resin bonded install recessed manhole covers

November 10th, 2019

With a resin bonded install recessed manhole covers could be the answer if you want the manhole area to blend in.

Suitable for a driveway path or patio.   Because with a resin bonded install using a recessed manhole cover can improve access.  Because drainage is important it can be wise to ensure good access remains in place.  Or put in place if non is in place already.

Product Features for a  recessed manhole cover can include being made of galvanised steel.  In addition it can be lockable with integral lifting keys.  Sizes tend to be uniform but a standard will have External Dimensions:
740 (L) x 590 (W) x 58 (H)  with a clear opening of  600 (L) x 450 (W) x 43.5 (H).

resin bonded install recessed manhole covers

 Obviously it is not a must in all cases.  Shapes and sizes can vary if required but usually like for like is all that is required.  This can help in ensuring the correct safe loading criteria is met.

Examples below show resin bonded install recessed manhole covers remaining as is or just with new lids. 

 

  

 

 

 

It is important to maintain drainage access therefore make sure you consider when any refurbishment works are completed on your driveway path or patio.

Remember our resin driveway resurfacing is anti slip durable and protective. We use a two part solvent free polyurethane mix when used with the correct aggregate such as a Bauxite  offers a quick curing anti slip surface.  

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. 

Call Simon or Faith on 01623 623986

stone resin driveway considerations

November 3rd, 2019

 stone resin driveway considerations

  Stone resin driveway considerations are varied.  They should be made before any works are completed.

Cost and suitability of surface.  Aggregate and resin choice.  Drainage and installer experience.  Additionally reliability.  The size of the aggregate furthermore can improve an install. Just some of the stone resin driveway considerations.

Cost – is it per sqm?

Does it include removing any waste?  Similarly materials?

Suitability of surface – do you have concrete? Can it be installed on tarmac?  Is the surface structurally sound?

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Aggregate and resin choice – does the size of the aggregate have a bearing on the install?

Bauxite? Natural? Coloured?

Drainage is that a necessary? 

What are  the choices? Does it have to be a standard drainage system? What about permeability?

What about a sloping surface?

All these questions make stone resin driveway considerations important. A necessary first step before taking on any works.

You can enhance or extend the life of existing surfaces.  Hence one of the important benefits of a resin bonded stone finish. Which is its ability to protect.  Only if applied correctly. 

Masking areas is  part of the preparation work.  Or it should be.   But also make sure manholes and edges are protected. Health and Safety for that reason must also be a consideration. Furthermore marking of hazard areas is a must.

Speed of installation is key.  But will vary according to the time of year.  Resin is very sensitive product.  Timing is key. From the time the resin is agitated through to the time it is installed. Also as a result the weather needs to be a consideration.

What is one of the key benefits  resin bonded stone installations?  The anti slip surfacing.  Therefore slippy slopes and slippy surfaces can be eliminated.  Also with the installation of resin on a sloped area comes the complexity.   Managing the resin can be an issue.  Consequently timing is key. 

Call us now  01623 623986. East Midlands based .  No sales men. Contact Simon or Faith for a chat.

We are based in the Mansfield therefore near the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire border.  We resurface your driveway path or patio. Therefore providing  a weed free alternative.  So say no to the usual block paving.  So why have imprinted concrete?  Likewise tarmac and concrete ?  Resin offers an alternative. We cover Beeston, Bolsover.  Clowne and Edwinstowe.  Gedling, Kirkby in Ashfield and Matlock.  Newthorpe, Old Whittington, Radcliffe on Trent,  Sheffield, Walesby, and Wollaton.

resin bonded driveway preparation specification

October 5th, 2019

Resin bonded driveway preparation specification

 We are regularly asked this.  What a resin bonded driveway preparation specification should be.

The answer is simple.  Planning and preparation.  Another important  aspect in the case of our business is a solid well structured base.   So first and foremost we rely on the base for the resurfacing.

Concrete or tarmac are the perfect bases.  A resin bonded driveway starts with a solid base.  Resin bonded stone uses existing surfaces for a reason. Strength is the reason.  Thus ensuring structural integrity.  The weight  of a vehicle needs to be well supported.  Concrete and tarmac provide this.

 

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Concrete benefits, why we use for resin bonded stone

We could give you a whole list of reasons to keep your concrete driveway path or patio.  So as an example consider the following:

 

Resin bonded driveway preparation specification is relatively simple.  We would need to assess the surface first.

