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Message posted by gailbonney on 09/2/2018 at 4:58pm
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Hi folks
We are considering having our tarmac driveway replaced with a resin bonded one.

Does anyone have any experience of this and any pros / cons?

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Don't!

As we've looked into that too...

From a mates experience....

The resin will last all about 6 months, then it will start to crack / peel and then lift, letting more water in underneath and accelerating the problem!

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Previous little discussion from a couple of years ago, Here...

Might be worth a read?

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Message posted by gailbonney on 09/2/2018 at 9:07pm
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Thanks Mucker, love your drive and garden by the way. A good ad for patterned concrete. Are you still happy with it?

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Neighbours and friends have them. They have cracked and they can be very slippy.

Message posted by Mucker1884 on 10/2/2018 at 8:29am
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Yes Gail, still happy with our patterned concrete.
We had it in October(?) 2014, so 4+ years old now...

Looks good (imo).
Can be size and shaped to any dimensions and contours.
Just one power wash per year seems to suffice. Maybe 2 at a push? That's it for maintenance.
No ugly manhole covers (We have 2, and the pattern continues through them. They are also bolted down, but easy to remove with a screwdriver).

Ours has now lost it's shine. Perhaps we should look at maybe having it re-sealed? Personally, I reckon it looks more like natural stone now though, so I'm tempted to leave it. I'll re-consider maybe, in 14 months time, after next winter?

Our drive has a fair slope, and is also the main (pedestrian) access from front gate to front door. It does get very slippy in icy/snowy conditions!

Due to the deliberate rough pattern and "natural" surface, even the flatter areas can hold small puddles of water for longer than maybe smooth slab stones would, which of course can also freeze, or merely take longer to dry in the sun.
I'm talking "puddles" of around 2 or 3 inches.

It needs a small gap (3"?) between the edge and the house. We've filled ours with 20mm plum slate. A friend has pea gravel in his. Both look fine to me. Grass/weeds can occasionally get through there, but absolutely nothing gets through the concrete itself, of course.

No evidence of cracks/chips or any similar problems, although... we did have a massive blob of (pigeon?) muck that we failed to clean up for a few weeks, and it does look like it has "eaten in" to the surface of the concrete a little. Covers a good inch or so. I try and get in the habit of cleaning bird muck off a bit quicker now, but most of it simply brushes off when dry. This particular one was heavy, and we did leave it a good (bad!) while (my car gets parked over where it landed!)

Not cheap, but overall, we're delighted with both the product, and the professional service we received from Bestcrete..., who are an established company here in Derby. No idea how far they travel/what areas of the country they cover?

I'd say it was money well spent, and would certainly recommend it... although I have no knowledge/experience of this resin stuff or similar, that was mentioned.




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Message posted by SGThomas on 10/2/2018 at 8:42am
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I have noticed that,locally, the resin surfaces were very "on trend". Most of them seem to have been replaced with blocks.

I assume that this indicates an underlying problem with the method.

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Our concrete patterned patio in our last house was 30ft x 10ft done in two sections with expansion joint in middle. Was still solid after 27 years when we recently sold the house. Light power wash and resealed every year.
Colour slightly faded but still good.

One of my mates got his drive done with resin which didn't look good after two years. It really faded and sort of started to crumble in parts.
He now has the drive done with monoblock.

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I should also have said a lot depends on the quality of the work being carried out, which will have a impact on how long it will last as with any job.
I have seen some monoblock drives sinking where the car wheels are after a short time. Poor ground preparation prior to laying the blocks.

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As pointed out itís all down to who does it. A better job is block paving provided it is done by a firm with a good reputation in your local area. About £55/sq mtre for block paving around where I live.

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Thanks for all your very useful comments, also that's for the pros and cons from your perspectives. It really helps. Will watch out for companies in area and see what kind of job they do.

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We have a resin 'bound' drive and are very pleased with it. had it for about 3 years now - lovely no maintenance finish - would recommend it all day!



Resin bonded is a layer of resin spread on the surface then the gravel is put ontop of it before it dries.

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