One of the most common questions that people want to know before embarking on any type of work to their home or garden is – how much will it cost? This is no different to having a new resin bound driveway installed. This isn't a simple question to answer as there are plenty of factors to take into consideration.
So, how much does it really cost?
Again, it really depends. Generally speaking it can cost anywhere in the region of £40 per square metre, but again this depends on the size of the area that needs covering, existing surface type and type of aggregate used.
Whilst you may have the smallest driveway in the world, you'll still have to calculate the cost factor required for the building work to be completed. This means the labour and fuel costs for your builder to get to you and install your new driveway.
The aggregate is the main structure of your driveway – it's the stones that make it. Aggregates come in a variety of sizes ranging from 1mm to 10mm. The most common size of aggregate that is used in a resin bound driveway is between 2-5mm, as this ensures that it's big enough for a driveway coverage, whilst also being small enough for the porous qualities that are needed for a resin driveway.
The depth of your driveway will depend on the type of aggregate that will be used. Obviously, if you use a larger aggregate, you'll need to have a greater driveway depth. Using the standard sized 2-5mm aggregates will require your driveway depth to be between 15-20mm.
Your new resin bound driveway will need to be installed on a stable surface.
Stone or grass – If you currently have stone or grass driveway, then this will need to excavated so that a more compact stone base and a porous asphalt can be put down.
Block – If you have block driveway, this will need to be completely removed. You'll then need to have the compact stone base and asphalt installed
Concrete or tarmac - If you have a concrete or tarmac driveway, the resin bound mixture can be installed directly on top of it. This is obviously if your current driveway is in good condition. If it isn't then it'll need to be repaired or excavated completely.
Having a resin driveway will vary in costs depending on the amount of work that is required. However, once it's done, it should last for many years and it will definitely be worth the work.
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