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Can I install a resin driveway myself or do I need a professional?

To construct a complete driveway like the one shown above, you’ll have to be experienced and have experiences installing. We do not sub-contract our projects. We are a family-owned firm with more than 30 years expertise between us. We are skilled and reliable tradesmen, and our goal is to become the leading company in the field.

What can I do to my Resin driveway by myself, or should I leave it to experts?

High-quality resin bound driveway DIY kits require an expert service. It is essential to find an expert tradesperson who is able to lay the resin to a top quality to ensure a long-lasting, high-performance driveway.

It is constructed from individual stones, organic aggregates, recycled glass, and marble, all coated with an UV-resistant clear resin. Then, they are mixed for an even distribution.

The product is laid over an existing , flat and stable surface, like an asphalt driveway, provided that it’s not damaged and uneven. A resin-bonded paving is a major undertaking, and it’s highly likely that you’ll require additional details like man-holes, edging lined up, etc. It is recommended to hire an expert to carry out your task.

The most frequent errors

The most frequent error that we observe in the installation of resin bound surfaces is a mistake made by the contractor that occurs before the work has been completed. Here are some of the most common reasons for a poor resin bound driveway installation

1.) 1) There is no U.V. resin is being used within the resin-bound mix. The resin used in the mix is not U.V. U.V. resin is cheaper to purchase, saving about PS5 per m2. Utilizing resin that is not U.V. is not obvious at first it is more likely the customer has already paid before the driveway begins to fade.

2.) Certain contractors lay it at a enough thickness. It may not be apparent at first glance however if the thickness is installed below a minimum thickness of 15mm to allow for vehicular traffic that is required to be done, you may find yourself in trouble. Cutting corners by reducing thicker layers is a typical issue. To ensure your safety we ensure that all of our installations are laid to an average of 18mm.

3.) Contractors who are using the incorrect mixers e.g. gravity mixers like Belle Mixers to mix the resin bound . This is a huge warning that they are not able to mix resin bound products. At Resin Install, we use a Forced Action Mixer to make sure the stone aggregates and the resin are well mixed.

4.) Scarily the next point is becoming more well-known. Resin is now being bought on eBay! This is a big NO! The cheap resin typically does not have the most important element in the longevity that the resin is made of. It is important that the contractor chooses an established supplier.

5.) The contractor has minimal or no responsibility for the client or any recourse should there be a issue.