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How To Lay Resin Driveways: The Essential Guide

How To Lay Resin Driveways

Resin driveways are long-lasting, heavy-duty and aesthetically impressive; making them the driveway of choice for many homeowners and families looking for a modern and functional driveway to suit their needs.

Lauded by many as the best paving product on the market, they have numerous advantages over more traditional solutions, such as concrete or tarmac.

If you’re looking for information on how to lay resin driveways and the benefits of considering this choice, it’s best to start by seeking out fully accredited and recommended tradespeople with the knowledge, experience and skills to advise you.

The following article aims to provide you with all the information you need to make a success of installing your new driveway, including before, during and after installation. Let’s get started…

How Are Resin Driveways Laid?

Resin driveways can be laid in two ways: either over an existing driveway surface (if it is clean, even, and appropriate for an over-application), or by removing an existing driveway, and installing it directly onto the ground.

The base onto which the driveway is to be installed needs to structurally sound and even, to take the weight and traffic that the drive will experience. Resin driveways are extremely durable and hard-wearing but it’s important that they’re supported properly by the ground beneath them.

This surface is then ground down to ensure it’s even, and if it’s suspected there may be moisture present, heated to confirm that it’s bone-dry.

If there isn’t a strong enough driveway layer of tarmac or concrete underneath, a sub-layer grid can be laid. This is a thick plastic grid of squares that is laid directly onto the ground, and pitched in to stay rigid.

The resin layer is now primed and mixed. The mixture is made up of stone, recycled glass and natural aggregate. The pieces can be selected to fit a colour theme or size preference and each piece is individually coated in clear resin before being blended together to evenly mix out.

A hardener is included and mixed through, and then the mixture can be poured into the sub-grid, or onto the existing driveway surface.

As the mixture is poured in rather than paved and laid down, there’s no stones to be cut to size and no custom-paving required. Instead, the mixture can be easily laid around drains, man-hole covers or trees, and can be edged with paving if desired.

Tree pit packs to work around smaller plants are available for purchase to add in a contrasting resin style while still allowing them to flourish and grow.

The resin layer should be flattened for an even finish, with no lumps or bumps. Once laid, it can be dried out and cured for a few days, and then you can reintroduce vehicles and feet to it

How To Lay Resin Driveways

Our talented team are able to attend your property for a free home survey to best assess the suitability of a resin driveway, and to give advice, recommendations and a quotation

Who Installs Resin Driveways?

Rather than relying on chance tradespeople, door-to-door salesmen, or your own D.I.Y skills, it’s best to hire an experienced resin driveway technician to install your new driveway.

As the UK’s leading provider of resin driveways, who have full British Board of Agrement (BBA) accreditation – the British standard for the construction and home improvement sector that vigorously tests and promotes improvements of relevant products and services.

The professional standards followed alongside a personal, friendly approach allow Home Logic to offer a service that is second to none.

Rated an impressive 9.3 of 10 on independent review website TrustPilot, reviews include comments such as “I would not hesitate to recommend Home Logic. The staff and installers were great”, “We found the staff at Home Logic to be very friendly and professional in all aspects of the business” and “Everything was fully explained. Installers came on time, were very polite and very clean workers”!

Our talented team are able to attend your property for a free home survey to best assess the suitability of a resin driveway, and to give advice, recommendations and a quotation.

For more information, and to book an appointment, call 0800 1700 636, or simply click the button below.