What is driveway resin made from?

Posted on 25 April 2022

Do you need to know the answer to the question “What is driveway resin made from?” If so, we can help. In this article, we’ll tell you all about the process of producing driveway resin and why resin is such great material for so many surfaces. Keep reading to learn more.

The driveway resin production process 

Jet washing a resin drive – what you need to know

Resin-bound surfacing is manufactured using a blend of aggregates which are coated with a clear UV-stable polyurethane resin. Each aggregate particle needs a full resin coating. This is why the aggregates are brought together as part of a force-action mix process. This creates a cold-pour mixture. 

Why have resin bound driveways become so popular? 

Resin-bound driveways have become highly sought after over the years. They are surpassing various other options due to their strength, resistance and visual benefits. They’re also colour stable and resistant to UV rays, ensuring that they’ll stay looking their best for years to come. Resin driveways are also highly permeable and SUDS compliant. They are resistant to slips, frost and weeds too. 

Resin driveways also have a very long lifespan, which means they can last for a long time before you need to start thinking about replacing them. Resin driveways are easy to maintain, requiring little more than a sweep down with a stiff brush to remove debris. If you need a smooth, flat and highly durable surface for the external part of your property, this kind of driveway could be the ideal match for your requirements. 

High permeability, low maintenance 

As resin bound surfaces are so permeable, water can simply drain through to the sub-base. Resin systems are also highly resistant to oil and petrol spills, with the UV resistance ensuring colour remains consistent. You can remove the vast majority of marks and dirt with just a simple jet wash. A driveway system won’t require hour upon hour of maintenance. 

More advantages of resin driveways


Resin driveways are relatively new to the UK market. However, they seem to be becoming more popular all the time. Many homeowners remain unaware of the benefits of resin driveways. Furthermore,Resin Drives Chesterfield they don’t know why they could be ideal for their property. The resin itself acts as a top surface layer to which an aggregate can stick. There are many colours available to you when it comes to resin driveways. This makes these systems particularly appealing to those who want more choice when it comes to design. 

Resin-based driveways are also relatively cheap in comparison to various other systems. Another advantage is that resin driveways don’t take too long to install. The vast majority of systems will only take a few days to install as long as the weather is on your side. If there is too much rain, it may be harder to stick the aggregate together as the glue could be affected. 

What are resin bonded driveways?

The difference between a resin-bonded and resin-bound driveway is that gravel is scattered onto a pre-applied resin layer. This is done before the setting process gets underway in the latter. With a resin-bound system, aggregate and resin are combined before being applied to the surface at the same time. The major difference between the two systems is that bonded systems are non-permeable single stone layer surfaces. Resin-bound surfaces are permeable and multi-layered. This is why you are likely to see fewer loose stones in a resin-bound paving system. Nonetheless, if you are eager to cut the cost of a resin driveway, a resin-bonded driveway could be the right solution for you, and you can still park several cars on it. 

Why is permeability important? 

The public is facing encouragement to invest in permeable surfaces if they can due to drainage issues. Local authorities are showing increasing concern about drainage. If you live in an area with a high population, there’s a bigger chance your application could face rejection if you’re planning on adding a resin-bonded driveway to your property. 

Who can install resin driveways in Sheffield? 

Help is available if you want to install a resin driveway in Sheffield. At Resin Mixed Stone, we’ve been serving home and business owners of South Yorkshire since way back in 1988. We’re e a leading source for resin surfacing systems, and we’re here for you whether you need new solutions for a domestic or commercial property. We can work our magic on roadways, paths, patios and driveways, and we can help you no matter how big or small your property is. 

We are only happy when you are truly content with our work. When you hire our services, you can rest assured that you’re dealing with a company that offers outstanding value for money. You can also relax in the knowledge that the end result will meet your exact specifications. We aim to cause as little disruption as possible when we are adding your new system to your property, and you can expect us to provide the highest standard of customer service at every stage. We only ever use our own staff, and all of the work we carry out comes fully guaranteed. Why not contact us as soon as possible to get a quote for a resin driveway in Sheffield. 

Contact us

We are ready to hear from you right now if you do want to learn more about ‘What is driveway resin made from’ or reasons to invest in a resin driveway in Sheffield. You can reach us today by calling us on 0114 419 0236 or by sending us a message via the website.

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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.
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