Why opt for a resin bound driveway?

9th December 2019

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.

What is resin bound surfacing?

Resin-bound surfacing is a hard-wearing surface option that offers the advantage of being durable but also possessing a warm, stone appearance. Firstly, clear resin and naturally washed and dried aggregates are mixed and bound together. This mix is then smoothed over an existing solid base, such as asphalt or concrete. It is this base foundation that gives the driveway its durability and functionality, while the resin stone mix offers the attractive finish.

For those who want their driveway to be more of a part of their overall property, and compliment the exterior of the home, resin-bound paving is an ideal choice as you can personalise the colours and textures of your aggregate material to ensure the colour of your driveway matches the aesthetic you’re aiming for in your exterior space. The aggregate material is essentially the stones and gravel that is bound together with the resin. It is the aggregate material that gives your driveway, or surface, the appearance, colour and texture that you want.

What are the features and benefits?

Possessing an open matrix that grants it high porosity, resin bound surfacing decreases ponding and promotes an easy runoff. It is also beneficial to trees that may be planted within the surface, it allows water to comfortably reach the roots without the need for loose gravel.

In turn, due to its high porosity, the degradation and damage caused by freeze and thaw cycles are decreased.

The resin is UV stable, meaning it is protected from sun damage or breakdown.

The stones themselves have fantastic decorative potential, as they are available in a huge range of different shapes, sizes and colours.

The mixture can be laid with no joins, allowing it to contour to any awkward shapes or pronounced features on your driveway, its gravelly texture offers high slip resistance.

Here at Hazell and Jefferies we provide resin stone surfacing and are experts in our field. To find out more, please get in touch.

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