A Resin bound driveway consists of your own choice of gravel or stone mixed with Polyurethane resin. Resin driveways are a great choice for both looks and practicality as they are relatively simple to maintain whilst being resistant to variations in temperature. Resin driveways have become very popular in recent times for all these reasons. A resign driveways provides a permeable driveway option that fits the Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS) standards, which means that you may not need to acquire planning permission.
Resin driveway colours will depend on the aggregate that you choose, with the resin being poured on top to form a transparent seal covering the driveway. Different types of resin can be used, with some being more suitable for indoor over outdoor use. For example, some may choose a resin floor for a garage. Do be aware that some types of resin can be affected by UV rays which may result in an undesirable change in colour to your driveway. Be sure to check the correct resin is used. At Pine Ridge we are fully aware of such matters!
A resin driveway does ideally require a level surface, so a sloped driveway would not really be suitable.
The cost will vary depending on the size and depth of the drive, the quality of the resin used & the aggregate you have chosen, with the most popular being the resin gravel driveway.
Gravel driveways are made from a simple mix of rock, sand and clay that’s larger than a grain of sand but smaller than a cobble.
Despite its looseness, gravel is easily compacted into a sturdy, reliable shape. With cost around the same as a concrete or asphalt option, gravel is a popular choice. Gravel gives a natural look to homes, with the options of choosing a colour of your gravel. There are many colours and types of gravel.
Gravel driveways can last you a lifetime, provided they get the proper maintenance. You may have to de-weed a driveway as unless the gravel stone is on a concrete base you may get some weeds poking through. One must also keep on top of loose stones, getting displaced on to flower beds, grass and surrounding areas, but when raked and tidied they are very attractive.