resin bound driveway faqs

Q. What surface can I install Resin Bound on?

A solid substrate is required for Resin Bound driveways. We recommend concrete or tarmac. If there are any major cracks in the surface we would advise a new sub base before installation.

Q. What is the difference between UV & NON UV Stable Resin used for Resin Bound driveways?

Non UV stable resin can darken when exposed to sunlight meaning your aggregate can discolour slightly.

Shading can also be inconsistent with NON UV stable resin meaning if you have a plant pot or wheelie bin that is covering your driveway the colour will look slightly different to the rest of your driveway.

UV Stable resins are far easier to trowel and are far more tolerant to different conditions making them easier to install.

UV and NON UV stable resin

Q. How easy are your DIY Resin Bound kits to install?

They are very easy to install however you must ensure that you have the correct equipment.

Equipment required to install a DIY Resin Bound Driveway is:
• Standard drill and paddle
• Electric mortar drill & paddle
• Flooring trowel

You must have basic knowledge of how to trowel down aggregate mix evenly.

Q. Can I lay a Resin Bound driveway in a day?

Yes you can, ideally this would require 2 people. One worker could be mixing the resin with the aggregates whilst the other is trowelling down the resin bound mix.

Q. How long does the resin take to set?

Our resin is very quick to cure and can be set within 20 – 30 minutes. In warmer temperatures the setting time will be much quicker.

Q. How much does your DIY kit cover?DIY resin bound driveway kit

Each Resincoat DIY is capable of covering 1m2 at a thickness of 15mm this is ideal for a driveway. This is based on laying a smooth surface.

Q. How long before I can park my car on my new Resin Bound driveway?

Once the driveway has been laid we recommend leaving 24 hours before driving any vehicle on the driveway. This allows for the Resin Bound system to fully cure.

Q. What happens if I run out of material when laying my driveway?

We always recommend you slightly over order ensuring you will not run out of material. If you do run out you can easily order more aggregate from us. We also sell single tins of Resin Bound driveway resin should you require anymore.

Q. In what weather conditions should I lay my Resin Bound Driveway?

The ideal temperature for laying a Resin Bound driveway should be anything from 5 – 25 degrees Celsius. It is important that no water comes in to contact with the Resin Bound system when it is being installed.

Q. What happens if it rains when I install my Resin Bound driveway?

The product should not be laid in the rain therefore it is important to look out for a clear, dry day when installing your Resin Bound driveway.

Q. How do I care for my Resin Bound Driveway?

The benefit of a Resin Bound driveway is that it is incredibly low maintenance. To keep your driveway well maintained we suggest regularly brushing the area with a stiff broom and hosing it down with fresh, clean water. If you have any stubborn dirt a pressure washer can be used and should help to remove this.

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