Frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions
The frequently asked questions list below reflect the frequent enquiries we have recieved from our customers, therefore the list will be updated dependant on the feedback we recieve from you.
What is the difference between Resin Bonded and Resin Bound Application?
Resin bound application involves covering the natural aggregate with a clear UV Resin and thoroughly mixing it together to ensure that each individual piece of stone is completely covered in Resin. Once the mixture is ready, it is then applied immediately to a stable surface to a depth of 18mm. When the resin is applied and cured it will allow the excess water to permeate striaght through it.
The resin Bonded method consists of applying a film of resin directly onto the surface and then scattering dry aggregate over the top of it. Once it has cured, any excess stone is swept away, leaving a natural textured finish. The size of the stone used for this technique ranges from 1mm -6mm and the finished surface will average 3-5mm in depth.
Are they both Porous/Permeable?
No! Our Resin Bound Surfaces are completely porous and SUDS compliant, whereas a Resin Bonded surface is non permeable and does not meet SUDS requirements.
We only specialise in Resin bound application.
Is it easy to clean?
Yes! There is no loose stone to worry about so regular sweeping and occasional power washing will keep it looking nice and clean.
How much does it cost?
Each project is individually priced and dependent on the location, size of the area, application type and stone choice. Please contact us with this information and we will be more than happy to provide you with a free quotation over the phone.
How is the Resin bound surface permeable?
During the mixing process we ensure that each individual piece of stone is completely coated in resin, allowing the stones to bond together securely, whilst creating small cavities for the water or liquid to drain through.
Will the Resin fade in the sunlight?
No. We use a special clear UV Resin to bind the aggregate together and this prevents any discolouration or fading from sunlight.
How long before I can drive my car on it?
Our resin bound surfaces are suitable for use after 6-8 hours for pedestrians and 16-24 hours for all small vehicles. For heavier vehicles, we recommend 24-48 hours to ensure the surface has completely cured.
How long does it last?
Our Resin Bound Surfaces with full groundworks come with a 10-year guarantee, however the Resin technology suggests it will last in excess of 25 years.