Resin Bound Surfacing: Just How Durable Is It?

So, you’re thinking about resurfacing your tired old driveway, pathway or walkway using a resin bound material. But how durable are these surfaces exactly? They might look good when they’re first installed, but will they stay that way?

Fortunately, the answer is yes – provided the surface is installed by experienced contractors who know what they’re doing.

How long can resin bound surfaces last?

Though resin bound surfaces are relatively new in comparison to most other options, they’ve still been around for long enough to prove their durability. In some instances, resin bound surfaces have been known to last for 25 years or more before they begin to show obvious signs of wear.

Though this type of surface isn’t ideally suited to high-traffic areas or heavy usage (think construction and warehouse yards), when used in residential settings it can resist wear and tear better than virtually any other surface.

Why is it so durable and long-lasting?

There are a number of key reasons why resin bound surfaces perform better than most others.

  • They’re weather resistant. Unlike many other materials, resin bound surfaces don’t go soft in the summer and brittle in the winter. They’re able to withstand the harshest of frosts and the hottest of sunlight, allowing them to last for many years without cracking.
  • Because they’re permeable, you won’t be left with standing water. Plus, heat from the sun won’t be absorbed into the surface, instead transferring into the soil beneath.
  • They don’t need regular maintenance. All you’ll ever have to do to keep your resin bound drive looking fresh is to give it a sweep and a power wash every now and then.

In combination, these attributes make resin bound surfaces some of the toughest and longest-lasting around. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to choose this material for your home, don’t think twice – it will last and last! Just make sure you choose a reputable company to install it for you.

Speak to the resin bound surfacing experts

The team at A&MT Contractors has worked across the UK on resin bound surfacing projects, delivering stunning results time after time. With many years of experience and the know-how to complete your project on schedule, we’re one of the nation’s go-to resurfacing firms. There’s no job too big or small for us, either. Learn more about what we can do with resin bound surfacing today or contact us today on 01733 807999 or email us at mike@amtcontractors.co.uk.