Frequently Asked Question about Quikset® 

What is QUIKSET®?
QUIKSET® is a fast, light and durable innovative resin footing compound for installing wooden and metal posts and sections of various cross sections and shapes in the ground. It is a revolutionary alternative to heavy, dirty and time-consuming curing, ready to use concrete mixtures in bags. One or two component bags can even replace up to 3 bags of ready concrete mixture.
What do we use QUIKSET® for?
QUIKSET® is used for footing wooden or steel fences, road and information signs, garden lights, park benches, roofing, swings, picnic tables, playgrounds, flag poles, garbage bins, billboards and all types of park equipment or decorations. It can be used anywhere whenever an element must be installed into the ground. It is a revolutionary alternative to concrete which until now has always been used for the jobs.
How durable is QUIKSET®?
QUIKSET®‘s compressive strength exceeds those of most soil ground types. This means that the ground is the weakest point in the connection and therefore will in most cases be responsible for the failure of an installation. QUIKSET® is resistant to temperature changes. It works perfectly in very low temperatures. As opposed to traditional concrete QUIKSET® is completely resistant to water, so it doesn’t erode over time.
I need more than one QUIKSET® per hole, can I add another and when?
The second bag of QUIKSET® can be poured right after the growth of compound finishes. It depends on weather conditions, but it normally only takes a few minutes. Afterwards QUIKSET® can be applied at any moment as it connects to each other perfectly no matter when we decide to do that.
What happens if I mix QUIKSET® and do not open the bag?
This should be avoided. This can be very dangerous, as the compound will grow and put pressure on the bag. This could lead to the bag bursting and blow the content off in an unexpected direction. This may cause injury and/or damage property. For this reason the bag must be opened for disposing the content in a controlled way no later than one minute after the separating clip has been taken off.
What happens if I use QUIKSET® in temperatures higher or lower than indicated in the instruction of use?

QUIKSET® is a chemical compound and as with most chemical products its efficiency depends on temperature. It affects the speed as well as the volume of the final footing ie.

  • in higher temperatures QUIKSET® will grow faster and can create more volume than specified in technical data sheets
  • in lower temperatures QUIKSET® will grow slower and can create less volume than specified in technical data sheets

No matter the outside temperature, 2 hours before using QUIKSET®, it should be stored at room temperature [between 20 and 25 deg. C] to achieve for the best results.

How to remove uncured QUIKSET® from clothing, equipment or surface?
Uncured QUIKSET® can be cleaned with special QUIKSET® Cleaner Before [1] by directly spraying the cleaning area. Please follow the instructions for QUIKSET® Cleaner Before [1]. The procedure relates to clothing as well as to equipment and other surfaces. More about QUIKSET® Cleaner Before [1]
How to remove cured QUIKSET® from clothing, equipment or surface?
The cured QUIKSET® can be cleaned only mechanically or with special QUIKSET® Cleaner After [2] by directly spraying the cleaning area. Please follow the instructions for QUIKSET® Cleaner After [2]. The procedure relates to clothing as well as to equipment and other surfaces. More about QUIKSET® Cleaner After [2]
When can I start put load on poles fixed with QUIKSET®?
In general in normal conditions with moderate temperatures the full cure of QUIKSET® takes approximately 2 hours. In higher temperatures it works faster and in low temperatures more slowly. In extremely unfavorable conditions the full cure may take up to 24 hours. While installing light panel fences or other that doesn’t require such high loads as ie. stretching mesh, QUIKSET® reaches sufficient level of durability after just several minutes.
What temperatures should QUIKSET® be stored in?
QUIKSET® should be stored in originally packed bags in temperature between +5 and +25°C.
Is QUIKSET® waterproof?
Yes it is almost completely waterproof. The poles set in QUIKSET® do not require any other protection against damp and water. The only exception is the bottom part of the wooden pole that is not covered in resin compound, as it is set in the hole before pouring QUIKSET®. Therefore it should be protected with special compounds against capillary penetration. Standard protection products are available at distributors specializing in insulators.
Can QUIKSET® be used in wet or flooded holes?
If there is water in the bottom of the hole it is essential to pump it out, wait until the ground absorbs it or cover it with sand or soil. If there is no standing water, there is no contraindication for the use of QUIKSET®.
Can QUIKSET® be used during rain?
QUIKSET® is sensitive to water until is cured, so for about 6 min. During this time it can not be in contact with water. It can only be used during rain when you can ensure a dry environment for the reaction to take place; no standing water in the hole and securing the growing resin from being in contact with water.
Why do we drill holes of smaller diameter while using QUIKSET®?
Selecting the diameter of the hole for our post to install, with QUIKSET® we apply the principle of “the less the better”. QUIKSET® becomes elastic and works with the ground from the moment after being installed so it does not crack unlike concrete. Therefore the thickness of resin around the pole is not as important as when using concrete.
Is there a way for removing pole fixed on QUIKSET® without digging it out of the ground?
Yes, it is possible to remove the pole from QUIKSET® footing. It first needs to be cut out with a sharp long tool. After the pole has been taken out it can be mechanically cleaned of the cured resin and used again for other installations.
Is QUIKSET® harmful to the environment?
When both components of QUIKSET® are mixed and cured, they create a compact structure, which doesn’t emit any harmful substances into either the ground or air.
How can I calculate how many QUIKSET®s are needed for my job?
There are two ways to calculate the exact amount of QUIKSET® required. One can use the rounded values from table placed on every label of product or use our Calculator by clicking on the link to the QUIKSET® Calculator on our web site.
What if QUIKSET® grows over the level of ground above what we need?
If QUIKSET® grows over the ground level, let it cure and then cut the excess resin with a knife, spade, shovel etc. Remember to cover the footing with a few centimeters of soil, as QUIKSET® being sensitive to UV rays it will degrade if exposed.
Can QUIKSET® be subject to low temperature ie. during winter time?
Yes, the bags with QUIKSET® can be stored in unheated rooms and be subject to temperatures below 0 °C. Before use it is very important for QUIKSET® to settle in temperatures between 20°C -25°C for at least 2 hours.
Is there a need for an approval or a certificate for QUIKSET®?
QUIKSET® just like concrete has not been qualified as a building product and therefore does not require any Technical Approval. Even though, QUIKSET® has been tested again and again and is pending for the ITB Technical Recommendation for the intended use. It has been applied for the reason of giving our customers complete assurances that the resin footing compound complies to all stress requirements in the scope of its use.
Can QUIKSET® be used in acidic soil?

Yes, cured QUIKSET® is not sensitive to acids in the ground. More than that, the layer of QUIKSET® the pole is buried in prevents the acidic environment in the ground from having any negative impact on the installed structure.

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