The drive is laid using three layers with the first being 200mm of crushed concrete, the second 40mm of porous tarmac and the top layer of 18mm of the resin bound stones.
Resin needs to be contained within the drive area and as such, needs to be edged with a block or, granite setts. There are also stainless steel edging alternatives which look great when being used in a contemporary environments.
The aggregates and resin are mixed together in a machine and hand troweled and hand compressed into place. Any existing land drains are swapped out for inverted drain covers which can be in-filled with the resin stone mix to the same height as the rest of the drive making them almost invisible.
Resin Bound solution are in a class of their own, combining to beauty of natural stone with the lusture of resin, to best show off the beauty of your home.
Resin Bound is the very latest material to become SuDS compliant with the other two being, gravel and block. Due to this compliancy, the drive requires no Aco’s or land drains thus creating an aesthetically beautiful flat looking finish to enhance the drive area.
From the Classic Browns and Beiges to the more contemporary Greys and Blacks, the Aggregates can be purchased in virtually any colour to suite the project.
There are also varying sizes of Aggregates to consider with many clients preferring the 10mm stone with smaller sizes available.
Other Drive Solutions
Tarmac was very popular as a drive finish over the last couple of decades and the chosen surface for most of the Car Parks in the UK. These tarmac surfaces are non-permeable and soak aways and drains will need to be incorporated even if replacing an existing tarmac drive which lacks the necessary drainage. Whilst a slightly less expensive drive surface than some, the cost of manmade soak aways and drainage can easily make it the most expensive of all drive materials. As for the look, that is a very personal taste.