When deciding on the best material to use on your driveway, the choices can be overwhelming. If you are considering a surface that combines aesthetics and concrete value of natural stone, then the answer is resin. This stone utilises the best aspects of gravel and concrete.
This is the process by which dried aggregates are scattered onto a coating of resin on a surface. The material can be placed over existing concrete to create a beautiful driveway, leaving an unrivalled finish in appearance as a well as low maintenance requirements. The available shades provide an attractive alternative to other paving finishes. As a property owner, you are free to select an ideal colour that blends with the surrounding area. So, why should you choose resin over other driveway materials?
Resin bound paving is mixed in a process that ensures all stone particles are completely covered by the material. This enables it to form a stable 3D matrix. When it’s being laid, small voids are created, allowing water to drain through. Rainwater is, thereby able to permeate through the surface, allowing ground water to level and prevents the effects of heave and shrinkage. Surface water run-offs, flash flooding and standing water are also reduced. During heavy rains, impermeable surfaces tend to generate water run-off in high amounts, and this leads to flash flooding.
Resistance to Weather Conditions
In summer, resin bound paving does not soften, during winter it does not freeze and never fades in sunlight. Its alternatives such as asphalt soften in sunlight, resulting in marks on the surface and colour deterioration due to UV exposure.
Resin paving is chemically produced through organic bonding of two elements. What results is a strong bond with high resistance to breakage since the chemical coating is continuous. The continuity is responsible for strengthening the driveway.
Under stress and pressure, the resin is tensile and flexible, holding itself under impact and thermal shock. The coating can hold high amounts of weight as a result of the bond found between the chemicals. If for instance you have a warehouse that carries thousands of tonnes of supplies and you have resin over concrete, your floor will have the capacity to hold the weight and prevent cracking. In fact, it has long lasting elements in that it guarantees about 25 years of service when installed and maintained correctly.
Resin bound paving is sustainable, versatile, practical and decorative. It is available in a variety of textures and colours and is suitable for any type of project, including traditional, modern, heritage or listed. Once the material hardens, it does not require a lot of maintenance as rain washes it, and there will not be any growth of weed or moss.
Resistance to Chemicals
Most materials are not resistant to chemical spillage. Alkalis, acids and other solvents damage most driveway materials permanently. Resin is, however, resistant to all spillages, and this makes it ideal for chemical industry paths. More so, it is resistant to abrasion, whereby if something heavy grinds on it, the resin does not suffer damage.
Resin paving is reliable and safe and can be used in any setting. Unlike most other materials, it includes anti-slip elements that prevent accidental slippage and injury, especially for bikers. Due to the stylish stone design, ease of installation and durability, resin is perfect for outdoor facilities. Clients are free to choose the appearance and a vibrant design of their products, including size. The installation of resin bound is dynamic, giving room for various shapes to be easily placed in the driveway for a bespoke look.