Are Resin Bound Driveways Any Good?

Considering getting your driveway resurfaced? There are a whole host of different options out there nowadays, from gravel to block paving, tarmac and even concrete. All are established options with their own, well-publicised pros and cons. But what about resin bound surfaces? 

Resin bound hasn’t been around for as long as the options mentioned above, but it’s fast becoming one of the most popular options for driveways, pathways, patios and more. If you’re wondering whether it’s any good, the answer in a word is ‘yes’ – in fact, it’s one of the best all-round surface options available today. Here’s why…

The benefits of resin bound

There are a wide variety of reasons why resin bound surfacing is becoming the first choice of home and business owners across the UK. The main benefits include:

  • Longevity. Resin bound surfaces can withstand the elements extremely well, being resistant to cracking and chipping. In the past, when correctly installed, resin bound has proven to last for two decades or more. It won’t crack in the winter or melt in the summer, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a long-lasting driveway.
  • It’s permeable. Unlike many other driveway surfaces, resin bound allows water to flow through it. This is good for the environment and your wallet; you won’t experience any puddles of water when the heavens open, and you won’t have to pay for drainage to be installed.
  • No planning permission required. Another benefit of permeability is that no planning permission is required. That means resin bound is much less of a headache than many of the alternatives!
  • Easy to maintain. It doesn’t take much to keep resin bound surfaces looking good. A sweep and a pressure wash every now and then will keep them clean, and no other maintenance or de-weeding is required.
  • A variety of colours and finishes are available, making it easy to create a driveway that perfectly complements your property. 

Make sure you’re getting the right surface

There’s a similarly-named surface called ‘resin bonded’ which, unlike resin bound, is not permeable. So, if not needing planning permission and a drainage system is important to you, make sure you’re getting the right surface. 

We offer a wide range of different resin bound options here at A&MT Contractors, serving clients across the UK. To get your free quote, contact us today!