Are resin driveways expensive? As a relatively new product on the market, there are manifold myths relating to resin-myths which this article aims to dispel.
One common concern among homeowners is that resin is beyond the reach of their budget. Whilst resin obviously requires initial outlay, its innate resilience means that it stands the test of time, making for a cost-effective, long-term solution.
In the following sections, we’ll explore the key price factors at play, how you can get the very best deal for your resin driveway and ultimately answer the question – ‘Are resin driveways expensive?’
The size of the area you want to cover
The more surface area you need to cover, the greater the cost of the resin products and the aggregates. Bigger areas take more time, so this would translate into a cost factor.
The type of surface you have at the moment
If your driveway currently has a concrete or tarmac finish, then this would be the most cost effective option, with your new resin bound driveway simply installed on top of the existing base. However, if your driveway is made from pebbles or gravel instead, then an entire replacement would be required. This would lead to a costlier project overall, as the original ground would have to be removed to make way for a brand new base installation before the project can even begin.
The type of aggregates you want to mix with the resin
The diversity of stone aggregates available is truly staggering, with a selection of colours and finishes to suit all manner of homes. Our Home Logic range utilises different types of gravel and pebble aggregates, and mixes them with the bonded resin to create a stunningly smooth surface that blends in seamlessly with the existing backdrop of your home and the landscape around it. Aggregates do, however, vary in price, so this will be reflected in the price we quote you as well.
As you’re probably already aware, the cost of different driveways varies as much as the materials themselves. For this reason alone, it really does pay to do your preliminary research.
Some companies specialise solely in driveways alone, making them the perfect choice for homeowners who want to replace their driveway, without requiring any additional work.
On the other hand, homeowners with a bigger budget may be keen to consider an entire overhaul of their entrance way, incorporating a new driveway and decking, and additional fence work as well. In this instance, it’s advisable to enlist the help of a more generic home improvements company, as you can often acquire a decent discount for ordering multiple products.
Websites such as Trustpilot can also provide an accurate indicator of a company’s reputability. Businesses with five star reviews should be prioritised, as this attests to consistent customer satisfaction.
Resin Driveways Are Built To Last
The resilience of resin is pretty much unrivalled; something which its impressive longevity attests to.
As a product, resin bound driveways have been built to stand the test of time. The materials used in every installation possess a substantial degree of flexibility, allowing for small heating and cooling movements, without leading to any subsequent cracking. Learn more here about longevity of resin bound driveway.
Environmentally Friendly Driveway
It ‘rains cats and dogs’ in UK sometimes and in terms of your driveway, downpours can prove detrimental.
Resin bound driveways enable water to drain away naturally, working with water, rather than against it. Learn more here about environmentally friendly aspect of resin driveway.
Wonderfully Weed Resistant
The cellular composition of resin bound driveways makes them wonderfully resistant to weed growth.
In addition to this, resin is an ultra-low maintenance material, requiring only a regular removal of dirt.
Check our five point resin driveway aftercare guide.
Resin Surfaces Are Safe and Sturdy
Concrete and tarmac are notoriously slippery, proving perilous for those with mobility issues.
In contrast, resin possesses a pleasingly permeable surface, enabling water to drain away effectively. Resin possesses excellent anti-slip qualities, making it an ideal option in respect of our rainy climate. Home Logic resin driveways are also fully SUDs compliant. Learn more about what SUDs compliant resin driveway is.