Why should I choose resin bound paving for Birstall?

Due to the increase in flooding and increased awareness of flood prevention, permeable resin bound pavement has experienced a substantial growth.

As resin bound paving is more in demand, there has been an increase in sub-standard installations. It is frustrating that this leads to a poor reputation for premium paving products, which when properly installed will last over 25 years.

Because it is still a new product, it is one of very few trades in construction without a governing body, Trade Association, or even a website. Furthermore, the Paving Expert website is the only place you can go to for independent advice about resin bound Paving.

We invented clear resin bound Paving for External Use nearly 22 Years ago. Our staff are just as excited about the product and its potential today as Peter Kevin and Michael were back in 1997, when The Driveway Experts was established.

So here they are – 10 really good reasons to choose resin bound paving…

  1. It’s permeable. Cold mixing on site ensures every stone piece is covered in resin. This results in a 3D structure. The laying process creates tiny cracks that allow water to flow through.
  2. It is attractive: in addition to being decorative, resin bound pavers are durable, practical, versatile, and beautiful.
  3. It’s weather-resistant. It doesn’t shrink in summer, freeze during winter, or fade under sunlight.
  4. It is durable and long-lasting. Resin bound paving is an extremely durable surface. Although the guarantees last between 10-21 years, proper installation and maintenance can extend their life expectancy to more than 25.
  5. It needs very little maintenance. There are no loose stones or weeds that you need to remove. You can keep it looking great by using a regular brush or a power wash occasionally.
  6. It serves as natural filtration. Rainwater and surface water seep through the subbase and a natural filtering process takes place.
  7. It reduces standing and pond water, which in turn decreases flash flooding and surface water run-off.
  8. It is SuDS-compliant (Sustainable urban drainage systems). The Environment Agency introduced this water management system to help manage flood risk.
  9. It reduces the “heat island” effect. Heat islands can occur when concrete and asphalt hard surfaces absorb heat and store it. Permeable Paving allows the soil below to breathe, which reduces surface temperatures.
  10. No need for planning permission: Planning permission is not required for areas smaller than 5m2 or where the new surface is permeable.

They are more affordable than traditional paving options, which...

  • Are impermeable
  • Look more industrial
  • Not weather-resistant
  • Functional life is relatively short
  • Require more maintenance
  • You can create puddles to contribute to flash flooding
  • Not SuDS compliant (a water management method introduced by the Environment Agency in order to manage flood risk) and require planning permission.
  • Contribute to the heat island effect by conserving heat

Resin bound paving has many benefits over traditional pavers. Resin bound paving uses natural aggregates from Europe and The Driveway Experts’s ultra-stable polyurethane. This resin enhances and preserves the aggregates’ natural beauty. It is an attractive option that can be tailored to your specific needs. The Driveway Experts offers a range of colours for resin bound Paving. This gives you the freedom to choose the perfect colour and texture that suits your project.

Why is it unique?

There are many reasons that resin bound pavers are preferred to other types of paving. Here are some examples:

  • It’s permeable. That means it doesn’t puddle in wet weather.
  • It looks amazing: Resin bound pavers can be customized to your home, business, or driveway.
  • It is practical, durable and versatile. Resin bound paving can be used on a variety surfaces and for different purposes.
  • It is resistant to all weather conditions. It will not freeze in winter nor fade in the summer sunlight.
  • It can last longer than 25 year, making it very durable and cost-effective.
  • It doesn’t require a lot of care or maintenance.
  • It has a smooth surface and no loose stones, which is ideal for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Resin Bound Pavers are a great choice! Resin bound paving is a great choice for paving. It will make your life much easier and your property look better.

How is resin bound paving made?

The process can be complex and The Driveway Experts is well-versed in it.

The unique cold mixing process we use ensures that every piece of stone is covered in resin. This forms a structurally strong 3D matrix. This mixture of stones includes natural aggregate, marble and recycled materials.

The key factor in ensuring strength and longevity for resin bound pavement is how tightly they are packed.

This system combines natural aggregate, marble, or recycled materials with clear resin. This is when we coat every single one of the tiny stones with resin. Once all the pieces are cured, they can be laid on the base. Then, they can be smoothed to form the flat, smooth surface resin bound pavement.

The final depth of the surface can vary from 12mm to 24mm depending on its size, type and function. Public spaces like playgrounds and driveways, for example, will require a different depth.

Did you know?

The Driveway Experts resin bound Paving comes with a 21 year guarantee. This guarantee is valid when the paving has been installed by either our Installation Team or an The Driveway Experts Global Partner. We are so confident in the product’s quality, this guarantee covers:

  • Loose rock
  • Cracking
  • Oil damage
  • Softening
  • Color change
  • Frost damage
  • Workmanship

Questions to know if resin paving is for you?

This article is for anyone who is considering investing in resin pavement. It is important to ask the right questions in order to get the information you need. This is a simple way to find out if resin pavers are right for your project.

Let’s begin by saying that resin paving can be used on many surfaces. It is long-lasting, looks good and is available in many different styles.

Question 1: What is your budget?

Budget is one of the most important things to think about when planning for a project like resurfacing driveways or common areas. Resin Paving is not the cheapest surface option, so budget is an important consideration. Resin Paving is an attractive, long-lasting and personalisable option.

Requesting a quote is the best way for you to see if resin pavement is right for your budget. We offer free quotes without any obligation.

Question 2: Are you having problems with planning permission?

Resin paving is not a suitable choice if you are having trouble getting planning permissions for any other type of paving. Since 2008’s new legislation, planning permission is no longer required for areas smaller than 5m2 and if the new surface has permeability. Resin pavers are permeable and do not require planning permission. This makes resin pavers ideal for people who have had previous issues.

Question 3: Have you been having problems with flooding?

We know that many driveways and properties in the UK are susceptible to flooding and water damage due to the wet weather. The permeability of resin paving reduces the risk of flooding and water accumulation on surfaces. There are tiny cracks in the resin that allow water through during the laying process.

Question 4: Do you want to make a long-term investment?

Resin paving is an excellent choice if you are looking for a long-term investment in your driveway or property. Resin paving is extremely durable and can last up to 25 years.

Question 5: Do you have time for maintenance?

Resin Paving is the best choice if time is tight and you need a flooring/surface with minimal maintenance. Many people desire a low-maintenance surface that doesn’t require care or constant upkeep. If you feel like this, resin paving might be for you. The Driveway Experts has a 21-year guarantee for resin bound paving. The guarantee covers cracking, loose stone and oil damage. It also covers softening, colour changing, frost damage, and oil damage.

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