Basics to Resin Based Surfaces


A resin based surface is starting to become a very popular choice for residential use for resurfacing driveways, pathways, and outdoor play areas. This surfacing product is able to offer a finish that is highly decorative in a range of colors and textures and is able to enhance the appearance of literally any landscaping project. This surface is equally perfect for renovating a tired or neglected driveway to providing a sleek and modern look to a new build project.

Resin surfaces are ideal to lay over a pre-existing tarmac or concrete surface for complete ease in application. It’s main benefits are the stable finish, which is resistant to UV rays and oil spills, its ability to dry quickly after application, the potential to offer custom designs, and its ability to offer a longer lifespan.

While this is still quite a new surface laying option in the building market, there have been quite significant advances in the availability of epoxy resins and polymers, which means that the cost of this material is now at a quite reasonable level. However, despite this attractive pricing not all DIY enthusiasts are aware of the availability of this highly attractive resurfacing material.

Essentially the surface is created by laying decorative gravel which is then glued to an existing concrete or tarmac surface using a transparent or clear resin. The original surface will however need to be effectively cleaned and prepared before application. It also helps if this surface is relatively free and clear of joints. Also, as the bonding agents tend to dry quickly when laying this surface, it is often recommended that a skilled contractor is used throughout the process.

The actual bonding process can be a quite involved with the need to correctly mix the aggregate and resin at the correct thickness, so this is another reason it is best left to the qualified person to undertake this particular type of home improvement project.

Beyond its common use in residential applications, the resin based surface is also seen in bus and bike lanes, as well as brightening up certain public areas. Also, if this surfacing material is used on company premises, it is often possible to imprint a logo on the surface which helps to identify a factory or office space.

All in all, there are the wide-range of benefits to come from this attractive looking resin based surface material, when used on either commercial or residential premises.

Source by Sam J Loeb


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