resin resurfacing protects against virgin concrete installs

August 27th, 2019

resin resurfacing protects against virgin concrete installs

  Resin bonded stone resurfaces so can help stop virgin concrete installs .  A unique alternative to removing your tired, old concrete or tarmac.

The Guardian reported  in February 2019 the issues with landfill facing the world and  talks about virgin concrete installs

“In most developed countries, including much of western Europe, the majority of demolished concrete is put to some use. Mostly to make low-value products like filling for roads. This process is known as “downcycling”. Many researchers and engineers are searching for ways to “upcycle” concrete waste instead. To  turn old building products into new and first-rate structures.  Thus avoiding the need for new or “virgin” concrete”

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Resin bonded stone can resurface and reduce the need to provide a virgin concrete install .  The Guardian report goes on to say

As our world urbanises at a pace never before seen, with buildings rising and falling in as little as 30 years, the crumbled debris of our cities often ends up in landfill. Around 10bn tonnes (pdf) of concrete are manufactured each year: a staggering one cubic metre for every person on Earth. Over the next 40 years the world is expected to build 230 billion square metres in new construction, adding the equivalent of Paris to the planet every single week”

When you read these numbers its puts into perspective the issues we are creating with the use of  concrete. 

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   We have completed anti slip surfacing  in Skegby,  Aspley,  Bilsthorpe, Bulwell,   Clay cross, Cotgrave, Huthwaite,  Mansfield Woodhouse, New Houghton,  Pentrich,  Ravenshead, Sellers Wood, Shirebrook, Toton, Warsop, Worksop

resin bonded stone guarantee considerations and expectations

August 11th, 2019

resin bonded stone guarantee considerations and expectations

 We are a local Mansfield Company providing a local resin bonded service.  If you feed into google resin bonded stone guarantee you will see a number of companies providing extensive guarantee terms.

We cannot and do not profess to provide  a resin bonded stone guarantee with a 10 or 20 year term.

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You must ask yourself – What does a guarantee cover? Are there any restrictions, covenants , provisos or conditions?

Our  resin bonded stone guarantee for a shorter period looks less positive but it is important to look beyond the high term time provided in a longer term resin bonded stone guarantee.

The following all have a bearing on our ability to offer a shorter term  time resin bonded stone guarantee for works completed

  • We are an independent and we are not affiliated to any large concern 

Benefit to our business – we are our own bosses and we are totally responsible to and for our business.

Potential downside to our business – we have total financial and responsibility for the         business and works completed.

Benefit to the client – you only deal with the owners and the business direct.

Potential downside for a client  – not supported by large National Company / Franchise or finances.

  • Our primary work is with resin bonded not boundresin bonded stone guarantee

Benefit to our  business – resin bonded stone uses existing surfaces it is a resurfacing product.

Potential downside to our business – limited opportunities to complete works.

Benefit to the client  – no mess no disruption and can be completed in a day and does not remove the existing.

Potential downside for a client – only suitable surfaces can be resurfaced.

  • Our guarantee is for 2 years

Benefit to our business – defined responsibility period.

Potential downside to our business – clients could interpret our lesser term time in comparison to the multi marketed long terms guarantees (10 – 20years) quoted as being insignificant.

Benefit to the client – peace of mind with the knowledge that during this time frame they can contact us direct with any concerns questions or issues.

Potential downside for a client – our shorter time frame guarantee compared to the advertised extensive term time guarantees could seem insignificant.

  •  We do not work nationally

Benefit to our business – we only work within a realistic area allowing us to provide a personable individual service.

Downside for our business – limited business opportunities.

Benefit to the client – not using an over stretched and under resourced business.

Potential downside for a client – small workforce and business.

  • We do not employ or use subcontractors/or independent teams

Benefit to our business – we are responsible for our own works  -we chose when, who and how we work.

Downside for our  business – no additional workforce support.

Benefit to the client –  no outsourcing of manpower.

Potential downside for a  client – limited workforce.

 

Our resin bonded stone guarantee can be provided in writing if requested but is standard as follows

Recommended General maintenance  

An annual jet wash and brush is all that is required. Any oil spills to be dissolved with household detergent and then area swilled and hosed.

Natural weathering will occur over time due to the environment and the fact that it is a natural product.

We agree to provide a 2 year guarantee from (date of install) against defective materials and workmanship. 

