Installing Resiscape:

Surface Types
We recommend the following types of bases on which to install the Resiscape system:

Tarmac is an ideal base for the Resiscape system as it can be laid directly onto the surface. If the tarmac is new, please allow 2 – 3 weeks before applying the Resiscape top surface. Also ensure that the tarmac surface is clean and free from oils before the Resiscape system is applied.

Concrete also provides a suitable base for the Resiscape system, but we recommend that the concrete is primed with Resiscape Primer before the Resiscape system is installed. If expansion joints are present in the existing area, the joint must continue through to the Resiscape surface. There are a number of options on the market which will create a suitable and aesthetically pleasing finish. If no expansion joints are present in the current concrete base it is recommended that you seek professional advice to have these in the base every 2.5m to 3m intervals, if this advice is not followed, the Resiscape system could potentially fail.

Other Applications:

Resiscape can also be used for tree pits, tree surrounds, garden paths and patios. However before you use Resiscape for these applications please seek further technical advice from our Customer Care Team. Alternatively for detailed hands on practical training, contact the Talasey Training Academy by calling 0330 353 0208 or email For more details log on to

Considerations When Preparing Your Surface:

Please ensure that whichever base you choose, the surface is dry and free from dust, oils, grease and any other detritus materials in advance of applying your Resiscape system.

Expansion Joints
As stated above, expansion joints must be present in a concrete base application every 2.5m to 3m intervals. These joints must carry through to the Resiscape surface to avoid failure of the system. Please seek professional advice to ensure these are installed correctly.

If cracks are present in any base construction, we would recommend the affected areas are repaired before installation to avoid any reflective cracking in the finished Resiscape installation.

Temperature and Dew Point
The aggregate and surface temperature of the base, should be at least 3 degrees above the dew point. To calculate the dew point, please refer to the diagram at the bottom of the page.

If you are using the Resiscape Primer, please follow the instructions on the packaging.

Health & Safety:

Ensure when preparing and installing the Resiscape system that full H&S procedures are adhered to. A full risk assessment of the project should be carried out before any work is undertaken and appropriate PPE worn at all times.

You will need;

  • 100 litre capacity forced action mixer to thoroughly mix the aggregate and resin
  • A plasterers paddle and drill to mix the Part A Resin with the Part B Hardener
  • Resiscape spirit cleaner and application tool
  • A wheelbarrow, trowel and tamping or level bars


Mixing the aggregate and resin:

  • Remove the lid of the resin bucket, place the bag into the bucket and re-apply the lid.
  • Using the spare bag given, pull the bag from the red cap all the way out of the bucket.
  • Dispose of resin bag into a suitable container and remove the lid.

(Any opened bucket should be used immediately)

  • Paddle mix together for about 30 seconds until a consistent colour is achieved. (diagram 1)
  • Add the Resiscape Accelerator if required, mix well.
  • Empty the 3 bags of 2-5mm and 1 bag of 1-3mm aggregate into the mixer and allow to dry mix for 30 seconds. (see diagram 2)
  • It is not always possible for aggregates to come from the same batch therefore blending is always advisable to ensure colour match.
  • Pour the resin mix into the already mixing aggregates and allow to coat for 30 seconds before then adding the C50 sand. (see diagrams 3 & 4)
  • Once the sand has been added, the mixer should run for a further 40-60 seconds, until all of the aggregates are glazed.
  • All batches need to be mixed for the same amount of time (no more than two minutes) to avoid any colour separation between mixes. Mixing for prolonged periods will create abrasion between the aggregates, potentially changing the appearance.
  • Before emptying the whole mix into the wheelbarrow, open the chute slightly and let a handful of the mix drop out, close the chute and check the mix for any dry spots in the aggregate. The aggregate should be totally covered in the resin to allow it to all bond together.
  • Once you are happy that the aggregate is totally covered in the resin, release the Resiscape mix into the wheelbarrow. (See diagram 5)

Depending on the air temperature you have on average 20-30 minutes to work with each mix. (In warmer months, timings can reduce to 10 minutes)

Laying the Resiscape system:

  • Choose a suitable starting point. We recommend you start from the furthest point and work back.
  • Tip the Resiscape out onto the prepared base.
  • With a trowel, spread the material out so it is easier to work with.
  • For lightly trafficked areas lay the mixture to a minimum of 15mm thickness.
  • We recommend wiping your trowel with Resiscape Spirit Cleaner to stop any mixture sticking. Continue to do this regularly throughout the laying process in order to aid installation.
  • Begin to trowel and tamp the mixture down until you get a flat surface. (diagram 6)
  • At the end of laying each batch, leave the edge of the wet Resiscape mix mounded up. The next batch can then be overlapped into the previous mix.
  • To assist in achieving an even finish, apply Resiscape Spirit Cleaner to the trowel and smooth over the laid surface.
  • Repeat the same process until the installation is complete. Please note that the Resiscape system needs to be installed in a continuous process until the area is complete.
  • We recommend cleaning the mixer and tools with Resiscape Spirit Cleaner in-between every other batch.

Depending on thickness laid and the environmental conditions, the surface should be fully cured 24 hours after installation. In cooler temperatures the surface may take longer to fully cure. Check the surface isn’t soft or tacky before walking or driving on it.

It is important that the Resiscape system remains dry during the curing process.

Dew Point Chart

Definition: Dew point is the temperature at which condensation forms.

To determine the Dew Point from the charts below, find the temperature of the air in question on the left side of the table. Next, locate the relative humidity of the air in question across the top of the table. The intersection of these two numbers in the matrix identifies the temperature at which Dew Point is reached.

Air Temperature in Degrees Celsius Example: Read the air temperature in the left-hand column and the humidity at the top of the chart. If the air temperature of the site is 24ºC and the relative humidity is 35%, the intersection of the two shows the dew point of the area to be 7ºC. The surface temperature should be at least 3 degrees above that point, i.e. 10ºC or above, to prevent water condensing on the road surface.

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