Our History in the business of installing Resin Bound
Like our driveway systems our family business has been built on great foundations.
We have been working in construction for over 20 years and installed our first Resin Drive over 15 years ago, our business has grown from installing driveways for domestic homeowners, to working with our client’s full home. We have expanded into working with business premises including medical and care environments. The system is eco-friendly, fully permeable and slip resistant, giving you a surface, you can be confident will provide your home or customers a safe space to enjoy.
Our construction expertise gives us considerable knowledge of the build environment, working with your existing structures around your home, e.g. garages and sheds, outhouses and if the driveway comes right up to the front of your property, we understand how to protect your home and the damp-proof course.
Where we work
We cover Surrey, North Hampshire, Middlesex, South West London, South Buckinghamshire, South Oxfordshire, East Berkshire and West Kent.
We work closely with some of our oldest clients in Haywards Heath, Crawley and surrounding areas of Sussex.
What makes us different?
We get our quotes back to you within 24-hours of our site visit
Our detailed installation process
– we know that by taking time on the installation process we can back up all of our works with our 10-year manufacturer’s warranty
Approved by one of the UKs top suppliers
We train other installers to help improve the reputation of the industry
Our unique Crack Repair System designed and created by Resin Bound Surfacing specialists
20 years of industry knowledge and over 15 years of installation experience
How we work
How the installation process works
The preparation of the site is extremely important and our groundworks team will ensure they have met our high standards to create a permeable substrate so the water can drain back into the water table.
We excavate to a depth of 300 mm, making sure that the surface is flattened and level at this point
A layer of 220mm of limestone or type 3 scalping’s (crushed concrete) is then added
The Edging detail is now installed using a sand and cement mix, the decorative edging detail can be brick work, block paving or granite set, but there must be edging in place to keep the integrity of the path, patio, driveway in place
The full area is then mechanically compacted
The site is then left for between 3-5 days, this allows for the edging details to cure and the initial layer of limestone to settle down.
Installation of the second layer
At this point we install a 60mm layer of open grade base coat tarmac, again this layer is permeable.
This layer is laid and flattened with a ‘vibrating’ hydraulic roller, this is a large and expensive piece of machinery but it is essential to use this equipment, as this part of the process has to be completely level and compacted. The team is constantly checking the whole area's surface is completely flat.
The site is left for a further 3-5 days to settle and go off.
Installation of the Resin Bound
Our team of competent installation engineers all accredited to install the Resin Bound product now work on installing the final layer.
The aggregates are put into a Baron forced action mixer, this process ensures every element is completely covered with the resin, a strengthening agent is then added, usually a sand but can also be a crushed glass grit. This can help with steep driveways to provide the additional grip needed.
This layer must be left for 24 hours with no foot traffic and 48 hours for no vehicles, if possible, we would prefer no access for 48 hours to allow the curing process as it's still in its curing phase.
The Overlay System
One of the other systems our team are proud to provide is the Overlay System, this is where you have a structurally sound existing surface, eg, tarmac or concrete. We would always require a site visit so our engineers can assess the surface area.
The overlay system offers the same manufacturer’s warranty on the Resin Bound surface and the time it takes to install is reduced significantly and can be a cost-effective alternative to a full installation.
Always ask our engineers to check if an overlay can be carried out on your existing driveway, path or patio.
Every installation job we leave 100kg of batch stone
As part of the service, we provide you with a 100kg of batch stone, if you decided you wanted to add on another area later on, you would then have a perfect match.