Resin-bound paving is commonly used for driveways, patios, or footpaths. The qualities and attributes of resin bound are regarded as a more sophisticated type of surfacing because the surfacing materials are flexible, making them resistant to cracking.
Resin-bound driveways are composed of aggregate stones or particles, but the surface becomes cohesive because of the resin. Resin bound is a type of surfacing and possesses great qualities where every home or vehicle owner would benefit from.
There are two types of bonding involved in these types of surfaces. These are systems of installation that differentiates one from the other.
1. How much does a resin drive cost?
Oftentimes, pricing is a matter rarely discussed unless the contractor and the client are talking face to face. Why? Because there are many considerations to lay down in writing before all parties could agree to a specific resin drive project. So, there’s no single answer or amount we can divulge because every project is unique, even if using the same type of paving.
Several driveway companies are candid on their pricing. Sometimes, they post it on their website. But since websites keep updating, costing changes depending on existing rates.
Resin driveways’ cost, just like any other drives, are calculated per square metre. Our contractors will assess your area and measure the size of the drive that needs surfacing. A structurally sound base may lessen the costs.But if the ground needs to be fixed by removing the old driveway, it is going to add more labour and materials.
You can choose an overlay drive if you wish to save money and have the extended ground to have a new resin bound drive only if the base is conducive for a new groundwork.
Resin bound driveways add prestige to your home, especially when you choose to top it decorative patterns and colours. And if you select aggregates of sophisticated composition, that would add up to the overall price.
If you need a straightforward answer, our representatives can discuss your potential driveway project. You can request a no-obligation quote to understand how much you will be paying in case you push through with the work.
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2. Is resin good for driveways?
There are two types of bonding involved in resin-bound surfaces. These are systems of installation that differentiates one from the other.
Resin bonded and resin bound are two different procedures that produce different surface qualities. The resin bound end product is a smooth and porous material. It allows a more effective drainage of surface water. In a resin bound, the stone aggregates are mixed along with the resin and then trowelled into the area, making the aggregates stick together down the first layer of the mix that allow an effective water filtering in between the coated stone.
In the resin-bonded surface, stone aggregates are placed into the base, screed to flatten. Next a layer of resin is poured onto the surface to form a bond, screed again, and then fine aggregates are scattered on the top. Using a roller, the fine aggregates scattered on the top layer would produce a less porous surface.
Resin-bonded surfacing has a thinner layer of resin compared to resin bound because the coating is done when the aggregates are poured onto the base. In the resin bound procedure, the resin binder is coated on the stone aggregates while mixing them on site. This process goes before the laying of the particles on the base, thereby resulting in a completely coated surface.
Both resin types require cleaning and maintenance at least for a year or two to prevent algae buildup and other surface detriments.
If you plan to have your front yard paved with resin bound, you may want to know more about it.
What a stunning beauty a resin bound driveway gives to your home. Clean and tidy, and adds distinction to the ground it is laid. Here, we will answer at least five most asked questions about driveway installation using resin bound.
Resin-bound driveways are a highly permeable surface quality which allow effective draining and prevent water paddles from accumulating. The coat helps in effectively eliminating water runoff.
3. Is a resin driveway cheaper than block paving?
While both types of driveway surfacing are typically built for aesthetics, in time one will outwit the other in terms of how soon the other will fade its beauty.
Wear and tear is the primary enemy of surfacing. To understand which surface loses its luster sooner, you should recall the process of how they are built, what materials are involved in building, and how much labour you’re going to spend through time.
Block paving is laid over a bed of sand, it is prone to displace the layer below where ridges form due to the blocks’ weight. Also, depending on the type of blocks used, they ten to fade in time.
So, there goes the answer. Though resin-bound driveways are a sophisticated type of surface, the cost or spending is dramatically cheaper compared to block paving.
For block paving, you can spend as low (starts at) ₤20 pounds for concrete, ₤70 for clay, and ₤50 for natural stone.
- Blocks easily displaced
- Low resistance to stain and weeds
- Prone to erosion
- Continuous cleaning and repair
- More costly due to repair and maintenance
- Natural beauty emanating from natural stone aggregates
- Permanently bonded by a resin coat
- Resistant against stain and weeds
- Cheaper overall due to less maintenance
- Ground condition
- Labour (1 to 3 days)
- Cost of living on a particular are (provincial rates are different from city rates)
4. What is a resin driveway laid on?
Choosing resin bound surfacing to build a driveway is better laid on a tarmac or concrete base. It is recommended to build a new base in order for the resin bound surface to last based on its expected lifetime.
The substrate affects the stability of the resin bound driveway due to the underlying composition of the base underneath. For example, installing resin bound drives on top of block paving or concrete slabs is not a smart decision. Block paving or concrete slab surfacing have spaces in between slabs and blocks, allowing for the constant movement of the drive through time that eventually cause the resin bond to crack. Not to mention how old your block paving is, its stability has worn out through time given the foot and vehicle traffic.
There are many considerations here. As basic science tells us about erosion, it is highly possible that the ground underneath the block paving has sinked due to vehicle weight, weather, and water draining.
However, resin bound type of driveway can still be laid on top of an existing surface. But if you wish to achieve a more durable surface, a new base is preferable. Importantly, a suitable substrate is essential to withstand the weight of the new resin bound surfacing.
5. Do weeds grow through resin driveways?
Not likely. Since resin bound and resin bond drives are built to last, they should be weed resistant.
Typically for driveways and other surfaces, when left unattended for a long time, often grew weeds in between cracks. This occurrence is common in gravel and tarmac driveways. This is because these surfaces are highly permeable and have wider gaps in between stone aggregates, especially when the bond that tightens the particles has lost its elasticity. But for resin driveways, it’s a different case.
Resin bound surfaces are highly resistant to weed due to the kind of treatment made on the layers and aggregates. However, they are prone to accumulate moss and algae caused by harsh weather conditions or high humidity. The drive or path can end up slippery and moist at all times. Also, weeds come up due to small seeds that randomly drop on the resin bound surface.
For further inquiries, reach out to our sales representatives here at Newcastle Driveway Pro clicking the call button or fill-up the form if you wish to receive a no-obligation quote and send it back to us through email.