How to Lay your own Resin Driveway in Three Easy Steps

Resin driveways have become increasingly popular in recent years. The advantages of these type of driveways have made them the surfacing solution of choice for many homeowners and real estate developers. Resin driveways give your home a modern look; they are durable, weed resistant and low maintenance.

If you have been impressed by the vast advantages of having a resin driveway and would like to have one installed in your home, make sure to seek the services of professional engineers for best results. However, if you are a DIY (do it yourself) type of person, you will be interested in learning that it is quite easy to install. And more so if the area in your yard is small.

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How do you go about it, you ask? Well, it quite simple. Follow the following three steps to install a resin bound driveway in your home. And what’s better, these are the same steps followed by pros, so you can use them as a benchmark when you have professionals working on your drive. Cool?

1. Preparing the Floor

The great American president Abraham Lincoln once said that if he were to be given a tree to cut down within eight hours, he would spend the first six sharpening his axe. Preparing your floor is a very important step in ensuring that your resin driveway comes out attractive and is durable.

You must ensure that you have a stable ground, concrete or tarmac surface upon which you will lay your resin and gravel. Measure the concrete or tarmac surface to ensure that it is strong enough to withstand the traffic that you expect for your driveway. Once this has been ascertained, make sure that the surface is absolutely dry before you begin your work. One way to make the surface dry is by heating it up with a hot compressed air lance installation.

2. Mix the Resin and Gravel

Once you’ve created the right conditions for laying your driveway, it is time to mix your ingredients. The most advised quantities for do-it-yourself mixing is 100 kilograms of gravel for 6.5 kilograms of resin. This is a manageable quantity of material for you lay your surface without many challenges.

There are three materials that you need to make a resin bound driveway. The first is resin, the second is gravel, and the third is hardener. Mix all three together thoroughly with a forced-circulation mixer. Be sure to follow the technical data sheet to the letter and mix in the quantities and ratios that the manufacturer has advised for the best results.

3. Laying the Mix

After mixing the material in the right proportions, the final step is laying the mix. This is the most fun part because you get to create the designs you wish for your driveway, making it as attractive as you want it to be.

Pour your mixture onto the dried concrete or tarmac surface and pre-level it using a rule level or a flat blade squeegee. Once this is done, finish the job with a flooring trowel. Make sure to keep your trowel clean using a white spirit or solvent. This will ensure that you make a smooth layer and spare you the extra work of repeat the troweling process over and over.

Your Drive is Now All Set

Once you are done, avoid using the driveway for a day or two to allow it to cure and gain enough strength to support your car and other vehicles.

So, there you have it. Make your own resin bound driveway in three easy steps. And if you are not so artsy,visit The Driveway Company and use the contact us button for free advice and non-commital quotation. Our highly trained team will get the work done in no time.

PS. Be sure to use these steps to benchmark the work being done by our team. Each laying process is done meticulously. And every finished resin bound or bonded driveways as a masterpiece.

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