Resin-bound driveways are a popular choice for both commercial and domestic properties. The reason for this is that it is permeable (and SUDS compliant), attractive, durable and requires minimal maintenance.

To answer the question as to how long resin-bound (or resin-bonded) driveways last, it’s first important to understand how resin-bound driveways are created. The process is relatively simple. An aggregate is mixed with a clear binding resin which is then trowelled onto a sun base to create a smooth surface. 

Now that we have an idea of how resin driveways are created, we can answer the question of how long they last before considerable maintenance. 

How long do resin-bound driveways last?

Resin-bound surfaces are quite resilient, especially compared to concrete, self-binding gravel or traditional asphalt. When resin driveways are professionally installed and maintained by experienced landscapers, they have a life span of up to 25 years or more. 

As inferred, however, this impressive lifespan is not without its drawbacks. The biggest drawback is the considerable maintenance required to keep resin driveways clean. This maintenance includes sweeping the surface, removing surface weeds and lose stones, and periodically power washing the entire surface of the  

While resin-bound surfaces are low maintenance, they are by no means a no-maintenance installation. Resin-bonded driveways need to be looked after to ensure they remain safe and non-slip for users.

NatraTex: A Resilient, Low Maintenance Alternative to Resin Bound Driveways

Resin-bound driveways have been a great choice for many projects for years. However, these kinds of materials and driveways are not without their faults. That is why we at the BituChem Group developed NatraTex – a resin-bound coloured surfacing alternative. 

NatraTex can be used for recreational, residential, retail and regeneration projects across the country.

Our range of NatraTex products includes:

NatraTex Cotswold

NatraTex Cotswold is an asphalt surface course which boasts similar characteristics to a conventional macadam. Available in attractive buff and neutral tones, NatraTex Cotswold is suitable for use in the surfacing of housing developments, prestigious estates, driveways and more!

NatraTex Colour

NatraTex Colour is like our flagship product, except it is available in a wide range of vibrant colours including Salmon Pink, Red and Blue. NatraTex Colour is well suited for use in the creation of school playgrounds, coloured driveways, of multi-use games areas.

NatraTex Eco

NatraTex Eco is a sustainable surfacing product which is made from at least 50% recycled materials. It is a fantastic cost-effective choice that’s suitable for a wide range of applications – from decorative driveways to decorative footpaths. 

How Long Does NatraTex Surfacing Last?

All our specially formulated resin-bound alternative surfacing solutions can be used to create attractive decorative commercial or domestic driveways, paths or playgrounds that are attractive and long-lasting.

NatraTex is as durable as conventional black asphalt in similar applications. When installed by a reputable surfacing contractor, NatraTex surfacing is resilient and low maintenance. As a resin alternative, NatraTex is an asphalt surface course rather than a secondary operation which goes on top of a surface course.

Learn More About NatraTex

If you would like to learn more about NatraTex as an alternative to resin-bound driveways and other decorative hard landscaping features, please contact us today. 

Our team would be happy to explore your options in-depth and make recommendations on your project. Alternatively, we can arrange for a CPD session to take place in your workplace to help you learn more about NatraTex products.

At NatraTex, we specialise in high-quality coloured tarmac alternative surfacing products, suitable for a wide variety of applications – from stately homes to city centre bicycle paths. 

For more information about our range of products and surfaces, contact NatraTex today.