About Resin Bound
Resin Bound is probably the most popular surface at the moment and if done properly is a fantastic alternative to more traditional surfaces.
Resin Bound comes in all different colours and can be used for many different applications. It is low maintenance and ticks all the boxes when it comes to having it around your home.
The initial installation is at the top end of the scale price wise, but if properly maintained Resin Bound driveways really do stand the test of time.
All specifications and processes of work are designed for footpaths and residential driveways.
If you require information for a heavy commercial application please get in touch.
What is Resin Bound?
Resin Bound is a two part polyurethane resin that is mixed with a decorative aggregate and sand. Once the aggregate is coated in the resin it is levelled over a prepared surface at around 18-20mm. It is then troweled by hand to a smooth finish. A glass bead is added to the surface as it is laid to give extra grip under foot. It is crucial that the right resin in used along with the correct amount of aggregate to ensure a quality long lasting finish.
Main Advantages of Resin Bound Driveways
- Fully porous (suds compliant)
- Low maintenance
- Many colours to choose from
- Versatile design options
- Nice everyday surface to live with
- Adds major Kerb appeal
- Overlay systems are cost effective with minimal disruption
- Hard wearing & durable
Main Disadvantages of Resin Bound Driveways
- Weeds can take hold if not properly maintained
- Not the easiest surface to patch repair if needs to be dug up (can be done by a professional)
- Certain colours show wear and tear (try to be sensible with colour choice)
- Lots of companies give this great product a bad rep! Bad products and installation are usually to blame.
- Initial cost is expensive when excavating.
- Your neighbours will get jealous
Annual Maintenance and Cost of Resin Bound Driveways
The best way to maintain resin bound is to give it a good jet wash.
For light maintenance use a hose pipe and sweep with a stiff brush, leaf blowers are also a great way to keep on top of a resin surface and will keep it looking at it's best for longer.
For a professional company to maintain a resin bound surface, expect to pay around £2-3 per SQM depending on size. If you have a jet wash it is an easy surface to clean and to keep on top of yourself, due to resin being porous it means that when washing the water is going directly into the surface and through it which really minimises any muck & water splatter to yourself and surrounding areas.
Be warned, if left with no maintenance for years it can be a much bigger job to get it to it's former glory.
Warranty With This Installation
All our resin bound installations come with a 10 year warranty certificate.