does resin bonded stone go green

June 28th, 2017

does resin bonded stone go green ?

Like any outdoor surface resin bonded stone  may benefit from a yearly powerwash as it is surprising how much dirt and grime there is in the atmosphere and rainfall. As for the green algae it does not adhere to the resin bonded installs to any great degree. It may appear on the surface but a stiff brush and a powerwash as previously said will generally remove this without too much effort.  So put in a simple term and to answer the question resin bonded stone go green the answer should be yes it can go green.  But it is not a problem and with the resin bonded stone being an antislip product it has minimal effect.

The RHS advice website states

Non-chemical control

Dislodge moss from between paving (non present on resin bonded paving)  by running a sharp knife along the cracks. Alternatively, use a block paving brush with a long handle, narrow head and wire bristles for effective cleaning without stooping

    A pressure washer will remove moss and algae effectively.  However, use this method with care in areas where drainage is unsatisfactory as the extra water could exacerbate damp problems. Always wear goggles when using a pressure washer. This is the best method for removal of moss and algae from wooden garden features. After spraying, consider treating fences and sheds with wood preservatives and garden furniture with teak oil

    Brush hard surfaces with a stiff broom on a regular basis to help prevent growths from taking hold. Raking loose surfaces such as gravel helps to keep these areas free of both moss and weeds

    Prune overhanging plants to improve air flow – this will allow the drying effects of sun and wind to reach the site

    Ensure surfaces slope slightly to prevent standing water

    Improving drainage in the surrounding area will also help to deter growths. Dig out shallow channels along the edges of paths, patios and drives and fill with coarse gravel to absorb run off water.   

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