Application

Fields of Application

Geo-Fix® Jointing Compound is a quick and easy way of applying a permanent, rigid joint over 5mm wide and a minimum 25mm deep on all types of paving including:
▪ Natural Stone
▪ Concrete
▪ Slate
▪ Clay
▪ Terracotta
▪ Granite

Application Procedure

Preparation of Substrate
Ensure that the paving to be jointed is dry and free from loose dirt, debris, oil, grease, etc. It is essential that joint widths are a minimum of 5mm wide with a minimum depth of 25mm. Deeper joints can be part filled with dry sand or other dry materials, to the required minimum depth.
Geo-Fix® Jointing Compound has superior flexural strength compared to mortar.
Geo-Fix® Jointing Compound should be considered for its aesthetic and not its structural properties.

Mixing

Geo-Fix® Jointing Compound is supplied ready to use and DOES NOT require any further mixing or addition of any other materials.

Application

Carefully open the vacuum packed bag and sprinkle Geo-Fix® Jointing Compound sufficient to cover an area of 4-5 m2 (see coverage table below) Using a soft brush, push the Geo-Fix® Jointing Compound into the joints ensuring that they are filled with the compound. To ensure a perfect joint press Geo-Fix® Jointing Compound into the joints with a pointing tool, or compact into joints using a vibrating plate. Top up as necessary. Any residue left on the surface when cured can be simply cleaned off by sweeping with a stiff brush.

Watchpoints

Use Geo-Fix® Jointing Compound within 45 minutes of opening.
Protect treated joints from rain until fully cured. Any contact with rain and water before the compound has set will affect the product.
Do not use at temperatures below 0° C or in wet weather.
The jointing should not be cleaned by use of high-pressure washers until cured for 7 days. The distance between nozzles to jointing must be at least 10 cm.

Packaging

Geo-Fix® Jointing Compound is supplied in hermitically sealed 9 kg and 20 kg vacuum packs.

Storage

Store in a cool dry place.
Protect the pack from punctures or piercing.
Any exposure to air will start the curing process.

Shelf Life

Geo-Fix® Jointing Compound has a minimum shelf life of 24 months when stored in unopened containers in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.

Health and Safety

*For full information on Health and Safety matters regarding this product the relevant Material Safety Data Sheet should be consulted. Material Safety Data Sheet

Material - ready for use sand mixture with Polybutadiene bonding agent
Density approx - 1.70 g/cm3
Colour - buff or grey
Storage - Store in cool place out of direct Sunlight
Packaging - 9 kg and 20kg hermitically sealed vacuumed packed foil bags
Joint width - Minimum 5 mm
Min joint depth - with foot traffic - minimum 25 mm.
Min Joint depth - with light vehicular traffic - minimum 40 mm
Working temperature - 0 °C to + 40 °C
Workability duration - * Approx. 45 minutes *.

* At+ 23 °C and 50 % relative air humidity. Higher temperatures shorten working time, lower temperatures extend working times.

Resin Products
Can cause irritation, dermatitis or allergic reaction. Use protective equipment particularly for skin and eyes. Use only in well ventilated areas.

Spillage
Chemical products can cause damage; clean spillage immediately.

Disclaimer
The information given here is true, represents our best knowledge and is based not only on laboratory work, but also on field experience. However, because of numerous factors affecting results we offer this information without any guarantee and no patent liability is assumed.
For additional information or questions, please contact our technical department.