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Resincoat Resin Bound Driveway Professional Kit UV Stable

October 21, 2022

There are different types of resin available in the market but not all of them are ideal for your driveway. There is the Epoxy resin and the Polyurethane resin which is subdivided into the aliphatic and aromatic polyurethane resin.

The Epoxy resin also known as polyepoxides are used for a wide range of applications including metal coatings, fiber-reinforced plastic materials and adhesives for structural purposes. They are rarely used in the driveway installation market now and when compared to the Polyurethane resin, it does not offer the same load bearing and resistance.

The Polyurethane resin is the best choice for driveway installation. This resin consists of a two-component resin system comprising the polymer resin and a hardener which hardens after mixing through a chemical reaction. Some additives- mostly fillers can be added to improve mechanical strength, stiffness or surface hardness. An example of a widely used filler in resin driveway installation is crushed glass.

The polyurethane resin has excellent bonding properties and greater load bearing capacity. This gives it its high tension and compression resistance. Also, it has very good impact and abrasion resistance as well as chemical resistance preventing oil and petrol spills from causing permanent damage. It is however advised that such spills are cleaned up from the resin surface as soon as possible.

Additionally, polyurethane resin shows strong resistance to harsh temperatures- both extremely low and high temperatures which helps keep the resin driveway in top form for years.

There are two types of polyurethane resin- the aromatic and the aliphatic polyurethane resin.

The aliphatic polyurethane resin is UV stable unlike its aromatic counterpart.

Being UV stable means that it does not discolour over time. For instance, without UV protection, lighter aggregate colours can appear to darken as a result of the resin. However, if the driveway or patio is to be installed in dark areas shielded from sunlight, then the aromatic polyurethane can be used. But for areas that get exposure to the sun, the UV stable aliphatic polyurethane resin is the ideal choice.

Content Of Our Resin Bound Driveway Kits

Our resin bound kit- (resin drive kits and resin path kit) are supplied with 3 bags of 2-5mm aggregate & 1 bag of 1-3mm aggregate in order to increase its strength.

You can be sure that all resin products manufactured by Yourresindriveway in the UK are some of the best you can find. We stick to global best practices, employing modern technologies to manufacture resin bound kits of the highest standard.

What Our Resin Bound Kits Contains

The resin driveway cost per m2 will usually vary depending on the area of the intended driveway. For a driveway of about 40m2 area, it would cost £60 per m2. Driveways with a size of 40m2 to 100m2 area would cost £50 per m2 but for resin driveways with size larger than 100m2, it’ll cost about £45 per m2.

UV Stable resin

  • 1 x 3.5kg UV Stable Resin
  • 1 x 3.5kg Activator
  • 4 x 25kg Bag of dried decorative aggregates
  • 1 x 7kg Bag of Sand

All our kits come with the right amount of aggregate and resin and are designed for a professional forced action mixer. The coverage area of each kit is 5m² at 12mm thickness. This is just the right kit for you.

Coverage rates are below:

Thickness Area
12mm (ideal for walking) 5m2 per kit
15mm (ideal for a driveway) 4m2 per kit
18mmm (ideal for heavy vehicle use) 3m2 per kit

Resin Bound Driveway Classifications

There are two types of resin systems according to the installation procedure. These are;

  • Resin Bonded Driveway System: In this type, stone aggregates are scattered and pressed onto a layer of resin which is spread across a subbase. The consequence of this is that the aggregates are exposed and can get loose and eventually fall off over time.

    The resin bonded driveway is not permeable and so is not SUDS compliant. Because of this, you can have puddles of water on the driveway surface after rainfall. This is why you would need an additional drainage channel which would also require a planning permission from the UK planning authority before installation.

    The resin bonded driveway is however cheaper than the resin bound driveway but it is not as durable as the resin bound driveway.

