Everything You Need to Know About Resin Bound Surfacing
If you’re seeking a modern, yet rustic look for your driveway, resin bound stone could be the answer. 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?
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 the 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?
The potential locations for a resin bound surface are fairly diverse, but are mainly used for areas that will be experiencing foot traffic and light vehicular traffic, such as: domestic driveways, wheelchair ramps, footpaths, swimming pool walkways, and residential developments with light foot traffic. However, this type of surface may become damaged if exposed to heavy vehicular traffic, so 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, and 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 new driveway.
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, and aim to deliver a high standard of work, giving 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 and we’d be happy to help.