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What Are The Disadvantages Of Resin Driveways?

August 09, 2022

In this guide, we will look at certain drawbacks or disadvantages of resin driveways every homeowner needs to know before embarking on a driveway installation project.

Resin driveways have become a very popular choice for homeowners and real estate developers for decorating an outdoor space. This is as a result of the many benefits that come with installing a resin driveway. These include durability, hardwearing, low maintenance requirement, ease of access and adaptability. Other advantages are colour stability, SUDS compliance, good value for money, unlimited design options, aesthetically pleasing, among others.

The most durable type of resin driveways is made via a resin bound system. In this system, the aggregate stones are properly mixed with a UV-stable polyurethane resin. This mixture is then poured onto an already prepared area and compacted to create a smooth and seamless surface finish.

As a result of the porosity of its surface, water puddles are not formed on the surface as water drains away naturally. This is one of the SUDS requirements. Not only does it minimise the risk of potholes, it also saves you the stress and cost of building an additional drainage channel.

However, in the resin bonded driveway type, aggregate stones are scattered on the surface of the mixed resin subbase.

Some Disadvantages Of Resin Driveways:

It is Pricier

Unlike other options such as block paving, resin drives can be more expensive. This is largely due to the complexity of installation and choice of aggregate stone. Also, you may need an expert to install your resin driveway especially where groundworks are necessary. This leads to an increase in the overall cost of installation. Block paving on the other hand can be done without the need for an expert.

Not The Best For High Traffic Areas

Where there is heavy traffic or where the driveway will come under heavy usage, resin driveways are not advised. Although resin bound surfaces are durable and hard wearing, high usage can cause cracking which may be expensive to repair.

Growth Of Weeds And Moss

Although resin bound systems can be impervious to growth of weeds and moss, weeds may also grow on it. This mostly happens when the installation was not properly done.. Growth of weeds and moss on the surface makes the surface slippery especially where there is no regular cleaning.. Therefore, there is a need to maintain the surface regularly to ensure longevity.

Colour Fading

This is usually a problem when the aromatic resin (non-UV resistant resin) is used during installation. That is why you need the right contractor to carry out your installation using a UV resistant resin which will not fade nor discolour even when exposed to the sun’s rays.

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Resin Driveways System despite having these disadvantages still remain one of the best flooring systems available. The resin system is used for the installation of resin patios, resin pathways and driveways. Wherever you are in the UK, you can have our experienced installers come to you to give you the very best resin bound installation for your home. Our installations are done with the best materials sourced from the UK and Europe to give you a durable and high-quality finish that not only complements your existing structure but also suits your style.

You can reach out to us via our helplines 08082737505 to have a chat with us. Alternatively, you can fill out our online free enquiry forms for a no obligation quotation.

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