Resin Bound Surfacing
Resin Bound Surfacing for Paving and Hard Landscaping
Resin Bound Surfacing for Paving and Hard Landscaping works can provide useful solutions for attractive design and durable surfacing for many different paved areas including pathways, driveways and bespoke design features. A particular benefit of resin bound surfacing is that it allows almost total freedom of design in terms of shape and colour, even including special images such as individual creative artwork or logos and in other situations, easy permanent delineation marking and area designation where appropriate.
By using our light and colour fast Resin Bound mortars over a consolidated base layer, the areas can be enhanced and made to match or contrast with the surrounding paving or other hard landscaping surfaces, according to the Architect or Designers requirements.
Resin Bound Surfacing Materials
There are basically two types of these resin bound systems supplied – those with a factory graded and pre-bagged aggregate mix included with the resin binder in a totally pre-batched unit, or the resin binder can be supplied to be mixed with a defined quantity of specially prepared kiln dried aggregates or blends of aggregate and other materials such as coloured glass or pebbles for the creation of special effects and design solutions.
Generally the best resin binders for externally exposed Resin Bound Surfacing are two-component Polyurethane based materials such as the advanced CP22 Resin Bound System that we find to be the easiest and produces the most durable system. This is a solvent free, light fast, non-yellowing, tough and semi-flexible aliphatic polyurethane resin based material, which has excellent adhesion to most natural aggregates, concrete, mortar and even bituminous surfaces.
Resin Bound Surfacing Application
The resin bound surfacing is installed on site and applied directly onto the firmly compacted soil, and at a nominal thickness of 100mm. This build-up consists of a minimum 60mm base layer that is produced with compacted sand and gravel chippings, or an MOT type-1 sub-base, which is followed by a minimum 30mm of the polyurethane resin binder and aggregate mix.
The edges are normally produced finished with a hard paved outer edging or other rigid material.
The resin bound top layer is produced by first mixing the two pre-batched components of the CP 22 resin binder with dust-free graded kiln-dried aggregates, or other selected and approved materials such as graded coloured pebbles, or glass for example, in the colours of your choice for the area.
Resin Bound Surfacing Design & Contractors
The advanced CP 22 Resin Bound surfacing system allows owners and their Architects or Landscape Designers almost unlimited design possibilities in terms of paving colour, shape, form and texture, providing a permeable surface that is suitable for pedestrians and also light vehicular traffic. Normally resin bound surfacing should only be installed by trained and experienced specialist contractors, and on request we can provide you with the names of these specialists in the installation of resin bound surfacing from your region of the UK, from our national network of professional paving and landscaping contractor customers.
For FREE expert advice and assistance on your specific Resin Bound Surfacing project, please call David or Gary on 01257 966 696.