What Can Resin Bound Surfacing Be Laid On?

If you’re wanting to upgrade your driveway, carpark or school playground then you may be wondering if resin bound surfacing is able to be laid on top of what you currently have. In this guide we’re discussing the best types of surfaces that will work with resin bound and others that may not.

As a rule of thumb, the most suitable and common bases to lay resin bound surfacing on are tarmac and concrete.

The benefits of tarmac and concrete

Tarmac and concrete are the most popular with contractors due to their permeability (meaning they allow liquids and gases to flow through them). This is an important factor as it allows the natural filtering of water back into the ground, preventing any chances of flooding.

Concrete is great to use underneath your resin bound surfacing due to its durability – it won’t crack, shrink or expand in hot or cold weather and therefore will not affect the resin above.

Bases to avoid when using resin bound surfacing

Block Paving – although this surface remains popular, it is not as durable; the brickwork can start to become loose and therefore start to open up gaps. This in turn leads to costly ongoing maintenance.

Paving Flags and Slabs – it is best to avoid laying any form of resin bound surfacing on these. This is because any base movement will cause the resin to crack and will therefore be difficult to repair.

Looking for a dependable surfacing contractor?

At A&MT Contractors, we pride ourselves on delivering high quality results time after time. If you are unsure what type of surface you already have, you can arrange a free site survey with one of our expert groundworkers in Peterborough. Contact us today to find out more.