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Sealcoating and Resurfacing A Driveway: Your Go-To GuideBy admin
Wednesday, 11 December 2019
The annoying reality with driveways is that they don’t last forever. Between weather damage, everyday wear and tear and exposure to extreme temperatures they can start to look the worse for wear.
Cracks, fading and erosion are all common problems for driveways up and down the UK. Thankfully, these problems don’t automatically translate into the need to fully replace a driveway.
Sealcoating and resurfacing a driveway are two popular options to restore old driveways but they definitely aren’t the same. If you’ve been wondering what the difference between sealcoating and resurfacing is, then here’s everything you need to know…
Sealcoating and Resurfacing a Driveway: What Does it Involve?
Sealcoating is something that a lot of driveway owners do on a regular basis to keep their driveways protected from damage and slow down the process of driveway deterioration.
Generally, sealcoating is something that is done to ashpalt driveways and is done using a type of emulsion. The sealcoat will fill in any small cracks that have formed and effectively seal the driveway agaisnt most forms of damage, such as staining and water damage.
There are also other types of driveway seal that can be used on different driveway materials, such as brick, for example.
Sealing a driveway constructed from blocks will also protect it from stains and prevent other common problems like weed growth. After applying a seal, the overall appearance of many driveways can be improved, restoring a lot of the original appeal of the materials used.
A resurface completely renews the surface of the driveway and will fill in any large cracks that have appeared. Resurfacing is an ideal choice if the existing driveway has serious weather damage, has completely faded, or is covered in cracks
Resurfacing a Driveway: What Does it Involve?
Resurfacing a driveway is a very different project and one that is a lot bigger than simply sealcoating the existing material. The process involved is one step above basic repairs and sealing and one step below driveway replacement.
When a driveway is resurfaced, a second layer of the driveway material is added to the existing layer. This is a project that is generally reserved for solid single-material driveways like those made from concrete or ashpalt.
Resurfacing a Driveway with Resin
While many people choose to resurface their existing driveway with the same material, it’s not the only option available. It’s possible to resurface some existing driveways that were constructed to a suitable depth with a resin bound material.
Resin bound driveways are always constructed with a strong sub-base that is normally made from either concrete or ashpalt. This means that existing strong driveways constructed from these materials are the perfect candidates for a resin bound overhaul.
Resurfacing with resin is often possible, but you may be wondering why it’s worth bothering when you can resurface with the same material your driveway is currently made from
Resin Resurfacing - the Solution to Old Driveways
If you’re striving for the kind of driveway design that really enhances the exterior of your home, practically and aesthetically, then a resin bound driveway is a material that can easily live up to your image of a dream driveway design.
Resin bound surfaces are incredibly strong and durable, making them ideal for high-traffic areas and a long-lasting surface. The surface itself is smooth and crack-resistent, so issues like weeds growing in cracks is not going to be an issue.
Adding a resin top coat to your driveway will also help with any drianage problems. A resin driveway naturally reduces water runoff and has the outstanding additional benefit of being Sustainable Drainage Systems compliant.
By choosing resin to resurface your driveway, you’re doing more than restoring the look of your drive, you’re giving it a new lease on life and saying goodbye to many of those problems that led you to consider a sealcoat or resurface in the first place.
Resin Bound Driveways from Home Logic
For a driveway that enhances your home and lasts for many years to come, Home Logic are the service to call. As trusted experts in many areas of home improvements, with a 5-star Trust Pilot rating, you can count on us to help you to transform your existing driveway.
To speak to one of our experts about your driveway transformation, call us today on 0800 1700 636 or submit an enquiry online and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.Related Home Logic Living Articles
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