It’s true that first impressions can count for a lot, and your driveway is generally the first thing any visitors will see when they come to your home. This makes choosing the right material for your driveway a hugely important decision. A resin bound driveway uses a mixture of resin and organic aggregate to create a natural looking stony surface. It’s a very popular nature friendly surface that offers many advantages, but it’s also an ideal option for the colder climate of winter.
Here are the reasons why...
It’s very porous
Certain homes are always at a greater risk of flooding and with the winter months often bringing downpours with them, it’s likely that water will accumulate, leading to puddles and flooding on the driveway. However, a resin bound surface is extremely water permeable, allowing any water to dissipate and drain away through its surface. Any water pooling will become a problem of the past, and therefore the risk of sheet ice or black ice forming over winter will be dramatically reduced. Plus, any potential freeze damage will be lessened thanks to the porous nature of the surface.
It offers great traction
Things can get a little slippery in winter, with even light snowfall and sleet presenting a hazard on certain surfaces. A resin bound surface provides much better traction due to its anti-slip finish. The gravel may be close, but it also shifts with you, which actually assists your grip upon it. It’s ideal for preventing any winter slips and falls, and again because the water will drain away, there won’t be any hazardous slush left behind.
It looks positively picturesque
When the winter days are dark and dismal, a stunning decorative resin bound surface will still look radiant amongst all the grey. Having a beautiful driveway with stones that look natural and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours will be sure to lift your mood until the sun starts shining again. A resin bound surface allows for a completely creative approach and you’ll be able to design your driveway in a bespoke way.
It requires minimal maintenance
A resin bound driveway is a very low maintenance surface option, and can be easily maintained thanks to its layout and durability. Even if you have to occasionally clear some debris, it will only require a quick pressure wash, or sweep with a brush to keep it looking clean and beautiful. The material also doesn’t support weed growth or mould, which makes maintaining it as simple as possible in winter, or any other time of year for that matter.
At Premier Surfacing, our highly trained operatives provide a variety of driveway surfacing options to help you create your dream driveway.
For more information, please contact us for a free quote today on 01952840838.