We love resin driveways! They offer a multitude of benefits that make them a popular choice for homeowners in Warwickshire.
Whilst they are relatively new as a driveway material they have taken Warwickshire and the UK by storm, they are now the UK’s number 1 driveway installation preference, from terraced houses to stately homes they are now affordable that they are available to almost everyone, they are comparible in cost to block paving and pattern imprinted concrete but with out the upkeep.
We’ll explore the advantages of resin driveways, from their durability and low maintenance to their aesthetic appeal.
We’ll also delve into the installation process, providing you with a step-by-step guide.
Additionally, we’ll share some valuable maintenance tips to keep your resin driveway looking its best.
Get ready to transform your driveway with this versatile and stylish option.
Benefits of Resin Driveways
We’ve heard that the key benefits of resin driveways include durability, low maintenance, and a sleek appearance.
Resin driveways are known for their long-lasting properties. The material is highly resistant to cracks and can withstand heavy vehicles without showing signs of wear and tear. This makes it an excellent choice for homeowners in Warwickshire who want a driveway that will stand the test of time.
Additionally, resin driveways require minimal maintenance. Unlike traditional driveways, which often require regular sealing and repairs, resin driveways only need occasional cleaning with a pressure washer to keep them looking their best.
Installation Process of Resin Driveways
Let’s discuss the step-by-step installation process of resin driveways and how we can achieve a smooth and efficient outcome.
First, we need to prepare the area by removing any existing surface and ensuring a solid and level base.
Next, a layer of porous tarmac or concrete is laid to provide stability and drainage.
Once this is done, the resin mixture is prepared, which consists of a two-part UV stable resin and a decorative aggregate.
This mixture is then poured onto the prepared base and spread evenly using a trowel.
Finally, the driveway is left to cure for a specified period of time, usually 24 hours, before it can be used.
Maintenance Tips for Resin Driveways
Regular sweeping and occasional power washing are essential for maintaining the cleanliness and durability of resin driveways.
Resin driveways are known for their low maintenance requirements, but regular upkeep is still necessary to ensure their longevity and aesthetic appeal.
Sweeping the driveway on a regular basis helps to remove any loose debris, such as leaves, dirt, and small stones. This prevents them from becoming embedded in the resin and causing damage over time.
Power washing, on the other hand, is recommended as needed to remove tougher stains and grime. It’s important to use a low-pressure setting and a mild detergent to avoid damaging the resin surface.
Key Benefits of Resin Bound Surfacing
Below are some of the more important benefits of installing a resin bound surface for your driveway, path or patio at your property in Warwickshire.
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutley you can, the only caveat to this is that the original surface must be in good standing, if it has a few cracks thats ok as they can be repaired, this is also a less expensive way of completing an install as you already have the initial base and sub-base installed.
No not at all if you are having a full excavation, this is where you completely dig out the ground and backfill with compacted hardcore, install an open grade porous tarmac sub-base then lay the resin bound aggregate on top of that.
This installation is completely SUDS compliant as the rainwater runs back into the water table and not on the road and path
A properly installed and maintained resin bound driveway can last 25 years +
Cleaning and maintaining resin driveways is as simple as warm soapy water and a stiff brush or a pressure washer set on a low to medium pressure to keep the driveway looking pristine.
Unlike block paving you do not get weeds and moss growing through so upkeep is at a minimum.
The only way your resin driveway will fade is if the installer has not used the UV stable type of resin, this type of resin is known as Aliphatic and will not fade in direct sunlight unlike its cheaper cousin Aromatic resin which can fade in as little as a few days.
This is a great question and an easy one to answer, they come in thousands upon thousands of colours. The reason for this is you can mix and match your resin aggregates to create your very own unique blend, you could have the only driveway in the world with that colour.