If you’ve heard about resin-bound gravel or are interested in how it could benefit you and your property, then this handy guide will tell you everything you need to know. We know choosing the right material for your landscaping project can be a bit of a minefield, so we’re on hand with some clear information to keep you in the know.
If you’re looking to install a new driveway or have your garden landscaped, then you will have most likely come across resin bound gravel whilst looking into the different options available.
If you’re unsure about exactly what resin bound gravel is, how long it lasts and the benefits of it, then take a look at our guide below which details everything you need to know about resin bound gravel.
What is resin bound gravel?
Resin bound gravel is fairly new to residential homes, but has been used in commercial building for a number of years. Essentially, it’s small stones and aggregates that are bound together using a clear resin to create a durable and aesthetically pleasing surface.
It is fast becoming the most popular surface for homes as it combines the best qualities of a range of different surfaces, whilst being visually attractive to look at.
What are the benefits?
There are several benefits to choosing resin bound gravel over other surfaces, including:
- Extremely long lasting and durable
- Low maintenance
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Can be mixed with other materials
- Excellent draining properties
- Huge selection of colours
Where can it be used?
Resin bound gravel is a very versatile product that can be used to transform a range of different areas outside your home.
The three main ways we use resin bound gravel are:
- To transform driveways
- To create safe, solid and attractive pathways around your garden
- To create a patio area for you to enjoy the great outdoors
Take a look at our gallery of work to see some of the ways we have used resin bound gravel to transform our customers homes.
Are there different options available?
As it is so versatile, there are a range of different styles and looks you can create to make a truly unique and bespoke area in your home.
Firstly, here at SGS Surfacing we’re able to offer a huge selection of colours to choose from, so you’re able to select the colour that best matches with your home or current decor outside.
Resin bound gravel also looks great mixed in with different materials, such as bricks, stone or other paving slabs to create shapes, steps or borders. Using these different materials alongside your resin bound gravel allows you to create a unique looking outside space.
How long does it take to install?
There are a few things that determine how long it takes for resin bound gravel to be installed in your home. First and most importantly, it depends on the size of the area that you would like to cover. If it is a really large area then this can take a lot longer.
One of the other main considerations is the condition of the surface below. For example, if there is already a layer of tarmac there, then the resin bound gravel can be laid on top of this, which means the works won’t take as long. However, if the surface below is uneven, rough and cracked, there will need to be a layer of tarmac installed before the resin bound gravel can be laid on top.
When providing you with a free quotation, our team will be able to give you all the information you need about how long the work will take so that you can plan efficiently.
Is there much maintenance once it’s installed?
Resin bound gravel is known for being very low maintenance because of its strength and drainage properties. This means the surface can withstand a lot of traffic and quickly and easily drains water without leaving it to sit on the surface.
The main ways to keep your resin bound gravel looking good is to sweep it regularly and every now and then, hose it down if there are any marks or dirt stuck to the surface.
How long will it last?
As resin bound gravel is extremely strong and weather resistant, you can expect your new driveway or pathway to last a very long time without cracking or discolouring.
At SGS, we only use the highest quality resin and aggregate available which had minimal colour change once laid, meaning you have a superior looking surface all year round.
We are so confident in the quality of our resin bound gravel that we offer a 10-year guarantee with all of our resin bound gravel installations, should you need it.
Get in touch
If you would like a free, no-obligation quote for a resin bound gravel surface at your home, or would like to find out more about our services, contact us on 01403 581782 and our team will be happy to help you.
If you’ve decided that resin bound gravel is the right option for you, the next step is to choose the right company. At SGS we are a preferred partner of The Resin Mill, and we’ve put together a few reasons to show you why it is important to use companies that are affiliated with leading industry suppliers.