Resin Driveways Essex
An excellent, economical-alternative to tarmac, block paving, or concrete. It is created by binding ‘natural aggregates’ with a polyurethane resin, in many cases it can be laid directly over existing surfaces and is available in a wide range of colours. All our resin driveways are SUDS* compliant which negates the need for the installation of drainage systems when used with the correct sub base. Our expertise with installations ensures that unsightly joints are avoided and our attention to detail will provide the best possible solution. Resin Driveways are suitable for most types of traffic and has proven to be a popular choice for commercial areas such as car parks, high streets, and shopping centres.
Resin driveways are fairly resistant to weeds as well as spillages, they do not fade in Ultra Violet light and are relatively low maintenance. The natural stone aggregates are held in place with epoxy or polymer resins but the similarity of the names of the two systems has caused confusion with some customers.
To add to the confusion a variety of other names are commonly used by the various manufacturers and installers to describe resin and aggregate surfacing systems, including resin bonded gravel, resin bound paving, resin bound gravel, resin bound stone and resin bonded stone.
Driveway Surface Overlay
One of the most cost effective ways of installing a resin bonded surface is to lay the resin and stone materials over an existing tarmac or concrete driveway, path or patio. The edges of the existing driveway can be excavated and a block edge can be installed so that the resin bound mixture can be applied at the correct depth.
Block Paving Driveway Installation
Installing onto block paving can be higher risk due to possible movement of the paving underneath the resin driveways surface. If there is movement that occurs the resin surface may move with the blocks and leave an uneven finish.
We can offer you two prices when quoting you on an existing block paved drive. One price would be to overlay the current surface, the second price offered will be for the block paving to be removed and a new tarmac sub-base to be installed before your resin surface is installed. The cost of the overlay of a block paving driveway may be slightly more than a concrete or tarmac as the resin mixture should be installed thicker to help eliminate the chance of movement and reduce the possibility of cracking.
Grid System Driveway Installation
UK Resin flooring offer the option of installing your resin bound driveway, patio or path onto a grid system.
The use of this grid system is used to reduce the cost of installing a more solid sub-base such as tarmac or concrete. The main issues of this type of install is that the grid system is more likley to move compared to a concrete or tarmac base and therefore more likley to crack.
Most contractors would offer this system for a pathway or patio solution as there is less chance of movement compared to a driveway.
Another issue of this type of system is that it’s difficult to judge how much resin and stone will be needed to cover the grid system, you should always ensure that the installer will cover the cost of any extra materials that might be required before the installation starts.
Resin Bonded Driveway Benefits
There are a number of factors which contribute towards resin driveways being a more suitable option for your driveway needs, benefits of a resin driveways include:
Resin bonded driveways are a cost effective way of improving your driveway, it can be applied over existing tarmac at a much cheaper price then what it would be to rip it up first. Added benefits are that it looks amazing and the variety of colours can match your property and its surroundings to create an aesthetically pleasing environment.
Durability & Longevity
Resin bonded driveways are extremely durable, this is due to their composition of 4 layers. The top is a sealed aggregate which is resistant to extreme weathers and high pressure which can be caused by dropped items or heavy vehicles driving over it. Their composition also lets them keep their colour over the years.
A resin surface is porous meaning it does not let puddles build up on your driveway, meaning no more wet feet. You are also not impeding the growth of trees with this so you can also help with your contribution towards the environment.
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The Importance of SUD’s
Sustainable Urban Drainage System
Demands that only porous materials are used for both new build projects and when asked to re-lay existing areas. Our Resin Bound materials are 100% compliant with SUD’s regulations, therefore making it stand out when searching for a new surface to be laid.
Resin Driveway Maintenance
A resin bound driveway is basically maintenance free. Once it is laid any spillages or stains you get on it can be easily removed with the use of a jet washer. However over the years your driveway may begin to look worn, this is not a problem as we offer a cleaning service that will be sure to give it a new lease of life. Be sure to contact us regarding Resin Bound Restoration.
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