Resin bound paving is a mixture of natural aggregate, marbled or recycled material (stone) and a high quality clear resin binder. A thorough mixing ensures all of the stone is fully coated in resin and ‘bound’ together; producing a 3D matrix. During the laying process minute voids are created that mimic natural drainage by allowing water to pass through.
Resin Bound permeable paving delivers a surface that is smooth, durable and needs very little maintenance; sweeping and occasional power washing to avoid the build up of debris and prevent the growth of moss or algae.
Our resin bound gravel is fully permeable; meeting the requirements of Sustainable urban Drainage Systems (SuDs). Even when applied to a non-permeable base, the permeability of Resin Bound Paving allows water to be harvested or discharged into drains or soak-aways.
Resin bound is very different to resin bonded whereby a thin layer of resin is applied to the surface and aggregate scattered on top.
During the mixing process we ensure that ensure each piece of stone is completely coated in resin; allowing the stones to bond securely whilst leaving minute voids for water to drain through to the sub-base.
Yes you can on Resin Bound Paving. Our resin bound paving can even be designed for heavy traffic such as buses and lorries.
Yes it is. There’s no loose stone with Resin Bound gravel making it easy to look after. Regular sweeping and occasional power washing will keep it looking fresh.
The depth of Resin Bound gravel varies for each project, depending on the application and size of the stone, but the approximate ‘typical’ depth is 18mm. There are various base options for Resin Bound Paving including asphalt, concrete, and cell base.
Resin Bound Paving paving is suitable for use after six to eight hours for pedestrians and 12-16 hours for vehicles. For heavy vehicle use, we recommend 24 hours to ensure the surface is fully cured.
Resin Bound permeable paving comes with an 21 year guarantee, however, the resin technology suggests it will last in excess of 25 years.
The groundwork and preparation laid before you have resin bound installed is very important. If you are planning to have a new sub-base, for the best results, please use our really useful specifications. We will be able to carry out any groundwork and preparations for you.