Benefits of having a resin driveway or resin patio?
One of the most popular home improvement projects that people undertake in the UK is creating or replacing a home driveway. Unfortunately, most people don’t know all the different options available to them, sometimes ending up with poor results. Using substandard materials will mean having to redo the driveway every few years. We will take you through some of the benefits of resin bound stone to show you the benefits of having a resin driveway or resin patio.
Maintenance, lifespan, appearance and weather resistance are some of the key aspects to consider.
Two-thirds of the 57,000 homes affected by flooding in 2007 were caused by surface water runoff. The Pitt Review suggests no one can afford to take this consideration lightly.
Be wary of someone knocking on your door with tarmac or chippings. We all need to use reputable and professional contractors. Those that offer driveway and patio solutions that will stand the test of time. One of the most popular and flexible innovations of recent years has been permeable resin bound stone.
Erinstone is at the forefront of supplying permeable resin driveways & resin patios. Safety is successfully combined with beauty and performance. Below, are 10 reasons why Resin Bound Stone is such a superior material. Obviously you are welcome to use an alternative material. Just make sure it adheres to the following:
1. It’s beautiful & visually pleasing:
It is available in an expansive variety of colours, visually stunning and stylish. Suitable for any type of project, new build or refurbishment. Also, all styles of property; modern, traditional, listed or heritage. Other paving options have less design flexibility. They can also leave an industrial-looking finish. Resin Bound paving is highly decorative. Permeable Resin Bound Stone is also sustainable, practical and versatile.
2. It’s resistant to weather:
Resin Bound paving doesn’t soften in summer, freeze in winter or fade in sunlight. Alternatives, such as asphalt, tend to soften in the heat This can result in surface marks. They may also freeze in cold weather. Colour deterioration can occur due to UV exposure.
3. It requires virtually no maintenance:
There will be no loose stones to sweep. Remove any established weed growth. Then lay a Permeable Resin Bound surface. It is very unlikely, with regular cleaning, that any new weeds will grow. Moss or algal growth can be reduced with regular cleaning.
4. It’s permeable/porous:
Resin Bound paving is cold mixed on-site. It uses a process that ensures every particle of stone is completely covered in resin. Thus forming a structurally stable 3D matrix. During the laying process, minute voids are created. These allow water to drain through. It also lets rainwater permeate through the surface to down below ground level. This helps regulate the effects of ‘heave’ and ‘shrinkage’. It also reduces standing water and flash flooding. During heavy rainfall, impermeable surfaces generate large amounts of surface water. This can overwhelm drains and rivers, causing immediate flooding.
5. It’s also SuDS compliant (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems):
SuDS is a water management standard. It was introduced by the Environment Agency to help manage flood risk and water quality. Resin Bound Stone is SuDS compliant, because of its water permeability and natural qualities.
6. It’s very long-lasting:
Resin Bound Stone is a strong, durable surface. As such, we are happy to guarantee all our work for 15 years. This premier product must be installed correctly. Maintain it well. It should still be looking great after 25 years.
7. It is environmentally friendly:
Great for the environment. Surface or rainwater can seep through permeable Resin Bound Stone and its underlying sub-base. It acts as a natural filter by reducing or removing impurities and pollutants caused by oils and metals. Rainwater runs off an impermeable surface and picks up pollutants as it goes. The water flows into drains and natural watercourses (rivers, lakes and oceans). This creates an adverse effect on biodiversity as well as potential health issues.
8. Faster installation with less mess:
It can be laid over existing surfaces such as asphalt and concrete. Also, directly onto a Type 3 sub-base with a reinforcing grid and separation membrane.
9. It requires no planning permission:
Since government legislation in 2008, planning permission is not required for areas less than 5m². Also, if the new surface is permeable. As Resin Bound Stone is permeable, no planning permission will be required. If you are in any doubt, we would always advise you to speak to your local planning department.
10. You choose a reputable installer:
Resin Bound Stone is one of only a few trades without a governing body or trade association of its own. Your paving will be supplied and installed by us. We are happy to provide references, should you require them.