Resin Bound Surfacing and Driveways Specialists
Resin bound surfacing is a visually striking alternative to loose gravel, tarmac, block paving and concrete that transforms outdoor spaces. Resin Bound Aggregates provide a tough, easy to maintain and aesthetically pleasing surface that gives the appearance of natural gravel without the associated disadvantages.
The process involves blending a specially formulated resin with aggregate before application, which is then trowelled onto the desired surface for a smooth and aesthetically pleasing appearance. The mix is laid at a thickness of 18-20mm.
Dares Surfacing can use resin bound surfacing to transform driveways, patios, steps, walkways and swimming pool surrounds. Our wide range of aggregates allows each customer to select a colour which best compliments their property.
We are supplied by Leeson Polyurethanes Ltd which is BBA approved. Leeson is the UK’s largest manufacturer of MDI polyurethane with one component and two component structural adhesives. At Dares Surfacing, we use Leeson’s BBA-approved, two-component resin system which boasts a 10-year warranty.
Not only do we specialise in domestic transformations, but we continue to work on a commercial scale. Jobs of this nature include work at Ladram Bay Holiday Park, Costa Coffee in Plymouth and Woodlands Hotel in Sidmouth. Once a surface is fully prepared, we have the ability to lay up to 1000m2 of resin on a clear day.
We also offer a wide range of edging options to complement the resin finish. The finish is an anti-slip, weed-proof, porous surface which can be walked on within a day of laying and driven on after three days.
When required, our team can prepare a suitable base and carry out localised repairs if deemed necessary prior to installation. An existing base of either tarmac or concrete can be utilised if it is in a suitable condition.
- The colour will not fade
- Smooth finish
- No joins or loose stones
- No weed growth
- Bespoke designs
- Resistant to petrol, diesel and oil
- Pedestrian areas
RESIN BOUND SYSTEM FOR FLOOD PREVENTION
In 2007, flooding in the UK caused an estimated 3 billion pounds worth of damage. Since October 2008, permitted development rights have changed to decrease the amount of flooding in the UK.
Property owners have since been allowed to resurface their driveways without the burden of planning permission, as long as the installed surface is permeable. This is because surfaces such as the Resin Bound system help to greatly reduce the impact of water run-off and flooding.
RESIN BOUND SURFACING COLOURS
Why Use Resin Bound Surfacing?
At Dares Surfacing, we pride ourselves on our quality products and professional workmanship. We supply the very best products, from tarmacing, concrete surfacing, block paving & DT resin to Marshalls paving slabs, and our groundwork technicians are all highly skilled, experienced tradesmen.
There are many benefits when it comes to using our resin bound surfacing service, a few are highlighted below.
Resin bound Surfacing is permeable, thus allowing surface water to drain through the surface and back into the water table.
Easy to maintain and aesthetically pleasing surface that gives the appearance of natural gravel without the associated disadvantages.
The finish is an anti slip, weed proof, porous surface with the performance of concrete or tarmac.
Resin Bound Surfacing FAQs
Yes, they look great, especially if you want to create a statement driveway. When properly installed, these driveways can last for more than 25 years. Not only this, but tarmac driveways are extremely low maintenance. There are no weeds to get rid of or any loose stone that you need to rake!
Yes of course you can! In fact, resin surfacing is most suitable for driveways due to its high strength and low cost.
We recommend waiting 48 hours after the resin surfacing has been laid for cars to use the driveway. If you don’t wait, there could be a risk of damaging the resin surfacing.
Yes, this surfacing is hard enough to withstand jet-wash, so it is a suitable way to clean your driveway.
Resin is slightly more expensive than tarmac due to its pristine finish and its durability. It can stand harsher weather conditions and isn’t as prone to getting cracks.
Yes, tarmac and concrete are considered the most suitable bases for resin driveways
Resin surfacing is a completely bound material which means that weeds do not come through. With most other surfaces, there are tiny gaps that allow seeds to drop into. Being a completely solid surface, resin will not allow any plants to grow underneath its surface.
Unlike other materials, resin is perfect for placing on a slope. In fact, it is one of the best driveway materials on the market that can combat the issues that are found when applying a new surface to a sloped area.
No, there are a few materials that you cannot lay resin onto, including; block paving, soil and grass. Some suitable foundations to lay resin onto include macadam, asphalt and concrete.
A resin-bonded system is where resin is spread across the surface and loose stone is scattered on top. On the other hand, the resin-bound system is where resin and stone are mixed together first and then trowelled down into place.
The life expectancy of a resin bound driveway is 15 years.
If you have an existing concrete or tarmac drive, planning permission will not be necessary. Any newly installed driveways or extensions to the driveway however will need planning permission.
They are not toxic, once installed, it is an inert material.