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Why Resin Bound Stone is the Best Surface Choice for Winter

With conditions becoming more treacherous due to the arrival of winter, it’s essential that your home’s outside surfaces are suitable for the colder climate. Driveways, pathways and patios can become a hazard during the winter due to the freezing of pooled water. Resin bound surfacing is a safe and high quality option that can combat many of the problems that come with the colder season, whilst also boasting great aesthetic value. This surfacing type gives the appearance of loose stone while the resin that holds the aggregates together provides strength and durability. Read on to find out why resin bound stone is the best surface choice for winter.

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Excellent weather resistance

Whilst water has a tendency to pond on tarmac and block paving, the high-porosity nature of resin bound stone means that all water is absorbed into the ground. Less water means less ice, which therefore boosts the safety of your driveway in the colder months, giving you peace of mind that you and your car can use the outdoor surfaces in comfort and experiencing fewer hazards. This feature is also helpful against battling flash floods in a season where precipitation is more frequent.

 

Anti-slip properties

One of the biggest worries people have in winter is the instability of themselves and their vehicles on icy ground. The stoney quality of resin bound stone surfacing means that it provides great traction for all driveway and pathway users, essentially granting it an anti-slip character. This leaves you with a safe and high friction surface perfect for use throughout the year and whatever the weather.

 

Minimal maintenance

Most people will want to keep warm and cosy in the winter months, and therefore a surfacing option that requires minimal maintenance is ideal for a time when staying indoors is preferable. The UV-stable resin that binds the natural aggregates together is strong and does not allow any weeds to grow or stones to come loose. This means that this surfacing option demands virtually no sweeping.

 

Long-lasting

Depending on the quality of the stone and installation, resin bound surfacing usually remains in good condition for between 15 – 25 years. This means that you will be able to enjoy this weather-resistant surfacing for many winters to come without having to fork out for any maintenance or replacement work.

 

Quick installation  

Resin mixed stone is valued for its quick application time, and is usually ready to be used within 1 day of being laid. It’s quick installation and minimal mess make it ideal for winter, a time when an operational and safe driveway is of paramount importance.

 

If you’re searching for high quality workmanship for your driveway, look no further than Resin Mixed Stone. Operating across the North of England, we offer domestic and commercial surfacing, including resin bound stone. Projects we have delivered include domestic driveways, housing developments and commercial landscaping. For more information, please get in touch today and we will be happy to help.

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