Benefits of resin bound surfacing

Posted on 18 September 2023

Resin bound surfacing has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially for driveways. Not only is it very aesthetically pleasing and therefore capable of enhancing a property’s appearance, but it’s also incredibly durable and low maintenance. You can expect a resin bound surface to stay looking its best for a long time to come. Read on to discover the many benefits of resin bound surfacing. 

Visually-appealing 

Resin bound surfaces are renowned for being very visually appealing. They provide a smooth and even finish, giving a sleek and modern appearance that complements many types of properties. Plus, because the design of a resin surface can be customised to your needs and tastes, it’s possible to achieve the exact look you have in mind for your driveway or pathway. Choose from various colours and create patterns or borders that add interest and visual appeal. 

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Resin bound surfacing is well-known for its durability. In fact, it is more hardwearing than many other surfacing options, including concrete. When installed correctly with the right materials, resin bound driveways and pathways can withstand various types of wear and tear. Their high level of flexibility allows them to cope with minor ground movements without cracking. This makes them ideal for withstanding heavy loads such as vehicles. 

Low maintenance 

Resin bound surfacing is relatively low maintenance, which means you won’t need to put too much work into keeping your driveway or pathway looking its best. A resin surface provides a smooth and even finish, making it easy to clean and maintain compared to a rough or uneven surface. Usually, all that’s required for the upkeep of a resin bound surface is regular sweeping with a stiff broom to keep it free from debris. Occasional pressure washing can also be used to help remove stubborn stains.

Weed-resistant 

Resin bound surfacing is weed resistant, which means you’re unlikely to see unsightly weeds rearing their heads through your beautiful new driveway. This is due to the solid, impermeable nature of resin making it difficult for weeds to take root and grow up through the surface. However, keep in mind that it’s not completely weed-proof. If seeds find their way onto the surface and are able to germinate in small cracks or imperfections, weeds could still become a problem. Carry out regular maintenance such as sweeping to help prevent weeds from taking root under your resin bound driveway.

Eco-friendly 

Resin bound surfacing is a very eco-friendly option, largely due to its permeability. The porous surface allows rainwater to drain through it so that it is absorbed naturally into the ground. This reduces surface runoff and reduces the strain on stormwater systems, helping prevent flooding and replenish groundwater. If you’re looking for one of the most environmentally friendly surfacing options for your new driveway, we strongly recommend resin bound. 

UV-stable 

High-quality resins used in resin bound driveways are UV-stable. This means that they are resistant to fading and degradation from exposure to sunlight. UV rays can cause some types of resins to break down over time, however, any reputable manufacturer and installer will use UV-stable resins that are specially formulated to withstand exposure to UV radiation without degrading. This ensures that the colour and appearance of the driveway will remain vibrant over the years.

Non-slip surface 

Another benefit of resin bound surfacing is that it’s non-slip. This is due to aggregates of varying sizes and textures providing a natural roughness and creating a surface that offers good traction. This slip resistance makes them safe for both pedestrians and vehicles and reduces the risk of accidents. Keep in mind that whilst resin bound surfaces are non-slip under normal conditions, they can become more slippery when wet. They can be affected by weather conditions such as rain, snow and frost. 

Highly versatile 

One of the biggest benefits of resin bound surfacing is its versatility. Suitable for a wide range of applications, it is widely used in both domestic and commercial construction and landscaping projects. Some of the most popular uses for resin bound surfacing include driveways, pathways and walkways, patios, pool surrounds and playgrounds. The options for resin bound surfaces are almost endless. 

Resin driveways in Sheffield 

Now you know the many benefits of resin bound surfacing, you may be keen to find a reputable installer in your area. At Resin Mixed Stone, we specialise in the design and installation of resin driveways in Sheffield and throughout South Yorkshire. Whether you want a new driveway installed for your home or your commercial premises, we can assist. We can install resin bound surfaces in various types of settings. 

We’ll carry out the work to the very highest standards, using the best, most effective methods and premium materials. You can rest assured that your new resin bound driveway will be as durable and long-lasting as it is attractive. It will stay looking and performing its best for many years to come. 

Our team has been installing resin driveways in Sheffield and the surrounding areas since back in 1988, giving us a huge amount of experience. Over this time, we’ve built up a great reputation for our services, becoming well-known for our high standard of workmanship and competitive prices. Take a look at our recent projects and testimonials on the website to find out what to expect when you choose us to install your new resin driveway. 

Contact us 

To find out more about our resin driveways in Sheffield, get in touch today. You can reach us by phoning us on 0114 419 0236 or by sending us a message via our website. Our friendly team are on hand to discuss your requirements with you and provide a competitive quote for your new resin driveway. 

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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.
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 people
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.
Very professional, excellent result, resin driveway job completed earlier than expected and very neatly. Our drive has been transformed! Thankyou.
Many thanks to Richard and his team who did a fantastic work when resurfacing our drive and front of bay window with resin stone.
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.
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.
"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."
Great professional service. Good quality work. Competitive on price.
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