Resin Driveways FAQs
A resin bound driveway is a type of surfacing material used to create a durable and visually appealing driveway. It consists of a mixture of aggregates, such as gravel or stone, and a clear resin binder. When combined, the aggregates are coated in the resin, creating a smooth and seamless finish. This type of driveway offers several advantages over traditional options like concrete or asphalt, making it increasingly popular among homeowners.
The installation process of a resin bound driveway involves several steps to ensure a proper and long-lasting result. Firstly, the existing surface needs to be prepared by cleaning and, if necessary, repairing any cracks or potholes. Then, a suitable base layer, such as asphalt or concrete, is laid to provide stability and support. Next, the resin and aggregate mixture is applied evenly onto the prepared surface and troweled to achieve a smooth finish.
Opting for a resin bound driveway offers several benefits for homeowners. Firstly, its smooth finish provides a visually appealing and modern look that can enhance the overall aesthetics of a property. Secondly, resin bound driveways are highly durable and resistant to cracks, which makes them long-lasting and low-maintenance. Additionally, they offer excellent permeability, allowing water to drain through the surface and preventing the formation of puddles or ice.
Yes, resin bound driveways are considered environmentally friendly for several reasons. Firstly, the permeability of the surface allows rainwater to naturally drain through, reducing the risk of flooding and minimising the strain on drainage systems. This also helps to prevent the accumulation of standing water, which can attract insects and become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Secondly, the materials used in resin bound driveways are often sourced locally, reducing the carbon footprint associated with transportation. Additionally, the durability of resin bound driveways means they have a longer lifespan compared to other surfacing options, resulting in less waste and fewer replacements.
Maintaining a resin bound driveway is relatively straightforward and requires minimal effort. Regular sweeping or gentle pressure washing can help keep the surface clean and prevent the buildup of debris. In case of stains or spills, it is recommended to clean them promptly using mild detergent or specialised resin cleaners. Additionally, periodic inspections should be conducted to check for any signs of damage or wear.
The legislation was passed in 2008 that means that you probably will not need planning permission for a small resin bound driveway. However, it is always good to check.
If you are not sure whether you will need planning permission, please feel free to contact us, and we will be able to help you find out.