Resin bound driveways are created by mixing resin with small stones, before being hand trowelled to create a stunningly smooth surface. The application process makes resin bound surfaces water permeable, and fully SUDs compliant. That means you do not need prior planning permission to install resin, and you can apply it to existing surfaces.
A relatively new product in the UK, resin bound driveways are popular in Australia because of their resistance to changes in weather. Resin is one of the more durable materials for a driveway.
But the question is, exactly how long does a resin bound driveway last? There are many factors that contribute to the longevity. For one, whether the resin driveway was installed by certified and professional contractors.
Another factor is maintenance. When properly maintained, resin can last up to 25 years. Usually, companies give a guarantee of between 12 and 18 years. Before we look deeper into the longevity issue, let’s see the benefits that a resin bound driveway provides…
Benefits Of Resin Bound Driveways
There are many reasons why you should choose resin over concrete, asphalt, gravel, or pavers for your driveway.
For one, resin is water permeable, and does not require prior planning permission. Resin allows water to penetrate directly into the earth. Because of this, there are no puddles left behind.
Resin does not crack, and you do not need to worry about loose stones. And unlike gravel, resin does not allow weeds to creep up.
Installation of resin lasts up to 48 hours, after which you can start using your new driveway. Versatility is a huge advantage of resin driveways. There is a variety of colours and textures you can choose from. Resin can fit any house, be it modern, contemporary, or more traditional. You can easily pair the landscape of your driveway with the style of your home. And considering the driveway is the first thing people encounter when they visit your home, you want an attractive and durable option.
Why Resin Stands The Test Of Time
Resin bound driveways are extremely aesthetically appealing, and their quality is undeniable. With a proper aftercare and maintenance program, you can expect your resin surface to last for many years to come.
The reason why resin driveways last as long as they do is because of the application process followed to install them. Resin surfaces are constructed with flexibility in mind, consequently enabling them to withstand all types of weather. Resin can survive heavy and harsh rainfall and downpours because of its impressive permeability.
In addition to this, resin can also survive dangerously icy conditions. Concrete, on the other hand, will crack under pressure, thereby ruining the visual appeal of your home, and will require heavy repair to resolve it.
Professional Product, Professional Service
Successful results are heavily dependent on good preparation, and that is certainly true for our installation of resin driveways.
We pride in achieving the correct ratio of resin to aggregate. It is a form of science, and many companies fail by trying to use less aggregate to cut their costs. But that will affect the long-term functionality of your driveway. We do not take such shortcuts.
We also do not try cheap tricks like charging you for excavating the entire base. Remember, resin can be installed on top of any existing tarmac and concrete surface.
Some companies offer as little as 2% binder; despite the fact that resin cannot achieve its full potential at that percentage. The minimum percentage is 6% of binder.
Being that we pride ourselves in professional installation, we use clean aggregates and machinery. No dusty, damp, or oversized aggregates that result in system failure, just a pleasingly professional product, installed to the highest standards.