Resin Driveway vs Block Paving: Which Is Cheaper?

Block paving is definitely one of the most popular choices for driveways, patios, pathways, town centres and even road surfacing projects across the country.

Resin bound surfacing is a relatively new paving option, which has been growing its popularity year on year. So when it comes to a resin driveway cost vs. block paving, which one you should choose and which one is cheaper?

What’s more expensive resin or block paving?

One of the reasons why resin installations are taking off is because resin provides much better consistency in its pricing, whereas block paving prices can vary dramatically.

If you are looking longer term, resin surfaces work out cheaper as they require minimal maintenance in comparison to high maintenance block paving. Block paving needs regular weeding, re-sanding and jet washing to keep it looking neat and clean.

Which is better block paving or resin bound?

When it comes to resin bound, the cost isn’t the only benefit resin surface can offer to homeowners. Here are five more reasons to consider a resin driveway over block paving.

1.     SUDS compliant surfaces

Permeable block paving has been around the block for some time now, however, there are a few things to take into consideration when choosing it. For example, troublesome drainage issues related to incorrect block paving installation or joints getting blocked by detritus, leading to puddles on the surface.

If you want to avoid these issues, then SUDS compliant permeable resin surfacing holds the solution. Short for Sustainable Urban Drainage System, surfaces that comply with SUDS standards are absorbent and allow water to naturally drain straight through the surface and the sub-base.

Provided that, quality resin driveways like ours tick all the boxes for those seeking environmentally friendly eco paving and sustainable drainage systems that last and help with reducing flood risks.

2.     Wide range of resin colours

Although block paving is often chosen for its wide range of design possibilities, it requires at least two coats of brick paving sealant to protect it from UV colour fading. If the sealant isn’t applied, the loss of colour can occur in as little as five years. Furthermore, UV sealant for block paving needs to be reapplied around every two years to adequately retain its colour.

UV colour stable resin bound eliminates all of these issues, whilst providing homeowners with a much wider choice of resin colours to create a resin driveway, walkway or patio that is unique to their property.

Combined with our Lifetime Colour Lock Guarantee, you can put your absolute trust in our resin bound gravel installations that they will look their very best for years to come.

3.     Best non slip driveway

Block paving can become incredibly slippery when wet, especially if it has moss growing across it. Resin outdoor flooring has excellent anti slip qualities all year round, so protecting your family from dangerous slips at home is easy with our resin surfaces.

Moli resin driveways have an extra anti-skid layer of crushed glass added which delivers slip resistance well above current requirements.

Considering the latest workplace safety, statistics show that 37% of all reported workplace injuries were as a result of a slip, trip or fall. It’s not hard to see why the popularity of resin bound surfaces is steadily increasing in a variety of workplaces as one of the safest surfacing options around.

4.     Weed resistant driveway surface

One of the biggest drawbacks people face with block paving is the eventual return of weeds. Moss, algae and dandelion are just a few culprits that stand out on the block paving and make it look hideous. Rather than enjoying your new paving you will be forever fighting these pesky plants to ensure a nice and clean surface.

With resin bound you can forget about constant de-weeding. Thanks to the way resin bounds aggregates, there aren’t any weeds growing through resin drives.

Resin outdoor flooring is extremely low maintenance. To look nice and tidy all year round, a resin drive requires only light sweeping and jet washing.

5.     Quick and easy resin installation

On average block paving takes around 5-7 working days to install, whereas a resin driveway can be ready to use in as little as 24 hours of it being laid. So, you could install five resin driveways in the same time it takes to install one paved driveway.

Moli Your Trusted Resin Driveway Installers Near You

Based in the heart of Yorkshire, we offer the highest quality resin bound surfacing solutions. From domestic to commercial resin installations, we are professional resin surface specialists with over a decade of experience in the resin industry. We are unbeatable when it comes to customer service and the quality of our resin driveways, resin pathways and resin patios.

If you are looking for a resin installer to transform your garden surfaces into a seamless finish resin driveway, then look no further. Give Moli a call to see how we can help you make your dream resin driveway come true.

We have 24 different resin bound colours available to create a unique resin surface for your project. Whether you are a fan of dark resin driveways or grey resin driveways, or maybe you prefer traditional golden or natural resin driveways, we’ve got a colour for you.

To find out your resin driveway cost, drop us an email at or call 0300 303 0048. All our quotes are free and don’t require any deposit.

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