Resin Bonded stone  was originally designed for road use.  The Resin Bonded surface will provide a long lasting finish, but can be resurfaced if required.

 Our 2 year guarantee is plain and simple and applicable to all works completed from the point of payment on completion of works. Our resin bonded stone guarantee is funded by a % retention of all payments made for works completed.  Our resin bonded stone guarantee provides a realistic and achievable time frame to notice any issues or concerns and to notify us accordingly.  

 

resin bonded stone anti slip benefits for paths and patios

July 30th, 2019

Resin bonded stone anti slip benefits for paths and patios.

Resin bonded stone anti slip benefits are often overlooked in favour of resin bound systems.

Resin bonded stone provides

  • Anti slip properties

  • Fast curing qualities

  • Excellent wear performance (designed for road use)

  • Odourless

  • Non flammable

  • Resistance to oil, diesel and petrol

Resin bonded resurfacing  is extremely hardwearing.  The primary use is for installation onto tarmac and concrete surfaces .  Resin bonded installs can work for walkways and paths not just driveways.

With the heatwave we have experienced over the past few weeks there are no worries with our resin bonded stone. It is  resistant to temperatures of up to 50°c for long periods of time. 

Aftercare and maintenance required is minimal. A stiff brush to remove excess aggregate together with the occasional jetwash is all that is required.

Completed in a day and the lack of needing a skip are quite important advantages. Minimal disruption to access to the area being resurfaced.

Resin bonded stone uses urethane (Polyurethane) resins.  These are copolymers consisting of polyol and isocyanate components. They have excellent adhesion to various substrates and high elasticity. Since these polymers can be designed to match the characteristics needed, they are broadly used in various applications such as coatings, fibers, films, and metal treatment.

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General Characteristics of Urethane Resins (Polyurethane)

  • Excellent adhesion to substrates
  • High film elasticity
  • Good balance of elongation and hardness

Call us now  01623 623986. We are based in Mansfield .  No sales men. Contact Simon or Faith and have a chat.

tarmac resin resurfacing East Midlands

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. Beeston, Bolsover,  Clowne, Edwinstowe, Gedling, Kirkby in Ashfield, Matlock, Newthorpe, Old Whittington, Radcliffe on Trent, , Sheffield, Walesby,

seamless resin bonded resurfacing

June 22nd, 2019

Seamless resin bonded resurfacing

Seamless resin bonded resurfacing provides an attractive durable and anti slip finish for existing external surfaces. Concrete, tarmac, imprinted concrete and in some cases slabs, can visually deteriorate.  This can be over a period of time however it can still be structurally sound.

Rain, snow and frost can all permeate or affect cracks in the surface.  Over a period of time this can speed up the damaging process.  A seamless resin bonded resurfacing covering can protect and prevent further damage.  Why?  because it is impermeable.  At the same time our resin bonded resurfacing work can provide an attractive and brand new look.

 

 

The resin is (assuming the surface is suitable) spread over the existing surface.  Any necessary preparation work is completed first.  Our specialist media is then applied to finish your  resin bonded resurfacing project.  Aggregate used in this process can be a blend of colours and finishes.  With 20 years of experience we at Drive-Cote Ltd  can give you a brand new looking driveway, path or patio.  No mess and disruption!

Seamless resin resurfacing can be completed in a day with no messy skips required.

Choices of colours  available give you no limitations.  Natural finishes can compliment rural areas. Bolder more colourful finishes provide a statement entrance to your property.

 If it’s not broke don’t fix it so work with the surface you have.

We are based in Nottinghamshire but accessible to Yorkshire and Derbyshire areas.  We have completed anti slip surfacing  in Skegby,  Aspley.  Driveways in Bilsthorpe, Bulwell,  Pilsley , Clay Cross and Cotgrave .  Paths in  Huthwaite, Mansfield Woodhouse, New Houghton.  Call for previous works  in your area – Pentrich, Ravenshead, Sellers Wood, Shirebrook,  Toton, Warsop, Worksop.

Blidworth resin bonded referral

May 19th, 2019

Blidworth resin bonded referral 

In working with resin over the years we have gained  a number of resin bonded referrals.  Blidworth Hilcote and  Ravenshead are just a few of the areas.

