Why Resin Bound Stone is the Best Surface Choice for Winter

Posted on 23 February 2024

As the harsh winter weather sets in, the importance of weather-resistant surfaces becomes clearer. With wet, icy conditions common at this time of year in the UK, choosing the right driveway material is crucial for safety, durability, and ease of maintenance. Read on to find out why resin bound stone is good in winter. 

4 key ways resin bound stone stands up to the winter weather 

Resin bound stone is a common choice for property owners seeking attractive, durable driveways. Resin bound surfaces are very robust, making them capable of standing up to all that the British weather has to throw at them. Rain, ice and snow are no match for the strength and resilience of resin bound stone.  Keep reading to learn why resin bound stone is good in winter. 

Durability REsin Stone Colours

Resin bound surfaces are incredibly durable. Natural aggregates are combined with a specialised resin to create a strong, bonded surface that can withstand various weather conditions, including extreme cold temperatures, frost, and ice. This durability means they’re less likely to crack or break due to freezing and thawing, unlike some other materials. You can expect your resin bound driveway or patio to remain in good shape throughout the seasons. 

Permeability

Resin bound stone surfaces are porous, which means that rainwater can drain through them. This is highly beneficial in winter since it prevents puddles from forming. These puddles could cause flooding or freeze, leading to slippy surfaces. This can help to make driveways and other surfaces safer to walk or drive on. 

Low maintenance 

Resin bound stone requires minimal maintenance compared to some other surfaces. This is particularly helpful in winter since there’s often a need for more maintenance due to wear and tear caused by the elements. Resin bound stone is unlikely to crack or crumble due to freezing temperatures, reducing the need for repairs. Maintenance in winter is likely to involve removing snow using a plastic shovel, or ice using a non-corrosive, non-toxic de-icing agent that will cause it to melt without harming the resin. For advice on caring for your new resin bound driveway, don’t hesitate to talk to our team. We can provide guidance on maintaining your resin surface all year round. 

Anti-slip properties 

Resin bound stone has excellent anti-slip properties, especially when it’s installed professionally using the right materials. The surface has a textured finish that provides traction and grip, reducing the risk of slipping or skidding by pedestrians or vehicles, even when conditions are particularly wet or icy. Slipping is less likely to occur on resin bound surfaces than on smoother surfaces like traditional concrete.

How to maintain resin stone surfaces in winter 

Resin stone surfaces do a great job of withstanding the harsh winter weather. However, some maintenance is required to ensure they remain in optimal condition throughout the season. Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures can challenge even the most durable surfaces. However, by following a few key maintenance tips, you can help your resin stone driveway stay looking and perform its best. 

Resin Driveways SheffieldClearing snow and ice

  • Use the right tools. When clearing snow from your resin bound driveway, make sure you use either a plastic shovel or snow blower. This will allow you to clear it without causing damage to the surface. Avoid using metal tools that could scratch the resin.  Employ plastic shovels or snow blowers to clear snow without damaging the surface. Avoid metal tools that could scratch or chip the resin.
  • Opt for non-corrosive de-icing agents. Be careful when choosing de-icing agents for your resin bound driveway. Non-corrosive agents will melt ice without harming the resin or aggregate. Avoid harsh chemicals that could cause irreversible damage. 

Regular cleaning 

  • Clean up spills promptly. Remove any spills as quickly as possible, especially if they contain chemicals which could damage the resin surface. 
  • Sweeping and washing. Regularly sweeping and washing your resin bound driveway can help to prevent the build-up of dirt and debris, helping to maintain its appearance and permeability.

Protective measures 

  • Apply a sealant. Applying a sealant to a resin bound driveway before winter can help to safeguard it from harsh weather conditions. Sealants can create an extra layer of protection on the surface, shielding it from moisture, chemicals, and potential damage caused by freezing temperatures.
  • Inspect for damage. Regularly check for signs of damage caused by freezing and thawing cycles. If you notice any issues, address them promptly to avoid the surface deteriorating further.

Resin driveways in Sheffield

Now you know why resin bound stone is good in winter, you may be keen to find out more about our services. At Resin Mixed Stone, we specialise in the design and installation of resin bound surfaces, including driveways, patios and pathways. We’ve been installing resin driveways in Sheffield and the surrounding areas for many years, giving us a vast amount of experience along with a fantastic reputation for our professional, affordable services. 

Take a look at the Recent Projects and Testimonials pages on our website to find out what to expect when you hire us to install a resin bound driveway or patio. Using our skills, knowledge and expertise, we’ll ensure it is installed to the highest possible standards, ensuring an exceptional finish that will enhance the appearance and value of your property. 

Contact us

The popularity of resin driveways in Sheffield has increased substantially in recent years, with more and more property owners recognising the many benefits of this surfacing option. To find out more about why you should choose resin bound stone for your new driveway, patio or pathway, talk to our team today. Call us on 0114 419 0236 or send us a message via our website. 

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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.
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