Resin Bonded Aggregate works at Elston Newark

December 16th, 2012

Resin Bonded Aggregate works at Elston Newark

Our Client in Elston near Newark Nottinghamshire requested a site visit to see if we could come up with a solution for a new driveway for their property.  They had  seen one of our previous projects on the same street and approached the resident for our information.  Our clients had considered the usual options – tarmac, concrete, imprinted concrete and block paving,  However because they had seen the Resin Bonded Aggregate in place already and as it was anti slip, they wanted to use our services.

The existing parking area was just a gravel and hardcore mix that looked very unsightly.  One unusual aspect was that the existing driveway and double garage were set at a higher level than the house.  This meant  that levels were crucial and increased drainage was looking likely.   After assessing the area and  taking time  to take  levels from numerous points we established that a new concrete base would need to be installed by our builder with drainage being an important factor .  Our builder recommended that an eco drain be installed along the garage door threshold to prevent water getting access.  It was also found on further inspection that the old damaged manhole had been seriously “bodged”  and needed to be re-built.  A  recessed tray top was to be installed after necessary repairs were completed first.   It was also decided with the client that a threshold strip of natural stone setts should be constructed  to compliment the resin bonded aggregate  finish that would be used to surface the new concrete driveway base.

A price was submitted to the client which was duly accepted and a start date agreed.

  • Stage 1. Excavate and establish levels, hardcore and compact then manhole re-build, fit eco drainage and lay stone setts, lay and trowel 5 cubic meters of ready mix concrete and leave to cure for 5-6 weeks.
  • Stage 2. Our client  decided on 2-5mm golden pea finish for the resin bonded aggregate,  on day of application the new concrete was cleaned, dried and primed before the application of the resin bonded aggregate  finish.
  • Our clients were very pleased with the end result and it complimented the look of the property.

As a result of our work our clients very kindly sent us this email


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