does resin bonded stone aka resin bonded aggregate differ from resin bound stone
Quotes often highlight various points so we thought we would give some information on – does resin bonded stone aka resin bonded aggregate differ from resin bound stone?
- price differences
- the installation process
- the reason why the client wants resurfacing with resin bonded or resin bound stone
- and in the long term the efficacy.
A concern of a Newark client was the fact that the tarmac he had did have a certain amount of “unevenness” . This created his question does resin bonded stone aka resin bonded aggregate differ from resin bound stone? And how the two resurfacing options – resin bonded stone and resin bound stone would work. He wasn’t concerned in general about the dips and undulations as being a large area it would be difficult to eliminate them. He was curious to see the differences.
So to answer the question – does resin bonded stone aka resin bonded aggregate differ from resin bound stone?
A particular resin bound stone company who were providing a quote to this client explained that their process would be to level the surface by way of varying degrees of depth. This is according to the “dips” in the surface. As an example in a lesser dipped area there would be a depth of approximately 10mm. This would increase to 18mm in deeper areas tapering down to 8mm on to the optimum level. It would also still allow the ingress of water. As the existing is a tarmac surface impermeable where does the water go?
With our resin bonded resurfacing we resurface the whole area with an approximate overall depth of 5mm. This offers an even and durable surface without affecting existing levels. This continues to use the substrate as the surface for the weight of a vehicle.
How do we deal with the dips and undulations? We have a specialist filler, which we hand apply. We do not eliminate the dips and undulations on a driveway path or patio, what we do is serve to reduce these dips and undulations. If clients have puddle areas, these can be highlighted and these areas filled on a lightly heavier level
The fact that a surface is sound structurally and solid is key to our resurfacing. We work to protect, extend and ensure continued longevity and durability of a surface.
Another key point to remember when asking – does resin bonded stone aka resin bonded aggregate differ from resin bound stone – resin bonded stone is impermeable and resin bound stone is permeable.
If a permeable resin bound stone is applied to an impermeable surface like tarmac and concrete what happens to surface water which is stored between the two surfaces? So if you want the surface protected and don’t want to affect existing levels resin bonded is the answer.
Price difference for the question does resin bonded stone aka resin bonded aggregate differ from resin bound stone? Yes there is a price difference or at least their should be.
Resin bound stone encapsulates the granules and is applied via a trowelled application, therefore uses more resin (the most expensive aspect) and therefore should be more expensive. This makes this a less aggressive surface and therefore less anti slip so does resin bonded stone aka resin bonded aggregate differ from resin bound stone? the answer to this is yes.
With regard to efficacy? it does depend on the surface and the need. An impermeable resin bonded application would not be right for a tree pit – this needs the ingress of water. This is where a resin bound application would be ideal.
Driveways paths and patios and gardens are all encompassing nowadays. With the products available your driveway can be an integral part of your who home. Imprinted concrete tarmac and block paving and slabs are products we can work with. Call us for a free quote. Mansfield Nottinghamshire based means we are within easy reach of Mansfield Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottingham, Sheffield Chesterfield, Kirkby in Ashfield, Selston, Ravenshead.