Are resin driveways any good?

Posted on 26 July 2021

Has the time come to invest in a new driveway for your property? If so, you may be considering resin. Although there are many possible materials for driveways, including tarmac, concrete, block paving, and loose gravel, resin remains the most popular option. At Resin Mixed Stone, we install beautiful and durable resin driveways in Sheffield, Chesterfield, and Doncaster. Read on to find out more about our resin driveways and their benefits.

The benefits of resin driveways 

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Resin driveways became popular in the UK around the early 1990s. Strong, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing, they outperform many other surfacing types. Here are the key benefits of resin driveways that make them such a good choice for your property. 

Very hardwearing 

When you spend money on a new driveway, you want to know that it will last several years. The good news is that resin driveways are incredibly hardwearing, and you can rest assured that yours will last long into the future. Their strength is a result of combining various robust ingredients like natural aggregate, stones, and glass. Water doesn’t damage these driveways either since resin is permeable.

When properly maintained, a resin driveway can easily last 25 years. Driveways made from other materials, such as concrete, tend to diminish more quickly. Concrete often cracks under pressure, ruining the look of the driveway. At Resin Mixed Stone, our driveways are guaranteed to last for a decade, providing you with peace of mind that yours will stay looking its best for a long time to come. Of course, you can expect it to last a lot longer than this with the correct care.

Simple to maintain

Resin driveways are very easy to maintain, with only routine cleaning and occasional jet washing required to care for them over time. Sweeping the driveway with a stiff broom will remove leaves and help stop moss growth, whilst a jet wash will get rid of dirt, stains, and other elements which could cause damage. If chewing gum finds its way onto your resin surface, it can be usually be easily removed with freeze spray.

Water permeable 

Since resin bound driveways are water permeable, surface water build-up is less likely to occur. Water is allowed to pass through the driveway and into the ground beneath to be absorbed into the earth. When you choose a resin driveway, puddles and flooding can be prevented in many cases. Major flooding events are becoming increasingly common in the UK and it’s crucial that we all take steps to prevent surface run-off, particularly in urban areas. Other surfacing solutions such as tarmac, concrete, and block paving are usually non-permeable, which means they’re more likely to become flooded. 

Weed resistant 

There’s nothing worse than weeds growing up through your driveway and ruining its appearance. Fortunately, resin bound driveways are weed resistant due to their clever, cellular composition. Additionally, they’re often treated before being installed to make them even more resilient to weed growth. However, it’s important to recognise that they’re not completely impervious to weeds. Small seeds can sometimes fall onto driveways, causing surface weeds to grow. Regular sweeping of your driveway can help prevent this.  

Aesthetically pleasing

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Since your driveway is the focal point of your home, it’s important that it’s attractive. A driveway that’s aesthetically pleasing can add value to your property and make it easier to sell in the future. At Resin Mixed Stone, we offer resin driveways in a range of exciting designs and finishes. With various colour combinations to choose from and options for patterns, curves, shapes, and numbers, it’s easy to ensure that your new driveway meets your needs and tastes. We’ve been helping people achieve their dream driveways for many years, so you can rest assured that we can turn your vision into reality. We can transform the exterior of your property with a high-quality resin driveway in Sheffield or Doncaster. 

Smooth and flat

Resin bound is often a good choice for driveways since it gives is a flat and safe finish. After the aggregates are combined, the mixture is poured and then hand-trowelled to form a smooth, seamless surface with no loose stones. This makes resin bound ideal for driveways that may require access by bicycles, pushchairs, or wheelchairs. A wide range of applications can easily travel on resin bound driveways without the risk of skidding and accidents occurring. As such, resin driveways aren’t just popular for homes but also for settings like hospitals, GP surgeries, care homes, and schools which require the surfacing to have sufficient grip. 

Should I choose a resin bound or resin bonded driveway? 

If you’re thinking of investing in a resin driveway, you may be wondering whether to opt for resin bound or resin bonded. Although the two types have similar names, they’re actually two very different systems. Both use a combination of resin and aggregates to form surfaces, however, there are key differences. With a resin bonded driveway, the resin is distributed across the surface with loose stones then scattered on top. In comparison, a resin bound driveway requires the resin and stone to be combined together before being trowelled into place. 

