A resin bonded driveway surface is very similar to a VLS Tar and chip surface in the overall finish and look that it achieves, and both surfaces are applied in the same way. The main difference is that it uses a polyurethane resin as its bonding agent which is almost clear in colour. The bonding agent in the VLS tar and chip surface is a black tar based product.
Resin bonded driveways, like the tar and chip driveway surface, is non porous, and creates a classic, colourful, attractive driveway or footpath. With a normal application all of the excess hard stone chippings are swept off of the surface, leaving just the stone which has bonded to the resin.
Both resin bonded and resin bound surfaces are available in a wide range of colourful finishes including anti slip applications. Both applications require a clean sound concrete or tarmac base, so are an excellent option to breathe new life in to an old tired surface. An existing old tarmac or concrete driveway can be simply thoroughly cleaned and damaged areas reinstated prior to the resurfacing.
A resin bound surface is achieved using a paddle mixer and your choice of coloured stone the stone is mixed with a two part polyurethane resin in a paddle mixer to completely coat the stone this mix is then applied to your driveway or footpath and troweled on to the surface, forming a consistent bound stone layer which is then allowed to cure.
The surface produced in a resin bound application gives the effect of a beautiful, brightly washed stone surface but the surface is solid which will not move.
We only use UV stable resin in our resin bound applications, which although is more expensive then a non stable resin our surface will not discolour or fade.
A resin bound surface is classed as a porous surface and satisfies SUDS regulations (see drainage systems).