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How Much Does A Resin Bonded Driveway Cost Hampshire?By admin
Friday, 5 October 2018
Resin and aggregate driveways are fairly resistant to weeds as well as oil spillages, they do not fade in Ultra Violet light and are relatively low maintenance.
The natural stone aggregates are held in place with epoxy or polymer resins but the similarity of the names of the two systems has caused confusion with customers.
To add to the confusion a variety of other names are commonly used by the various manufacturers and installers to describe resin and aggregate surfacing systems, including resin bonded gravel, resin bound paving, resin bound gravel, resin bound stone and resin bonded stone.
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We operate in the wider Hampshire area offering resin driveway solutions to homeowners.
Resin Bonded Driveway Benefits
There are a few important factors that contribute towards resin surfacing as a more suitable option for your driveway needs. These factors are:
They are cost-effective
Did you know resin bound driveways can be applied over an existing surface? Skilled tradesmen can use your old driveway as a sub-base for the main wearing course – which would be the amalgamate of resin plus aggregate of your choice. This can save you some money and time.
There are cases where this won’t be possible (subject to the type and condition of old surface) but if you happen to have tarmac or asphalt as a driveway at the moment, you are likely to enjoy a driveway upgrade that looks amazing and the variety of colours available can match your property to create an aesthetically pleasing environment.
They last longer
Resin bonded driveways are extremely durable, this is due to their composition of 4 layers. The top is a sealed aggregate which is resistant to extreme weathers and high pressure which can be caused by dropped items or heavy vehicles driving over it.
Their composition also lets them keep their colour over the years.
They are porous
A resin bound surface is porous. This means it does not let puddles build up on your driveway during a downpour. Any excess water sinks into the ground beneath resin surface, allowing a smooth water drainage cycle to happen without any disruptions.
Thanks to this factor, you can be sure your new driveway is environmentally friendly and SUDs compliant.
A resin bound surface is porous. This means it does not let puddles build up on your driveway during a downpour. Any excess water sinks into the ground beneath resin surface, allowing a smooth water drainage cycle to happen without any disruptions
Overlay of Existing Driveway Surface
One of the most cost effective ways of installing a resin bonded surface is to lay the resin and stone materials over an existing tarmac or concrete driveway, path or patio.
The edges of the existing driveway can be excavated and a block edge can be installed so that the resin bound mixture can be trowelled at the correct depth.
Most installers will offer you two prices when quoting you on an existing block paved drive. One price would be to overlay the current surface, this is much cheaper however may not include a guarantee so it’s important to check with the installer
Block Paving Driveway Install
Installing onto block paving can be risky due to the possible movement of the blocks underneath the resin surface. If there is movement that occurs it’s possible that the resin surface will move with the blocks and leave an uneven finish, if severe movement takes place it’s also possible that the resin surface can crack.
Most installers will offer you two prices when quoting you on an existing block paved drive. One price would be to overlay the current surface, this is much cheaper however may not include a guarantee so it’s important to check with the installer.
The second price offered will be for the block paving to be removed and a new tarmac sub-base to be installed before your resin surface is installed. This will cost more due to the extra labour involved however you’ll usually get a guarantee for the works carried out.
The cost of overlaying a block paved driveway would be slightly higher than a concrete or tarmac as the resin mixture should be installed thicker to help negate the chance of movement and reduce the possibility of cracking.
Most contractors would offer this system for a pathway or patio solution as there is less chance of movement compared to a driveway
Grid System Driveway Install
Many companies offer the option of installing your resin bonded driveway, patio or path onto a grid system.
The use of this grid system is used to reduce the cost of installing a more solid sub-base such as tarmac or concrete. The main issues of this type of install is that the grid system is more likely to move compared to a concrete or tarmac base and therefore more likely to crack.
Most contractors would offer this system for a pathway or patio solution as there is less chance of movement compared to a driveway.
Another issue of this type of system is that it’s difficult to judge how much resin and stone will be needed to cover the grid system, you should always ensure that the installer will cover the cost of any extra materials that might be required before the installation starts.
Desperately seeking a driveway of upmost distinction? Our paving pros are on hand to answer any of your question, and use their use of expertise to give your surfacing the ultimate edge. Talk to our team direct today by calling 0800 1700 636, or, alternatively, by simply clicking the button below!
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