Tarmac or Block Paving? Concrete or Resin Bound? Which one is right to you?

Many of us want to spend more time outside this spring and summer. The big home renovation jobs that we think about are laying new driveways or patios. With so many choices to choose from, how do you know which one is right?

Block Paving

Block pavers have become extremely popular in the last few decades. They can create stunning driveways and offer great value. This product is suitable for driveways as well as patios and walkways. The surface can be sealed to protect it. It is susceptible to moss and other weeds growing up through the surface and needs maintenance.

Block Paving can be described as:

*Highly attractive and durable

*Many colours, styles, textures and materials available

*Can be used nearly anywhere

*Blocks can provide a smooth finish

Imprinted Concrete

It is also called stamped concrete and pressed concrete. This surface needs very little maintenance, so it’s probably the best. This surface is great for patios, driveways, walkways, and other areas. It can be made to look like cobbles bricks or stones. It can become slippery in wet weather.

Imprinted Concrete is:

*Low maintenance



*Supports many finishes and colors


Tarmac will be the perfect surface for most driveways. It is also suitable for heavier usage. It will provide a smooth surface with enough grip to handle all types of weather. It is made up of tar and crushed stone. However, you have the option to have a coloured driveway.

Tarmac is:

*Extremely durable and long-lasting

*Fast curing

*Ideal for driveways or paths

*Can be combined with block pavers

*Float surface for wheelchairs and buggies

*More expensive than other surfaces

Resin Bound Paving

Resin Bound, a single-layered material, is made from a mix of a bespoke resin. It is then applied by hand to form a compact and smooth finish that is suitable for pedestrians and vehicles. It is strong, durable, resistant, and easy to use. You can find it in a wide range of recycled and natural materials. From delicate colours of crushed rock, natural gravel, and marble to custom glass colours. This allows you to create delicate designs for logos and emblems. This results in a very durable surface that can be used indoors as well as outdoors. It is also resistant to weeds, low maintenance, and extremely long-lasting. The downside is that it can be quite costly.

It is called resin bound pavering



*Virtually maintenance-free


*UV Stable

*NO loose stones


*Buggable and wheelchair friendly

*Able to withstand extreme temperatures (hot and cold).

*Available with a large range of colours, finishes and options

*Can be used around other existing surfaces


Resin Bonded

Resin-bonded uses an adhesive to glue natural aggregates to concrete, wood, and steel. Resin bounded can be used to create driveways, patios, and pathways. It comes in many colours to suit all applications. It’s attractive, safe, easy to clean, and durable. The only drawback is the possibility of stone becoming loosening over time.

Resin Bonded (Is it:

*Low maintenance


*Available to order in a variety colours and finishes


*Available for wheelchairs and buggies

Research all options when searching for the perfect product for your home. Once you’ve decided on the surface that you want, search for companies with a proven track record and registered with trade and awarding bodies. Ask for recommendations and check out online reviews. You should also read case studies if the company’s website has one.

Would your property benefit from a new, state of the art resin patiopath or driveway in Birstall? Contact us for a no obligation quote on 07595 510190. You can also email us thedrivewayexperts2015@gmail.com or visit our website www.resinbounddriveways.net