Do Weeds Grow Through Resin Driveways?

August 31, 2022

A common question which prospective clients ask when discussing your driveway installation project is if weeds can grow through a resin driveway.

Now there are various advantages of a resin driveway over other driveway installation systems. These include its highly aesthetic property, durability and hardwearing, colour stability, surface flexibility which makes it crack resistant, good value for money and SUDS compliance property.

However, another very important advantage of a resin bound driveway is that it is weed resistant.

Therefore, to answer the question, resin driveways are impervious to the growth of weeds. When installed properly, weeds cannot grow up through the surface of a resin driveway. Also, other unwanted growth such as moss and algae will usually not grow through the surface of a resin driveway.

This is because resin bound driveways are completely bound and so this resin bound system doesn’t allow weeds to grow up through the sub-base and penetrate the surface.

However, it is very possible that seedlings in the air can be blown onto the resin driveway surface and cause some growth especially where there is lots of vegetation. These weeds however cannot thrive because of the permeability of the resin surface. The porous nature of the resin surface means that water can drain through it without forming puddles on the surface. The weeds therefore cannot grow since they are starved of water.

Growth of moss and algae is also rare on resin driveways. It can however occur if weather conditions are damp and humid and when they are on the surface, slips and falls can occur especially if the surface is very wet. Fortunately, weeds, mosses and algae on your resin driveway can be dealt with easily.

To get rid of any growth on the surface, we recommend you apply market-leading moss, algae and weed killer according to the manufacturer’s instructions. It is highly recommended you follow the instructions of the manufacturer as you would most likely have to dilute the weed killer before applying on the resin surface. Applying a concentrated weed killer can discolour the surface of your resin driveway.

Alternatively, a household bleach can be used and this should be washed off with clean water afterwards. Leaving it on the surface for prolonged periods can also result in the discolouration of the resin surface.

Usually, the maintenance requirement of resin bound systems is low. Cleaning can be done using a stiff brush to go over the surface and hosing down in areas with clean water.

Why Reach us For Resin Driveway Installation?

Yourresindriveway is a leading resin driveway installation firm in the UK. We have several resin driveways UK offices including our resin driveways London office and our resin driveways Glasgow office for those in Scotland.

We offer premium, stunning, elegant and high-quality resin bound systems installation. Our expertise include installation of resin bound driveways, resin pathways, resin bound gravel and resin patios.

You can contact us via our helplines to discuss your next resin driveway project. Our costs are very competitive and we can give you a free quotation for your project after due discussions.

Reach out to us today and enjoy professional workmanship, excellent designs and custom made unique resin driveway installations for your property.

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