Resin-bound gravel is most often used in domestic and commercial projects to create footpaths, driveways and other decorative landscaping elements which undergo high footfall or traffic. These types of surface courses are created by mixing clear resin with natural aggregates. When laid, this creates a smooth, permeable surface.

Resin-bound gravel has gained in popularity over the years for many reasons. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it’s also hard-wearing and low maintenance.

How long do resin-bound surfaces last?

If installed correctly and properly maintained, resin bound surfaces can last up to 20+ years. However, many installation guarantees last somewhere between 10-18 years. The reason for this is because the resin is very hard wearing and can withstand the worst of the Great British weather from snow and rain to intense heat. Resin-bound surfaces won’t crack in icy conditions, unlike other surface courses such as concrete.

What are the best alternatives to resin-bound gravel?

While resin-bound gravel is extremely durable, there are many other viable alternatives which are also cost-effective and easy to install.

For example, NatraTex surfacing is used in a variety of projects, from driveways to playgrounds and beyond. It is also available in a wide range of colours within the NatraTex Colour range, which makes areas stand out from the crowd with its vibrancy and high-quality.

NatraTex is also very durable and low-maintenance. Unlike resin-bound gravel, it does not become slippy, nor is it easily damaged by high footfall and traffic. Similarly, weeds will not grow through NatraTex and there is little chance of areas coming loose and creating a hazard.

Learn More About NatraTex Today

If you are considering your options when it comes to choosing a suitable surface course for your project, get in touch, request a sample or book a CPD session with us. NatraTex is a fantastic option for all types of surfaces, from retail to regeneration and beyond and we would be happy to discuss your requirements.