It’s no secret that resin bound and resin bonded surfacing systems provide a great-looking and cost effective solution for driveways and paths for commercial and large domestic properties. There are countless benefits to installing a resin bound system; it offers good drainage, it lasts for a number of years and it takes little maintenance to name just a few.
The decision to choose a resin bound or bonded surfacing system over gravel, paving stones or asphalt is easy, but you should still take care to find the right company to install your new driveway, path, patio or courtyard. As specialists with many years of experience in providing resin systems throughout the UK, we advise you to ask a number of important questions before choosing the right company.
Do they install other products besides resin bound and resin bonded surfaces?
It’s always advisable to choose a company that specialises in one particular product. If a company regularly works with a number of difference surfacing products, it’s likely that they will lack the expertise of a specialist resin bound and resin bonded company. If resin based surfaces are not a key service, this should ring alarm bells.
Can you get references or view examples of other installations?
As is the case for any contractor that is proud of their work, you should always be able to ask for examples. If a company is confident of their product and their work, they will always be happy to provide references from happy customers or even arrange for you to view an installation close to your location. Never make a decision without having examples of previous work to back up your reasoning.
Do they offer advice for maintenance after installation?
Once your new surfacing system is installed, it is your responsibility to make sure you take the right steps to keep it in good condition. Whilst resin bound systems are hardwearing and relatively low maintenance, to achieve an anticipated life expectancy of up to 15 years, it’s important to prevent any forceful impact and to keep the surface clean, as you would a garden patio. A specialist installation team should offer all the free advice you need to make the most of your surfacing system.
What type of existing surfaces will they lay resin bound or bonded systems on to?
One of the biggest benefits of resin bound systems is that they can be installed directly over most existing surfaces, for example, concrete or tarmac, without the need for excavation work. However, you should note whether a company would be willing to lay a new surfacing system over concrete or tarmac if it is cracked or uneven. Laying resin bound systems over a degrading base will likely result in a shorter than anticipated life expectancy.
To arrange a free no obligation meeting with a member of the Midland Decorative Surfaces Ltd team, simply call 0121 766 8705 or fill in our online contact form. We will be happy to discuss your particular project requirements and answer any of your questions.