FAQ | DRIBOND

GENERAL TOPICS:

1 - What is DriBond?
DriBond is an advanced dry polymer mudset specifically formulated to permanently bond concrete or clay pavers as well as natural stone to horizontal concrete substrates, including driveways, patios, walkways, pool decks, commercial areas, etc.

2 - What are the benefits DriBond?
DriBond allows for the overlay of thin concrete pavers or natural stone over existing concrete in a fraction of the time and cost needed to tear out and replace with a traditional sand-set paver driveway. With DriBond, there is no need to remove the existing concrete substrate. Therefore, installation is quick and easy as it eliminates the need for heavy equipment such as excavators, dump trucks, and roll-off trash containers.

3 - Can DriBond be installed over exposed aggregate or stamped concrete?
Yes. However, because the surface is uneven, a larger amount of DriBond may be required.

4 - Can DriBond be installed over Kool-Deck, epoxy coatings or other similar products?
Yes. However, because the surface is uneven, a larger amount of DriBond may be required. It is imperative that any epoxy or existing coating be firmly adhered to the existing concrete substrate. A high-pressure power wash will usually expose areas of weak adhesion. If the existing coating is flaking or peeling, it is recommended to remove it prior to utilizing DriBond.

5 - Can DriBond be used over existing sand-set pavers?
No. DriBond is designed to be used exclusively on existing dry concrete substrates. It must never be used on a flexible system, such as asphalt, sand, dirt or any loose aggregate.

6 - What is the recommended depth of DriBond?
For most applications, the recommended depth is 3/8”. However, DriBond can be floated to a depth of 1” to address certain situations. Consult the Technical Data Sheet or technisea.com for further information.

7 - What is the coverage rate?
Approximately 30 to 35 sq. ft. at a depth of 3/8”.

8 - What is the shelf life of DriBond?
6 to 12 months, depending on the ambient humidity within the storage facility.

9 – Can DriBond be stored outside?
Yes. Unused bags can be stored outside if they are still on a pallet and protected from the rain by the original packaging.

10 - Is the use of concrete pavers, natural stone in a horizontal in a veneer system over existing concrete, utilizing DriBond, an accepted method of installation as determined by the ICPI?
The ICPI is the governing body of Interlocking Concrete Pavements, and does not regulate the overlay of brick pavers, tiles, natural stone, or any other type of veneer product installed over existing concrete, utilizing DriBond.

11 - Will DriBond work in cold weather, where it freezes?
DriBond meets and even exceeds ASTM C666 requirements for freeze-thaw cycles. However, extensive tests are being carried-out to ensure the product performs accordingly in severe conditions. Before installing DriBond in a region subject to freeze-thaw cycles, please contact Techniseal’s Technical Service at 800 465-7325.

INSTALLATION RELATED QUESTIONS:

1 - What if rain is in the forecast?
You must monitor the weather closely. DriBond is activated by the introduction of water. Thus, it is imperative that any DriBond screeded onto the existing concrete substrate be covered with pavers, natural stone or veneer, then activated by the installer thoroughly saturating the surface with water as per the general installation instructions. If that cannot be accomplished prior to impending rain, then all DriBond must be removed from the surface, and re-bagged, or put into containers for use when the rain ceases and the concrete surface is completely dry.

2 - Can DriBond be used in windy conditions?
If excessive winds are blowing DriBond around as it is being screeded onto the existing concrete surface, the job should be halted, and all product re-bagged. Once winds subside, you may resume installation.

3 – Does the concrete surface need to be clean?
Yes. To clean, thoroughly power wash the surface to remove any dirt or debris. The use of a Techniseal cleaner, such as the Paver Restorer or HD Paver Prep, will clean the concrete in depth and thus increase product adhesion.

4 - How do you address the height difference at fixed elevation points such as garage, curb or existing sidewalk?
Instructions regarding these areas can be found in the Technical Data Sheet or at Techniseal.com. You can also contact Techniseal’s Technical Service at 800 465-7325 to discuss your specific situation.

5 - Why is in necessary to use BorderBond to wet-set the border?
To provide for a stronger bond. As with any paver installation, bond strength at the borders prevents any horizontal creep within the field pavers, thereby increasing shear strength throughout the entire system.

6 - Why do you score, or cut the substrate underneath the border pavers?
To improve the border pavers adhesion.

7 - Can DriBond be used with large pavers or slabs?
For vehicular installations, it is not recommended to use this product with slabs larger than 15” X 15”. For pedestrian installations, larger slabs such as porcelain tiles, can be installed. Please contact Techniseal’s Technical Service at 800 465-7325 when installing larger slabs.

8 - Is humidity a factor during the installation process?
No, humidity is generally not a problem. Any product screeded onto the surface and covered with pavers or stones must be activated with water prior to leaving the jobsite for the day. Any DriBond that is not covered with pavers or stones must be removed prior to leaving the jobsite for the day.

For questions regarding the price, availability or warranty of DriBond, please contact your local Techniseal representative or call Techniseal at 800 465-7325.