Do Resin Driveways Fade?

Posted on: July 23, 2022

Resin driveways can be different colours depending on the materials used in the manufacture. However, natural aggregate is more durable than other materials, and less prone to chipping and fading. In addition, coloured stone is available in virtually any colour, and maintenance is minimal. However, debris left on the resin surface for a long time can cause tanning. For this reason, you should regularly clean your resin driveway. Here are some tips on how to keep your driveway looking its best:

Durability

One of the main benefits of resin drives is their durability. Resin surfaces are exceptionally hardwearing, and are usually laid over a layer of concrete or tarmac. They are also highly porous, which prevents ponding and encourages easy water absorption. This quick absorption reduces damage caused by rainwater. These advantages are what many people are looking for in a driveway. Fortunately, there are many companies that offer consultations and resin drive installations.

The resin used to hold aggregates together is UV stable. This means that it will not break down easily under sunlight, and will retain its quality for many years. Non-UV stable resins will discolour and turn light brown under the sun, but they are still very durable. Therefore, the resin used in resin drives is an important factor in determining how long a resin driveway will last. If cared for properly, resin drives can last for 20 to 25 years.

Cost

There are several factors to consider when determining the cost of resin drives. The sub-base of a resin driveway is one of the most critical factors. If it is not installed properly, then the surface will look uneven and will require extensive redoing. Often, extra resin is applied to block paving surfaces to make them even. If this is the case, then it will be necessary to remove the extra resin to restore the finish.

The cost of installing a resin drive can vary from PS120 to PS1,400. The cost of installation is usually similar whether you’re undertaking it yourself or hiring a professional. The installation process can involve preparing the sub base with a stone base and installing drainage. This process may cost around PS130 per m2. Resin driveways require a grid system to prevent water puddles from forming. The Ecogrid EL30 Plastic Porous Paving Grid system is competitively priced. For 100 square metres, it costs around PS1,400.

Maintenance

To prevent fading of colours of resin drives, you need to clean the surface regularly. If you have a seamless driveway, you may want to avoid applying abrasive chemicals, which will also damage the concrete underneath. Alternatively, you can use white rock salt, which can be easily removed with a fan-assisted pressure washer. If the resin driveway is not sealed well, you should regularly power wash or sweep it.

One of the most common reasons for resin drives to fade is improper installation. Often this is due to the lack of experience or professionalism of installers, but there are also other causes. For quick maintenance, follow these easy steps:

UV resistance

Resin drives are an excellent option for driveways because they require minimal maintenance. The porosity of the resin makes it able to absorb water and resist UV light. This makes them perfect for driveways that get a lot of traffic. Resin also resists stains and fading from ultraviolet light. Here are a few benefits of resin drives. You’ll see why so many people have them installed in their driveways.

The best resins resist the sun’s UV rays. High quality polyurethanes provide flexural stability for external applications and don’t yellow under UV exposure. Internal applications can use polyurethanes that aren’t light-stable. Resin driveways are durable enough to last 20 to 25 years with proper maintenance. The manufacturer’s warranty covers the resin’s quality for 15 years. However, you should check the manufacturer’s guarantee to make sure that it’s still as good as it was the day you installed it.

Weed resistance

While resin drives are largely weed-resistant, it is still possible to have some weeds on your driveway. Seedlings from trees and other plants can fall on your driveway and grow into weeds. If you see small weeds, you can simply pull them out by hand, but if the weeds are deep, you will need to apply a weed killer. However, be aware that some types of weeds, such as moss and algae, can stain resin drives. Luckily, removing weeds and algae stains on resin drives is easy – simply apply diluted hydrochloric acid or a proprietary moss and algae remover to the affected areas.

Resin-bound drives are weed-resistant, but if you still notice a few weeds, you can spray them with a proprietary moss and algae killer. You can also apply a strong bleach solution, but be sure to follow manufacturer guidelines to avoid damaging the resin surface. Weeds can also appear due to wind-blown seeds. For these reasons, you should apply a weed killer to your resin-bound drives before they become visible.

Flexibility

Resin bonded surfaces can be molded to provide the right shape for a variety of applications, including handles, grips, overmolds, and packaging. This material is ideal for the printing process, as it can be easily molded to fit the shape of a particular product. In addition, resin bonded surfaces can be used for non-turning vehicles, as well as larger turning vehicles, such as refuse collection trucks.

One of the advantages of a resin drive is its durability. These driveways bind together with the original surface, preventing water from seeping in. Resin can also withstand petrol and oil spills, while being resistant to UV rays and abrasions. The price of resin bound driveways can vary, depending on the type and brand of resin used. Its price varies according to its UV resistance and colour fastness.