Professional Installation of Resin Bound Gravel

Professional Installation of Resin Bound Gravel

If you’ve already chosen resin bound gravel as your next driveway paving material, you have perhaps already done half the work to ensure that you get an absolutely eye catching driveway which will give you a maintenance free long life. 

Along with a host of other benefits, resin bound driveways are also particularly attractive to customers due to their quick installation process. You can get them installed on your driveway within a day’s time, and once you give your material a basic minimal time of 24 hours to settle down, it is ready for extensive use.

Most new projects are advised to be done with professional help due to the need for various planning components like creating a base, excavation, maintaining slopes, making boundaries, etc. However, if you plan to revamp you pre existing driveway with resin bound gravel, you can still get the same done successfully by following some simple tips along with the provided installation guidelines.

To start off, understand your project site and its extent. The amount of material per square meter will really depend on the area of the project site. Understand the space needed to be covered by the paving project. Additionally, it is also important to consider the depth of material that is planned to be laid down. If you need to fill up a bigger depth, the material requirement would be more accordingly. Knowing the exact requirements beforehand will keep you better prepared. Additionally, knowing your material requirement will help you source the material at one time, rather than needing to visit the store a second time which may end up in you not getting the same shade or quality again.

Generally, manufacturers also provide specifications on the packaged material regarding the amount that is required to cover a unit area, the thickness of the material that is recommended as well as the underlying material on which paving is required. Uneven surfaces need to be excavated to make the base slightly even and may end up consuming more material. Further, even those considering paving on a pre existing surface, it needs to be ensured that the material is not laid too thin to ensure sufficient strength. Additionally, the driveways or any other project area will need concrete edges to remain stable. If there is a preexisting edge like a wall, the material, as well as cost, is comparatively lesser than those where one needs to be created. In the latter scenario, additional materials like brick, concrete, etc. could be needed to create edges.

In addition to its other wonderful benefits, resin bound gravel also comes in a wide range of colours. Owners have a choice of either choosing single colour or mixing multiple colours together to create a new shade or even choosing different colours to create patterns and designs. Multiple colour choices where the owners have pre planned to create a design or a pattern need more elaborate thinking in terms of material required. Make sure that the material purchased is slightly more than the quantity required.

Installing resin bound gravel is much more than just laying down the material. It involves steps like planning slopes (for new driveways) and also laying the top most layer of resin which is a crucial step. It is recommended to get professional help to get a good result. However, for those planning to take up the project on their own, DIY kits are available in the market. These kits come in small packages as compared to the regular commercial ones and are more easy and convenient to handle and mix. Make sure that your chosen brand has DIY kits available if you are planning to take up the project on your own.   Additionally, DIY kits come in pre measured quantities in the right proportions, and one need not worry about the ratios while mixing the gravel and the resin. One can buy as many packages as possible and get a uniform strength, colour, texture with every mix. DIY kits are hence a great option to keep your mixtures consistent every single time and to get a uniform and overall clean look when finished.

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Every Resin Bound Gravel project is backed by a comprehensive 10 year guarantee, providing assurance against loose stones; cracking; oil damage; UV degradation; colour change; frost damage and workmanship (when installed by an Approved Installer).