The following is an extract from a Blidworth resin bonded referral

As arranged your installers arrived to install the resin.  Some 6 hours later we are extremely pleased with the end result.  In the 3 hours since completion we have already received compliments.  From both neighbours and passers by.   From the point of first contact right up to the completion of the works our experience of  Drive-Cote Ltd has been excellent.  Simon your personal approach to us as customers has been very acceptable.  Undoubtedly I will recommend Drive-Cote Ltd to friends and family alike

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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.

Clowne,  Edwinstowe,  Gedling,  Kirkby in Ashfield,  Matlock Newthorpe, Old Whittington, Radcliffe on Trent, Saddleworth,  Sheffield, Walesby, Wollaton

01623 623986 for a free no obligation quote.

Golden Amber resin bonded driveway project

April 14th, 2019

Golden Amber resin bonded driveway project

This Golden Amber resin bonded driveway project has been on order since before December 2018.

Our Golden Amber resin bonded driveway resurfacing project was completed in a day!  One of the major advantages of our resurfacing resin bonded stone stone.

Resin Bonded  Gravel and Resin Bonded  Aggregate with this particular Golden Amber Resin bonded driveway project provides 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. 

We have completed anti slip surfacing in Golden Amber resin bonded driveway projects in

Skegby

Aspley

Bilsthorpe

Bulwell

Clay Cross

Cotgrave

Doncaster

Huthwaite

Mansfield Woodhouse

New Houghton

Pentrich

Ravenshead

Sellers Wood

Shirebrook 

Toton

Warsop

Worksop

01623 623986  Call for free no obligation quotes

Resin bonded stone improves patch and mend Rainworth Mansfield

March 26th, 2019

Resin bonded stone improves patch and mend

Our resin bonded stone improves patch and mend strategies by extending, improving and providing extra durablity to your  concrete or tarmac driveway path or patio.

The report in the BBC news  says

Potholes are a huge problem for all road users and the government is taking action, providing local authorities with more than £6.6bn for roads maintenance and pothole repair in the six years to 2021.”

The government is also trialling new technologies to stop potholes from forming and consulting on increasing the standards of roadworks by utility companies to help keep roads pothole-free for longer, he added”

Resin bonded stone improves patch and mend

 

The government says “The “Beast from the East” – the unusually cold spell early last year – was at least partly to blame for the spike”.

So if you want to protect and extend the life of your tarmac concrete, driveway, path or patio

then consider resin bonded stone.

We have been working within  the local area for over 18 years now.  Our Resin Bonded Gravel can protect, anti slip and extend the life of your existing concrete or tarmac surface.  

resin driveway access covers Mansfield

We have show homes in Nottinghamshire  and in towns local to you Rainworth,  Blidworth,  Chesterfield, Clipstone, East Bridgford,Kilburn, Long Eaton, Mapperley, New Tupton, Nottingham, Pinxton, Ruddington, Stapleford, Sutton in Ashfield and West Bridgford

Drive-Cote Ltd is an  independent company.  We are not a franchise nor are we affiliated to any other company completing Resin Drives, paths or patios. 

 

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Selston resin driveway

February 27th, 2019

Selston resin driveway

Selston resin driveway enquiry received this week.  Although to be fair it is  incorrect to say Selston resin driveway as it is actually  balcony.

This Selston resin balcony enquiry has come about as a result of the Selston resin driveway project we had completed for the client a few years ago.   Cost will be a consideration  for this client as will the different available options to cover the balcony area as it is not a foregone conclusion we have the job.  Whilst you can’t apply the same logic and requirements as you would to resurfacing a driveway it certainly doesn’t harm to read up in as many places as possible.

Selston resin driveway

We found this on a forum on the  internet

Afternoon all – the time has finally come for me to sort out our front driveway. We’ve lived in the house for 3 years now and my wife parks on the front grass and it’s starting to feel all a bit too pikey.

I’ve only got a streetview image from before me moved in (The area has been tidied up massively since the Google Streetview picture was taken);

The area is 6m*2.9m.

Ideally we wanted to extend the block paving across but the few quotes we had about 18 months ago just came in too expensive for it to be worthwhile (we’re planning on moving in a few years and my wife hasn’t minding parking on the grass). The main reason for getting it sorted is just for it to look nicer.

With all of the above taken into account and my preference for making it look nicer for as little cost I think we’ve decided to put gravel down. Plenty of other houses down the road have gravel driveway so it won’t look out of place, it should be cheap(ish) to complete and won’t take much time.

