INTRODUCING THE ALL NEW VDW 840 Xtreme Easy Jointing Compound

Xtreme Easy

VDW 840 PLUS

The PHNA Xtreme Easy is a pre-mixed, 1-component resin paving joint compound suitable for concrete pavers, natural stone, and tile.

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Why Use Xtreme Easy (VDW 840) Jointing Compound?

The VDW 840 plus Xtreme Easy is a pre-mixed, 1-component resin paving joint compound suitable for concrete pavers, natural stone, and tile. 

Installing VDW 840 Xtreme easy

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Tools You Need to Install this VDW 840 Xtreme Easy

Technical Data

Application Time:
Approx. 45 minutes at 20°C | 68°F* application temp. *Quick hardening at higher temperatures and slow hardening at lower temperatures.

Compressive Strength:
16.0 N/mm / 2320 psi

Minimum Joint Requirements:
1/8″ joint width
Recommended min. 30 mm / 1.18″ depth
Joint widths >1/2″: depth must bet at least twice the width

Water Permeability:
Approx. 0.075 gal/min/sq. ft. for a joint fraction of 5%

Application Temperature:
2-26°C | 37-80°F (Do not lay onto frozen ground.)

Flexural Strength:
8.0 N/mm / 1160 psi

Dry Density
Set mortar density: 1.6 g/cm3

Storage Life
18 months if stored unopened in sealed and undamaged packaging.
Must also be kept dry and frost-free. Do not store at temperatures above 20°C / 68°F

Application Instructions for GFTK VDW 840 Plus Xtreme Easy

1.Construction Site Requirements

  • A stable, load-bearing structure, water-permeable sub-base, and the bedding layer –
    • We recommend the PHNA Xtreme Trass Bedding Compound (vdw 480)
  • must all be correctly designed and installed for the anticipated traffic loads and in accordance with ASTM.
  • The PHNA Xtreme Easy jointing compound is designed for the quick and easy grouting of concrete pavers, ceramic tile, and natural stone.
  • The Xtreme Easy cannot be used to compensate for any settlement of the substructure.
  • Movement joints must be installed as necessary to comply with the required structural design and any anticipated levels of movement.
  • The PHNA Xtreme Easy jointing compound can be applied on damp / wet paving and even in light rain.

 

2. Preparation

  • Preparation / Pre-wetting: Clean the surface thoroughly of all dirt, cement residues, organic materials or any other possible contaminants including cleaning out all of the joints to the required depth.
  • We recommend a pre-treatment with the PHNA Xtreme Stone Protect 3-in-1 (vdw 950) for any porous and/or sensitive paving surfaces –
    • please allow at least 24 hours after application prior to grouting.
  • Thoroughly pre-wet the surface of the paving and mask adjacent surfaces which are not to be jointed.
  • Always use clean and fresh tap water!

 

3.Filling the Joints

  • Open your bucket of PHNA Xtreme Easy jointing compound and cut open the vacuum-sealed packaging.
  • Pour the PHNA Xtreme Easy jointing compound directly onto the pre-wetted surface in small piles.
  • Add water to the material using a gentle water spray, and work the self-compacting material thoroughly into the joints using a rubber/foam squeegee and/or stiff broom.
  • If the viscosity of the product diminishes, re-moisten by spraying lightly with water from a hose.
  • The paved area must be kept constantly wet during application.
  • We recommend working from the highest to the lowest points.
  • All tools and shoes should be regularly cleaned with water.

4. Cleaning Off

  • Remove any excess PHNA Xtreme Easy jointing compound residue from the area by spraying lightly with water from a hose.
  • Avoid washing material out of the joints.
  • Be careful to clean the paved surface towards areas not yet jointed and do not allow any water containing residues to pond, stand, or dry out on the completed areas.
  • Finally remove any remaining fine residues with a damp coconut fiber brush – do not brush any residual dry material into any unfilled joints.
  • Chamfers must be brushed free carefully, as performance cannot be guaranteed on these.
  • Clean this brush in water frequently.

5. Important Information

  • Remain off the freshly applied areas and protect them from heavy rain for a period of min. 24 hours, or until the paving surface is no longer tacky.
  • Then the areas can be walked over. In general, a strength test should be carried out before final clearance of the area after 7 days.
  • A very thin film of the resin binder may remain on rough surfaces or any surfaces that are not cleaned thoroughly.
  • This film will disappear after a period of exposure to traffic and weathering.
  • The PHNA Xtreme Easy is chlorine and chemical resistant, but we do not recommend using it around swimming pools for other reasons.
    • We Recommend instead our Xtreme Ceramic, Xtreme, or Xtreme Plus jointing compound.

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