Posted on: November 13, 2018
Benefits of a Resin Bonded Driveway
There are two ways resin is used in driveways – you can have a resin bound entrance, or a resin bonded one.
Resin bound means the aggregate is mixed with the resin with a depth anywhere from 12 to 24 mm. Resin bonded surfacing, however, is a scatter system and is much thinner, coming in at around 4mm. So, why would you want a resin bonded driveway?
Resin Bonded Driveways
For a resin bonded driveway, a thick layer of the resin film is applied to the surface, with clean, dry aggregate being scattered on top of it. The base surface is coated with glue. The stones used in the system go anywhere from 1mm to 6mm. Resin bonded driveways tend to have a rougher finish, are more thin and impermeable.
This system involves applying a film of resin to the surface, on top of which clean, dry aggregate is scattered; completely covering the adhesive. Once cured, any excess stone is swept up. The size of the stone used in the resin bonded system ranges from 1mm to 6mm.
The thin, impermeable, single stone layer tends to have a rougher more textured finish. The resin bonded system gives you the desired effect of the scattered stones without needing to do maintenance and upkeep on it regularly. Resin bonded driveways are non-porous.
Lots of homeowners choose to resin bond their driveways where it becomes sloped, because the rough finish of the product provides the vehicles and pedestrians more grip to the road and makes it harder to slip on it, therefore making it safer to traverse.
Resin bonded material is most commonly used in driveways, walkways and places of public interest. Resin bonded material is not a recommended choice for use in schools or areas frequently used by children because of the roughness of the article – a fall might cause injury in the child.
Resin bonded surface types are also very low in maintenance so they won’t be a bother to keep up, only rarely requiring washing. Weeds do not grow well on the resin bonded surfaces, so plant upkeep will also not be difficult
Key features and benefits of resin bonded surfaces
- The gravel has a very natural appearance, making it pleasing for the eye
- Resin bonded gravel is designed to provide a high-grip, no-slip surface
- Easily applied to any type of surface: asphalt, concrete, timber, steel or many others
- Resin bonded gravel works very well on slopes of driveways or paths as it allows for additional safety and slip protection for both pedestrians and cars alike
- The product can be presented in a range of colours making it easy to fit into your current exterior design
- Resin bonded gravel is designed to give an illusion of loose gravel without the hassle that comes with free gravel maintenance
- Resin bonded gravel is a type of paving that is non-porous
- Resin bonded gravel is durable, hard-wearing and resilient
- The required depth for installation is very little – the material is usually installed with a thickness of 4mm