As the focal point for your property, the importance of a great driveway should not be undermined.
A driveway is the first thing a prospective buyer sees when viewing your home, and should be invested in accordingly.
At first glance, it’s easy to dismiss a driveway as simply a place for cars. Parking space comes at a premium, making an extension to an existing driveway ideal in this respect.
Yet the benefits of a professionally installed driveway are more manifold than you might imagine.
We explore the importance of a great driveway in influencing first impressions, as well as how resin is shaping up to be the multi-purpose material of the future…
First Impressions Matter
Driveway looking decidedly downbeat? Invest in a replacement, and give it a much-needed revamp.
Before you begin, you should aim to assess your existing driveway, paying specific attention to any signs of wear and tear, and how you could address them.
Of course, it can be tempting to try and patch up any holes with temporary D.I.Y solutions, but your focus should be on the future, and what may be cheaper initially, can easily turn out to be far costlier in the long-term.
Moral of the story? Invest in your driveway today and set yourself up for long-term success.
Parking Problems Sorted
If you live in a larger city, chances are that adequate, off-road parking poses persistent problems.
For some homeowners, the only solution is to park several streets up from their property, which is not only inconvenient, but also serves as a substantial security risk too, with your valuable vehicle well out of sight.
For others, problems arise with the purchase of an extra vehicle, with an existing driveway not providing satisfactory space for an additional car.
In this case, an existing driveway can be easily extended to accommodate two vehicles, freeing up your garage to be re-purposed for another project.
A fantastically flawless form may be visually enticing, but it needs to be matched by failproof functionality for your driveway to stand the test of time.
Resin’s innate resilience means that it possesses the power to withstand all weathers. Unlike traditional materials, such as concrete, resin isn’t prone to cracking, thanks to its cellular composition.
In addition to this, resin is also fully SuDS compliant, enabling water to drain away naturally, preventing pooling and puddling in the process.
A Distinctive Driveway Makes You Stand Out From the Crowd
We’re all familiar with the phrase ‘keeping up with the Joneses’ and in a competitive property market, a distinctive driveway puts you one step ahead of the game.
If other neighbours in your area are also selling their home, you want to ensure that your home is the one that invites their interest.
So how do you go about it?
Put yourself in the position of a prospective buyer: You want to achieve the best-value for your budget, yet equally, you want a home that you can move into straight away.
As the entrance way to your home, a driveway acts as the focal point for your property, formulating the viewer’s impression of the interior before they’ve even set foot inside.
Drive buyer decision-making in the right direction by investing in resin.
SuDS Compliance: A Critical Criterion for Prospective Buyers
It may sound like a wacky new washing powder, but in terms of selling your home, SuDS compliance has been mandatory since 2008.
Put simply, SuDS stands for Sustainable Urban Drainage System, and refers to a natural approach to managing drainage in and around properties, to prevent potential flood risks, and pollutants from infiltrating excess groundwater.
This benefit of this enhanced permeability leads to a pleasing improvement in safety, with the water filtering through effectively, thus minimising slips and skids.
As a material, resin is fully SuDS compliant, which in light of the new legislation, adds additional appeal to those looking to purchase a property that adheres to the latest requirements.
Opt for a Low Maintenance Material
We all lead increasingly busy lives, so a driveway that requires only minimal maintenance is likely to appeal.
For those with impaired mobility, the constant upkeep demanded by traditional driveway materials can prove challenging to say the least.
In both instances, resin bound paving provides an ideal solution for homeowners, preventing wanton weeds and necessitating only a simple jet wash to keep it in tip-top condition.
Resin Provides a Multi-Purpose Solution
Although every material has its merits, resin provides a multi-purpose solution to alleviate all manner of problems.
Aesthetically speaking, resin showcases a smooth and sophisticated finish in a wide range of colours and styles to suit both historic and contemporary homes.
But we don’t want to give you just that. Here’s a selection of some of the other brilliant benefits you can reap with resin:
- Professional installation informed by years of expertise
- Able to take the weight of heavy vehicles*
- Wonderfully weed resistant
- Perfectly puddle free
- An environmentally-friendly product
- Extra anti-slip and UV stable options available
Desperate for a driveway that’s robust and resistant to weeds? Resin offers a multi-purpose driveway solution. Discover how you can make your driveway a functional space for the whole family by calling: 0800 1700 636 to request your free site survey today.