So, you've heard about people replacing their concrete or tarmac driveways with a resin bound driveway, and now you're wondering what all the fuss is about? Well, there are many benefits to having a resin driveway installed, read on to find out more.
A resin bound driveway is known for being very low maintenance. You can go crazy and sweep it regularly, or you can opt for the laid back approach, invest in a power washer and give it a good blast every six months.
A resin driveway doesn't just come in one shade or type. You can have the standard stone aggregate finish, or you can opt for something a little different. Some people have chosen to have patterns made with decorative glass installed into their driveways, others just like the fact that you can choose a multitude of colours so that it stands out. The possibilities are fairly limitless when it comes to resin bound driveway designs – just discuss these options with your builder and together you can create something incredibly special. If your driveway has been installed well, it shouldn't suffer from a colour distortions either.
A resin bound driveway can last for about 25 years if maintained properly. In addition to this, many driveway installers will offer you a 10 year warranty, which is also a great piece of reassurance if you're unsure about this relatively new driveway technique.
Resin bound driveways are made by the resin binder being thoroughly mixed with the stone aggregate. This means that when it's laid it becomes porous, and this means that water drains off it effectively. This excellent drainage system means that there is less chance for surface water to build up which prevents cracks from forming and also helps to reduce slippery frosts in the winter months.
Smooth but not slippery
A well installed resin bound driveway will have smooth finish. This smoothness is a perfect surface for wheelchair uses and pushchairs to glide across. However, you might be concerned that this will make it quite slippery? Don't worry, it isn't. The surface is actually very good a creating tyre traction for cars which makes it easy to get on and off when you need to be out and about.
There are a great number of benefits that can be experienced from having a resin bound driveway installed. The best way to find exactly what these are, is to bite the bullet and get one.
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