One factor that sets the two apart is water permeability. Resin bound driveways are permeable whilst resin bonded driveways aren’t. At Resin Mixed Stone, we offer both resin bound and resin bonded surfacing. We can advise you on your options to help you choose the right type for your new driveway. 

Contact us 

If you’re seeking a resin driveway in Chesterfield, Doncaster, or Sheffield, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re one of the leading resin driveway installers in the whole of the UK and have served both domestic and commercial customers. Call us on 0114 419 0236 to talk to one of our friendly team. Alternatively, send us a message via the contact form on the website.  

 

Resin Mixed StoneExcellentResin Mixed Stone5.0 Based on 10 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onJanet Booth ★★★★★ I had my old concrete driveway covered with resin bound stone, there were loads of different colour mixes to choose from, the colour I chose really enhances my house and I am so pleased with the result. I can highly recommend this company.Response from the ownerHi Janet! I'm so glad to hear you are happy with the results. Thank you for your review!The Resin Mixed Stone Team G Christopher ★★★★★ Highly professional operation from start to finish. The work was started and completed on time with the minimum of hassle by a great bunch of peopleResponse from the ownerHi, thank you for taking the time to leave the kind words.The Resin Mixed Stone Team Sarah Stott ★★★★★ I am thrilled with my new resin driveway. Excellent service from Resin Mixed Stone. Thorough preparatory work resulting in a fabulous finish.The stone colour I chose matches my house stone and brightens my whole driveway up. I would definitely recommend this company.Response from the ownerHi Sarah thanks for the lovely comments and the 5 stars. We loved doing the job! Enjoy your driveway.The Resin Mixed Stone Team Molly Graham ★★★★★ Very professional, excellent result, resin driveway job completed earlier than expected and very neatly. Our drive has been transformed! Thankyou.Response from the ownerHi Molly we would just like to say thank you for taking the time to leave the nice comments. Enjoy your new driveway!The Resin Mixed Stone Team Kevin Goss ★★★★★ Many thanks to Richard and his team who did a fantastic work when resurfacing our drive and front of bay window with resin stone.Response from the ownerHi Kevin and thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you are happy with the work and will pass on your comments to the team.The Resin Mixed Stone Team John Walker ★★★★★ Resin Mixed Stone put down a resin driveway for my mother in October last year. The service and workmanship was excellent and the drive has been totally transformed from its previous old concrete look. My wife and I were so impressed that we used Resin Mixed Stone to wide our existing driveway and then cover the existing tarmac surface with a resin coat. The service and workmanship was again excellent and the new drive looks superb. I would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone who is considering a resin surface.Response from the ownerHi John thanks for taking the time to leave the nice review and the 5 stars. (We like these!). I will pass the comments over to the team.The Resin Mixed Stone Team Golf Lesson Sheffield ★★★★★ From start to finish the whole service and end product has been and is fantastic. Plenty of options to choose from with samples and practical advice to make that easier. Quote was clear and care taken to measure accurately. The team that completed the work were very professional and hard-working. The finished driveway has transformed the front of our property. Would highly recommend the team. Thank-you to all the Resin Mixed Stone team.Response from the ownerHi, thanks for the 5 stars and the great review we really appreciate it.The Resin Mixed Stone Team John P Frisby ★★★★★ "We are extremely pleased with the quality of the work and the outcome - a lovely driveway. Richard Lomas was very helpful at all stages and his staff were careful throughout. The preparation of the site before laying the resin was also impressive. I give this company a 5 stars recommendation."Response from the ownerHi, John thanks so much for the great review and the 5 stars. We are pleased that you love your new driveway!The Resin Mixed Stone Team robert smith ★★★★★ Great professional service. Good quality work. Competitive on price.Response from the ownerHi Robert and thanks for the nice words and of course the 5 stars. We appreciate your time in doing this.The Resin Mixed Stone Team margaret walker ★★★★★ Resurfacing patio in resinResponse from the ownerThanks for the 5 Stars Margaret.The Resin Mixed Stone Team js_loader