Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the installation, consultation and maintenance of resin bound driveways that we provide here at Eden Resin. If you have a question about a resin bound drive or resin path of your own, then please contact us.
What is Resin Bound?
What are the benefits?
There are number of benefits you get with a resin bound surface. Resin look stunning, far more visually appealing than black tarmac or grey concrete. Resin last longer than alternative driveway surfaces like tarmac or concrete. Resin comply with the latest SUDS (Sustainable Drainage) regulations, Resin is weed resistant and puddle free making resin bound surfaces the safest option for domestic and commercial use.
Resin Vs. Tarmac or concrete?
Tarmac and concrete surfaces are very brittle, an over time weakens with use and will eventually crack and crumble. A resin surface is strong and is built to last. Tarmac also fades from black to grey and begin to look dated and weathered over time.
How do I keep my resin surface clean?
A resin surface can be cleaned with a pressure washer or with soapy water. Bonded resin surfaces are more stain resistant too which means less to clean in the first place. Unlike with tarmac or concrete which require strong chemical cleaners to clean away dirt and stains.
As resin can hold water, will it crack or pop when water freezes?
No, the resin bound is tested to temperatures down to -50C and is BBA certified – meaning it can be used on public walkways and highways. The nature of this product doesn’t allow water to penetrate the stone because it’s all coated in resin.
How to remove moss and algae?
To remove moss and algae we suggest using a moss removal product alternatively a diluted household bleach which is great to attack moss within the surface. If you are going to use bleach you most avoid prolonged contact with the aggregate to avoid discolouration of the stone so make sure to wash the surface with clean water thoroughly afterwards.
How to remove chewing gum?
Chewing gum can be removed by scraping, chipping or using proprietary removal solutions, always take care not to dislodge aggregate.
How to remove a cement stain?
Any cement stains can easily be removed with hydrochloride acid but make sure to to a test area first to ensure no damage or discolouration will occur to the aggregate. Remember to take care when using hydrochloric acid and follow the health and safety advice.
How to remove an oil stain?
An oil stain can be removed by using a normal household detergent or alternatively a degreasing product. Apply to the affected area scrub in with a brush and allow to work for 10-15 mins then thoroughly rinse with clean water.
How to remove snow or ice?
Snow can be cleared using a rubber bladed Squeegee, Scraper or shovelled using a Nylon Bladed Shovel. Salt or grit can also be used as required.