  • Resin Bound Driveway System: This is the best type of resin driveway. Apart from its smooth surface finish, slip and crack resistance owing to its surface flexibility, it is also SUDS compliant because of its full permeability. Thus, water can drain through the surface to the water bed.

    In this system, the aggregates are not scattered onto a layer of resin but are rather mixed together (bound) with the resin which is then laid on a subbase. This is followed by compaction to avoid any loose stones.

    This system is far more durable and cost effective over time than the resin bonded system

Advantages of Resin Bound Kits

  • Our kits contain everything you need to install a resin bound surface
  • They are fully permeable and SUDS compliant. This means that you do not need a planning authority permission.
  • You have an unlimited range of colours and superior aggregate stones sourced from the best locations in the UK and Europe.
  • Our resins are manufactured in the UK to the highest standard.
  • Our resins are UV stable and so will not discolour or fade over time
  • It is quick and easy to install. You do not need prior experience to install your resin surface.
  • Our resin bound systems are weed resistant and require very low maintenance.
  • Aesthetics is second to none with our resin bound systems. You can be sure of a smooth attractive surface finish with no loose gravel and more durable than tarmac or concrete
  • Due to its surface flexibility, our resin bound driveways are crack resistant. They are equally slip resistant.
  • You are guaranteed durable and long-lasting installations which will last decades.
  • You can walk on the installed driveway within 6-12 hours. For cars, we recommend leaving the driveway for 24hrs.
  • With our resin bound kits, you can undertake an average sized resin driveway as a DIY project. We also provide you with easy to follow video instructions showing you what you need to do to lay your new resin bound driveway
  • Our resin bound surfaces are eco-friendly

Installation Of A Resin Surface Using Our Resin Bound Kits

Installation using our resin bound kits is easy and quick. We have videos containing instructions if you wish to do it yourself. Otherwise, we have a network of approved professional installers who will give you the very best ensuring that you get the best out of your project.

Your resin surface can be laid over an existing concrete or tarmac which even makes installation much faster.

We recommend that the surface temperature must be greater than 7°C before laying this product.

Again, if you are not sure of what aggregate to choose, you can order our sample box which contains 15 colour options fully cured so that you can have a preview of how your finished driveway will look like.

For the installation, you will need a forced action mixer which can be purchased from us. You also need another person to help you complete the resin bound application.

Step by Step Guide

  • Add 4 bags of aggregate and 1 bag of Sand to the forced action mixer and mix for a minimum of 60 seconds
  • Mix part A & part B resin with a drill and paddle
  • Add the resin to your aggregate and mix for 60-90 seconds. Do not over mix.
  • Next, move to the installation area and spread your mix.
  • Use a flat trowel to smooth to desired thickness.
  • While one person is spreading, the other person should be mixing the next kit.
  • When you are done with the project, leave the surface undisturbed for about 6-12 hours for foot traffic and 24hrs for cars.

Once complete empty some clean aggregate into the mixer to remove the uncured resin before it sets

What you need:

  • Flooring Trowel
  • Gauging trowel
  • Forced action mixer
  • PPE

Why Choose Us - Your Resin Driveway

Yourresindriveway is a household name in the driveway installation industry and having over 30years of experience, we pride ourselves as being one of UK leading names in anything resin from resin driveways, patios, pathways to resin bound gravel driveways. We are also trusted resin driveway kit suppliers in the UK

Our resin bound systems are guaranteed to last over 20 years when done correctly. Maintenance is not a problem as you only need to use a brush on the surface to get rid of debris. An occasional power wash is also recommended to keep the resin surface in immaculate condition.

We are a name you can trust as we have several resin driveways London installations and throughout the UK.

We are always here to give you support even if you are undertaking your resin installation as a DIY project. You can always reach out to our professional installers who will provide you with all the help and tips you need.

Reach out to us today for a free quote to know your likely resin driveways cost UK and any other resin driveway materials you may need so that we can get that project of transforming your outdoor space started.

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