Stocksbridge visit for a free resin bonded gravel quote
Called out to visit a client out at Stocksbridge hopefully calling for a visit to an enquiry at Clay Cross as well on the way back.
This client was obtaining 3 different quotes for resin bonded gravel and resin bound gravel. This was for a tarmac drive, path and patio.
The two other quotes had already been provided, but this client was a little concerned over the fact that ourselves and one of the other companies quoting , confirmed what we said on inspection but the third company differed. We said on the existing surface it would not be possible to apply our product.
- The sub base had gone ( I am not sure where but it had definitely gone!)
- The driveway was on a steep slope towards the property.
- There were big dips in the tarmac all the levels were wrong.
- Slabbed area of path around the property was extremely uneven and loose and had a back drop towards the property.
We explained that we would have to rip put the base and lay a brand new surface (as we work with resin bonded gravel) before we could apply the resin bonded aggregate. Which for a brand new surface and total re lay is a bit of a contradiction as we work on the understanding if it’s not broke don’t fix it. However some surfaces are broke as was this one!
One of the other companies which confirmed what we said about not being able to work with the surface and said their process would be to rip out the existing. They would then install a base coat of tarmac for drainage and trowel on and lay 16 to 18 ml thick of resin bound stone ( £97 per sqm).
Their works are different to our application and they did say that the resin bound stone would need cleaning and a moss inhibitor used. This is because resin bound stone is encapsulated with the resin and trowelled on to give a porosity. However with porosity comes the potential for moss,weeds and algae and for it to be slippy.
Because resin bonded stone is installed differently this results in there not being a problem with moss ,weeds and algae and it is an anti slip product.
The third driveway company said the surface was suitable and that they would install a 10mm overlay no problem. In our opinion this would not be a realistic option just on the fact that the sub base was not solid.
If the substrate on your driveway path or patio is gone then it needs replacing! Now the weather is with us don’t delay. Now is the ideal time to get out in the garden and sort your driveway, path or patio problems! Don’t wait for the Winter, as the freeze thaw process can only damage your surface further. why not have an anti slip surface
Call us now 01623 623986. We are based in Mansfield . No sales men. Contact Simon or Faith and have a chat.
From where we are based in the East Midlands (the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire border) we can resurface your driveway path or patio. Providing you with a weed free alternative to the usual block paving, imprinted concrete, tarmac, and concrete options. Mansfield, mansfield Woodhouse, Beeston, Bolsover, Burton Joyce, Clowne, Daventry ,Edwinstowe, Gedling, Kirkby in Ashfield, Loughborough Matlock, Newthorpe, Old Whittington, Radcliffe on Trent, Saddleworth , Sheffield, Sleaford, Stone, Walesby, Weston Coyney or Wollaton.