What groundworks and preparation do we need to undertake?
When laying resin over an existing surface, preparation is key to a permanent and quality finish.
It is essential that new sub-bases are laid correctly and to specification to warrant a guarantee so we carry out all groundworks and preparation ourselves so you don’t need to do a thing.
From widening your drive to full site excavation, here at Flex Resin we have the knowledge and the experience to carry out all our own groundworks to the manufacturer’s specification.
How long before we can use the drive?
Your new surface should be left for 6 hours before being walked on and 24 hours before driving on.
Can we jet wash it?
Yes, jet washing will be the best way to clean resin bound surfaces. We offer our power cleaning services at a reduced rate as part of our aftercare and maintenance.
Because it’s porous, do we not need drains?
Resin is porous and will handle light to moderate rain and will naturally soak away. On dips and inclines, drainage is always recommended to handle heavy downpours.
If we have a concrete drive, won’t the water just sit under the resin?
If you have a non-porous surface under the resin the water will just pass through the resin and run off with the natural run of the land. If there is an area known to hold water we would advise that drainage is installed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here we answer some of the common questions we get asked every day. Alternatively, if you you would like to call us for an informal chat click HERE and we'd be happy to answer any further questions.
Because the resin can hold water, won’t it crack or pop when the water freezes?
No, the resin bound is tested to temperatures down to -50C and is BBA certified – meaning it can be used on public walkways and highways. The nature of this product doesn’t allow water to penetrate the stone because it’s all coated in resin.
How long will my new drive last?
We would like to say forever but unfortunately it doesn’t. We do offer a 10 Year Guarantee and the manufacturer who do vigorous testing on the product state 15 – 20 years as an average lifetime expectancy before minor problems may occur.
Can resin be laid over flagstones or block paving?
No, resin should never be laid over block paving or flagstones. Resin should only be laid over a solid base to warrant a guarantee. Also with the resin being permeable the outline of the flags can start to show through after a couple of years.
I’ve been told a resin driveway can be up to 50% cheaper than tarmac and block paving, is that true?
One of the main benefits of a resin driveway is that it can be up to 50% cheaper than tarmac and block paving but only if the existing surface can be cleaned up and repaired for the resin to be applied directly.
What will your 10 year guarantee cover my drive against?
All our installations for resin bound surfacing come with a 10 year guarantee to cover against:
UV degradation & colour change [UV stable resins];
The manufacturers give a life expectancy of 15-20 years before minor problems may occur. A properly maintained surface should last even longer.