Below are the basic instructions that should be followed when having an installation of a resin bound surface. We have installed 100s of Resin bound driveways that have involved full ground works and sub-base preparation and never once have we had a problem following the basic rules below.
Before an install of a resin bound surface, we need to know that the material beneath it is in excellent condition. The long term health of your resin bound paving depends on this. Also, the overall permeability of your resin driveway will depend in part on what lies underneath.
Whether you’re establishing a new sub-base or overlaying an existing surface, the preparation work of the sub-base is key to a long lasting excellent resin bound paving finish. this page is to explain the install and preparation of a new driveway sub base
the 1st job is to remove your current surface, Grass, soil, flags, block paving ect and scrape back or dig down until you hit what the experts called good solid ground.
If a new sub-base is being built up and fitted we advise that your Kerb and edgings are set in place and laid onto a concrete foundation using sand and cement mixed to the correct ratio- 3 sand to 1. This will provide an excellent stable mix and help frame the area of your new resin driveway sub-base, the edging must be proud of your finished sub-base by 15-20mm to give an edge for the resin bound mixture to finish flush up against.
The sub-base itself is made up of 150mm MOT type 1. This would then be rolled down with a vibrating roller and insome cases vibrating plate until the stone has connected and you have a suitable solid surface.
On the top of the compacted MOT type1 stone you then have a few options to consider, concrete or tarmac, they both have their positives and negatives, concrete gives you the ultimate strength while open-textured base coat tarmac gives you the permeability making it suds compliant, The recommended thickness for concrete is 125mm whereas that for tarmac coating is 75mm.
Asphalt/tarmac is a common sub-base for resin bound surfaces, often due to many surfaces previously having it laid way before the installation of the resin-bound. Having a tarmac sub-base is a better option for places which are prone to flooding since it gives high permeability, making your driveway suds compliant.
If you are overlaying on the top of your current surface, you must make sure that all cracks are increased into a “v” shape with a Stihl saw, the surface must be dry and weed free.
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