Resin Over Block Paving
You cannot use resin bonded for driveways. Resin bonded is only recommended for paths, patios and walkways. However, you can use resin bound for your driveway. You cannot lay resin bound surfacing directly over block paving with no preparation and not expect some signs of cracking over time. Thorough preparation is needed to ensure the procedure will work as intended. This can be done by consolidating and strengthening the block paving before installation.
If you are looking to update your driveway, then Resin bound surfaces can help you get started. Resin bound is great for driveways and paving for several reasons. They are aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting, giving you a smooth and stunning finish with very little maintenance. They are eco-friendly and fast to lay because they can go on top of your existing driveway, whether that is concrete, tarmac or block paving.
Difference Between A Resin Bound Surface And Block Paving
A resin bound surface is easy to maintain with lower maintenance than block paving. Block paving can be prone to weed growth in between slabs and can fade over time by sun exposure. They also require regular pressure washing to maintain their natural vibrancy. Some block paving can allow liquid to pass through, however, the traditional block paving is not permeable and can cause flash flooding. Both materials are durable, however, block paving can be prone to freeze-thaw damage which can cause cracking if not installed correctly.
What Surface Can I Lay My Resin Bound Aggregates On?
There are 3 main surfaces you can lay resin bound on, these are:
Resin bound surfacing bonds well to concrete. It is recommended that you prime the concrete surface with a polymer primer before the installation of the permeable paving. This will ensure it sticks well. If the concrete has been set recently, there must be a minimum of seven days before installing the resin bound. Sometimes it can take up to a month. Contact Resin Bound Surfaces today and we can explain this process to you.
Concrete and tarmac are the most suited bases for resin driveways. They are the most popular option because it is permeable and has flexural strength. The resin bound knits in between the aggregate of the tarmac which creates a physical and chemical bond of the resin reaction. Tarmac must be laid on a proper sub-base with an adequate depth to carry the required weight of use.
3. Grid systems
Grid systems can also be utilised to support resin bound aggregates. It can be quite costly however, as the quantity of resin bound supplies will have to be double the amount.
Why Choose A Resin Bound Surface?
- It’s permeable (allows liquids to pass through)
- It’s long-lasting
- It is resistant to weather conditions
- It’s aesthetically pleasing
- No planning permission required
- Minimal maintenance is required
Is Resin Driveway More Expensive Than Block Paving?
Resin bound is generally cheaper than block paving. However, there are many factors to consider such as the condition of your driveway surface and the size of the area. This will also affect the cost.
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