A good quality resin driveway will need a solid base of at least 15mm, so it is crucial to follow manufacturer advice. The base must be level, with no less than 5mm depth. Any lower will cause the resin to lift or crack in spots. Ideally, a depth of 20mm is used. Using less than that will cause cracks in the surface. However, a 15mm depth will be fine if you have a stone base.
Before you install the resin driveway, you should first prepare the surface. A bitumen surface needs to be correctly weathered and cured. A concrete surface must be fully excavated and a sub-base installed to protect the surface. Make sure to get the correct type of base for the resin-bound surface. Remember to check the specifications before buying the resin and using it. If you don’t, you’ll run into problems down the road.
When laying a resin drive, it is essential to choose a suitable base. If you’re installing a new driveway, you need to make sure that the surface is porous. Tarmac or concrete are the most common bases for resin-bound systems, and they should be installed over these surfaces. Before you lay your resin-bound driveway, you should make sure that the base is porous.
The best base for a resin-bound driveway is either concrete or tarmac. To lay a resin-bound driveway on concrete, you must have a suitable sub-base, usually MOT type 3, and adequate depth. If your driveway is on a new concrete surface, you should install a new tarmac surface first.
Depending on the type of resin-bound gravel, a concrete sub-base is required. You should ensure that the existing concrete is clean and primed with polymer primer before applying the resin-bound gravel. Otherwise, the resin will soak into the concrete and cause a crack or delamination. Whether using concrete or asphalt, the base must be clean and dry before laying the gravel.
The most suitable base for a resin-bound driveway is concrete or tarmac. You don’t need to lay it directly over a concrete or tarmac surface. You can lay a resin-bound driveway directly over a concrete or tarmac sub-base. While the installation isn’t complicated, the price may be the main problem. For this reason, the ideal base meets your budget. Although a resin driveway is not particularly difficult to install, it is essential to be aware of the risks and costs. If you don’t have the time to hire a professional, it is advisable to prepare a concrete slab beforehand. A cement sub-base is ideal for a resin-bound driveway. Although a cement sub-base is better than plain soil, it must be well prepared.
The best base for a resin-bound driveway is tarmac or concrete. This is a suitable surface because it has less thermal expansion than a concrete base, making it ideal for a resin driveway. The tarmac layer should be at least 70mm thick to avoid cracking, and the stone should be at least 14mm thick. A limestone base will work best for a concrete driveway.
A resin-bound driveway is made of resin mixed with aggregates. A resin-bound surface can be very slippery when wet. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that the base is firm enough to provide traction. A solid resin-bound surface will be very safe when wet. If the base is soft and has sufficient strength, it will not cause any problems. A concrete base will give the same traction as a concrete foundation.
A resin-bound driveway will last for many years without cracks. If a crack occurs, it is most likely due to the type of base used for the installation. A poor base will crack, and an unsuitable surface will be more challenging to repair. A concrete base poured on the ground will not allow the resin to bond to it. Nevertheless, a concrete base is a suitable substrate for a resin-bound driveway.