18th December 2019

What are Resin-Bound Driveways?

Here at MCG Epoxy Coatings Ltd, we specialise in providing companies with epoxy coatings and floor screeds, providing resin and polyurethane flooring systems across the nation for over a decade. Today we’re going to focus on the use of resin-bound driveways.

Resin-Bound Systems

Resin-bound systems consist of a mixture of aggregate stones and resin. Aggregate stones are quite a broad category, consisting of coarse to medium grained particulate material, which may include sand, gravel, crushed stone, slag, recycled concrete and geosynthetic aggregates. Resin is a solid or highly viscous substance from either plant or synthetic original, which is able to be converted into polymers, with reins usually being a mixture of organic compounds. In the case of resin-bound systems, these make use of synthetic resin in order to cure into rigid polymers. The role that the aggregates play is to provide reinforcement.  Epoxy resins are therefore used as coatings for flooring applications, where they may be decorative or simply practical.

What Is Resin-Bound Driveways?

Resin-bound driveways make use of resin-bound surfacing to create an additional coating on an existing driveway. MCG Epoxy Coatings Ltd are able to carry out the resin-bound installation, offering a kind of ‘stone carpet’ for your car of vehicle to park. We create our resin bound systems by using a forced action mixer to combine a highly durable aggregate with a high-performance mixing resin. The end result when overlaid on a tarmac or concrete bed is a layer that is both attractive and functional. Read on to find out about some of the advantages of using resin-bound driveways.

What are the Benefits of Resin-Bound Driveways?

When compared with alternatives such as using block paving, concrete or tarmac alone, there are several benefits to resin-bound driveways. The matter is extremely slip-resistant, so great for the rain that can arrive in any season, especially during really wet conditions as the texture provided by the aggerate provides a high level of strength. Additionally, you can benefit from the fact that it is resistant to weeds and frost, removing these common reasons for falls on hard surfaces. Furthermore, it can be installed seamlessly over any area, providing a great aesthetic finish, as well as prevention of damage over time due to either plant growth or the processes of surface water freezing and thawing repeatedly. Lastly, it is compliant with SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage System), so the surface is permeable, thus able to drain way water through the top layer to the base layer, eliminating potential puddles and floor risks.

Contact Us

Based in Preston, if you would like more information about our resin-bound driveways or any other products and services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by completing our online contact form, or by emailing us at info@mcgepoxycoatings.com. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of the team directly by calling us on 07707 129523 and a member of the team will be pleased to answer any questions you may have for us.

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