Why a Permeable Driveway is Beneficial
We here at the Yorkshire Resin Company are experts in three key fields – resin, bounding and driveways! As such, we are in the unique position to offer you unparalleled advice on resin bound driveways! Let’s begin on the old permeable vs non-permeable debate and explain why the former is always beneficial.
What Exactly is a Resin Bound Driveway?
A resin driveway is a mixture of aggregate stones and a synthetic resin polymer, which creates a strong and durable surface. Technological advancements over the past twenty years have resulted in a reduction in the costs associated with synthetically producing resin and, thus, this type of driveway installation has become massively popular across the world.
Why Are Resin Bound Driveways So Popular?
Synthetic resin driveways are, without a doubt, the most aesthetically pleasing means of constructing a driveway and add a really elegant and colourful finish to the front on your home.
There are none of the dull greys and blacks that you would associate with concrete and asphalt. Indeed, even concrete paving slabs in pink and cream fade incredibly quickly and take on a greyish hue as a result of exposure to the sun and rain.
Resin Driveways: A Rainbow of Lasting Colours
Aggregate stones come in a range of vibrant colours and can be mixed with synthetic resin produced in a range of different colours too. As such, we are able to create a bespoke driveway for the front of your home – one that best suits your needs and the design you may have in mind.
Resin driveways are naturally permeable and allow water to pass through them, meaning that rainwater will not sit on your driveway or erode it away. Additionally, these types of driveways are not susceptible to fading when exposed to the sun, meaning the colour and elegant finish will last for the long term.
Aside from the aesthetics and durability of a permeable resin bound driveway, there are several other benefits to this contemporary product:
Acts as a Natural Drainage System
Resin allows water to pass through it naturally, meaning that you will never have to sweep your driveway after heavy rainfall. This puts less stress on your low-lying drains and makes your drainage system more durable.
Weeds Out Those Pesky Weeds
We will install your driveway with what is, effectively, one giant piece of paving. Once the mixture has been poured into your driveway, shaped and then set – there are no cracks anywhere to be seen. So no weeds can push through!
Ease of Maintenance
A gentle sweep once every couple of weeks, to remove any debris that may have blown on to your driveway, is all that is required. Potential oil leaks from cars can also be broken up and dispersed a lot more easily than they can on standard concrete paving setups.
Safe and Sturdy Option
Water will not pool on your driveway and freeze over during the colder months, creating a slipping hazard. Cracks and loose stones are non-existent and the driveway surface will remain even in the long-term.
Why Choose Us?
Our team of experts can offer you all the advice and tips you need for a beautiful driveway. Our customers enjoy a comprehensive service package from pre-consultation, through to long-term aftercare advice.
Should you require any further information then please feel free to contact us or give us a call on 0113 253 7527.