The first question that you may be wondering is, can you lay resin on old concrete? Firstly, you must assess the condition of the old surface. Older concrete surfaces may require crack repairs or infills. You should also make sure that the sub-base is flat. Then, you need to apply a polyurethane primer to aid adhesion. This primer is then applied to the surface while the concrete is still wet. To lay resin, you need to mix the resin and aggregate in the right proportions. Otherwise, you may end up with a white stain or a chewy surface.
Eco grid systems
Among the many benefits of EcoGrid systems for laying resin on old concrete is its easy fit and permeable base. It also provides a load-bearing base and contains its own patented resin. This resin bond is both physical and chemical, which makes it suitable for pedestrian and light vehicle traffic. Although expensive, EcoGrid is a perfect solution for old concrete driveways, transforming it into a modern, eco-friendly flooring option.
EcoGrid is made of recycled plastic materials and creates a locked grid structure. EcoGrid should be laid on a type three sub base or geotextile membrane and then filled with clean stone. Smaller stones are preferable for this application, but the same can be said for gravel. EcoGrids come in grids of 12 pieces, but the number of grids needed depends on the area’s resin bound installation.
Can you lay resin on old concrete? The answer depends on what you want to use the surface for. Some surfaces are thinly laid and will weaken once you start drilling around the edges. Others may be thick and will need to be drilled to create drainage holes. Whatever the situation, it is vital to be sure of the age of the concrete surface before laying resin. Fortunately, it is possible to lay resin over old concrete.
Resin bound surfacing can be laid on old concrete or asphalt. You can lay it at nominal 18mm for a driveway, 15mm for a path or terrace, and 10mm for a tree surround. The cavitation in the resin mixture prevents water from pooling on the surface, and the resulting resin-bound surfacing stays cooler than concrete or asphalt. It allows air to circulate freely through the surface, so it will not become slippery when wet.
There are many different types of flooring options available to homeowners, and it is possible to lay resin over old concrete. To get the best results, your concrete floor should be in good condition, free of debris, and flat. You should also prepare your concrete base by spraying it with a polyurethane primer to make it more adherent to the concrete surface. During installation, you must also make sure that you mix the correct proportion of aggregate and resin. Too much resin will create a white stains on the surface. Too little resin can make the surface chewy and brittle.
If you’re trying to cover a large area, a four-man team can apply up to 700 m2 of resin in a single day. Depending on the difficulty of the area, a three-man team can lay about 50m2 per hour. A skilled four-man team can lay up to 700m2 in a single day. However, you should not rush this process, as it requires a lot of skill and attention to detail.
SureSet resin bound aggregates
Installing a new driveway requires a certain set of steps. SureSet resin bound aggregates are applied over an existing driveway using a trowel and must be laid on a dry, clean surface. If you are planning to lay resin bound aggregates over an existing driveway, you must ensure that the surface is free of all debris and dirt before installing the resins. In most cases, SureSet can be laid on existing concrete, so long as the old driveway was not too old and had been tarred and scraped.
This process is simple but requires accuracy. The application process is simple and requires careful preparation of the surface and a clear resin. It is best applied on a new macadam base, but can also be laid over old concrete. Once cured, SureSet resins are resistant to oil-based solvents and are safe for the environment. Ayegardening has specialized expertise in installing SureSet resin bound driveways and walkways.
Resin bonded surfacing systems
Although installing a Resin Bonded surfacing system on old concrete is an easy DIY project, it is a much more complex process if you have a large area to cover. It requires two or more applicators, and three to four of them are needed to complete the entire process. A fourth applicator mixes the resin components and distributes them to the working area. The material must be mixed immediately, rather than sitting in a bucket.
Once you’ve determined what kind of surface you’d like, the next step is to determine the structural integrity of your existing surface. Usually, a slab can be laid next to an existing one in one day, though you should consider the structural stability of the area before laying down a new resin-bonded surface. Once you’ve determined the structural stability of your current surface, you can then lay down the resin-bonded surface on top.