BoundWorx® in Winter
Christmas is fast approaching and the winter season is now upon us with some snow fall through parts of the UK. It is always mindful to consider how this impacts your resin bound installations.
Keep reading for our helpful hints and tips and how best to install our BoundWorx® Resin Bound system during the winter period to avoid being caught out!
We will also inform you of the changes being made to our product in order to adapt to the current climate and deliver the best possible results for you and your customer!
What are the implications of installing Resin Bound during winter?
During the winter months, the resin bound can be more resistant to trowel making the installation more labour intensive however we have some advice and suggestions to make installations go smoothly.
By storing the resin and aggregate at room temperature will reduce the thickening effect of the resin and hardener and make the system easier to trowel, whilst we appreciated that this is not always practical we have developed our BoundWorx® Easy Trowel product which can be added to each mix individually to lower the viscosity of the mix.
We catalyse our resin for winter grade this accelerates the curing process which inevitably is slower when colder. Additionally we also provide a catalyst to enable you to have control over the required amount on the day. As we all have experienced, the weather has been very unpredictable with more warmer days than you would expect for this time of year.
Catalyst should be added cautiously and we would not recommend adding anymore than 1ml to the first mix and see how this performs before adding any further catalyst and this should only be added half a ml after that until you are satisfied with the cure.
Installing Resin Bound in winter – Bring on the Catalyst
As you may already know from reading our previous blogs, Resin Bonded Ltd are now offering additional Catalyst. This can be added to your mix of BoundWorx® Resin to speed up the chemical reaction and cause the agent to cure quicker.
It’s advisable to consider the conditions when you are ordering your materials and we’d be happy to advise you how much Catalyst you require for the job in hand. Please keep reading for some extra guidance.