Resin Bound Driveways

A combination of hardwearing resin and beautiful aggregates, Our resin bound driveways are highly porous, highly durable and aesthetically superb.

DRIVEWAYS AND FOOTPATHS

Resin bound surfacing and resin bonded surfacing are often mistaken for the same systems but look different, feel different and provide very different properties.

Both systems use a mixture of aggregates and resin and are used to provide a slip resistant, hard wearing decorative finish. There are many differences between the systems. The bonded system is a scatter of stone onto a layer of resin that’s been applied to the surface. The bound system is a much thicker layer trowelled onto the prepared existing surface.

The use of resin and aggregates mixed together and laid as a seamless carpet of natural products, bound and fully encapsulated in a liquid resin is called Resin Bound. Generally, aggregates or gravels are mixed with resin and hardener. The mixed material is then taken from the mixer, poured on to the surface, raked out and then finished with a trowel to leave a flat surface to a thickness of 12-40mm thick, depending on the application and traffic. The resin bound surfacing is to provide a slip resistant decorative surface which is highly water permeable.

This beautiful system can be overlaid to existing or new concrete or tarmac. The open matrix allows water to drain through to the base, eliminating water ponding and allowing water to drain to planted areas or land drains. The surfacing may be applied to SuDS compliant bases and sub-bases, reducing the impact of urban development on flood risk and allowing water to flow into water courses. When installed on to a SuDS compliant base the Resin Bound Surfacing system can allow up to 500 litres to permeate through every m2 per minute. The resin bound aggregate system (also referred to as permeable paving) is ideal for decorative driveways, car parks and pathways as well as swimming pool surrounds. It is fully permeable, complying with SuDS regulations.

Resin bonded surfacing is also known as a scatter system. It involves mixing the resin with a drill and paddle and pouring it on to the surface. The resin is then spread out using a roller, trowel or notched squeegee to a typically thickness of 1mm. The aggregate is then broadcast over the top of the resin ensuring complete coverage. Resin bonded systems are non-porous.
The resin bonded surfacing system is suitable for domestic, commercial and industrial use. It offers decorative paving and high slip resistance making it practical and aesthetic. It is ideal for use on pathways and car parking bays

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HOW IT’S DONE

Both systems require a sound existing surface on which to be applied. This can be either tarmac or concrete.
New areas intended for overlayment with MSC Resin Bound Stone should be constructed in either concrete to BS 5328 or asphalt to BS 594/BS 4987 and should be capable of withstanding the maximum expected loading.

As a general rule, new asphalt should be left for a minimum of 28 days to allow the bitumen to oxidise. However, this is dependent upon the level of UV exposure and may be considerably longer during winter or in areas that are shielded from sunlight. To ensure greater adhesion, it is advised that the asphalt should be left slightly open-textured as this will provide a mechanical interlock with the MSC Resin Bound Stone topping.

Concrete should be finished as tamped or combed with a maximum texture depth of 5mm and should be left for a minimum of 7 days to allow surface drying.

If there is no tarmac or concrete on the surface, we have a system that can be applied directly to MOT Type 3 sub-base or similar. This system is laid onto a special propylene felt and rigid porous plastic grid and the stone is upwards of 30mm thick. This is a resin bound system as above.

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Case Study - Water World Anti-slip Resurfacing

WHAT THEY NEEDED
The tiled floor surrounding the pool at Waterworld was becoming very dated. As part of the refurbishment project the owner, Secret Millionaire Mo Chaudry wanted a surface that resembled a beach. After producing various samples the system was created.

WHAT WE DID
Owing to the tight schedule we vacuum shot blasted the surface on Sunday night and applied the DPM Epoxy Resin, The anti slip screed was installed on Monday morning. And sealed on Monday evening. The resin beach was allowed to cure all day Tuesday and was back in action on Wednesday lunchtime.

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