How long does a resin bonded or resin bound driveway last, and how is it installed?


Both resin bonded and resin bound driveways are reliable, safe, and great value for money. There are several anti-slip options to choose from, and with the wide variety of appealing finishes and colour options available, they will not only enhance the look of your property, but increase its value significantly too. The resulting surface won’t fade in the hot summer sun, is oil-resistant, and very easy to clean, so you’re assured of having an extremely cost-effective driveway that needs a minimal amount of maintenance, for many years to come.

How long will my driveway last?

Whether you choose to have a resin bonded or resin bound driveway installed, you can rest assured that you will have a great-looking, virtually maintenance-free driveway for an incredibly long time. The reason for its long life is due to the fact that it is 100% resistant to water, fuel, de-icing salts, and oil, meaning that the substrate is completely protected, so the clean surface created by the resin will stay looking good for the next 10 to 20 years!

How are they installed?

The installation of each type of driveway is as follows:

Resin bonded driveway – this type offers outstanding durability and anti-slip, and its application is very easy. The resin is applied once the existing surface has been prepared, and the aggregate then spread around to finish it off. The surface is completely sealed once it is resin bonded, resulting in a beautiful, highly textured surface.

Installing a resin bonded driveway is perfect if you want to create a heritage or rustic kind of look. Also, with the wide choice of colours, designs, and textures to choose from, you can even customise the surface of your driveway to suit your individual taste.

Resin bound driveway – unlike the resin bonded driveway, this type results in a much smoother surface, appearance and texture, and is applied in a different manner. The resin and compound are mixed together, and then applied to the prepared surface, whether it is block paving, concrete, or tarmac, so as to get that smooth look. Anti-slip properties are also one of the features of a resin bound driveway.

A wide range of colours and designs are also available to choose from with this type of application, allowing you to have the kind of driveway that meets your personal requirements, such as the variety from Thortech. Additionally, several other materials can be added to the resin, such as natural and pigmented aggregates, as well as recycled glass, if you’re looking for something more decorative.

Only high-quality, flexible, and tough resins are used for both resin bonded and resin bound driveways, as well as highly abrasive resistant aggregate, that offer the following benefits:

• Flexibility – usable on a wide variety of surfaces
• Long-lasting – compared to other applications
• Affordable – low initial outlay
• Low maintenance – easily cleaned

The materials used are also able to cure exceptionally fast, depending on prevailing conditions, allowing the driveway to be in use in as short a time as just two to three hours after the resin has been applied.

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