What are the benefits of a resin driveway over block paving or tarmac?

Posted on 25 November 2020

So what are the benefits or a resin driveway over traditional ones? Are you looking to transform your old and damaged driveway? If so, we can help. At Resin Mixed Stone, we install the finest resin driveways in Sheffield, Chesterfield, and Doncaster, with all our work completed to the highest possible standards. You may be considering block paving or tarmac for your driveway, but resin is by far the better option. Read on to find out the key benefits of a resin driveway and why this should be your choice. 

Extremely hardwearing 

As resin driveways are so hardwearing, they’re likely to last many years before needing to be replaced. So, if you’re looking for a driveway that you know will last you long into the future, it makes sense to choose one that’s constructed from resin. Unlike concrete driveways which tend to crack under pressure, resin driveways don’t have this problem. A cracked concrete driveway not only looks very unsightly and ruins the aesthetics of your property, but it can be expensive to repair too. When correctly maintained, resin driveways can last up to 25 years.

At Resin Mixed Stone, all our driveways are fully guaranteed for a decade. However, because we always carry out work to the exceptional standards that our customers expect, your driveway is likely to last much longer than the guarantee period. Whilst resin driveways usually cost more than those constructed from block paving or tarmac, they’re much more resilient and durable. Overall, we feel they represent fantastic value for money. You may also find that a new resin driveway even adds value to your property in some cases. 

Water permeable

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At Resin Mixed Stone, we believe that installing a water-permeable resin bound surface is important for residential and commercial areas. Over the years, floods have become more prevalent across the UK, with Yorkshire, in particular, facing several extreme flooding events. It’s vital that we take action to prevent the consequences of surface runoff in urban areas. Permeable resin bound driveways allow for the natural filtering of the water. Water seeps through the sub-base of the surface and back into the ground. This helps to prevent floods as well as puddles forming on your driveway.  

Easy to maintain 

Resin driveways are very easy to care for, requiring a minimal amount of maintenance over time. They simply require hosing down or occasional jet-washing to keep them looking their best. Resin driveways also benefit from being brushed every so often to remove dirt, sand, and soil. Keep in mind that staining can occur if debris isn’t cleaned away and remain on the resin surface for long periods of time. In general, regular washing and brushing is the only maintenance required for resin driveways. 

A smooth, flat, and safe finish

With resin bound driveways, there are no loose stones. This is due to the way that the resin and aggregates are mixed and then trowelled, giving them a smooth, flat, and seamless finish. As such, they’re ideal for a wide range of applications, including wheelchairs, bicycles, and pushchairs. They can roll freely on resin surfaces, with enough grip to prevent skidding but smooth enough to move easily without getting stuck. Increasingly, elderly homeowners, hospitals, doctors surgeries, and nursery schools are choosing resin bound parking areas and walkways due to the protective grip they offer. 

A huge choice of designs and finishes 

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When you choose Resin Mixed Stone to install resin driveways in Chesterfield, Sheffield, or Doncaster, you’ll benefit from a huge choice of designs and finishes. The design options are almost limitless with this type of surfacing. There are so many colour combinations available to choose from. Our skilled team can create innovative, custom colours to suit your needs and tastes. You can select single or multiple colours to create boards, patterns, curves and even shapes and numbers. Many of our commercial customers even choose to add company logos to their resin driveways in Doncaster, Chesterfield, and Doncaster, ensuring their business stands out from the crowd. We’re able to blend several different natural stone types to meet your needs, allowing you to achieve the aesthetic finish you desire.

Resin bound and resin bonded options 

As one of the top-rated installers of resin driveways in South Yorkshire, you can be confident that we can meet your needs. At Resin Mixed Stone, we offer two types –  resin bound and also bonded resin driveways. These different types of resin laying techniques come with their own qualities and benefits. Despite having similar names and both systems using resin and aggregates to construct fixed surfaces, resin bound and resin bonded systems are entirely different. In a resin-bonded system, the resin is spread across the surface and loose stones are scattered on top. A resin-bound system requires resin and stone to be mixed together first, before being trowelled down into place. One of the biggest differences is that resin bound driveways are permeable whereas bonded driveways aren’t. 

Choose Resin Mixed Stone for resin driveways in Sheffield

As you can see the benefits of a resin driveway far exceed the more traditional type. So whether you’re in Sheffield, Chesterfield, or Doncaster, it makes sense to contact Resin Mixed Stone if you’re seeking a high-quality resin driveway for your home or business premises. We’re a leading player in the industry, installing hundreds of magnificent driveways throughout the region since way back in 1988. All work is carried out in-house, with our local team using their skills and experience to achieve splendid results. We’re widely regarded as one of the most reputable companies in our area, and this has earned us recognition from Which? Trusted Traders. 

Get in touch 

Getting in touch with the team at Resin Mixed Stone couldn’t be easier. To discuss your requirements, don’t hesitate to call 0114 419 0236 . You can also email us at info@resinmixedstone.co.uk or send us a message via our online contact form. Our friendly advisors are ready and waiting to provide you with a free, no-obligation quotation for your new resin driveway. 






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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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