Resin bound driveways are created by mixing aggregate with a clear resin. This mixture is then applied to a prepared surface before being smoothed over and left to set. Resin bound surfacing has been a surface course of choice for quite a while due to its durable and attractive nature. As a driveway surface it is resilient enough to withstand repeated footfall and weight from a vehicle with little changes to its appearance or performance.
Do weeds grow through resin bound surfaces?
Resin bound surfacing is completely bound, which means that it is weed resistant. Often resin bound surfaces are often treated prior to laying to make them doubly resistant to weed growth.
However, that does not mean they are totally weed resistant. This is because small seeds can fall onto the driveway resulting in the growth of surface weeds.
Some climates and weather conditions can also result in the growth of moss and algae on resin bound surfacing. This can present a slip hazard, particularly in wet weather which may affect the accessibility of a surface or make it more dangerous to use.
NatraTex as an alternative to resin bound driveways
NatraTex surface courses are a durable and attractive alternative to resin bound and resin bonded driveways. An asphalt surface course similar to conventional macadam, it is easy to lay and suitable for a wide range of applications including:
One of the biggest advantages of using NatraTex products for surfacing is its low maintenance nature. It is resistant to weeds and requires little regular maintenance to keep it looking as good as new. Further to this, it is also exceptionally durable and not likely to become damaged even with heavy use. This makes it the perfect choice for use in high-traffic and well-used areas. For example, NatraTex products are extensively used in the creation of public footpaths and access roads on housing estates.
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If you would like to learn more about NatraTex surfacing and how it can be used as an alternative to resin bound driveways, contact us today. Our friendly team is on hand to talk through your requirements and recommend the best course of action for your project.
We manufacture and supply durable, fully bound asphalt surface for surfacing contractors in England and Wales. As well as this, we are happy to supply you with information of contractors in your area.
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