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What They Dont Tell You...

Resin Bond

The product may seem good, landlords looking for a quick driveway makeover to get a property on the market or someone looking to revamp a small area, but unfortunately that's as far as resin bonded gravel is suited. The major fault with resin bond is that it suffers from a problem known as reflective cracking. Reflective cracking is the result of the underlying pavement cracking causing the resin bonded surface to crack in the same location. Once the resin has cracked this then leads to the resin surface lifting and peeling off. Resin bond must be laid on a monolithic (no joints) concrete pavement. Even though the firms carrying out resin bond offer long guarantees, none of the above is covered!

resin Bound

There is quite a big difference between resin bond and resin bound gravel, the price being one. Resin bound can be laid on a jointed concrete base, this means it does not suffer from reflective cracking. Problem solved? Not quite. Due to the makeup of resin bound, the surface is very susceptible to freeze\thaw damage and can quite quickly start to break up. Being semi-porous weeds and moss will also become a real issue.

Seeded Exposed Aggregate

The best way to understand why seeded aggregate is less durable, is to look at a freshly poured concrete. You will notice a film of water on the surface, this is known as 'bleed' water. The excess water on the surface dilutes the cement paste and weakens the bond to the aggregates that are pressed into the surface. With traditional exposed aggregate the 'root' of the stone does not come in contact with the surface bleed water, meaning the stones are firmly set in the concentrated cement mixture.

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Goole
Yorkshire
DN14 6LT

Tel: 01405 760 832
Mob: 07865 075 874
Email: info@classicconcrete.co.uk