winterproof resin bonded stone

September 28th, 2020

Winterproof resin bonded stone

Now is the time to beat the slippy and icy surfaces with a winterproof resin bonded stone ant slip surface.

Resin bound surfacing  encapsulates the stone and is trowelled on to surfaces. This means the surface is not as anti slip as a winterproof resin bonded stone area.  The uniqueness of a resin bonded surface is that the shape and size of the aggregate and the fact that it sits proud of the resin whilst also being partly embedded in resin for adhesion.

                               Road use is where the resin bonded stone started –  providing anti skid properties but at the same time offering a durable and protective  surface. What makes resin bonded resurfacing anti slip – more irregularities expressed in the aggregate shape which in turn creates more friction- its as simple as this.  The smoother the surface the more slippy the surface.

Winter time is catching up fast and in October 2013 we wrote about how the weather can be a dictate for installations

However once again we see the statements by some companies that they can apply resin (resin bound and resin bonded) when it is raining.   But be very wary of these claims as a resin drive installation Winter time can be hard work.  The weather does not have to halt a project, but it can hold it to ransom!  Concrete and tarmac have different porosity qualities so the surface for  resin drive installations Winter time can dictate on how and when to apply a resin bonded or resin bound application

Porous permeable suds compliant resin

Colours and designs available and with free no obligation quotes why not call for a free chat 01623 623986.  Mansfield, Bolsover, Grassmoor, Ripley, Sutton in Ashfield, Kirkby in Ashfield.

resin uses existing concrete patio surface base

August 27th, 2020

resin uses existing concrete patio surface base

  Shall we elaborate on the resin uses existing concrete patio base statement?  Please read carefully and note the key difference between the 2 types of resin to start with.

  • Resin bound is permeable
  • Resin bonded is impermeable
  • Resin bound encapsulates the aggregate (sometime know as media or stone)
  • Resin bonded has the aggregate applied to the resin it is not mixed together or agitated.
  • Resin bonded does not affect the existing levels
  • Resin bound will affect existing levels if applied to an existing surface whether it is concrete or tarmac
  • Resin bonded is installed to an approximate 5 – 8mm in depth
  • Resin bound is applied to an approximate depth of 15-20mm 

Resin uses existing concrete patio surface base

 

So resin bonded stone is best used for the statement “Resin uses existing concrete patio surface base”

Please remember resin surfacing is only as good as the base below.  Whether it is concrete or tarmac (not blockpaving) the existing surface you are using is key.  If the resin uses existing concrete patio surface base, it must be structurally sound.  Shelling of a surface is not necessarily a concern.  It is neither an indicator of the strength or structure of the concrete base.

Resin bonded resurfacing is an attractive, durable and protective option without the mess and disruption  involved with a brand new surface. We offer free no obligation quotes.

Resin Bonded  Gravel and Resin Bonded Aggregate 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 but accessible to Yorkshire and Derbyshire areas.  We have completed anti slip surfacing  in Skegby,  Aspley, Bilsthorpe,  Clay cross, Cotgrave, Huthwaite, Mansfield Woodhouse, New Houghton, Northampton, Pentrich,  Ravenshead, Sellers Wood, Shirebrook, Toton, Warsop, Worksop

To arrange for a free no obligation quote or just to have a chat 01623 623986 Simon or Faith.

relatively speedy resin install Mansfield, Ravenshead, Shirland

July 31st, 2020

 Relatively speedy resin install Mansfield

     Resin bonded stone in comparison to resin bound paving is a relatively speedy resin install. No mess and disruption to remove an existing concrete or tarmac surface. No unsightly skips, no limited access to your property whilst works are completed.  So if you want a relatively speedy resin install compared to the alternatives such as block paving, concrete or slabs. Call us for a free quote.

We always recommend researching the options available.  Costs, pros and cons, design suggestions.  There is an abundance of  information available.  Providing home owners with pointers to consider before embarking on a garden or driveway project.

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One of the many  benefits of google is that you can collect information from various sources giving you knowledge! Don’t take our word for it ! Check this example

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, Bilsthorpe, Bulwell, Clay Cross, Cotgrave,   Mansfield Woodhouse, New Houghton, Northampton, Pentrich, Ravenshead, Sellers Wood, Shirebrook,  Toton, Warsop, Worksop.

Porous permeable suds compliant resin what does it mean?

June 30th, 2020

Porous permeable suds compliant resin

What does the porous in permeable suds compliant resin mean?

