Why Resin Surfaces are Accessible for Disabled People
One of the many obstacles and potential pitfalls disabled homeowners are likely to encounter is making it safely from a parked vehicle to the front door of the home. Whilst you may have the latest motor chair that can easily traverse most surfaces, you will find that a resin drive surface will undoubtedly be your very best option for several reasons. Here at Yorkshire Resin Company, your comfort and safety are a top priority and this is why we want you to understand the benefits of a resin bound driveway.
Resin Bond Vs Resin Bound Surfaces
You may hear two different phrases in relation to a resin drive surface but with all things considered, they are definitely not the same! A resin bound driveway is a mixture of small stones which are bonded together with a UV resin. This resin is clear and resistant to fading under a hot summer sun. The resin binds the tiny stones together so that they are held together quite securely but the surface is also permeable.
This is the result of tiny cracks that allow water to seep through without significant ponding. A resin bonded drive is where the stones are laid first and a coating of UV resin is laid on top. The surface is less permeable but still offers a great amount of grip.
Why Resin Bound Surfaces are Preferable
You will find that a resin bound drive is less likely to lose stones over time and, as mentioned above, the surface is much more permeable. To a disabled person, this makes all the difference in the world. Whether pushing a walker up the drive or riding a motorised wheelchair, any loose gravel can hinder your progress and you are more likely to take a tumble if sliding on loose stones. Pooling is also avoided – which can lead to icy patches during the colder months of the year.
Your Safety is our Main Concern
While both resin bond and resin bound drives are lovely to look at and give your home a much nicer appeal than concrete, your safety is our main concern. It can be difficult enough to travel up a drive without having to go through ponding water. Our specialists can discuss your options based on the level of your mobility. However, having said that, you will find that of the two types of resin drive, a resin bound driveway would be the surface with the longest life expectancy.
If you have found that your drive is not giving you the right level of safety and security when working your way up towards your home, talk to our specialists today. We can help you choose the type of resin surface you require. We are happy to discuss your options so give us a call today!