Everything You Need to Know About Resin Bound Surfacing

Posted on 26 September 2016

If you’re seeking a modern, yet rustic look for your driveway, resin bound stone could be the answer. So here is everything you need to know about resin bound surfacing. Treating your driveway to this surfacing option can offer great benefits, as well as giving your driveway an upgrade from dull tarmac and concrete, or gravel, which is easily scatterable. But before you make the change, we’ve put together this short guide to everything you need to know about resin bound surfacing.

What is resin bound surfacing?

Can I put a caravan on a resin driveway?

Resin bound surfacing is a hard-wearing surface option that offers the dual advantage of being durable yet possessing a warm, stoney appearance. First, clear resin and naturally washed and dried aggregates are mixed and bound together. This mixture is then smoothed over an existing solid base, such as asphalt or concrete. It is this base foundation that gives the driveway its strength and functionality, while the resin stone mix provides an attractive finish.

What are the features and benefits?

  • Possessing an open matrix that grants it high porosity, resin bound surfacing reduces ponding, and promotes easy run off. It is also beneficial to trees that may be planted within the surface, as it allows water to comfortably reach the roots without the need for loose gravel.
  • Again, due to its high porosity, the degradation and damage caused by freeze/thaw cycles is reduced.
  • The resin is UV stable, meaning it is protected from sun damage or breakdown.
  • The stones themselves have fantastic decorative potential, as they are available in a huge range of different shapes, sizes and colours.
  • The mixture can be laid with no joins. Allowing it to contour to any awkward shapes or pronounced features on your driveway.
  • Its gravelly texture offers high slip resistance.

Where can it be used?

Can I put a caravan on a resin driveway?

The potential locations for a resin bound surface are fairly diverse. They are mainly used for areas that will be experiencing foot traffic and light vehicular traffic. These include:

domestic driveways – wheelchair ramps – footpaths – swimming pool – walkways, and residential developments

However, this type of surface may become damaged if exposed to heavy vehicular traffic. So this means that it may not be suitable for industrial driveways.

How long does it take to install?

A handy benefit of resin bound surfacing is that it can be laid quickly and efficiently. This means that most average sized driveways are usually completed within 1 or 2 days. Additionally, these surfaces can withstand traffic after 4 hours of being installed, giving you almost immediate use of your driveway.

Contact Us

Here at Resin Mixed Stone, we have been laying quality stone resin surfacing since 1988 and have since become experts in our field. We’ve worked for a vast range of clients, from commercial to domestic. We always aim to deliver a high standard of work. This in turn will give you an end product that is perfect for you and your requirements. If you want to hear more about our services and what we can offer, then contact us today. If you prefer to e-mail us you can here and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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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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