How long does a resin driveway take to set?

Posted on 18 February 2021

Resin driveways have become increasingly popular over the years. Not only are they incredibly visually appealing, but they are also highly durable. This means wear and tear won’t show as quickly as it would with other surfaces. Resin driveways require a minimal amount of maintenance to stay looking great. If you’re thinking of investing in a resin driveway, you may be wondering how long does a resin driveway take to set? Read on to find out how much time needs to elapse before you can drive or walk onto your resin driveway.

When can I walk and drive on my resin driveway?

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You need to wait for the setting process to be completed before you can walk on your resin driveway. After around eight hours have elapsed, you should be able to walk on your drive without any problems. However, if you want to drive on it, we recommend waiting 24 hours. 

If you walk or drive onto your resin driveway before it has set, you could cause a great deal of damage. You may then need to fork out a great deal to resolve the issue and will have to wait longer to start using it. Even if the resin appears to have set, this may not be the case and you could be in for a nasty shock. 

How much do resin driveways cost?

The price you pay for a resin driveway in Chesterfield, Doncaster or Sheffield can depend on several factors. These include whether edging is needed if you need to replace manhole covers and what groundworks are needed. More and more people are opting for resin driveways when they require something robust that looks great and will stand the test of time. When you order a driveway with us, you’ll receive a full 10-year guarantee for your peace of mind.

What types of resin driveways are available?

You can either opt for resin-bound surfacing or resin-bonded surfacing. Both types of surfacing are renowned for their high strength and great visual appearance. Stoneways Stoneblend is used for our resin-bound surfaces. The resin-bound gravel reinforces and binds your natural stone, creating a surface layer that looks fantastic and performs brilliantly. With resin-bonded surfacing, you get the appearance of a loose stone surface with clear resin bonding to boost strength and durability. You’ll also be able to choose from a wide range of colours

How long will my resin driveway take to install?

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If preparation is needed, it normally takes a couple of days to install a resin driveway. However, we may be able to install everything on the same day if you have an existing concrete or tarmac drive.

What is the best way to clean a resin driveway?

Pressure washing is often used to clean resin driveways. However, this isn’t your only option when it comes to cleaning. In many cases, you can simply use a stiff broom, detergent and warm water to keep your driveway clean.

How long do resin driveways last before they need to be replaced?

Most customers only start seeing minor defects after around twenty years. By taking good care of your resin driveway, you can ensure it reaches its expected lifespan.

Will the resin crack if water freezes on my driveway?

You don’t need to worry about freezing water causing cracks in your resin driveway. Resin driveways are designed to withstand cold temperatures. As the stone is coated, water won’t be able to penetrate it.

What should I do if a spillage occurs?

If oil or petrol leaks onto your resin driveway, remove the spillage as soon as you can. Resin driveways are highly resistant to these spillages, but there is a chance the resin could thin if you don’t treat the problem.

Why choose Resin Mixed Stone

At Resin Mixed Stone, we have decades of experience in installing resin surfaces for housing developments, driveways, patios and pathways. We frequently complete projects for both commercial and residential customers, with all work being carried out by our in-house team. This ensures we remain wholly accountable for the work we do.

A new lease of life

Many people come to us because their driveways have started to look tired or have become worn or damaged. A resin driveway can give your home a new lease of life and make you fall in love with your property all over again. As your driveway is the first thing people encounter when they visit your home, it’s important to opt for something with the wow factor.

Get your free survey and quote

How long does a resin driveway take to set

Why not contact us today if you are ready to get your free quotation? When we carry out the survey, we will ask for detailed information on what your budget is and the look you’re aiming for. We’ll also measure up your current driveway before sending your quotation out to you. If you’re happy to proceed, we will confirm a date to complete the work. We are eager to help you enhance your home and make it a better place to live.

The highest standards

You are more than welcome to contact us at any time if you do have any queries about resin driveways and how they can benefit you. We want you to be truly happy with your installation. This is why we work hard to ensure the end result meets your specific needs perfectly. We comply with the highest standards during each project we work on, offering minimal turnarounds and solutions that continue serving you well for many years to come. Having been in the trade since way back in 1988, we have seen many competitors come and go over the years. We have been able to survive for decades thanks to our tireless dedication to quality and the outstanding feedback we have consistently received over the years.

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Contact us today

Hopefully, we have answered your question of how long does a resin driveway take to set?  If you need to get in touch to find out more about resin driveways in Sheffield, Chesterfield or Doncaster we will be happy to assist.  You can reach us by completing the form on our website, or by giving us a call on 0114 419 0236. Our highly knowledgeable team know our services inside out and are more than happy to advise you.

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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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