Drive-Cote Ltd have a tried and tested process to follow.  However there are always variations to the norm.  As a business we adjust accordingly.  Having the correct materials together with exceptional quality is improtant.  Reliability from suppliers is also key.

Blockpaving driveway preparation specification

With a block paved drive the preparation specification is completely different.  Why?  Because digging out and sub base considerations are required.  That is before laying any blocks.  Because blocks are labour intensive and there is  the potential need to remove waste.  A resin bonded driveway preparation specification does not need this.

We use a 2 part resin bonded stone installs system.  It is  easily and by far the simplest way to improve access so giving kerb appeal.   But it is an efficient and cost effective process .  The resin bonded driveway preparation specification is  so simple.  This allows it to be completed in a day.  We offer free no obligation quotes.

Contact us to discuss  a resin bonded driveway preparation specification

Call us now  01623 623986. We are based in Mansfield .  No sales men. So contact Simon or Faith anytime.

We are based in the East Midlands so contact us for a chat if you live in the area.  Anti slip and protective resin bonded stone. We will resurface your driveway path or patio because our resin can provide unique options. In fact our resin can provide a weed free alternative.  No need to have the usual surfaces.  No more block paving or imprinted concrete or tarmac and concrete . Beeston or Bolsover.   Burton Joyce and Clowne.  Gedling,  Kirkby in Ashfield and Matlock.  Newthorpe or Old Whittington. Radcliffe on Trent and Sheffield. Becuase these are all within our local area we can help you protect your existing surface.

 

Resin drives by Drive-Cote Ltd Mansfield Ashfield Ravenshead

September 29th, 2019

Resin drives by Drive-Cote Ltd Mansfield

 With over 18 years experience in installing resin drives paths and patios we at Drive-Cote Ltd will offer free no obligations information and quotes.

Resin drives paths and patios can be an enhancement to your surface.  Resin drives will offer a suitable protective attractive and durable option to extend the life of you existing surface.  Be it concrete or tarmac the resin will create an impermeable surface.If water cannot ingress then weeds cannot get a hold on the surface.

Will a resin drive affect the existing levels?

The simple answer is no it will not.

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Will the resin drive path or patio be slippery?

The simple answer is no – the anti slip surfacing is of a road standard.

What is the cost for a resin  resurfacing option?

This is less simple as various factors can affect the price – the existing surface condition or the finish colour  for example.

Will resin lay on hardcore?

No –  a resin drive needs a solid monolithic surface such as tarmac, asphalt and concrete.  Ever wondered why concrete is used for footings for a newbuild? 

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Will there be much disruption and mess involved?

No our resin drive installs as a rule create minimum mess and disruption – no skips required!  One of the benefits of having a resin drive by Drive-Cote Ltd is the fact that we use the existing concrete or tarmac.

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

From where we are based in the East Midlands (the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire border) we can help you with a resin drive by Drive-Cote Ltd.  It 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 or Wollaton.

Anti skid resin surfacing base requirements providing a brand new surface

September 19th, 2019

Anti skid resin surfacing base requirements providing an anti skid surface

What are the resin drive covering base requirements if I want to resurface my driveway?
What will be the cost for an anti skid resin drive covering for my concrete base? 
Do I have a choice of colours for the finish?

We do get asked a lot about the anti skid resin surfacing covering base requirements which basically is concrete or tarmac.  Having said that we can work with imprinted concrete which can be quite slippery and slabs  but the basic resin drive covering base requirements will ultimately vary from client to client.

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Some concrete surfaces are too rough, damaged or cracked for the anti skid resin surfacing but we offer free no obligation visits and will only surface what is truly suitable.

We have been in touch today with an alternative supplier and part of our chat was about resin bound and whether this can be an option for providing an anti slip surface for a base such as concrete and or tarmac.  They agreed that the resin bound would not be a realistic covering as the resin bound needs a porous base to ensure the free draining.

Resin Bonded  Gravel and Resin Bonded Aggregate providing anti skid resin surfacing. 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,  Pentrich, Peterborough, Ravenshead, Sellers Wood, Shirebrook, Sutton Bonnington, Toton, Warsop, Worksop

Free no obligation quote call 01623 623986.

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.