The Benefits of Resin Bound Gravel

There are many hard-surfacing systems available on the market, including Bitmac, concrete to block paving and imprinted concrete. However, Resin Bound surfacing is unique. No other surfacing system can offer the same range of strengths, resistances, and structural and aesthetic benefits.

How does resin bound compare to other surfaces?

RESIN BOUND TARMAC CONCRETE BLOCK PAVING P.I.C RESIN BONDED
Non Fade ✓ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✓
Permeable ✓ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘
Slip Resistant ✓ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✓
Weed Resistant ✓ ✘ ✘ ✓ ✓ ✓
Frost Resistant ✓ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘
Seamless ✓ ✓ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✓

The key benefits of a resin bound system

  •       Non-fade, UV resistant
  •       Permeable and SUDS compliant
  •       Slip resistant
  •       Weed resistant
  •       Frost resistant
  •       Long lifespan
  •       Easy to clean and maintain
  •       Totally seamless
  •       Unlimited design options
  •       Smooth, flat and hardwearing surface

TOTAL FLEXIBILITY OF DESIGN

You can adapt your Resin Bound system into any shape imaginable on your surface, providing a beautiful alternative to paving, tarmac or concrete. The wide range of colours and blends means you can mix and enjoy unique design options.

By using the smaller sizes of aggregates (such as 1-3mm) you can fill the voids between the stones in the 2-5mm range to enhance the strength or improve the visual appearance.

PERMEABLE, SUDS COMPLIANT SURFACE

Resin Bound surfaces are permeable and allow water to drain through to the sub-base. This means a resin bound system is SUDS compliant, as long as the sub-base is also permeable and SUDS compliant. Find out more about SUDs.

LONG LASTING RESULTS

The Resin Bound aggregate system is incredibly strong and durable and will remain so for many years. This is thanks to its low maintenance, easy cleaning and high resistance to organic materials and weeds.

EASY TO MAINTAIN

The resin binds with the original surface effectively gluing the new surface finish in place. The Resin Bound surface is relatively low maintenance and, if maintained correctly, resistant to weeds. The higher quality resin systems are also resistant to petrol or oil spills and will not fade or discolour thanks to UV resistance.

SMOOTH AND FLAT SURFACE

Unlike resin bonded aggregates or loose gravel, a resin bound surface is smooth, flat and seamless. This is because of the way that resin and aggregates are mixed and then trowelled. As a surface, it is ideally suited for both pedestrian and vehicular traffic/parking.

UV RESISTANCE

PolyBound UVR resin is the highest certification possible in the industry. As an aliphatic resin, PolyBound UVR resin is colour stable and resistant to fade.

EASY TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN

A resin bound system is easy to clean. Most dirt, marks or other cleaning jobs can be taken care of with a simple jet wash. For more information on resin bound cleaning and maintenance, take a look at our resin bound maintenance guide.