At S.Carter & Son we have been installing stunning resin bound and resin bonded flooring for years, completing 1000’s of projects across Essex and the UK. One of our more popular products is Resin Bound Driveways, which seem to have been increasing in demand over time and has proven to be one of the major home improvement projects for home owners in the UK. Whether you are replacing your; driveway, pathways, or both, not many of the customers that come to see us know enough about the product and the extensive benefits offered by our resin bound installations.
Home Improvements can be a great investment and adding a resin driveway will certainly benefit the appearance of your home, help to increase its value and make it more saleable. Laying external flooring surfaces like resin bound isn’t a straight forward process and should only be completed by qualified and experienced companies with a great track record like S. Carter & Son, take a look at some of our work and testimonials from previous customers.
We have taken the time for a more in depth look at some of the benefits and solutions offered by one of our most popular products, resin bound driveways…You probably already know a few; low maintenance, cost effective, stunning aesthetics, high durability and longevity. However, something you might not have considered is the risk of flooding? Our driveways are all SUDs compliant, meaning the water runs through the porous surface, rather than running off or collecting in pools.
Here are S.Carter & Son’s 5 reasons why our permeable resin products may be right for you, there may be other solutions on the market but this is why we think permeable resin is THE solution;
1. Permeable Resin Surface
Your desired stone is mixed with resin on site ensuring every part of the aggregate is completely coated. Next, during installation process and laying of the resin tiny gaps are formed which allow the water to drain through the substrate. This results in rain water travelling through the surface to the ground below which greatly reduces pooling and water run off.
2. Product Longevity
A resin bound driveway is a strong and durable surface, that is resistant to weather conditions. Comparable products like Tarmac or Asphalt can soften in the summer heat and freeze in cold of winter, they will also be damaged by UV light. Resin is much more stable than these alternatives performing well year round in some of the UK’s worst weather. Our driveways come with a 10 year guarantee and can last to a good standard for 25+ years.
3. Stunning Aesthetics
Resin bound driveways look great, their clean appearance and pristine finish really sets your home apart. They are also very versatile from a design perspective and give us the flexibility to create unique and interesting patterns. Take a look some of our awesome designs. we have also developed our own product called ‘Glow Stone’ which allows a desired amount of our small stone aggregate to glow up at night, creating an amazing effect across your new driveway.
4. Low Maintenance
Block paved driveways will tend to grow weeds and can be a nuisance to remove, having to spend time on your hands and knees every few months taking them out. Loose stone driveways have them same problem with the added issue of bringing loose aggregate with you through the house or into the car. Resin bound driveways are resistant to weeds and as all the stones are bound together they stay exactly where they were put. Freeing up time around the house and providing a much lower maintenance solution for your home.
5. No Planning Permission Required
Since 2008 planning permission is not required if the new driveways surface is permeable, which means all of our resin bound products avoid planning permission and work can start right away. However if you have any questions please get in touch.