How To Expertly Transform Your Current Driveway
Change to a durable and individual surface with a resin driveway If you feel your present driveway needs a refresh or is showing signs of wear and tear and needs replacing, then the increasingly popular resin driveway option could be worth considering. They’re durable, very cost effective and can be specified in a multitude of colours and finishes to create a truly individual driveway to improve the look of your property’s exterior. The resin driveway solution A resin drive is, as its name suggests, a drive made using resin in its construction. A combination of hard-wearing aggregates such as granite, quartz and shingle are mixed with the viscous resin to make a mixture that is laid onto the drive area. Once it solidifies, a durable surface is created that will provide years of reliable use. It’s important to use experienced local driveway installers such as these experts providing resin driveways in Essex. Making resin drives unique to you By varying the amounts of aggregates in the mixture, the colour and finish can be controlled so you can specify exactly how you’d like your resin driveway to look. Fancy a coarser style? That’s possible as is incorporating a particular design style or even a specific crest or motif. Being able to customise the look of a driveway is a major benefit of resin drives. Householders are more interested than ever in creating a unique look both inside and outside their home, so being able to control the look of the drive as opposed to the basic options provided with concrete, asphalt or gravel types is a good way of expressing individuality. Not just looks Resin drives offer more than a variety of looks and finishes; they’re a very practical driveway option too. Weather proofing - resin can cope with the typical extremes of the UK climate; colours won’t fade in strong sunlight and there’s no contraction in cold conditions. Low maintenance - aside from the occasional sweep over, there’s not much else required with a resin driveway. They’re easy to clean even if strong fluids are spilt including fuels and lubricants such as petrol or oil; they won’t seep into the surface and stain and can be simply wiped up. Drainage - an area where resin is highly technically advanced over other surface materials is in the way it provides effective natural drainage. Despite being a hard and durable surface, resin allows water to pass through and naturally drain through absorption into the ground below. This contrasts with some hard surfaces where water can’t pass through and so runs off and into the public drains thereby adding to the burden on the sewers during heavy rainfalls. When urban areas expanded, more hard surfaces were laid, meaning less natural drainage and, in some cases, an increase in flooding due to the drains being unable to cope with the demands made on them. Therefore, hard surfaces that can drain naturally are very important. It means a resin drive won’t require planning permission since it’s a permeable surface (non-permeable surfaces often do require planning consent). Cost effective durability and style Thanks to a resin drive’s relatively easy installation, it’s a reasonably priced replacement driveway option - durability and style needn’t cost the earth. Description: How a resin drive can provide an individualistic, stylish and highly durable driveway replacement with natural drainage at a cost-effective price.