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Is Resin Bound Material Suitable For Resurfacing My Driveway?

is resin bound material suitable for resurfacing

There are a long list of home improvements that seem like a great idea but that can actually do more damage than good to the value of your home. 

When it comes to driveways, the home improvement can do both harm and good. If the driveway is cracked, covered in weeds, or looking worn and weary, then it’s very likely going to harm the appeal of your property.

A driveway that complements your home and looks brand-new without a crack or a weed, is going to help increase your home value by around 10% - not a bad sum!

Of course, no driveway is going to look perfect forever and they’re not the cheapest home improvement to undertake. Thankfully, resurfacing provides a solution to improving the surface without replacing the base.

For this highly beneficial project, many people turn to resin bound resurfacing as the perfect solution but prior to that, the big question on many people’s minds is, ‘is resin bound material suitable for resurfacing my driveway?’.
Let’s find out…

is resin bound material suitable for resurfacing

Considering a resin re-design is certainly worthwhile and not just for the beautifully smooth surface alone. Resin driveways have great natural drainage, they’re built to last with a 10-year warranty and are extremely low maintenance

Is Resin Resurfacing a Suitable Option? It All Starts with the Base… 

Constructing a resin bound driveway starts with building a sub-base, normally from concrete or tarmac. This means that one of the first criteria for whether your existing driveway is suitable is going to be determined by what the existing material is.

A gravel driveway is unlikely to be suitable for resurfacing, nor will pavers that have been laid directly onto uncompacted ground. However, if you have an existing concrete driveway, then you may be in luck. 

The next criteria is the quality of the existing driveway, both in terms of surface quality and the quality of install. If your driveway is falling apart then it’s probably not going to be able to play the role of a sub-base very well. 

Surface cracks, erosion, and depth will all be considered. If your driveway was constructed to the correct depth required for a resin driveway, and is strong and stable, then again, you may be in luck.

When your driveway is inspected for its suitability, a lot of other things will be considered. Including the slope of the driveway, the existing drainage solutions and the height of the driveway. 

In some cases, a driveway will be suitable for a resin bound resurface, but it won’t be the case for every existing driveway. 

Is It Worth Opting for Resin If the Existing Base Is Unsuitable?

If you’re driveway doesn’t pass muster when it comes to assessing its suitability to act as a sub-base, then you may be left wondering what you should do next for the best possible outcome. 

Having to go for a whole new driveway to get the beautiful resin finish may not have been your original plan, but it’s still a great option to transform your driveway into a property feature that you can be proud of. 

Considering a resin re-design is certainly worthwhile and not just for the beautifully smooth surface alone. Resin driveways have great natural drainage, they’re built to last with a 10-year warranty and are extremely low maintenance. 

With a new resin driveway, you won’t need to worry about cracks appearing, there will be no requirement to weed and the driveway is never going to end up looking more like a swimming pool than an attractive entrance to your home!

Home Logic: Your Local Driveway Experts

The first step that you can take to know for certain whether a resin resurface is suitable for your driveway is to call in the experts. As every driveway is vastly different and time can damage existing surfaces to multiple degrees of severity, only an expert eye can tell you for sure what to expect.

At Home Logic, we offer resin bound resurfacing and full driveway installation, so we have you completely covered whether your existing driveway is suitable as a sub-base or if you need a full replacement. 

Our driveway experts are always on hand to answer any queries that you may have about your driveway, so if you need professional advice about the best nest step for your driveway, then please don’t hesitate to call our team today on 0800 1700 636, or, alternatively, by clicking the button below!