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How long do resin driveways last?

When deciding if a resin bound driveway is the right surface for you – how long the resin driveway will last is an important aspect to think about. You want to make sure you are getting value for your money on your new project. Here at Moli, we have over a decade of experience in the resin industry, including high quality resin driveway installation. Contact us now for a free no-obligation quote.

What is a resin driveway?

A resin bound driveway is a water permeable outdoor surfacing system made from combining aggregate stones and resin. Aggregates used for resin bound can also be referred to as gravel. The resin term is given to a natural organic compound in liquid form, consisting of two component parts – part A and part B, one being the hardener.

When the two parts are mixed together, a chemical reaction takes place binding the molecules of the resin forming a durable substance. When resin mixture is combined with aggregates and laid onto the surface, the materials are bound together leaving tiny gaps for water to seep through the surface.

Moli has a wide range of different colour aggregates available to design and create a resin driveway you have always dreamed of. From modern greys to traditional browns and everything in between, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a resin driveway colour.

How long do resin bound driveways last?

Resin bound driveways have earned the reputation for being long-lasting, durable and hard-wearing surfaces. Generally, across the industry, guarantees can vary between 10-20 years. When properly installed and maintained, resin driveways can last up to 25 years.

Resin bound surface is a low-maintenance paving option. There are no cracks or loose stones to constantly sweep away. It is also weed resistant, leaving more time to enjoy the things you like.

There are a few maintenance tips recommended to keep your driveway looking nice and tidy. Annual pressure washing your driveway and changing the location of your parked car can help you avoid algae and moss growth. Also, we advise cleaning any spills and marks as quickly as possible to avoid permanent staining. Household cleaning appliances such as dish soap and a light pressure wash should do this.

Resin driveway cleaning

To keep your resin driveway clean and in tip-top condition, just follow these simple maintenance steps.

Brushing

Regular brushing with a stiff broom will remove leaves, weed seeds and any rubbish at the same time preventing moss growth.

Pressure Washing

A sweep followed by a light jet wash is normally what is required to keep your resin driveway looking fresh and clean. Even though resin bound is extremely durable, however, advise from using boiling water on a resin surface as it can damage it.

Oil and Fuel Spillages

If you have any spillages of that type, we recommend that you clean them as quickly as possible. Start off by washing the oil and fuel with soapy water and then flush away any that remain with a light pressure wash. Larger oil spills might require a degreasing agent. It is important to test any chemical son a small, hidden-away area before committing to use.

If you are unsure about a resin driveway cleaner, then give us a call and we can advise you.

Algae and Moss

They are often found growing in damp or shady places on your driveway, paths or patio. Let more sunlight in by cutting back shrubbery and foliage. If that doesn’t help, a light pressure wash will be enough to solve the issue.

Tire Marks

Resin bound driveways can show tire marks, especially if they are a light colour. These marks usually occur if the wheels are turned when stationary. A household cleaner liquid soap used for washing dishes, followed by a light jet wash should remove any marks.

Snow and Ice Removal

We recommend using a plastic snow shovel for snow removal because a metal one could damage the surface. Salt or sand could be used on resin surfaces to prevent ice from becoming hazardous. The surface will need to be pressure washed once the cold weather has passed.

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Moli Resin Driveway Installers in Yorkshire

To book Moli for a resin bound surfacing project, please contact us today. We have trusted resin installers across Manchester, Sheffield, York, Bradford, Leeds and Huddersfield areas.

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