Why opt for a resin bound driveway?

9th December 2019

9 image grid of closeups of different types of resin for a driveway.

If you’re looking to invest in resin bound paving, you’ll want to know more about the process and what materials, techniques and processes we use to make this the best choice for you.

Because of the innovation in the industry, resin-bound paving is much more popular than it ever has been! To find out more read on.


Resin-bound driveways are extremely durable and reliable. They are built to last, and all with very little upkeep or maintenance. Most resin driveways can reliably last for over a decade, so when you install yours you can rest assured that you won’t have to think about updating your driveway again for a long time. 

Resin driveways are so durable for a number of reasons, including their resistance to weed and frost damage, their excellent drainage which prevents water damage, and their tough and hard-wearing surface. All of these elements come together to make something really impressively long-lasting. 


Resin-bound driveways are a really affordable option for people looking to get a new driveway installed. One of the big reasons for this is that a resin driveway can be laid over the top of an existing driveway. This means that the labour costs are reduced from around a week of work to just one day of work. 

Another way in which resin-bound driveways are so affordable is the length of time they can last for. Not having to replace or repair your driveway for such a long time means you save even more money as time goes by. In addition to this, the materials are very competitively priced in the first place. 

Easy and quick to install 

As we already know, one of the big benefits of resin-bound driveways is that they can be laid on top of an existing driveway surface. Whilst most other driveways would need a total excavation of your existing driveway before any work could be done, resin driveways don’t need any of that groundwork. This means that installation can be completed, start to finish, in as little as one day. That’s great news for you as it gives you more time to enjoy your new driveway, with less disruption and much lower labour costs. 

Low maintenance

Resin driveways are extremely low maintenance. With a resin-bound driveway, you don’t have to worry about adjusting loose paving slabs, or washing away mould or pulling weeds. You also don’t have to deal with puddles or ice causing damage as water drains through it so easily. 

The only maintenance a resin-bound driveway needs to keep it looking fresh and lovely is a hose down and/or a brush down with a stiff bristled brush every now and then to remove any surface dirt that builds up over time. 

Sleek design 

Resin driveways have a smooth, sleek finish with no loose stones or bits of gravel to make things look untidy. This smooth finish also makes a resin-bound driveway a perfect choice for cyclists, pushchairs and wheelchair users because wheels can roll easily over the surface without any bumps or loose stones to get caught up in. 

Resin-bound driveways are also very flexible and can be designed in a huge array of different shapes, colours and patterns. Your driveway is the first thing you see when you get home, and the first impression everyone gets of your house, so it makes sense to take some pride in it and choose something really sleek and eye-catching such as a resin-bound driveway. 

Weed resistant

The smooth finish of a resin-bound driveway makes it resistant to weeds, which is great news if you don’t want to spend hours pulling weeds out of your driveway! The weed resistant qualities of a resin driveway help it to look clean and polished for longer, and also prevents any damage which could come from the roots of tough weeds.

No slips 

Although the surface of a resin-bound driveway is smooth, it is also slip resistant, so you won’t have to worry about slipping over in wet weather. Resin-bound driveways are also frost resistant, so you won’t have to worry about slipping over on ice either!

Long lasting colour 

Resin-bound driveways can come in a wide range of different colours so you can really make your driveway your own. Why not match your driveway to the rest of your house, or bring out a certain colour in your garden that catches your eye? 

In addition to this, resin-bound driveways are also great at retaining their colour over time without fading. This means you won’t end up with a driveway that looks grey, tired and dull after a few years, and can keep enjoying the driveway you designed in the first place for as long as it lasts (which with resin-bound driveways, as we know, tends to be a very long time).

Permeable surface 

The surface of a resin-bound driveway is permeable, which means that water can pass through it. Drainage is a really important thing to consider when choosing a material for your driveway, as it can affect whether or not you need to get planning permission. The permeable surface of a resin-bound driveway means that you shouldn’t need to get planning permission as the drainage takes care of itself, but it’s still always best to check with your local council just in case. 

If you’re interested in installing a resin-bound driveway at your home, or if you are after any advice on which driveway might be right for your needs, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. At Hazel & Jefferies we know a thing or two about driveways and will be happy to put our 50 years of experience and knowledge behind you and your new driveway.

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