What is Resin bound?
A permeable smooth surface compliant with SuDs regulations. Resin bound surfacing, or 'trowelled' paving is made from a blend of aggregates coated with either a UV-stable or standard polyurethane resin.
Benefits of Resin bound.....
No loose stone
Anti slip pro finish
frost and puddle resistant
wide range of colours
reduces the risk of flooding
" heat island effect" resistant
We offer a large range of specialised dried aggregates quarried from across the UK and Europe, With such a wide range of colours from traditional to contemporary, we can be sure we will help find the perfect colour to complement your project.
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Why choose resin bound over other surfacing
A Resin Bound system is aesthetically and physically superior than other products.The gravel is mixed together with the resin. This mixture is then hand trowelled on to the base surface to leave a smooth flat finish with no loose gravel.The resulting surface is fully permeable, allowing surface water to rapidly drain away reducing the risk of flooding. This is compliant with Sustainable Urban Drainage System "SUDS" requirements and therefore requires no planning permission.
SuDS are designed to manage water as close to the source as possible and tackle excess water run off to reduce pressure on current council drainage systems. Water flows through a permeable surface in to a permeable fill or sub-base where it can be stored, conveyed or allowed to infiltrate the lower strata and re-charge the ground water where there is no risk to its water quality.
Resin bound surfacing is one of the primary SuDS solutions and offers a fully porous solution. It therefore sits under the ‘eco paving’ and ‘sustainable drainage system’ threshold. It is an eco friendly option, which is highly encouraged by The Environmental Agency in order to combat the risk of flooding in many areas.
The following table highlights the benefits of a Resin Bound system over other surfacing systems, as you will see no other option gives such a complete range of strengths. Added to this, Resin Bound gravel is upto one third faster to lay than some other systems.
Resin bound surfaces are low maintenance but in order for them to last longer and still look fantastic, there are some simple measures you can take at home to keep the surface performing well and looking prime condition.
The polyurethanes used in our resin for driveways are one of the most chemically resistant materials. The resistance does however build over time. Care should be taken in the early days of the install to not expose the surface to any chemicals.
It is also very important that nothing touches the resin before it cures that can cause imprints, such as animal paws, foot prints etc.
How Resin Surfaces Should Be Used
Resin bound surfaces installed by unique resin uk surfacing are for pedestrian use and for light vehicle traffic. Resin bound surfaces installed by unique resin uk surfacing should not be misused and care should be taken wherever possible to ensure normal use of the surface. Due to the nature of the aggregate used natural rusting may occur on certain colours. Following our after care and maintenance guide will ensure that you will get the best out of your surface.
We recommend that you regularly sweep your resin bound surface with a stiff broom, hosing with clean cold water at the same time.
In order to remove leaves, sand soil and such like materials from your resin bound paving, it can be swept clean with a stiff brush, hosing or power washing the resin surface down with clean water.
Staining can occur from tannings from debris if they are not cleaned away and lay on the resin surface for prolonged periods of time. Most stubborn stains and grime elements can be removed with a pressure washer (maximum 150 bar rating). A fan type lance should be used and it should be sprayed minimum 200mm above the resin bound surface.
Dry Steering & Tyre Marks
In order to limit the chance of damaging the surface of your resin bound area and avoid tyre marks, do not turn the steering wheel of the vehicle whilst stationary. Dry steering can damage the surface and over time cause the aggregate to crush and come loose from the surface. If there are tyre marks on the surface, simply wipe down with a white spirit cloth and power wash thoroughly, wash afterwards with a household detergent.
Resin surfacing is weed resistant. However, it is not fully guaranteed to be weed/grass free. This is because of seed dispersal from animals and by the weather. In the event that seedlings do start to grow, they can be simply pulled out by hand, ensuring the root is pulled out with the weed. In the event the seedlings are deep rooted, they can be killed off with mild weed killer. If you are using a strong weed killer, make sure to water it down significantly. Strong weed killers that aren’t watered down could discolour the surface of your resin surface.
Please remember in hot weather to give your resin surface a watering as well as any surrounding trees/ plants/grass, this is to ensure the sub soils keep their moisture.
One of the most common questions we are asked is: “can I use rock salt on a unique resin surface ?” In short, the answer is “yes you can!” It is absolutely safe to apply salt to resin bound paving to prevent the formation of ice and can also be used to dissolve the unexpected arrival of ice or frost. However, we recommend that once the weather has risen to above freezing temperatures you thoroughly wash the area to remove any traces of salt. A plastic snow shovel can be used to safely remove snow from your resin bound surface. And because there is no loose stone – guaranteed – when you shovel the snow onto another area of your garden, you don’t end up with stones all over the place once the snow has thawed. We do not recommend using a metal shovel or snow plough as this may cause damage to the surface by digging into the resin bound. As the snow melts it disperses through the permeable paving back to the water table, leaving no puddles, which means no slippery icy patches.