When it comes to resurfacing a driveway, courtyard or pedestrian walkway, many property owners will initially weigh up whether to choose tarmac or block paving as their material of choice. However, if they looked into the options provided by resin bound and resin bonded surfacing systems, they’d soon find that this method provides greater performance and could save them money in the long run. Let’s take a look at how resin based surfaces use technologies to improve performance:
Resin based surfaces are UV stable, meaning they won’t fade in sunlight, helping to keep the finish of the area to a high specification for many years to come. The surface will also be unaffected by spillages from liquids such as oil or fuel, a common occurrence on areas that experience high volumes of traffic.
Even once the resin has set into place, the finished product will exhibit some degree of flexibility, helping to reduce the risk of the surface cracking over time. The durability and longevity of the resin based surfaces render it a long lasting and therefore economical choice for many different floor surface coverings.
Unlike tarmac and block paving, resin bonded and resin bound surfacing provides the ultimate anti-slip surface. This is particularly important in areas of high traffic during wet or icy months, where the risk of slipping is greater.
Easy to Install
As the resin bound surface can be placed over the top of a suitable existing surface, this means there are no major excavations to be carried out and the product can be laid in a relatively short amount of time. Once the system has been applied, it can be walked on by pedestrians after just a couple of hours, and by vehicles after a few hours, therefore reducing downtime in often busy areas.
Due to the method of laying the gravel, customers can choose from a huge range of different coloured natural aggregates and gravels in order to produce a bespoke floor covering. From driveways which complement the brickwork of the home, to entrance paths for large corporations that pick out the company branding colours, unique patterns and designs can be created to match the requests of each customer. As the pieces of gravel or aggregate are bound to the base, there’s no worry of having loose stones seeping out on to the surrounding areas.
If you’re interested in using a resin based surface for your next project, give our team a call on 0121 766 8705 and we’ll talk you through your options.