Resin bound gravel is an increasingly popular choice in the modern world of surfacing and yet it is still unknown to many people. Available in a huge range of colours, the process sees small decorative stones bound together using a high-tech resin, to create a firm but stunningly visual surface. There are several key benefits that resin bound driveways and patios provide, as detailed below.
Resin bound surfaces are mixed on site and the process ensures that each piece of gravel is covered in resin. When the material is laid, tiny gaps are created throughout the surface layer, allowing water to flow through. The result is structurally stable and yet permeable driveway or patio; solving any drainage issues. The fact that your new surface will be permeable also removes the need to apply for planning permission.
Neat & Tidy
In the past, gravel has been a popular option for surfacing where areas where there are problems with drainage, with the small stones allowing water to flow freely. However, gravel can be an untidy solution, with stone finding its way into your home or car via your footwear. As the stones are fully bound within the resin, there are no such drawbacks with resin bound surfacing.
Another benefit that resin bound surfacing delivers over traditional gravel is that of accessibility for pushchairs and wheel chair users. The perfectly smooth surface ensures that wheels glide easily over the surface, whilst providing the aesthetics of gravel.
Choice of Colours
There is a wide range of coloured aggregates available when it comes to choosing the correct shade for your resin bound surface, from warm natural browns through to more contemporary graphite. Whatever style of property you own, you can be sure of finding an aggregate to perfectly compliment it.
Resin bound surface is a sound investment that will last for many years to come thanks to its durability. There is no reason that a properly laid resin bound driveway or patio cannot last for upwards of 25 years.