If your thinking about revamping your driveway and you want to have something that not many people in the UK have, then a resin bound driveway could be the option for you. But what is a resin bound driveway?
What is a Resin Bound Driveway made from?
A resin bound driveway is a mixture of aggregate stones and resin. It is permeable and flexible which means that it is resistant to cracking – so it can be very long lasting
How is it made?
Unlike paving options, where the resin is laid and then the aggregate is applied to the surface, when it comes to laying a driveway, the aggregate and the resin binder are thoroughly mixed together before being applied to your driveway. This ensures that the mixture will provide a totally bound surface. By mixing the resin and the aggregate before application, this ensures that the driveway is more durable and stable.
What are the benefits
Permeable – Resin bounded driveways are fully permeable which means that water can freely drain through the surface without causing damage to it
Maintenance – The maintenance levels required to keep a resin bound driveway serviceable are low. You may find that you only need to sweep or power-wash it – twice a year is the recommended minimum to keep it clean and useable.
Quality – As with anything, the quality of your new resin bound driveway will depend on the supplies that you opt to use. Check manufacturer guidelines to ensure that they meet the required resin quality assurance requirements
You can get really creative with a resin bound driveway. Instead of using the standard tarmac or block brick tools to construct your driveway, with a resin bound one you can incorporate decorative glass or natural stones.
Getting the driveway installed
Installing a resin bound driveway can be done as a DIY project. Many hardware stores now sell kits to help you to achieve a fully functioning driveway. However, if you are unsure about what you need to do, you can also find a number of professionals that will install one for you.
A resin bound driveway is a growing industry, and having one will not only set you apart from your neighbours, but it will allow you express your creative side in terms of the style of your driveway. This is type of driveway can be installed as a DIY project and if done right, it can last for many years. It also a low maintenance solution, which is perfect if you have a busy life and don't want to spend your weekends cleaning your driveway.
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