Resin Bound Surfaces

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Resin Bound Surfaces

Resin bound is a fully-bound gravel surface used for driveways, footpaths, public parks and hard landscaping schemes in all sorts of commercial and healthcare settings. 

Resin bound surfacing is manufactured in a wide range of aggregates. The aggregate is completely coated in a clear polyurethane resin. The resulting mixture is poured onto the prepared substrate and trowelled by hand to achieve a perfectly level and seamless upper surface.

We can also supply a resin bond surface system and there are a vast range of edgings in granite or brindle colours to choose from.

What are the benefits of resin bound surfaces?

Resin bound surfaces are one of the most cost effective ways of improving your existing tarmac or concrete surface.

One key advantage of resin-bound gravel surfaces is that they are permeable and SUDS-compliant, because of the way the system is mixed. You gain the aesthetic of a gravel surface, with none of the inconvenience and accessibility issues. Rainwater can still pass through, if the resin-bound system is applied to a porous subbase. It can equally be applied to existing tarmac or concrete surfaces.

The final surface is unaffected by UV light, so the colour won’t fade, and has excellent resistance to spills, weeds and frost.

Resin-bound paving is also slip-resistant, making it ideal for use in courtyards and hard landscaping around care homes and healthcare settings in particular, and safer for pedestrians in any environment. A resin-bound surface will retain its anti-slip properties even with regular power-washing.

What’s the difference between resin-bound vs resin-bonded?

Resin-bound surfaces are distinctly different to resin-bonded surfaces. Resin-bonded surfaces are achieved with loose gravel added to a resin layer.

This means three things: the top surface is textured rather than smooth, which may be less comfortable and accessible for wheelchair users; it’s non-porous, so water can collect on the surface even with careful gradients and ample channel drains; and it’s much more likely to degrade and break up, especially under vehicle traffic. Resin-bonded surfaces may also be vulnerable to frost.

Diverse Screed is an approved installer for both The Resin Mill and Addagrip, which means guarantees of up to 25 years and a huge array of aggregates to create a suitable effect for any design scheme.

Our professional experience and industry knowledge of installation is key to a high quality finish in resin bound surfaces. For advice on the best resin system for your project, just contact us.

Resin Bound Surfaces FAQs

More than you might think. Resin-bonded is loose gravel with a resin layer. It gives a textured surface, it’s non-porous and can break up over time. Resin-bound involves a manufacturing process whereby each grain of aggregate is coated in resin; it results in a totally smooth finish which can also be porous to allow for drainage.

Resin bound surfacing is manufactured in a wide range of aggregates. The aggregate is completely coated in a clear polyurethane resin. The resulting mixture is poured onto the prepared substrate and trowelled by hand to achieve a perfectly level and seamless upper surface.

Resin bound surfacing can be used for driveways, footpaths, public parks and hard landscaping schemes in all sorts of commercial and healthcare settings. 

A key advantage of resin-bound gravel surfaces is that they are permeable and SUDS-compliant, because of the way the system is mixed.

You gain the aesthetic of a gravel surface, with none of the inconvenience and accessibility issues. Rainwater can still pass through, if the resin-bound system is applied to a porous subbase. It can equally be applied to existing tarmac or concrete surfaces.

The final surface is unaffected by UV light, so the colour won’t fade, and has excellent resistance to spills, weeds and frost.

Resin-bound surfacing is also slip-resistant, making it ideal for use in courtyards and hard landscaping around care homes and healthcare settings in particular, and safer for pedestrians in any environment. A resin-bound surface will retain its anti-slip properties even with regular power-washing.

There are no specific maintenance requirements for resin bound surfaces other than regular brushing and hosing or power washing to keep your surface looking it’s best.

“120 Moorgate involved a substantial amount of new screed and resin finishes to be installed over multiple floors. Diverse were able to assist in the early stages of the project by providing specification advice and product recommendations, before installing samples for client approval. Communication was excellent throughout the project and there is always a proactive and efficient approach to their work. The screed and resin finishes were installed to a high standard, which has led to them securing future projects with BHCL.”

Sam Dempster – Site Manager, Blenheim House Construction Ltd.

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