Resin Bound vs Resin Bonded
The popularity of Resin Bound Driveways has increased considerably in the last few years. These driveways are laid using a unique technique that binds resin to decorative aggregate. Such driveways look beautiful and are hard wearing, quick to lay, slip resistant, practically maintenance free and do not loose stones that can damage cars or that can be trafficked into your house unlike normal gravel driveways. In case you are not aware, these driveways are created by what known in the industry as the trowelled method; also known as resin bound surfacing or S.U.D.s system, Sustainable Urban Drainage where the resin bound system will help the run of off water to permeate through the surface into and back into the earth below thus helping to prevent flooding. Resin Bound surfaces, porous systems and permeable paving can even be laid/mixed using recycled materials such as plastics, rubber and recycled glass, giving the Resin Bound system a very green and eco friendly appeal.
The Resin Bonded Driveways are created by using the scatter coating surfacing that consists of a base, the resin and aggregate. For creating the best driveway, it is necessary to ensure that the base is as sound and levelled as possible. It must be monolithic or composite whole like concrete. The base of such surface must be free of grease, standing water and loose material. Thus, by preparing the base perfectly, you can ensure that the resin bonds perfectly. The resin used in our driveways cures very quick and can withstand traffic within hours. It is always advisable to call in a specialist company such as ourselves that know precisely what they are doing and as us give you a guarantee for works undertaken. Resin Bonded Driveways can be created to compliment the environment or the surrounding area.
You can choose from a variety of aggregates that are up to a maximum of 6mm or less for attaining the best results. The aggregate must be scattered over the resin layer as soon as possible, due to its quick setting time. Ensure that the aggregate is evenly coated to avoid the presence of bald patches and creation of a perfect Resin Bonded Driveway. In the case you have already seen such driveways or sufaces you will certainly agree that it is the best choice for home or office. It can even be personalized with specific designs and logos. In general, the method of Resin Binding involves the thorough mixing of both aggregate and resin together by machine the aggregate coated in resin is then spread over the base by using trowels and screeding bars by hand. It can also be used for laying the mixture in correct thickness generally 12-15mm for paths and lightly trafficked areas and between 15-30mm for driveways and heavy trafficked areas. The bonded method involves the laying of resin over base followed by scattering of aggregate over the tacky resin as the same for the Resin Bound process although if laying a Resin Bound System it is more appropriate and desirable if this system is laid onto a permeable sub base such as open lay asphalt.
Resin Bonded and bound Driveways can be used in both residential and commercial set-ups. Commercially, it is the best for buses and cycle lanes. In residential areas, the surfacing can be used on pathways, driveways, outdoor play areas and in indoor settings like conservatories or kitchens. Numerous people are nowadays hiring professionals who excel in resin based surfacing. With plentiful benefits, resin bound driveways are simply the best for your indoor and outdoor flooring needs. This low maintenance, hardwearing, UV stable and incredibly quick, easy to install driveway is a must for every neighbourhood. It is advised to choose a company that is already trusted by countless customers. SUDwell™ can offer you all these things and have over 12 years experience in our field with both official worldwide trademarks and Patents.