It can be difficult to find accurate and impartial advice on construction and home improvement projects, so when doing your research being starting work on your house, be sure to look up company and tradespeople’s certification, as well educating yourself entirely on the product you’re looking to have installed.
But is resin surfacing right for you and your home? Here’s a comprehensive list of resin bound driveways pros and cons to help you make that decision…
Resin Bound Driveways Pro: Durability
Resin bound driveways are made up of a blended mixture of ingredients you’d expect to find in regular driveways such as stone and natural aggregate, but also with marble and recycled glass. Each particle is coated entirely in clear resin and settles.
The resin gives a tough and durable surface that doesn’t scuff, crack or damage over time or with heavy usage. Resin bound surfaces are often used for high-usage vehicle centres such as shopping mall car parks and children’s playgrounds. Resin bound driveways last longer than more traditional materials such as tarmac and block paving.
Resin Bound Driveways Pro: Natural Drainage
Unlike tarmac and standard driveways, resin bound driveways are permeable and so allow water to drain through their surface. This results in no standing water on the drive and does not drain off to the sides to flood grass or gardens around it.
Resin bound driveways are compliant with SUDs (Sustainable Urban Drainage System) standards that promote natural drainage, rather than re-routing excess water through pipes or watercourses, which tends to just move the problem elsewhere.
Resin Bound Driveways Pro: Appearance
The blend that makes up a resin bound driveway can be selected exactly from different types and colours of the aggregate inside, to give a colour and finish chosen by the customer. There’s no need to stay with a standard grey tarmac drive but instead a way to get a little more creative!
Resin bound driveways don’t oxidise over time either, unlike tarmac and block paving, so won’t experience de-colouration or patches of uneven colour.
Resin bound driveways are wipe-clean surfaces and so dirt and accumulated build-up of any material can be easily washed off, for an extremely low-maintenance drive!
As the mixture for resin bound driveways is poured in rather than laid, they can fit around drains, plants and trees, pipes and man-hole covers. Your drive and front garden need not lose any of its original features just because you install a new driveway!