Resin Bound VS Tarmac

By The Resin Install Experts, Nation wide Resin Bound installers for the trade and public 01254 492043 / 0800 7723586 /

Resin vs Tarmac

At Resin Install, we support customers in designing their driveways before we install for businesses and private homes. We offer advice and can provide you with a free quotation. 

We believe in the 'ring' resin bound is the 'hands down' winner when compared to tarmac. 

What is resin bound?

Resin bound paving is a mixture of aggregate stones and resin. It is long-lasting, low maintenance and aesthetically charming, so it's becoming a growing popular choice for homeowners.

Why choose resin bound gravel?

  • Visually stunning
  • Minimal fade and discolour
  • Durable and super hardwearing
  • Smooth finish with no loose stones
  • No messy site excavations
  • Naturally drains water
  • Low maintenance
  • Better traction for cars and pedestrians
  • Weed resistant
  • Anti-slip finish
  • 10 x more eco-friendly than concrete
  • Massive variety of styles and colours 
  • Can also be used for pathways and patio, providing a smooth surface which gives ideal traction to pedestrians, wheelchair users and anyone with limited mobility.

Resin bound is an excelent choice if you don't have a big budget and already have a sturdy suitable base for an overlay.

What is tarmac? 

Tar mixed with broken stones. It typically a cheaper option when compared to other materials, is harsh in colour therefore not as aesthetically pleasing.

Tarmac Drawbacks

  • Prone to potholing
  • Can be soft when laid incorrectly meaning that your car or even a plant pot can indent into the surface! 
  • Sinking is common.
  • Not weed resistant as the tar and stone is nowhere near as strong as Resin Bound Stone.
  • Tarmac frequently bulges after short periods, and always after a reasonable period of time.
  • Tarmac is pretty easy to be ripped off on. Often people in that trade knock on the door with "leftover Tarmac from a big job down the road." Never Ever accept this! Even if the price is tempting!

Don't just take out word for it see some of our before and after pictures below.


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Due to its multiple layers properties and the bond in which the polyurethane (resin) has with the aggregate. There is no competition…

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What are you waiting for? 

If you would like to speak to Resin Install about your driveway or patio project, please calln our team on 0800 7723586/ 01254 492043 or email us on at to obtain more information about our resin bound surfacing we will be delighted to help with any queries.

Choose Resin Install as your driveway company