There are some key differences between a traditional resin driveway and a SUDS-compliant one. The most important thing to know is how to lay a resin driveway correctly, and the maintenance of a resin driveway is a big part of keeping the finished product looking its best. Here are some tips for laying a resin driveway correctly. Read on to find out more. You can do it! Just remember that the job is not for the faint-hearted.
SUDS compliant resin driveways
Resin driveways can be laid by yourself, but it is advisable to hire a professional installer to avoid the risk of doing it incorrectly. Resin is UV resistant, and so will not be affected by the rays of the sun. However, the top layer of resin must be strong enough to resist the turning of heavy vehicles. If it is not, the driveway could become damaged by the weight of heavy vehicles.
SUDS-compliant resin driveways are ideal for new build developments, as they are highly waterproof and SUDS-compliant. Unlike asphalt, these driveways can mimic the natural drainage pattern, allowing water to be slowly released back into the ground. This means no more weeds or algae growing on the driveway, and no more work of de-weeding! You can even lay them yourself, if you have the skills to do it properly.
DIY resin driveway kits
DIY resin driveway kits are a great way to transform your old concrete patio into a luxurious, hard-wearing surface. Unlike traditional concrete, however, resin driveway kits don’t require special tools or training to install. However, you will want to take some time to learn how to install the concrete and to avoid mistakes. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a kit. Read on for more information! Let us help you choose the right kit for your home.
To begin, make sure to purchase the right kit. Resin driveway kits will come with the materials you need, including a forced action mixer. Make sure you choose one that holds a hundred kilograms of material. Then, use a plasterer’s paddle, drill, float, and bucket to spread the mixture evenly over the surface. Also, make sure to buy a wheelbarrow, white spirit, and a rubber glove to ensure a proper application.
Maintenance of a resin driveway
The maintenance of a resin driveway is relatively simple. Regular sweeping with a broom or a mechanical sweeper is necessary every two months. The surface must be completely free of loose aggregate, as this can cause the bonded stone to shift out of the resin bond and split. Common stains can be removed with household detergent or a similar degreaser. These steps will help to keep your driveway looking great and preventing moss and algae growth.
Cleaning a resin driveway requires the use of soapy water or white rock salt. This method is recommended for driveways that have been subjected to snow and other harsh weather conditions. Avoid using brake fluid or any type of chemical cleaner as it will corrode the resin surface. Clean up heavy spills immediately with warm water. Using a power jet washer on a regular basis will also help prevent cracking or peeling.
Cost of laying a resin driveway
If you are considering a new resin driveway for your home, you may be wondering how much it will cost. It all depends on the preparation work involved. If your driveway is made of stone, it will need to be excavated and a compacted base installed before the resin can be laid. If you are not replacing any of your existing tarmac, you will pay less for the resin driveway installation because the prep work is minimal. If you do need to do this, however, the cost of the resin installation is approximately half that of a standard driveway.
Prices vary from PS60 to PS90 per square metre and are based on the type of resin used and the size of your drive. For example, a 20 square metre resin driveway for one car costs PS1,300 to 1,800 while a 40-square-metre resin driveway may cost PS2,500 to 3,750. However, if your existing surface is suitable for a resin driveway, it might be cheaper to use an overlay and save money.