Installation process for a resin bound driveway

Posted on 24 January 2024

Many of our customers ask us about the installation process for a resin bound driveway. If you want to know what steps we take to create resin bound driveways that are visually appealing, highly durable, and add value to properties, read on. This guide will tell you all you need to know about how we install resin bound surfaces to the highest standards. At Resin Mixed Stone, we’re proud to be a leading supplier of resin bound gravel in Sheffield and the surrounding areas.

The key steps for creating a resin bound driveway

Before we begin the installation process for a resin bound driveway, we ensure that your existing surface is flat and free from gaps and holes. This is essential since the resin bound layer will be applied over this. The resin must follow the grooves of the surface to achieve a smooth and flawless installation. Any holes need to be patched up before we can proceed with the installation.

We will then wash the surface with a pressure jet in order to remove any loose stones or dirt. This helps the resin to settle and easily attach to your old surface.

We may also decide to add Primer C depending on whether we think this will benefit you. This is a liquid primer similar to a very strong glue which gives the surface a tough bond. We place the stones that we need to make the resin into a mixer to remove dust. We then add this to the resin and mix until the resin is distributed evenly around the stones.

When we lay the bound resin on your driveway, we make sure it has a depth of 15mm. This ensures it’s thick enough to withstand vehicles moving on and off it on a daily basis.

We use a trowel to distribute the new surface evenly when we apply the mix. We begin at one end before carefully working our way to the other. It’s vital that nobody walks on the resin during the application process to ensure it remains smooth. We tend to pack the resin tightly so we can create a strong bond which can withstand the weight of cars and day-to-day use.

How quickly can resin be added?REsin Drives Rotherham

We can add resin very quickly. During the summer months, resin normally sets within 10 minutes. However, it can take around 20 minutes during the winter. The temperature needs to be above five degrees and no more than 25 degrees during the application process. The surface also needs to be dry if the process is to be effective. If we do encounter light rain, we will place a plastic sheet over the top. This is done to stop moisture from seeping into the mix.

When can I start using my new driveway?

Once your new driveway has set, we ask you to wait around 24 hours before you park a car on it. However, you can start walking on it after approximately five hours as it should be able to withstand light weights.

Why have resin bound driveways become so popular?

Now you know more about the installation process for resin bound driveways, you may be wondering why they have become so in demand over recent years. There are many reasons for this, including their aesthetic appeal, durability, and eco-friendly characteristics. Unlike some surfacing options, these driveways give you a seamless and smooth finish that can boost the overall visual appeal of your property remarkably.

One of the biggest reasons for the growing popularity of resin bound driveways is that there’s such a wide range of design possibilities to choose from. With various colours and aggregates available, it’s easy for you to create a unique, personalised look that complements the style of your property. These driveways work well with both modern and traditional homes.

Another big benefit of installing a resin bound driveway is that they are highly durable. The blend of natural stone aggregates and high-quality resin gives you a robust surface that’s able to withstand heavy use and challenging weather conditions. Resin bound surfaces are also highly resistant to cracking.

Do resin bound driveways require a lot of maintenance?

Maintenance requirements are minimal when it comes to resin bound driveways. As they have a smooth, non-porous finish, weed growth is prevented and cleaning is simple. A quick power wash can restore your driveway to its original condition. This can save you a great deal of time and money.

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Many people opt for these driveways due to their sustainability. The materials the driveways are made from tend to be sourced responsibly. As the driveways are permeable, water drains through the surface to prevent runoff. This cuts the risk of flooding and supports sustainable drainage.

Are they easy to install?

It tends to be much quicker to install a resin bound driveway than many alternatives. This keeps disruption to a minimum and means you can start using your driveway within just a day or two.

Who can help when I need resin bound gravel in Sheffield?

If you wish to install a resin bound driveway or need access to resin bound gravel in Sheffield, we can help. At Resin Mixed Stone, we have many years of experience to draw upon when it comes to installing long-lasting resin bound driveways. We can create a bespoke resin bound driveway that meets your needs perfectly.

Contact us

If you’re still wondering about the installation process for a resin bound driveway or you’re ready to find out more about our services, contact us today. You can reach us by calling 0114 419 0236, or by sending us a message via our website. We will get back to you as promptly as we possibly can.

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Friendly, very efficient, superb work and love, love , love ❤️ the drive. Thank you
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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