Resin Bound Driveway

Resin-bound surfaces will include solid chips which are coated in the resin. When it comes to the chips used, these could be different types of materials that vary depending on the result you want. It could be aggregate, marbles or even plastic. A smooth base is created, and the upper layer of this resin bound driveway is permeable. 

As a result, you don’t have the same problems or issues that come when using other, perhaps more traditional materials when replacing your driveway. Maintenance becomes a dream, particularly for those who don’t have much time for upkeep. 

There are often limitless designs with what you can pick from when it comes to the materials used within the resin itself.

Resin Bonded Driveway

With resin bonded driveways, this process has a layer of the resin placed on a sub-base. The solids are then scattered and pressed into the coating and sit on the surface of the resin. It can be more of an issue due to the stones and various materials being exposed on top. As a result, you may find that the stones become loose. 

However, you still get the benefits of having a resin driveway, but it might be that your driveway requires a bit more maintenance to keep all the stones in place and to readjust them where needed.

The effect that it provides is still very much unique and different to what traditional driveway materials offer. For the most part, the stability and durability it is the same.


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So what are the differences between the two? They’re mostly similar in their non-fade ability and seamless appearance. However, with Resin Bonded, it’s not permeable, and it’s also not resistant to frost either. It takes off all the boxes when it comes to resin bound, including being slip-resistant and weed resistant – much like the resin bonded.

It’s up to you which one you choose, but they both provide many preventions that other driveways might not. Resin Bound does seem to come out on top when comparing the two. But, it’s worth thinking about the finish you’re after and whether you want that rough appearance of the stones on top or underneath.

Regardless, when picking someone to do your Manchester driveways, the choice should always be us!

When looking for resin driveways near me, it’s essential to realise that it’s hard to price up material like this because every project is unique depending on what the client wants. It might be that they wish for particular materials to be used, so the resin’s pricing becomes less or more expensive. Typically, it would cost you around £50-70 per m². Again though, several factors may influence the overall pricing of it.


Some of those factors will be the size and layout of the driveway and the choice of materials. The depth needed is also something to consider, as well as the type of resin used. Transport and labour costs will also be factored in, depending on where you’re located.

Suppose you’ve been looking into resin, or you’re after a driveway that’s built to last. In that case, a resin driveway is likely going to be the most effective in how long it can withstand the daily comings and goings of your property’s vehicles and the footfall of pedestrians. Resin-bound paving is long-lasting and durable. It can last for more than 25 years if installed and maintained correctly. With minimal maintenance, it sounds like a pretty obvious investment to make, right?

Sometimes, it’s great to do very little with your home but still benefit from its appearance and functionality.

Many of us have a fascination with using jet washes. Perhaps it’s the beautiful cleaning effect that it can provide on surfaces you thought always looked the way they did until you used the pressure washer on it. When it comes to a resin driveway, you’re able to use a jet wash where necessary. 


However, it’s essential to take care when jet washing not to damage the area. Even the most durable surfaces can be impacted, so it’s worth taking a look at how to use a jet wash in the right way so that you can clean the driveway but not cause damage that requires maintenance.

Resin is a lot cheaper than block paving, however. It’s considered very aesthetically pleasing in its own right, but it is costly and tends to be bought by those who do not see money as an issue.