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My Resin Bound Driveway Is Slippery-How Can I Resolve It?

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No matter how wonderful your new driveway looks, if it isn’t practical, it isn’t going to suit the needs of your home.

When it comes to resin bound driveways, the luxury product has a large number of benefits, but an important question every homeowner needs to ask is, will I find my new resin bound driveway slippery?

Driveways are a wonderful addition to any property, but when buying a driveway, primarily, consideration needs to go to the functionality of the drive for your specific requirements.

Over the years, there have been many headlines in the news about accidents occurring on slippery or dangerous driveways, including where legal action has been taken after trips and falls.

As the safety of paths and driveways are the responsibility of the homeowner, it puts a great pressure on choosing the right driveway material for your home.

For resin bound driveways, the surface is wonderful for almost all purposes, with whether you’ll find your resin bound driveway slippery best answered by taking a closer look at what exactly a resin driveway is…

How Do Resin Driveways Work?

A resin bound driveway is created by mixing together a clear resin, a stone of your choice, and aggregate. The mixture is then applied to a strong and solid surface, that provides a stable bond with the resin mixture.

Once applied, the resin will begin to set, to create a hard and incredibly durable surface that looks great and is guaranteed to last.

The surface created is exceptionally smooth, which is the source of many homeowners asking, will I find my resin bound driveway slippery?

What Can Make a Resin Bound Driveway Slippery?

The majority of resin driveways will be completely free of problems from the start of the installation to the end, and then going forwards for many years to come.

However, for those few homeowners that experience a resin bound driveway slippery surface, it is only likely to be due to a mistake during the installation.

There are a small number of problems during installation that can result in the surface not being as slip-resistant as it should be. The first is not mixing the right amount of resin into the initial mix; this can cause the surface to become slippery, making it easy to trip, and easy for car tyres to skid.

The second issue could be that there was never an anti-slip coating applied to the finished driveway in the first place. In both cases, the answer to, will I find my resin bound driveway slippery, is down to whether you used a professional installer that had experience with your style of driveway.

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At Home Logic, we believe that your driveway should be as practical as it is beautiful. Whether your home is on a steep slope, your driveway is curved, or you need specialist drainage solutions, we always make sure that the end result is as perfect as you would expect

Resin Benefits That Prevent A Slippery Surface

If the installation has been done correctly, using a Which Approved Trusted Trader that knows what they’re doing, then your driveway should be designed to prevent slips from occurring in a multitude of ways. These include:

• Creating a surface that is crack resistant, so frost and ice don’t cause any damage to your driveway.
• An ease of maintenance so slippery substances like dirt and algae can be removed quickly and easily.
• Ensuring that the resin is laid perfectly so there will never be a problem with puddles which can freeze over and create a highly dangerous surface.
• No slippery weeds or foliage is able to break through the resin and then cause further damage.
• The surface will be strong and secure, so there are no loose stones that could become potential tripping hazards.
• The driveway will be SUDs compliant, so you will never have to worry about drainage issues that make the surface slippery or unsafe.

Avoid Slippery Problems With An Expert Team

At Home Logic, we believe that your driveway should be as practical as it is beautiful. Whether your home is on a steep slope, your driveway is curved, or you need specialist drainage solutions, we always make sure that the end result is as perfect as you would expect.

Like all the home improvements we offer here at Home Logic, from wall coatings to triple glazing, we only ever produce the highest-quality of results. 

After all, when it comes to a part of your home that you use every day, only the best is good enough.

For more information about resin driveways, you can contact us at Home Logic, or take a look at what our previous customers have to say about their brand-new driveways. Ready to book your free survey? Simply call 0800 1700 636, or click the button below to get started today!