The Benefits of Resin Bound Surfacing
More people are turning away from the dull, blocky feel of concrete and paving stones, and are instead treating their driveways to a more natural look through resin bound surfacing. This surfacing option utilises the strength of an existing concrete or tarmac driveway, but overlays it with a mixture of resin and washed and dried natural aggregates, creating a beautiful stoney appearance that will not scatter underfoot. Pleasing to the eye and able to withstand heavy traffic, resin bound surfacing is the perfect balance between strength and style. But what other advantages does it have? Read on for a complete list of the benefits of resin bound surfacing.
Quick and easy application
Resin bound surfacing boasts incredibly quick laying and setting times, with an average sized driveway able to be completed within 1 or 2 days. It is able to withstand foot traffic after 6 hours of being laid, allowing you to use and enjoy your new driveway or path in no time at all. And with no messy site evacuations needed, it is definitely a clean and hassle-free option.
Perfect for a variety of purposes
Because this surface possesses non-slip and easy-access nature, this surfacing can be used in a variety of diverse applications including driveways, wheelchair ramps, footpaths, residential development and walkways for swimming pools.
Once installed, the maintenance of resin bound surfacing couldn’t be easier. Just a quick pressure wash every now and then should be enough to keep your driveway looking immaculate. Resin bound surfacing also does not support weed growth, meaning that these pesky plants can be brushed away easily.
Because the resin mixture holds the stones together tightly, this creates a smooth finish that will not scatter underfoot. This allows you to enjoy a gravelly aesthetic without the annoyances that come with it. Cracking and displacement are also very unlikely.
Durable and hard-wearing
The hard-wearing nature of resin bound surfacing is due to the fact that is it laid over an existing concrete or tarmac surface, allowing it to enjoy the benefits of strength and durability whilst still looking great.
The open matrix of this surfacing option grants it a high porosity that discourages ponding and promotes easy absorption and runoff. This is beneficial to any vegetation as roots will have easy access to water. The damaging action of freeze/thaw cycles will also be lessened due to the great porous ability of resin bound surfacing. The surfacing can be laid to comply with SUDs regulations for a sustainable drainage system. This quality is particularly useful in tree pits where roots are kept watered.
Great decorative appeal
If you want to boost your kerb appeal and create an attractive driveway to greet your visitors, then resin bound surfacing is perfect. All of the stones used are natural, and are available in a range of sizes and colours, giving you the ability to create a bespoke and individualistic look for your driveway.
The resin that holds the aggregates together is UV stable, meaning it does not damage easily in sunlight. This prevents it from breaking down or becoming discoloured, allowing it to retain its quality for many years.
Non UV-stable resin
For a price-conscious alternative to UV stable resin, a non UV-stable is available for use on darker stone mixes; this resin is strong and long lasting but will turn light brown in sunlight in the first few weeks after laying.
Established in 1988, Resin Mixed Stone have now become leading experts in resin stone surfacing in the North of England. From commercial to domestic clients, we take pride in delivering high-quality surfacing solutions, giving you a tailored finish whatever the project. If you want to find out more about what we can offer, then please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team today.