Epoxy-set installation is a method of installing pavers that involves laying the pavers on a bed of epoxy adhesive, which provides a strong and permanent bond. This method is more expensive and time-consuming than other methods, but it is suitable for areas that will be subjected to extreme conditions such as high traffic, heavy loads, and harsh weather.
To install pavers using the epoxy-set method, the following steps are typically followed:
- Prepare the base: The area where the pavers will be installed should be excavated to a suitable depth and the soil should be compacted to create a stable base.
- Lay out the pavers: The pavers should be arranged on the surface in a dry run to ensure that they will fit correctly and to determine the best layout and pattern.
- Mix the epoxy: A batch of epoxy adhesive should be mixed according to the manufacturer’s instructions, using the proper ratio of resin and hardener.
- Apply the epoxy: A layer of epoxy should be spread over the base using a trowel, and the pavers should be pressed into place. The pavers should be spaced evenly and aligned straight to create a seamless and visually appealing finish.