Resin Bound Surfacing is visually pleasing, attractive and will provide your driveway, path or outside area with year round tidiness.
Are there any complications that might arise when using a Resin Bound Surface?
Resin Bound Surfaces, when applied correctly will provide a low maintenance, long lasting and attractive finish to your internal or external surface, it is therefore important that you choose to employ a reputable and approved contractor to lay your Resin Bound Surface, Resin Bound Driveway or Resin Bound Pathway. To ensure a smooth, seamless finish, it is imperative that the base on which the Resin Bound Surface is applied to, is solid, stable, strong and even. Kent Resin Bound Surfaces also offer additional landscaping and base preparation services. Please contact us for more information.
In adverse cold and wet weather conditions, it may difficult to lay the Resin Bound Surface owing to the additional time it may take for the resin bonding to set. Resin Bound Surfaces should always be laid in dry weather.
Problems can arise if the top surface comes away from the sub base. Frost and moisture can get in if the surface has not been sealed correctly and the base it was applied to was unsuitable, or uneven. In this event, simply repairing the surface without it showing is impossible. The problem area would need to be cut out and redone. In this instance, owing to the aging of the surrounding area and the colour variations of replacement stone etc. it might be impossible to match the colour of the replacement with the existing area and the joins will be visible, because of the colour variation.
How do I maintain my resin bound surface, resin bound drive or resin bound path?
Your resin bound surface should be regularly swept clean, removing leaves and other debris, in order to prevent moss growth. If the surface has been contaminated with grease, oil or gum etc. it is best removed with the appropriate removal products.
In order to keep your surface looking its best and to prevent staining from any moss, or weed growth, it should be treated using an appropriate herbicide, or weed killer. Any ingrained algal growth can be removed using an appropriate paving cleaner. The colour of the original resin bound surface can be restored by applying a strong bleach solution. The bleach solution should be applied in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines and local environmental constraints. After application with the bleach, the surface must be rinsed well with clean water or lightly jet washed. Please note that staining may occur from tanning if surfaces are not kept clean from leaf debris, twigs, conkers etc.
Ice and Frost
Salt can be used on the surface to help eliminate ice and frost. Once weather conditions return to normal the salt/grit needs to be washed off thoroughly to remove all traces.
General cleaning of the surface can be carried out by cold pressure washing up to a maximum 150 bar rating to remove dirt and grime. The water should be applied using a fan type lance, which should be kept 200mm above the installed resin bound surface. Care should be taken however to prevent damage to the surface with excessive water pressure. If the surface is contaminated with any cement, or concrete marks, these can be removed using dilute hydrochloric acid, or a proprietary cement remover. In all cases we recommend that a small area is carried out first to confirm suitability. Oil stains should be removed as soon as possible using a mild detergent, to prevent possible staining and degradation of the surface.
What Areas Can Resin Bound Surfacing Be Used For?
Our resin bound surfacing has been designed for normal pedestrian and vehicular traffic use, therefore protection should be provided wherever possible against *abnormal usage.
*Abnormal usage would be classed as heavy objects such as skips. These should not be dragged across the surface; the resin bound surface must be protected in this instance to avoid any impact damage, staining, etc. It is recommended that point load from heavy objects such as motorbike stands etc., is avoided. Light colour Resin Bound Surfaces may show tyre marks. The surface should be pressure washed to remove tyre marks.
Repairs after Damage
Should the surface become damaged we recommend that repairs are carried out as soon as possible. Providing it is still within the warranted period, there has been no *abnormal usage and the recommended care and maintenance guidelines have been followed, Kent Resin Bound Surfacing will assess and repair the damage caused to the surface, ensuring that any repairs that are carried out are as visually minimal as possible.
Duty of Care
The information in this care document is provided as a guide to assist Kent Resin Bound Surfacing clients. Kent Resin Bound Surfacing cannot accept responsibility for how these guidance notes are carried out. The duty of care for maintaining the surface is that of the owner.
Kent Resin Bound Surfacing reserves the right to void any warranty given if the above care and maintenance instructions are not strictly adhered to. For further information, please refer to Installation Terms and Conditions.