If you are interested in investing in a resin bound surfacing system for your driveway, patio or pavements, other than the great aesthetic benefits and anti-slip surface, it’s likely that you don’t know much else about the process of laying your brand new resin bound surface. For any project, we always follow certain steps:
We always visit your home or property to assess the existing surface so that we can discuss what you need and measure the area that will be resurfaced. We can help you choose the right colour or colours of aggregate to suit your property, from natural stone to bright blues or golds. We can even include specific designs within the resin surface.
Once we have this information, we can put together a detailed quotation that explains the price of the work that we will carry out for you, as well as the working process and which materials we will use.
In most cases, resin bound surfacing systems can simply be installed directly over driveways without the need to excavate the existing surface. This is one of the biggest benefits of resin bound systems as digging up an existing driveway can be quite time consuming. However, in some cases, we may be required to install new drain covers or ACO drains. In some cases, we install a suitable base build-up for a sustainable urban drainage system – this allows water to permeate through the resin bound surface.
Laying the resin bound mixture
Before we start pouring the resin bound aggregate mixture, we will always run through the details of the installation process with you and ensure that we are completely certain about all design elements. Once all plans are clear, we can pour the mixture across the full driveway, patio or path surface and trowel it down by hand to ensure that we achieve a flat and even surface.
Allowing the resin bound surface to set
Providing that weather conditions and air temperature are good, the resin bound mixture will usually take somewhere between 6 and 12 hours to dry. During the drying time you should not walk on the surface, ensuring that it stays even. If you have invested in a resin bound driveway, you should wait a further 24 hours before driving on the surface.
Advice for maintaining resin bound surfaces
In most cases, the life expectancy of a resin bound surface is somewhere between 8 and 15 years, with very little maintenance needed compared to other surface solutions such as gravel. Resin bound surfaces can safely be washed clean with a power washer, however, care should be taken.
If you are looking to re-vamp your property by installing a resin-bound system, you can contact Midland Decorative Surfaces to arrange a free no obligation meeting – simply call us on 0121 766 8705 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.