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Fixing Minor Damage on Your Resin Bound Surface

A well-maintained resin bound surface can be a beautiful and durable addition to your home, lasting for many years. Regular cleaning and sealing will help maximise its lifespan and keep it looking its best.
However, even the most resilient surfaces can experience wear and tear over time.
This blog post will guide you through fixing a minor crack in your resin bound surface.

 

Before You Begin: Understanding the Damage

First things first – assess the crack. Minor cracks, less than the thickness of a 5p coin (around 1.5mm) and shorter than 30cm, are repairable

For larger cracks or areas of significant damage, it’s best to consult a professional.

Tools and Materials You’ll Need:

  • Disc cutting machine (or a suitable cutting tool)
  • Safety gear (goggles, gloves, dust mask)
  • Supporting mesh
  • Resin bound stone (matching the original colour as closely as possible)
  • Mixing bucket
  • Trowel
  • Broom

Steps to Repair Your Resin Bound Surface Crack:

  1. Cut Out the Affected Area: Don your safety gear and carefully cut out the cracked section using the disc cutting machine. Ensure you cut down to the level of the existing resin bound material.
  2. Prevent Future Cracking: Place a piece of supporting mesh over the exposed area. This helps prevent the crack from reoccurring by providing additional stability.
  3. Mix and Lay the Resin Bound Stone: Mix your resin bound stone according to the manufacturer’s instructions, ensuring the color matches the original surface as closely as possible. Carefully lay the mixed stone into the cut-out area.
  4. Blending and Finishing: Trowel the new stone level, ensuring it’s slightly higher than the surrounding surface. Use the broom to gently brush the edges and blend the new section seamlessly with the existing resin bound material.

What to Expect:

There might be a slight color difference between the new and old resin bound stone. This is normal due to natural weathering and usage over time.

Maintaining Your Resin Bound Surface:

For a comprehensive guide on cleaning and maintaining your beautiful resin bound surface, along with additional tips and solutions, visit our blog posts:

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