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10 Big Benefits of Resin Patios And Paths

May 01, 2023

Resin outdoor flooring such as a resin patio, resin garden path, resin garden patio, or resin driveways offers numerous benefits.

These benefits offered by resin flooring systems have contributed to their growing popularity in recent years. Resin gravel patios and resin pathways are known for their durability, hardwearing nature, attractive appearance, and ability to complement any property. In addition, they offer permeability and are available in various resin patio ideas and pathway designs to suit your preferences.

benefits of resin patios

Here are some of the big benefits that come with installing Resin Patios and Path:

1. Durability

The durability, hardwearing and long-lasting property of resin bound pathways is one reason why they are desired by many homeowners and estate developers. These resins bound systems are able to withstand harsh weather conditions whether in a hot summer or in the very cold winter months. Additionally, if installed properly with a suitable sub-base, they are much less likely to crack, cave in, well or or wear out unlike other traditional block paving systems.

As a matter of fact, provided your resin bound installation is well maintained and used for the appropriate function, it can last for over two decades.

2. Attractive Solution With Unlimited Design Options

Another huge benefit of having resin patio and pathways in your property is that they add to the beauty and colour of the environment. More so, with a wide range of design options available, you are sure to find a resin patio or pathway that complements your home's existing structures or creates a striking contrast.

Always ensure that you meet expert resin bound installers for the best resin garden ideas for your home.

Furthermore, a resin flooring gives you the unrestricted privilege of customising your installation by adding logos, motifs, letterings, etc. Everything is possible with a resin bound system.

benefits of resin bound patios

3. SUDS Compliant (Permeability)

Part of the Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDs) requirement is that flooring options should be designed in a way that they do not overwhelm water channels, especially after heavy flooding. Therefore, flooring systems which can divert water away from gutters and other drainages are preferred.

This is one benefit you have when you install a resin bound pathway or patio. Their surfaces are permeable and so water can easily drain through the surface to the water bed. This also helps in minimising environmental pollution as several pollutants can be trapped in the water.

For your resin installation to be fully permeable, it also has to be installed on a suitable permeable MOT Type 1 base such as Asphalt.

4. No Planning Permission Needed

As a consequence of having a porous surface which allows water to drain through, you will not need to apply for a UK planning permit before you can do your installations. Planning permissions and construction of alternative drainage systems will only be required when you are installing a non-permeable resin system (resin-bonded).

With a resin bound system, you save valuable time and resources that would have been lost, waiting for approval and construction of other drainage channels.

5. Low Maintenance Requirement

Resin flooring options do not require that you do too much to keep them in top condition. When installed correctly by specialists, you will not have to worry about frequent repairs and surface resealing. They are also impervious to the growth of weeds and buildup of dirt.

You only need a stiff brush to get rid of debris on the surface as well as a jet wash every six months to keep your patio or pathway looking great.

6. Adds Value to A Home

Having a resin installation is one way to increase the value of your home especially if you are looking to sell in the short or long term. A resin installation in your property be it a resin driveway, pathway or patio is an investment that will pay off in future.

Buyers are more likely to buy a property that has extra space for parking of cars and outdoor relaxation. Additionally, researchers have said that having a resin driveway can add between 5% to 10% to the value of a property. It is common for developers to increase the value of a property with a driveway and parking space by about 5%.

7. Colour Stability

Unlike other flooring options that fade within a few years upon exposure to sunlight or other harsh weather conditions, you enjoy colour stability with a resin patio as long as it is installed with a UV stable polyurethane material. This type of resin is resistant to UV rays from the sun guaranteeing that your driveway, patio or resin path does not discolour or fade over time.

8. Quick Installation

Installing a resin patio or pathway is fast and easy. It can even be undertaken as a DIY project if there is no ground preparation required. For instance, an average sized driveway (40m2) can be completed within a day or two.

After installation, your patio will be ready for use after 6-8 hours. However, we recommend that you allow at least 24 hours before you can drive on your resin flooring. This is to ensure that it is fully cured and you will not cause damage to the patio surface with your car.

resin patio surface with your car

9. Ease of Assess

Thanks to the smooth, flat, seamless surface of a resin bound patio or pathway, even people with mobility issues will have no difficulty assessing and using a resin bound surface. It is ideal for ramps used by wheelchairs, buggies and scooters. It is equally a safe option especially where there are children.

10 Anti-Slip and Anti-Crack

Lastly, an important benefit of installing a resin patio or pathway is that they are slip and crack resistant. Their slip resistant property stems from the fact that crushed glass is added to the resin mix before being laid on the intended patio or pathway area. The risk of slips and falls is greatly reduced with a resin surface as they provide excellent grip underfoot.

Get In Touch With Experts

While there may be a few cons with using resin patios and paths, most of these are tied to poor installation from amateur installers. It is pertinent that you contract a trusted resin driveway installation company for your projects. This goes a long way in determining the quality, durability, cost-effectiveness and overall outcome of your resin surface installation.

Contact us to discuss the pros and cons of your next driveway, patio or pathway project. You can either fill out our free online enquiry form or call us on our helpline 0808 273 7506. Our partnered resin path installers can even provide a custom quote for your upcoming project, should you need one.

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