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Is Resin Bound Surfacing Suitable For Slopes?By admin
Monday, 16 September 2019
Every home is different, which is a blessing and a curse. It’s great to have a home that is unique, but that uniqueness can mean that certain home improvements can prove to be more of a challenge.
If your property is built on a slope, then you’ll have had to face a range of unique issues to turn that house into a home. If your latest challenge is constructing a driveway, then it’s understandable that you may be wondering, is resin bound surfacing suitable for slopes?
You’ll be happy to learn that resin bound surfacing is perfectly suitable for sloped driveways, but more than that, it’s one of the best driveway materials on the market to combat the issues that can arise when applying a new surface to a sloped area.
When to comes to aesthetics, resin is a leading material for driveways and any other exterior surfacing. The stones that can be used to construct a resin bound surface are highly attractive and very customisable, but of course, just looks alone aren’t the reason why resin is a top choice for sloped drives.
Here are six more of the main reasons why a sloped driveway should always be a resin driveway...
Reason One: A Resin Surface Has Natural Drainage
Drainage is always going to be a major factor in driveway design whether the driveway is perfectly flat or very steep. However, problems require consideration in each case.
For a flat driveway you need to create a slope and for a sloped driveway you need to carefully manage it. If the slope is towards your home, then you’ll need to consider flood risk and if it’s away from your home you’ll still need enough drainage not to end up with a small lake at the end of the drive.
Resin bound surfacing is naturally permeable and fully SUDs compliant. With a resin driveway, surface water runoff is reduced so you won’t have to worry about your slope looking like a waterfall in heavy rain.
When you choose resin, there are anti-slip options available that can help to combat this problem and help to keep your family safe along with your vehicle, and for wheelchair users as well
Reason Two: The Resin Bound Surfacing Mixture Is Applied by Hand
Getting an even layer and achieving that essential smooth driveway surface can be very difficult on a slope, but with resin, you don’t have to be concerned about achieving the perfect finish.
Reason Three: The Surface Is Designed to Be Hard Wearing
Once the sub-base of a resin driveway has be laid, a substrate base course is added to the top of the surface.
This helps to make the driveway much harder wearing, so the driveway will be more than up to the task of the unique challenges of being located on a slope.
Reason Four: There are Options for Anti-Slip
While the main purpose of a driveway is to be driven on and parked on, the chances are that you’ll also walk on the surface of the driveway a few times a day. This can cause problems on a slope if the surface material is prone to becoming slippery.
When you choose resin, there are anti-slip options available that can help to combat this problem and help to keep your family safe along with your vehicle.
By using resin, the stones that you choose for your drive are going to be stuck firmly in place so there is no risk of your loosing half of your driveway when it rains. Sorted!
Reason Five: Resin Surfaces are Very Low Maintenance
Low maintenance is always going to be a major benefit, but you’ll feeling this benefit even more when you’re not having to trudge up and down the driveway on a regular basis to weed it, clean it, or repair it.
Crack resistent, weed-proof, and nicely resistent to moss and mildew growth, a resin driveway is going to save you a lot of time and effort!
Reason Six: There are No Loose Stones with Resin Surfaces
One problem that plagues gravel driveway owners is loose stones. On a slope, the last thing that you want is stones going everywhere or being washed down the driveway to form a rocky lake at the bottom.
By using resin, the stones that you choose for your drive are going to be stuck firmly in place so there is no risk of your loosing half of your driveway when it rains.
Call Home Logic Today to Solve Your Steep Driveway Problems!
If you live on a steep slope and need a driveway that is more than up to the challenge, then Home Logic are the service to call.
By calling our team today or submitting an enquiry online, you can book an appointment with one of our local driveway experts to have your driveway surveyed as soon as possible. Simply call 0800 1700 636 to get the ball rolling today!Related Home Logic Living Articles
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