Paved Area's Environmental Exposure :- i.e Cleaning with Mechanical Street Cleaning machines, high pressure water jetting, the use of
de-icing salts, boring insect and weed growth prevention.
Application Conditions :- i.e Weather conditions (wet or dry?), residual moisture conditions (possibility of water in the joints?), temperature and variations (high or low?), Method of Application (trowel or slurry?), dust and dusting restrictions, waste run-off restrictions (preventing entry to drainage system etc.)
Size and Type of Paving :- i.e Small Format Paving, which is regarded as joint dependent
Such as stone setts, cobbles and blocks; or Large Format Paving, which is regarded as bedding dependent
Such as stone slabs and flags, plus the units surface profile and ease of cleaning and any sensitivity to grout staining.
Specific Joint Dimensions :- i.e. the Joint Depth and also very importantly the Joint Width, together with the variation of these across the paved area (e.g. some materials require a minimum joint width of 5 or 10mm, whereas others can be used for tight joints from only 3mm wide – i.e. vdw 815).
Any other relevant local requirements i.e. Closure time available and the finished mortar permeability (normally assessed in terms of litres per square metre per hour - l/m2/hr), or as required for local SUDS regulations on driveways or street-works etc. The Jointing material colour matching / contrast and consistency required etc.
We have produced this Selection Guide in the table below as a guide to the most suitable Pavement Jointing Products
for your project.
For detailed information and consumption requirements on each of the individual products, please follow the links at the bottom of the table on the right to the individual GftK Paving Jointing Mortar Product Data Sheets, which are available to view or download in PDF format, as are the product Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). Also below this we have added some videos showing the appropriate mixing and installation method for some of the materials (vdw 800, vdw 815, vdw 840plus and vdw 850 as examples).
To review some ‘real life’ examples of Patio, Driveway, Streetworks, Commercial and Historic Pavement Jointing Case Studies around the UK, please follow this link to our Case Studies
page, where you can view or download examples of recent paving jointing projects completed by our customers in PDF format. There are also videos of some of these projects that are also here on the on the Case Studies
page to show the products before, during and after their installation on these ‘real-life’ projects.
provide full technical assistance and FREE on-site support is available, together with outstanding customer service, for all of our different types of customers and their professional advisors with our complete hard landscaping range of Paving Jointing Mortars
, Paving Cleaners
, Paving Sealers
, Jointing Sand Stabilisers
and Additional Specialist Chemical Products
for Hard Landscaping works.
For more advice or assistance with your specific project including selecting the right jointing product, the estimated consumption, and the estimated time required for application, plus any other aspect of paving jointing, grouting, pointing or repointing, please call David or Gary on 01257 266696 for FREE Expert Advice.