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Resin Surfacing Installation

Premier Resins supply and install resin driveways and surfacing. Our installation team are experienced with an eye for detail to ensure your resin surface looks and functions perfectly.

Find out below which type of resin surface is best for your project and contact us for a quote today.

Resin Bound Driveways & Surfacing

What is Resin Bound Surfacing?

Resin Bound surfacing is a continuous, joint free, permeable material made from rubber granules or aggregate and polyurethane binders. It is mixed and laid on site as a wet-pour product and can be laid in any shape, either on a purpose built base, tarmacadam or concrete. It is available in many colours and styles.

Resin Bound surfaces create aesthetically pleasing driveways and surfaces using a durable and strong layer of high quality UV stable clear resin with the correctly blended aggregates to create an attractive finish suitable for walkways, patios and driveways.

Preparation of The Surface

The preparation of any existing surface is key to a long lasting resin bound surface.

If a new sub base is being installed fixed edgings should be positioned using sharp sand and cement to give a solid mix and help frame the area. Edgings must be proud of the finished sub base by 15-20mm to allow for the resin bound mixture.

The sub base should be made of MOT type1 at a depth of 150mm. This should be rolled down with a vibrating roller until the stone is bound together giving a good solid surface. On top of the MOT type1 you can use either tarmacadam or concrete. It should be dependant on the specific job which is the best, concrete provides the ultimate strength while tarmacadam gives permeability. A minimum depth of 125mm for concrete and 75mm for tarmacadam should be use.

If an existing surface is being used any cracks must be widened into a 'V' shape with a stone saw. The surface must be dry and free of weeds and algae.

Materials Required

The first thing to choose is the colour of resin aggregate, we have a large selection of colours on our Resin Products page. Once you have selected a colour you can then choose between a standard resin or a UV stable resin. Standard resin will suffer from colour fade over time whilst the UV stable resin ensure the finished mixture colour stays that colour.

Once you have decided on your colour and resin type Contact Us and we can guide you through how much you will require and deal with the ordering and delivery for you.

Mixing & Laying the Resin

To mix the resin add part B into the Part A in a mixing bucket. If you are using UV stable resin you also add one cap full of the catalyst which comes with the kit and mix it all together.

The aggregate is put in a mixer and allowed to mix dry to remove any dust. The resin mix is then added and mixed together until all the stones are covered in the resin. To create a really strong mix 2kg of kiln dry sand is added and mixed in.

It is important to ensure each mix is mixed for the same length of time to avoid colour change. Once the mix is complete it is poured onto the surface being covered.

Once the mixture is poured a spazzel or rake is used to spread the material out so that it is easier to trowel. Working from the top towards the exit a trowel wiped with white spirit to stop any sticking is used to create a smooth surface. Each new mixture is then slightly overlapped with the loose end of the previous mix. After every 2 mixers have been trowelled down a very small amount of glass bead needs to be cast onto the surface to create an anti-slip surface.

Depending on the outside temperature there is an average of 20 - 30 minutes to work each mix. In the height of summer this can become as little as 10 minutes. The finished project will be okay for foot traffic after around 4 hours and vehicle traffic after 24 hours.

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Resin Bonded Surfacing

What is Resin Bonded Surfacing?

Resin Bonded surfacing is where the resin is pulled over a smooth surface and then the aggregate is scattered over the resin to create a non porous finish with very high anti slip properties. Resin bonded surfaces are laid on a sub base of tarmacadam or concrete which needs to be flat and free of voids.

Resin bonded surfaces are normally used in commercial environments where maximum grip is required. Due to its rough texture finish resin bonded should not be used near children's play areas as it can cause serious injury when fallen upon.

Base Preparation

Resin bonded surfaces are very versatile and can be used on a wide range of existing bases. If an existing base is being used this should be sound and firm with no movement, sponginess, flexing or crumbling. It must also be reasonably level, clean and made of ideally concrete or tarmacadam. Existing surfaces should be cleaned to allow the resin to properly bond.

If a new base is being prepared this should be done exactly as a resin bounded base. If concrete is used this should be given at least 4 days to cure before applying any resin surface. Tarmacadam should be at least a month old to allow for any volatiles to escape, it should also be free of any oils and/or greases before the resin surface is applied.

Mixing & Laying the Resin

The component parts of the bonded resin are mixed together as per the guidelines provided with them. Typically each component comes in a clearly marked pre measured pack. Once mixed the working life of the resin is usually 5 - 10 minutes so it is essential to plan the work to ensure the mixed resin is spread over the base to allow the chosen aggregate to cover the resin as quickly as possible. The required thickness of the spread resin is determined by the size of the aggregate being used but in general aim for a coverage rate of around 1kg per square metre for pedestrian areas and 1.8kg per square metre for vehicular areas.

The aggregate needs to spread over the wet resin as soon as possible so that it sticks to the resin. A popular method used to achieve this is to use a large scoop to scatter the aggregate over the surface ensuring relatively even coverage. Aim to cover to excess so that any surplus can be retrieved when the resin has firmly set. It is always better to have too much rather than too little, you can not add extra aggregate to thinly covered areas.

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Rubber Crumb Resin Surfacing

What is Rubber Crumb Resin Surfacing?

Rubber crumb resin surfacing is a blended mix of rubber granules which are bound together with a single part polyurethane resin. This can be mixed on site in a specialist mixer and laid onto a suitable existing surface or specially prepared base.

Resin bound rubber crumb is first and foremost a safety flooring system for children's play areas in schools play grounds, parks and even in your back garden but it can be used in many more places. For example retirement homes, chalet parks, patio areas, around trampolines, driveways, stable yards, the list goes on. If you have an unsightly outdoor area such as old paving stones, broken concrete or tarmac the rubber crumb system can be laid on any surface so can be less costly to alternative surfaces eliminating the need for expensive excavation work which saves time and money. We can supply the materials at competitive rates or our team of installers can do the job to a high class professional standard.

Base Preparation

Similar to bonded and bound resin surfaces a sound sub base layer is essential to a long lasting rubber crumb surface. Rubber crumb can be laid over an existing base but this must be in good condition.

Mixing & Laying the Resin

The rubber crumb surface is made up of two layers as base course and a surface course. The depth of the base course depends on the fall height of any equipment being used on the surface. The larger the fall height the deeper the base course layer needs to be.

The rubber crumb is 1-4mm in size and is mixed with the correct quantity of resin in a specialised mixer. The mixture is then poured onto the surface and spread to the correct depth. The finished surface creates a soft bouncy feel.

If you would like a rubber crumb resin surface, please contact us to discuss your project so that we can provide an accurate quote.

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