RESIN BOUND DRIVEWAYS
More homeowners are turning away from the over-the-hill, old, blocky feel of paving stones and concrete, and are instead treating their driveways to a more natural and contemporary look through resin bound surfacing.
So, if you’re looking to facelift your driveway, then resin bound driveways is your best bet. Why? Well, because resin driveways are a highly-permeable and a durable resurfacing solution. Resin bound drives are totally resistant to oil and petrol spillages that are homestay with driveways.
Since resin driveways are a fairly new surfacing solution as compared to concrete, tarmac, or block paving, your driveway will remain functionally sound for a very long time and would even add value to your house in case of a resale.
BUT WHAT IS A RESIN BOUND DRIVEWAY?
The basic premise of a resin bound driveway is that a high-quality epoxy resin is mixed together with coloured or decorative fine aggregates such as gravel, shingles or quartzite. This hard-mixed mixture is then troweled over a firm base – usually an existing or freshly laid concrete or tarmac surface – to create a beautiful storey appearance that will not scatter underfoot. The result is an extremely hardwearing surface suitable for patios, driveways, walkway and garden surfacing.
Obviously, the main reason for the growing popularity of resin bound driveways is its versatility. They can be used as a surfacing solution for multiple projects, and yet maintain its classy and highly functional look. We are talking of use in car parks, paths and patios, driveways, footways, cycleways, bus lanes and road junctions.
But what other advantages does it have?
BENEFITS OF INSTALLING RESIN BOUND DRIVEWAYS
• Quick and easy installation
Resin bound driveways boast incredibly quick laying and setting times. We can complete laying an average sized driveway within 1 or 2 days. Surprisingly, you will be able to use and enjoy your freshly installed driveway 6 hours after being laid.
Resin bound driveway can be used in multiple application due to its non-slip and easy-access nature.
• Low Maintenance
Your driveway maintenance couldn’t be easier! A quick pressure wash of your resin drive now and then should be enough to keep your driveway looking pristine. Also, with a resin bound driveway, you’ll not expect to watch pesky weeds grow as they can be brushed away easily.
• Smooth finish
Resin glues the gravels together, thus creating a smooth non-scatter finish. This allows you to enjoy a natural gravelly aesthetic without the annoyances that come with loose gravel. The resin is also all-weather friendly, meaning that cracking and displacement are very unlikely.
• UV stable
It’s annoying to have a beautiful driveway, only for it to lose its glory after a while. Right? A resin bound driveway saves you the heartache since the bounding resin matrix is UV-stable and does not damage on exposure to sunlight. Your driveway is expected to maintain its flair and quality for a very long time.
However, for those homeowners looking to have a resin bound driveway and still get to save a few bucks, there is an option for having a non-UV-stable alternative installed. The non-UV-stable driveway is price-conscious. The resin matrix will lose its colour over time and turn light brown, but still, maintain its bond and strength.
• Aesthetically Pleasing
If you want to massively boost your kerb appeal and create a super-attractive driveway to awe your visitors, then resin bound surfacing is your perfect bet. Resin bound drives use natural stones that are available in all sizes, giving you the ability to create truly bespoke, artsy and individualistic look for your driveway.
OUTDOOR PAVING INSTALLERS
We have completed numerous resin bound driveways in the UK that leave our clients awe-struck by their beauty. Our driveway installers have a great deal of experience in designing and laying resin bound surfacing, so you can be confident that you’ll get a bespoke finish that is durable, functional and environmentally friendly.
If you’d like some advice on the design and an installation quote, please take a moment to fill our super-easy contact form below. Be sure to include a description of your work and the dimensions of the proposed area. One of our experts will pick it up from there.