Once you've got your wonderful brand new resin bound driveway installed, the next thing you'll want to know how to do, it to maintain it properly. Resin driveways are incredibly easy to look after, but there are a few things that you'll need to take into consideration.
Overall, looking after your new driveway is simple. For standard maintenance, all you need to do is to sweep it on a semi regular basis and to wash it at least twice a year. The best way to wash it, is with a power washer as this takes away most of the effort – and it's quite good fun too.
One of the main bonuses of having a resin bound driveway is the fact that it's porous. This means that there is less chance that it will keep any surface water, and in winter, this means that there is less chance of a frost developing. If you are facing a particularly harsh winter forecast, you may want to put rock salt on your driveway – it's still perfectly safe to continue to do this even with a resin driveway. You can also use a normal plastic snow shovel to remove any fallen snow – the shovel won't damage the resin. However, please only use a plastic one as the metal variety can be quite harsh and is likely to cause harm to the resin surface. Once you've removed the snow, you're free to apply a liberal helping of rock salt to prevent it freezing over on those cold winter nights.
Plant based care
Vegetation has a habit of popping up when you least want it to. In order to adequately care for your new driveway, there are a couple of things that you'll need to be aware of.
Weeds – Because of the resin coverage, you shouldn't get any pesky weeds springing up in the middle of your driveway, or even at the sides of it. However, if this does happen, it's perfectly fine for you treat these with any standard weed killer.
Moss – moss has been known to grown on the surface of a resin bound driveway, but this can be easily disposed of with a good sweeping from your broom. Alternatively, use a power washer to rid them completely
Car related care
Car related care doesn't mean the care that you need to give to your car, but the issues that your car can cause on your driveway.
Oil spills – If you notice an oil spill, your first concern will be to get your car to the garage. In addition to this, the spill would leave a nasty stain on concrete driveways. However, with a resin bound driveway, it should just simply wash away with the rain. If that doesn't happen, a quick blast with a power washer will prove no match for the oil
Follow the simple methods above and you'll keep your resin driveway in tip-top condition for many years to come.
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