resin substrate requirements

July 4th, 2015

resin substrate requirements

A recent article in a Lancashire paper served to reinforce the importance of the correct resin substrate requirements and in particular driveways or where vehicular access is required .  We work with –  concrete,  imprinted concrete and tarmac. Why?  See below

The report in the Lancashire Gazette   headed    “Shared Space’ Prom facing yet more work”  goes on to say

Blackpool’s Central Promenade is to be resurfaced at a cost of £140,000 after highways chiefs admitted block paving cannot withstand the level of traffic using the road.

Work is due to begin on Sunday to lay red tinted asphalt on the stretch between Adelaide Street West and Church Street in front of the Tower – the location of the much-discussed ‘Shared Space’ experiment.

It will replace the block paving which has had to be repeatedly repaired

The report states   “Previously, resource has been invested in replacing damaged block work, but as a result of the nature of the sub-base conditions, the block continues to deteriorate”.

Sub base conditions are the key to quality resin installations and our resin substrate requirements  for  driveway areas  are, as we have said,  concrete imprinted concrete and tarmac.

These solid monolithic surfaces  provide the support for the weight of vehicles we now park in abundance on our driveways.

The report also says “ But Coun Tony Williams, current leader of the Conservatives on Blackpool Council, said the problems were caused because the block work was not laid properly in the first place.

He said: “If the council had used the right blocks in the first place and checked that they were being laid correctly, they wouldn’t need to be spending this amount of money on repairing their original mistakes” 

This is another costly council blooper”

  • preparation         preparation !        preparation!

  • What do thay say in business fail to prepare and prepare to fail!

What is  disconcerting is the fact that the above statement is so true of a lot of installations in the driveway path and patio industry as well.  The key to any quality installation is preparation and the includes the need to ensure that the  resin substrate requirements are considered before any works are completed.

And finally  beware block paving can seriously damage your health!

Resin Bonded  Gravel and Resin Bonded  Aggregate providing an alternative to the usual options  for your driveway path or patio. If it’s not broke don’t fix it.

We are based in Nottinghamshire but accessible to Yorkshire and Derbyshire areas.  We have completed anti slip surfacing  in Skegby,  Aspley,  Barnby Dun, Bilsthorpe, Bulwell,   Clay Cross, Cotgrave,Doncaster, Fleckney, Huthwaite, Leamington Spa, Mansfield Woodhouse, New Houghton, Northampton, Pentrich, Peterborough, Ravenshead, Sellers Wood, Shirebrook, Spalding, Sutton Bonnington, Toton, Warsop, Worksop


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