simpler resin bonded driveway option
Whilst working with resin over the years, we have established that a simpler resin bonded driveway option is to resurface existing surfaces such as concrete. Obviously this is if there is a surface in the first place! And remember simpler does not mean less effective!
We found the following on a forum and it serves to highlight the potential issues with resin bound installations. Not just on the efficacy (if the resin bound is porous then the substrate needs to be get that wrong and everything else is wrong) but it can lead to potentially significant possibilities possiblities such as moss and weed growth and if a surface is porous it is less tensile.
“Hello all. Had a good search before posting but couldn’t find anything similar – if you are aware of this being answered before, please redirect me!
I am planning on putting down a patio finished using resin bound aggregate. The existing surface is a split of two areas: 1) secured and stable sandstone paving on mortar base, and 2) loose sand with stones (this was previously underneath a thick later of concrete that was the base of a conservatory).
The paving is approx 190mm below the level I need it to be before the resin sits on top and the sand/stone surface is approx 130mm below.
My plan is as follows, given very light traffic over the finished surface: level the sand area then compact before adding 5:1 sharp sand/cement mix. For the paving area, cover paving with plastic sheet then add either add some form of crushed hardcore/aggregate or sharp sand base, then compact it before adding same mortar mix to bring to level.
Could someone please validate my plan or tell me to tear it up and advise a better method! Any approximate heights for the levels would be gratefully received too (e.g. for the sand area, I should use 50mm of mortar so add another 80mm of compacted sharp sand before the mortar)”
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