What is a resin driveway?
A resin driveway is created from a mix of natural aggregates that have been placed in a resin compound. Because the gap between the aggregate materials remains open, water can drain away with ease, making it one of the most permeable driving surfaces available.
What are the benefits of a resin driveway?
There are a number of reasons why homeowners are choosing resin driveways:
- Environmentally friendly
- Weed resistant
- Easy to maintain
- No planning permission is needed
What’s involved in installing a resin driveway?
Preparation is key when it comes to laying a resin driveway.
Prepare the surface
If you’re creating a new drive, you’ll need to lay a new sub-base. If a resin is being applied to an existing surface, it will need to be thoroughly cleaned and any algae, lichen, or moss will need to be removed and it should be completely dry.
Choose your materials
There are two popular resin types: UV stable resin and standard resin. With standard resin, there’s a chance it may gradually fade over time due to exposure to UV rays.
UV stable resin is used when colours like black, beige, and silver are used to stop the aggregate from discolouring.
Install the resin
A forced action mixer is used in the installation process. Once the materials are mixed in the correct ratios, the mix is then spread onto the driveway.
Do I need planning permission?
No. Because resin driveways are permeable there’s no need for planning permission, unless you’re altering your property’s access from the public highway.
How do I find and hire a resin driveway installer?
If you need help laying a resin driveway you can find local installers using My Local Toolbox. All you need to do is post your job and local resin driveway installers will be in touch to provide a quote.
Resin driveway FAQ
Is resin ground gravel permeable?
Yes. Stone resin driveways are permeable.
How long does a resin bound driveway take to cure?
After around 8 hours, the drive will be set enough to walk across and around 48 hours before you can park any vehicles on it.
To get quotes from resin driveway experts near you post a job now.