A resin bound driveway is a popular choice for homeowners throughout East Anglia, but will it stand the test of time? Well, let’s explore that question in more detail.
What is resin bound?
Resin bound surfacing is the process of mixing natural aggregate and clear resin together. The mixture is then trowelled onto an outdoor surface to create a smooth, flat finish. Resin bound is often referred to as the ‘stone carpet’ as the various colour and size options offer a solution that can be customised to create a surface that is not only attractive, but one that harmonises with the look and feel of the property.
What makes resin bound so popular?
We’ve spoken a little about the options that make resin bound an ideal surfacing solution for those wishing to create a bespoke outdoor area, but let’s take a closer look at the resin bound mixture.
Resin is a resilient material on its own, but when combined with one or more aggregates, the resulting product is one that is versatile. These materials complement each other perfectly – the resin offers flexibility whilst the aggregate offers strength.
Being a permeable product, resin is S.U.D.s compliant. It is a well-known fact that water can damage a surface over time, but you won’t have to worry about this issue with a resin bound driveway as surface water will naturally drain away. Resin can also withstand the unpredictable British weather! This is because it is a flexible material that will not crack with fluctuating temperatures. Impressive, hey?
Another huge advantage resin has over other surface materials is it requires very little after-care! Due to the composition of the resin bound mixture, your driveway will be highly resistant to weeds and moss. However, seedlings may settle on your driveway so an occasional brush or power wash will help keep your driveway in tip-top condition.
As you have now learned, a resin bound driveway has much to offer. However, installation requires knowledge and skill and your surface will only be as good as your chosen installer. If you want the finished surface to stand the test of time and look as good as it should, be sure to choose a reputable company for the installation.
So, how long will a resin bound driveway really last?
Resin bound comes with a 10-year guarantee. However, with proper installation and maintenance, your surface may last 25 years or more!