Maintenance For A Resin Bound Driveway
It’s a fact that a resin-bound system be it driveway or patio is going to be hard-wearing and will last several years.
It is essentially a low-maintenance surface that offers many solutions with many benefits.
- Colour choices
- Low maintenance
After your resin Bound surface has been laid you will have very low maintenance. It’s good to know that it is resistant to weeds, and grass and does not crack like concrete.
However, there are a few low-maintenance tips that will keep your new surface in tip top condition and in turn will give you a preteen look and help to preserve the life of your new surface longer.
Domestic and normal use
When you had your consultation, we will have asked what type of usage your resin-bound surface will be used for. Normal driveways are intended for pedestrian use and cars light vehicles.
It’s important to stress that unless your new surface was designed and its construction to allow for heavy weights or abnormal loads then this should be avoided.
So, it’s good to know that you will have no problems with normal use, this includes parked cars.
What you should avoid on a resin-bound surface.
Great care is needed with the following:
- Dragging: Never drag heavy objects over a resin-bound surface.
- Sharp edges: It is best to avoid objects that apply pressure or with sharp edges.
- Pointed objects: Avoid sharp or pointed corners, this also includes heavy motorbikes.
- Skips: Preparation is essential for skips and other heavy items. It’s quick and easy to lay load-bearing planks, giving a suitable resting surface that is not directly onto the resing Bound. The roadside would be a better option.
- Spillage: Please avoid spillage of solvents or fuel this will damage and soften the resin binder.
Your new resin-bound surface is resilient to a wide range of chemicals, however, the resistance must build up with time, therefore great care is needed in the first seven days after installation. It is important the resin-bound is not exposed to chemicals during this time.
How to prevent tyre marks on your new resin-bound surface
Take care not to move your steering wheel while your car is stationary this will cause tyre marks because the oils on the surface are being heated with the friction of the movement of the tyres. The residual heat after a long journey can result in tyre marks on the surface also.
Please see our cleaning blog.