What Temperature Can You Lay Resin Bound

If you are looking into getting resin bound surfacing for your driveway, car park or school playground but are unsure what time of year would be best to do so, we’ve put together a handy guide to explain this further.

The effect of temperature on resin bound surfacing

Generally, the recommended temperature to lay resin is between 5 and 25 degrees. As the temperature increases, the resin mixture will become thinner, causing the stones to become loose and therefore will require more repair work.

On the other hand, if the temperature is too cold or the air is too humid it can invite moisture in, causing the resin to react and produce gas bubbles or foaming on the surface.

Colder temperatures may also affect the curing time. Anything below 5 degrees will mean that you will have to hold off laying your concrete or tarmac base as it will become incredibly difficult to spread.

Will the resin surface change if we get a heatwave or cold spell after the surface has been laid?

Heat does not affect the life-span and durability of a resin bound surface once it has been properly laid and cured. Resin surfaces have excellent weather resistance, withstanding both extremely high temperatures and freezing cold conditions. Alongside this, they are also permeable, meaning they allow water to drain through which can help prevent flooding and stop any ice forming on the surface.

Overall, resin bound surfaces are a great option for anywhere that has unpredictable weather. As long as you take the temperature into consideration when you come to lay the surface, you should be absolutely fine.

Get a free site survey today

At AMT Contractors, we offer a free site survey to help you decide what solution would be best for you. Our expert surfacers can offer helpful advice on material options and explain the whole process so that you know exactly what is involved. Get in touch with us today to find out more.