Has many small holes so liquid or air can pass through

Permeable

A substance allowing liquid or gases to go though it 

Suds compliant 

Sustainable Urban Drainage System – to manage run off water

All indicators of the free draining qualities of resin bound.  But the Suds principals actually cover a number of options and choices.   Meaning  porous permeable suds compliant resin does not have to be a necessary resin option.  Resin bonded meets the required spec because

Porous permeable suds compliant resin

SuDS principles

“Sustainable drainage is a departure from the traditional approach to draining sites. There are some key principles that influence the planning and design process enabling SuDS to mimic natural drainage by:

 

  • storing runoff and releasing it slowly (attenuation)
  • harvesting and using the rain close to where it falls
  • allowing water to soak into the ground (infiltration)
  • Slowly transporting (conveying) water on the surface
  • filtering out pollutants
  • allowing sediments to settle out by controlling the flow of the water

Surface water is a valuable resource and this should be reflected in that way is is managed. It should be considered from the beginning of the development process and throughout, influencing the design and layout of public open space, transport networks etc. It is important, where appropriate and particularly on larger developments that an interdisciplinary team (planners, engineers, landscape architects) should work together from the outset. SuDS are very flexible and there are a number of ways that they can applied to provide great drainage that are both value for money and inspirational.

Porous permeable suds compliant resin

So resin bonded stone can be a Suds Compliant resurfacing option.  Whilst being impermeable (which is an advantage as it) if the run off water on a new front  hard landscaping area is managed then it is Suds compliant.”

 

 

Resin Bonded  Gravel and Resin Bonded Aggregate providing an alternative to porous permeable suds compliant resin.  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

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May 10th, 2020

Drive-Cote Ltd covid garden works

May 10th, 2020

Drive-Cote Ltd covid garden works

 

Drive-Cote Ltd Garden Gallery Page

April 26th, 2020

Whilst we are unable to progress with works for our clients we have kept busy updating our website. Our Drive-Cote Ltd Garden Gallery Page is a new addtition.   No resin is required for this project.  Just interest and levels to create separate areas.  Looking towards a drying area, barbecue area and eating area in a small and  Mansfield compact garden.  Creating a compact patio and garden type area.

Mansfield, Ashfield, Ravenshead, Ripley, Belper, Sutton in Ashfield.  Free no obligation approximates.  If you have apicture of the potential works then drop us an email or give us a call.  01623 623986.

Drive-Cote Ltd Coronavirus update

March 29th, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus and the resultant potential risks to employees, clients, suppliers and the general public Drive-Cote Ltd have decided that in line with  Government guidelines it is in everyone’s best interest to close Drive-Cote Ltd until further notice. 

We do  hope to reopen when it is safe and prudent to do so.

Accordingly we will continue to monitor the ongoing situation.

We would like to take this opportunity to send every good wish to all.  Please keep safe.

Regards

Simon Faith

and the Team at Drive-Cote Ltd

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Drive-Cote Ltd resin longevity over 18 years

February 23rd, 2020

Drive-Cote Ltd resin longevity

 We at Drive-Cote by virtue of longevity (over 18 years in the industry) together with experience and knowledge,  consider ourselves to be industry specialists.

In December 2012 nearly 8 years ago we started to record on our website about resin resurfacing. One of the first things we wrote about was the unnecessary steps taken in removing existing slabs if they are basically sound.  As long as vehicles are not going to travel over or stand on a slabbed paving surface potentially it can be resurfaced. 

Please note Drive-Cote Ltd resin longevity is some 18 years.  It is just the last 8 we have recorded on our website.  

Drive-Cote Ltd resin longevity

We wrote

Our Resin Bonded paving option for patios not only saves time, money and disruption it is better for the environment?  If there are drainage issues then these can be addressed at the time of installation.  Current government legislation is promoting permeable paving, however that is only for new surfaces over a certain size and if the runoff is directed to the mains water services.

And remember the Suds detail is only relative to front gardens over 5m.

We also wrote about Landfill issues in one of our posts. We wrote about why we work with resin bonded applications.  To be honest we have not changed our way of thinking either.

If its not broke don’t fix it!

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,  and Wollaton.

 

Drive-Cote Ltd Nottingham resin driveway

February 12th, 2020

Drive-Cote Ltd Nottingham resin driveway company based in the East Midlands.  Covering Nottingham, Ravenshead, Sherwood and surrounding areas.

Our resin bonded works provide a seamless protective and durable covering option.  In addition our resin resurfacing  option provides a weed resistant and anti slip surface.

Whether you have concrete or tarmac our specialist covering can use the surface without affecting existing levels.  

Nottingham resin driveways

No mess!

In addition can be completed in a day!

 

 

 

Patios and paths can be resurfaced to compliment your Nottingham resin driveway.   Finishes available in a variety of colours

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Resin Bonded  Gravel and Resin Bonded  Aggregate to provide 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 accessible to Skegby,  Bilsthorpe, Bulwell,   Clay Cross, Cotgrave,  Huthwaite, Mansfield Woodhouse, New Houghton, Nottingham, Pentrich, Peterborough, Ravenshead, Sellers Wood, Shirebrook, Toton, Warsop, Worksop.