier for advice on the sensitivity of the particular stone, for even using liberal amounts of water as demanded elsewhere in these instructions may not be enough to prevent marking. To greatly diminish the possibility of marking these types of stone it is strongly recommended to seal the paving with a breathable sealant, preferably before installation but certainly prior to jointing. A breathable sealer will provide protection both during the jointing process and afterwards. It will also allow any efflorescence (white deposits caused by natural salts) present in the base and substrate to pass through the paving material and over time, dissipate into the atmosphere. This is a problem that is particularly prevalent in Black Limestone and Granite and will regularly appear after installation. It is not caused by the use of EASYJoint. Water-based breathable sealants can be found in the EASYSeal Range on the website; they are ideal for this purpose.
  4. EASYJoint is permeable. This is a positive environmental attribute but over time there may be changes in the appearance of the joint. Dirty surface water passing through the joint can result in discolouration. This is entirely natural; it is not a fault and it will not impair the integrity of the product. The porous nature of the joint also allows algae and fungal growth to develop. Both of these issues can be remedied with the cautious use of a light pressure washer once a year, using a "fan" type nozzle no closer than 150mm (6 inches) from the surface. This will safely clean the joints of dirt and spore growth. More persistent algae/fungal growth can be tackled with an appropriate product from the EASYCare range. Do not use a pressure washer on the paving for at least 4 weeks after EASYJoint’s application.
  5. Strength. The compressive strength of EASYJoint is such that it will adequately take the downward forces exerted by pedestrians and domestic cars, but is not designed to form a structural part of the path/driveway.
  6. Sealing. EASYJoint can be sealed but it is recommended not to apply any type of sealer over the joint for at least a month after it has set hard. Depending on the type of sealant used, EASYJoint may or may not remain permeable.
  7. Applying EASYJoint without water. Installers are strongly advised to apply EASYJoint using the standard method as described in these instructions wherever possible. However, there are circumstances where this method may not be suitable, such as when using the compound in freezing conditions, or in temperatures of 3 degress C and falling.
  8. Footwear Caution. The soles of footwear may pick up some EASYJoint during application. Clean them before walking across dried (or drying) paving to avoid leaving "footmarks". For similar reasons, do not use the same broom that was used to apply the EASYJoint to clear the surface afterwards; it will be contaminated and may leave marks.

General Information

General Information

General Information

EASYSeal

Disclaimers

  1. User's responsibility. The company cannot be aware of all the applications and materials the product may be used with. It is the user’s responsibility to determine suitability for use. If used in accordance with the instructions, the product should set hard and not affect the aesthetic properties of the material on which it is used, but no guarantee of this is given or implied. Neither the manufacturer nor supplier accepts any liability for; (a) the joint failing as a result of inherent site conditions, (b) any changes in the appearance of the paving resulting from the use of EASYJoint or (c) any visual or physical changes to the joint, whether naturally occurring or from the application of any other substance, i.e. cleaning products or protection coats. If in any doubt test a sample before use.
  2. Colour. EASYJoint is a natural product and shades can vary. The colour depicted on the tub is representative only. Always buy the EASYJoint from the same supplier and pallet; this should ensure no variation of shades between the tubs. The colour will also change with natural weathering - becoming dirty.
  3. Marking on Paving. If incorrectly used with insufficient water to create a barrier between the paving and the EASYJoint, or with particularly sensitive stone if it has not been protected with an appropriate sealer before jointing, marking and discolouration may appear - in the form of blotches or freckle-like spots. This is entirely preventable by using the correct installation methods as described in these instructions and elsewhere in Azpects literature and on the website.
    However, should this unfortunate circumstance arise, the user may take comfort in the fact that over time (an unknown quantity because of the wide variance in the paving material, level of marking, ongoing weather conditions etc.) such marking should fade and disappear.
  4. Final Warning about the Base and Site Conditions. EASYJoint must be used on a permeable base.
    If a strong and consequently impermeable base (such as concrete) and/or a strongly mixed bedding (5 parts or less sand to 1 part cement) then over time the EASYJoint is likely to fail. No responsibility is taken by the manufacturer or supplier for such an occurrence.

Health & Safety

No significant hazard.

Avoid contact with skin and eyes. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.

May cause irritation to sensitive skin. After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of soap and water.

Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves.


Animals and Aquatic Life

Pets and small animals should be kept away from the site during and immediately after the application (whilst the EASYJoint is still very soft and wet residue is on the surface).

Take care when using around ponds - EASYJoint can be harmful to aquatic and pond life.

Take steps to ensure the product does not get swept into or fall into any pond containing fish or pond life.


The Legal Stuff

Paving

Paving with EASYJoint

 

ISO 9001

FS 666936