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Paving Portsmouth And Surrounding Areas The Easy WayBy admin
Monday, 16 September 2019
Sitting right on the harbour, and just above the Solent, Pompey residents know a thing or two about rain, the sea air and keeping up appearances- even in difficult weather!
Still a naval port and important tourist destination, Portsmouth homes and buildings need to look their best year-round, and when it comes to property exteriors and paving, Portsmouth has local experts on-hand to fit resin-bound driveways and surfacing.
Protecting your driveway from dirt, salt and rain, a properly-installed resin-bound driveway keeps your drive looking neat and clean, and keeps it at the best possible quality for a long-lasting, non-cracking exit and entrance to your home.
What Is A Resin-Bound Driveway?
A resin-bound driveway is an aggregate of stone, marble and recycled glass, covered in a clear resin for a smooth finish. The aggregate is laid across a stable base, and when finished, measures a depth of between 12-24mm.
Resin-bound driveways can be laid in a variety of colours and finishes to best match the aesthetics of your home.
Paving around the outside can be laid in range of patterns or colours, and be custom-laid to work around drains or drainage covers, so whatever the size or shape of space, your driveway can still look neat.
Resin vs Tarmac: How Do They Compare?
Tarmac ages from weathering and oxidation, where progressive disintegration leaves the surface cracked and damaged. In areas susceptible to heavy rainfall or cooler weather, weather-related damage is common – and all too often, left that way, as it’s very costly to repair.
Resin-bound driveways can be laid on top of the existing driveway in place, protecting it with a weather-resistant, non-crack surface.
As resin-bound driveways don’t crack, there’s no gaps for weeds to grow up through the surface, and create unsightly areas that promote further breakages and damage.
How Does Water Drain From Resin-Bound Driveways?
Resin-bound driveways are compliant with SUDs (Sustainable Drainage Systems). An eco-friendly option, this means that drainage is easy, with surface water washed straight away.
SUDs compliant driveways also don’t require planning permission, as they diffuse pollution, and allow natural water drainage to occur – making them a favoured option with local authorities and planning councils.
With fail-proof flood control in place, surface water can easily drain through, promoting a healthier environment around it.
What Maintenance Do Resin-Bound Driveways Require?
Next to none! You may wish to occasionally wash your resin-bound driveway, but realistically, the surface will clean itself as it rains, and the water drains away.
Unlike tarmac and traditional paved driveways, there is no risk of cracks or damage caused by heavy cars, inclement weather or sustained footfall. Instead, a resin driveway offers a long-lasting, hard-wearing and durable surface, that stands the test of time.
How Is A Resin-Bound Driveway Installed?
A resin-bound driveway can be laid in two ways over an existing driveway surface. The first is to lay the aggregate directly on top of the existing drive, and seal it in with either paving, or a block around the outside.
The second is to remove the existing driveway, and lay down a sub-layer grid within which to place the stones and aggregate material. Both seal in the natural material with a layer of clear resin, for a strong and attractive finish.
Dependent on the size and shape of the area to be laid, our specialist technician team can have the job done in a day or so, and commit to entirely clear up the site before they leave.
All of our technicians agree to remain open and approachable at all times, and to keep you updated throughout on budgets and timelines.
Contact us for further information regarding resin surfacing by arranging a free survey with us
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