What am I looking at to gravel the area? I’d like to do the work myself (or with friends) over one weekend and think I’ve got a rough idea of the plan;

Day1 – dig out existing soil (roughly 20cm deep), have soil (3.5m3) collected by ‘grabber truck’
Day2 AM – lay hardcore down (10cm)
Day2 PM – have MOT Type 1 delivered from GravelMaster, rent whacker and compact down to fill 4cm-5cm and gaps
Day2 PM – lay gravel into gravel holders which fills remaining 5cm-6cm

Anyone have any tips or advice? I’m unsure of how to get rid of the soil at the moment as that seems like it’s going to be very costly?

Rough man maths seems to suggest – 6m*2.9M*20cm = 3.5m3

Each Travis Perkins bag is going to be roughly 0.5m3 so I’d need rougly 7 bags across all 3 materials. Cost roughly of £370.

 

and the feedback and input the poster receives is quite varied.

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  and we have completed anti slip surfacing  in Skegby,  Aspley,  Bilsthorpe, Bulwell,  Clay Cross, Cotgrave, Huthwaite,  Mansfield Woodhouse, New Houghton, Pentrich,  Ravenshead, Sellers Wood, Shirebrook,  Sutton Bonnington, Toton, Warsop, Worksop, Underwood, Pinxton, South Normanton

concrete resin resurfacing Mansfield

January 31st, 2019

concrete resin resurfacing Mansfield

On our website we have in the past reported on the benefits of a resin bonded resurfacing install to protect your existing surface.  The surfaces we primarily cover are concrete and tarmac.  Why?  Because these are two products offering outstanding durability for our homes and gardens.  We as a country build with concrete as it is a highly efficient product in the long term.  Making concrete a valuable surface to protect and extend the life of.

concrete resin resurfacing Mansfield

Versatile, durable and environmentally friendly –  but concrete can be affected by the elements.  It is not a permeable surface for a reason.  A 40  year old driveway or patio can potentially have surface damage and if left this can deteriorate further.  Protected surfaces provide longevity and in the long run further service for  your driveway path or patio

We work with existing surfaces to protect and improve when surfaces are still structurally sound but have some surface deterioration.

Minimising weeds on the surface is an added benefit together with anti slip properties.

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Resin Bonded  Gravel and Resin Bonded Aggregate providing concrete resin resurfacing 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,  Bilsthorpe, Bulwell,   Clay Cross, Cotgrave, Doncaster,  Huthwaite, Leamington Spa, Mansfield Woodhouse, New Houghton, Northampton, Pentrich, Peterborough, Ravenshead, Sellers Wood, Shirebrook,  Sutton Bonnington, Toton, Warsop, Worksop.

Call 01623 623986 .

resin driveway access covers Ravenshead Papplewick Nottingham

December 2nd, 2018

resin driveway access covers Ravenshead Papplewick Nottingham

resin driveway access covers –  to cover or not to cover?

All down to a matter of choice –  if you want you want your resin driveway access covers to blend in or not.    Resin driveway access covers come under the umbrella of Manholes and Inspection chambers.  They are addressed in great detail on the paving expert website  

The paving expert website explains in great detail the difference between access and inspection chambers.  Either way these are an important part of your garden, driveway, path or patio and should be dealt with carefully.

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The idea of a tray is that it can be filled with the product of use – resin – concrete – block paving -tarmac – grass and will blend in seamlessly.  This can be in your garden, driveway, path or patio.  This tray allows access easily and clearly and is surely an advantage to any homeowner.

If you look carefully (that is the idea as well for it to be less obvious) you can see the covers but these resin driveway access covers  blend in well.

You would think in this day and age more records would be online and readily retained for utilities such as electricity gas and water.  A clear mapping system can help any homeowner, driveway company, builder and service provider for example.  An indicator of where to or not to work.  Where to dig out or knockout or not to dig out or knock out.

It is important to get the positioning right though as you need the access or manhole cover to sit flush unlike this examples we have recently seen.

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Call us now  01623 623986. We are based in Mansfield .  No sales men. Contact Simon or Faith and have a chat if you need advice for your driveway path or patio works.

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. Beeston, Bolsover, Clowne, Edwinstowe, Gedling, Kirkby in Ashfield, Loughborough Matlock, Newthorpe, Old Whittington, Radcliffe on Trent,  Sheffield, Walesby or Wollaton.