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- April 4, 2018
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Introducing these Paving Mortars
For years now a paving mortar range named Everbuild Geo Fix has been ruling the paving mortar trade. But why?
What about this product sets it above the rest?
In this blog we are going to discuss the uses and benefits when choosing to use the highly trusted Geo Fix range.
Firstly, there are two ranges to choose from, the first is their Paving Jointing Compound and second is their All Weather Compound.
Generally the same product, other than the latter being allowed to be applied in wet situations i.e. rain and etc., without the mortar immediately starting its cure before you have correctly applied.
Both products are available ready to use and air cured for pointing all types and sizes of Paving, Flags, Slabs, Cobbles and Stone Sets.
These products are quite simply brushed into joints, compact down using a pointing tool, sprinkled with water and left to cure hard – With the added benefit of stopping any weeds as well as not cracking or washing out.
– Outdoor patio areas.
– Indoor stone floor areas.
– Pedestrian areas.
– Driveways subject to light occasional vehicular traffic.
– Simply brush into joints and compact.
– Ready to use – no mixing.
– Cement free – non staining.
– Sets hard, won’t crack or wash out.
– Resists weed and plant growth.
– Totally weatherproof – unaffected by frost.
– For all joints of 5mm wide and over.
– Water permeable, allows water escape.
– Supplied ready to use, no mixing required.
– Can be used both in wet and dry conditions.
– Simply brush into joints and compact.
– Cement free – Non staining.
– Sets hard, wont crack or wash out.
– Resists weeds and plant growth.
– Totally weatherproof, unaffected by frost.
– For all joints of 6mm wide and over.
– Water permeable, allows water to escape.
Easier and Faster
Everbuild Geo Fix paving mortars are ready mixed and can simply be brushed into joints with minimal effort compared to using traditional mortar.
Geo Fix is easily finished by compacting with a pointing tool saving valuable time compared to traditional wet pointing.
Geo Fix offers huge time saving benefits compared to applying traditional mortar.
Because Geo Fix is cement free paving mortar and applied dry it does not leave the unsightly and dif cult to remove cement stains associated with traditional mortar.
Unlike mortar joints Geo Fix is totally resistant to freeze-thaw cycles and will not crack or pop out with frost.
Geo Fix Paving forms a solid joint that resists weed and plant growth yet is water permeable, allowing water to escape to prevent ponding.
Why not try the Geo Fix Stone Protector?
Geo Fix Stone Protector has an advanced uoro-resin formula that has been speci cally designed to provide long lasting protection on all natural stone from most liquids including water, oil and petrol.
On untreated stone liquids are absorbed easily into the surface causing staining and water erosion, however once the surface has been treated with Geo Fix Stone Protector it has long term protection from liquids. The protection is visibly noticeable as liquid forms globules on the surface of the stone.
Geo Fix Stone Protect is ideal for protecting the “investment” of natural stone, as it not only provides protection from liquids, but it will not change the natural colour or appearance of the stone.
Geo Fix Stone Protector can be used internally and externally on all natural stone, including Yorkshire and Indian Sandstones as well as masonry, cementations substrates, marble, terracotta, slate, replace surrounds and hearths, oor tiles etc.
Looking for a step by step guide? We got you covered.
Lay the paving onto the base in accordance with the paving manufacturers instructions.
Allow a minimum joint width of 5-6mm and a depth of at least 25mm.
Carefully open the vacuum packed bag and sprinkle Geo Fix Paving Jointing Compound over the area to be joined.
Work in small areas of approx 2-3 square metres at a time.
Once open the entire bag must be used within 45 minutes.
Using a soft brush, push the Paving Mortar into the joints at a 45° angle.
Firmly compact the paving mortar with a pointing tool, refill and repeat ensuring a fully compacted & topped joint.
Firm compaction is the key to the successful laying of Geo Fix Paving Jointing Compound.
Ensure Geo Fix Paving Jointing Compound is nished slightly below the surface.
After application, brush off excess with a soft brush, taking care not to brush out any Geo Fix Paving Jointing Compound from the treated area.
Geo Fix Paving Jointing Compound will harden over a 2-3 hour period.
On natural stone and paving apply Geo Fix Stone Protector to provide protection against water, oil and petrol.
Please note: Allow Geo Fix Paving Jointing Compound to dry for a minimum of 1 week before application of Geo-Fix Stone Protector.