Frequently Asked Questions

 

IS IT SUITABLE TO BE DRIVEN ON?

We create resin bound paving and resin bonded systems that are lasting, durable, requires very less maintenance and suitable to handle large vehicles such as buses and coaches or vehicular traffic. Our years of knowledge, experience and our dedicated team of experts enable us to provide the best quality products and satisfactory service to our customers.

IS THE RESIN TOXIC OR HARMFUL?

The resins we use are environmentally friendly and are derived from natural inert materials including natural plant extracts. We only use the best material to perform our work and make sure that you have a good access to your property throughout the installation process.

WHAT MAKES IT PERMEABLE?

Our resin bound permeable paving systems are created using a blend of natural aggregates, marble and recycled materials ranging from 1-3mm up-to 10mm. The stone is set in resin which provided excellent strength whilst still allowing water to pass through the small gaps, environmentally friendly, requires low maintenance, reduces puddles and weeds, no colour fading or cracking and gives you a smooth surface.

AT WHAT THICKNESS WILL MY SURFACE BE APPLIED?

Dependant on the potential uses of the surface our resin bound systems are typically laid at 18-20mm for vehicular use and 15-18 mm for pedestrian traffic.

IS THIS SUITABLE FOR A DIY PROJECT?

DIY kits are available from SUDwellâ„¢ The Resin Bonded Slab Company. Each kit comes with the right amount of aggregate. All the kits are very easy to install and accessible within 6-12 hours.

WHAT IS THE EXPECTED LIFE OF A RESIN BOUND SURFACE?

Our resin bound driveways are extremely aesthetically fascinating, their quality is undeniable. They can even survive heavy rainfall because of its permeability. We provide a 10-year guarantee on our resin bound driveways. However, research suggests that if resin bound surface is installed correctly and with a proper maintenance program, it can last for 25 years

HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE I CAN WALK/DRIVE ON MY NEW SURFACE?

Resin bound surface is the perfect alternative to asphalt, gravel etc. For example, a new concrete surface can be used for walking within 12-16 hours and for vehicle use you have wait for almost 1 week. On the other hand, resin bound surface can vary dependant on ambient temperature, but usually, a surface can be used for pedestrian traffic after 4-6 hours and for vehicles after 12-16 hours. These times may be extended during the colder months.

WHAT MAINTENANCE IS REQUIRED?

Our resin bound driveways, paths and patios require very little maintenance. It is advised to regularly sweep your paving to get rid of loose debris or dirt, and an occasional clean with a light detergent and a stiff broom will bring your surface back no a new appearance. Weeds can be treated using appropriate weed killer, moss can be removed using a stiff broom or pressure washer and in case of chewing gum treat it with a freezing spray and remove it carefully with a wall/paint scraper when it has hardened.

I ALREADY HAVE MY OWN AGGREGATE CAN WE USE IT?

Theoretically yes; However, any aggregate thoroughly cleaned and dried and meet our minimum standard. All of the stone we supply has been through many processes of screening, cleaning and drying. If you have any questions regarding the use of your own aggregate feel free to contact us to discuss your needs.