Resin Maintenance Guide
How To Maintain Resin Driveway Guide
Our skilled approved contractors have laid your resin to the highest quality possible. Whilst resin bound surfaces are extremely low maintenance, in order for them to last longer and still look fantastic, there are some simple measures you can take at home to keep the surface performing and looking in prime condition.
HOW TO MAINTAIN RESIN DRIVEWAYS
The polyurethanes used in our resin for driveways are one of the most chemically resistant materials. The resistance does however build over time. Care should be taken in the early days of the install to not expose the surface to any chemicals.
It is also very important that nothing touches the resin that can cause imprints.
In order to remove leaves, sand soil and such like materials from your resin bound paving, it can be swept clean with a stiff brush. Hosing the resin surface down with clean water, will also clean the paving. It is common that regular brushing and washing is the only maintenance required for resin bound surfacing.
Staining can occur from tannings from debris if they are not cleaned away and lay on the resin surface for prolonged periods of time. Most stubborn stains and grime elements can be removed with a pressure washer (maximum 150 bar rating) A fan type lance should be used and it should be sprayed minimum 200mm above the resin bound surface. Only cold water should be used on resin surfacing.
If any chewing gum were to stick to your resin surface, it can be easily removed with freeze spray. Each piece of chewing gum should be hardened with the freeze spray and then gently scraped off with a suitable scraper.
Resin surfacing is weed resistant and is treated with weed growth prior to the installation of the resin bound. However, it is not fully guaranteed to be weed free. This is because of seed dispersal from animals and by weather. In the event that weeds do start to grow, they can be pulled out by hand, ensuring the root is pulled out with the weed. In the event the weed is deep rooted, they can be killed off with a mild weed killer. If you only have strong weed killer please make sure you water it down significantly. Strong weed killers that aren’t watered down could discolour the surface.
Engine Fluid / Oil / Fuel
In order to prevent possible staining, engine fluid that has been spilt on resin surfacing can be removed with mild detergent such as washing up liquid or car shampoo, with warm water. In order to remove fuel / oil stains, use a stiff brush to apply the emulsifier. Allow the detergent to sink in for 10 minutes and then use a fan assisted pressure washer to remove it from the surface.
In order to diminish tyre marks, do not turn the steering wheel of the vehicle whilst stationary. For whatever reason, if there are tyre marks on the surface, simply wipe them down with a product called gorilla wipes
Although our resin bound surfaces reduce the chance of ice and slippages, it is wise to still take precaution. White rock salt can be used on the surface to remove ice and frost. Be sure to remove salt traces once the adverse weather subsided.
Uses And Heavy Objects
Resin bound paving is designed for pedestrian use and for light vehicle traffic. Driveways, car parks and forecourts are all suitable uses for resin surfaces. Resin bound aggregates should be laid at a minimum 20mm depth for vehicles over 7.5 tonnes. Heavy goods vehicles shouldn’t park or manoeuvre on resin bound paving unless it has been allowed for in the thickness of the resin bound installation. Skips and other heavy objects should not be dragged across the surface. For protection of the resin surface of such objects, wooden planks can be used to spread the load.
Care should be taken with all metal objects on the surface of the resin bound. This includes objects such as car jacks, motorbikes and machinery
Brake fluid is extremely corrosive to resin bound in the even that the break fluid lands on your paving, remove it straight away with warm water.