A common question posed by many homeowners is which is better – Resin bonded or resin bound? The answer is a combination of both, but there are some key differences between the two. Resin bonded surfaces do not conform to SUDS guidelines, meaning they may not be suitable for all applications. Also, unlike resin bound surfaces, resin bonded surfaces are not weed resistant. Here’s a look at the differences between these two types of surfaces.
Resin bound surfaces are weed resistant
Another benefit of resin bound surfaces is their low maintenance. Besides their attractive appearance, resin surfacing requires little to no routine maintenance. To keep it clean, a stiff brush should be used to remove debris from the surface. Light jet washing is also effective in eliminating weed growth. For more detailed information, contact your local landscaping specialist. Here’s a closer look at the benefits of resin surfacing. And don’t forget to read up on the best weed control techniques for resin bound surfaces.
Another benefit of resin surfacing is its weed resistance. Weeds can’t survive on the surface of the resin-bound stone. While it may have a few patches of weed growth, the surface itself is largely weed-proof. Even if weeds do emerge, they won’t be as difficult to kill as weeds that thrive on other types of turf. If you do encounter weeds on your resin-bound surface, you can use a proprietary moss and algae killer to kill them. But, be sure to follow manufacturer’s directions before using the bleach solution. Rinse thoroughly after use.
Another advantage of resin bound surfacing is that it’s highly durable and weed-resistant. They’re made from durable materials and don’t crack or shift when driven on. Even better, they’re low maintenance – you’ll only need to jet wash them a few times a year. Plus, the permeable surface allows water to slowly return to the environment, reducing the risk of algae buildup and weed growth.
Resin bonded surfaces are not SUDS compliant
Permeable surfaces are essential to achieving a SUDS-compliant environment, but this does not mean that resin bound surfaces are compliant with the regulations. In order to achieve a fully SUDS-compliant surface, it is necessary to incorporate permeable basecourses and soakaways beneath the flooring. However, non-permeable tarmacadam driveways can be made into a permeable surface using a resin bound surface.
Hard surfacing has an unbalanced impact on the environment and has a significant negative impact on water quality. This has also led to downstream flooding and poor river water quality. Additionally, the impact on wildlife has been devastating. To counteract this, sustainable drainage systems have been developed, which encourage water to permeate the ground and maintain natural ecosystems. A new drive way must comply with these regulations.
One way to achieve SUDS compliance with a resin bonded surface is to use a layer of aggregate, such as quartz, limestone or granite. This layer is then laid over the surface. The resulting surface is permeable, but not SUDS-compliant. This is because the aggregate is surrounded by a layer of resin before being laid. As such, a resin bonded surface does not offer the same environmental benefits as a resin bound surface.
Resin bound surfaces are porous
These surfaces are made of a mixture of aggregates and a resin. This mixture is then poured onto the base surface. The surface is then troweled to complete the installation. Because of its porous nature, resin bound surfaces remain cooler than asphalt and concrete, and allow air to circulate freely beneath them. This means they do not absorb moisture and are less likely to become slippery. And because they are highly durable, they will retain their sleek appearance for years to come.
Resin bound surfacing is a low-maintenance solution to many pavement and driveway issues. The resin-bound surfacing blends kiln-dried aggregate with a UV stable two-part binding resin. The result is a smooth, durable, porous surface that is strong, yet permeable. Unlike traditional asphalt surfacing, resin-bound surfacing requires little maintenance, aside from occasional sweeping and power washing to prevent dirt, weeds, and moss build-up.
Resin bound surfacing is an excellent choice for parking lots, access roads, and tree pits. Its porous properties make it the ideal choice for paved areas. It has a low-maintenance requirement, makes it ideal for outdoor areas and is suitable for any climate. A permeable surface also helps to mitigate flood risks. Since water drains through the paving’s surface, it will also prevent flooding by allowing rainwater to flow back into natural water courses.