Gravel driveways are ever present in UK, any type of house would look slightly lacking without them. Admit it or not, these exterior elements add a warm and welcoming feel to the over-all atmosphere of our homes. These positive perceptions toward domestic landscape is not only limited to housing developments, it also applies to different commercial area constructions as well.
Traditional driveways use pea shingles as the base material. However, according to many paving experts, the shingles have the tendency to loose or stick to car tires that carries them off down the road during the course of time, and for this reason alone, the pea shingles needs to be replaced periodically. Thus, the paving industry’s continuous commitment enabled them to conceptualize and come up with better alternatives for consumers by offering other materials that can also be used for the common residential driveways. The most favorable material being used nowadays in the UK for the common gravel driveway is resin bound paving.
Resin bound paving is considered to be a breakthrough system, wherein aggregates are being bound together by means of a powerful glue which gives an end result that is very similar in appearance to the standard gravel driveway look minus the “loose stone” factor being displayed by the pea shingles. Moreover, the aggregates are coated using the resin to ensure that all points of contact will surely fuse together without blocking the voids through which rainwater flows, making the material perfectly porous. This product is also very attractive and can satisfy almost all color demands because the dye can be easily mixed in at the early stages of the required process. Resin bound driveways are becoming increasingly popular in UK because they exhibit sure-set and permeable features, making them very appealing and practical at the same time.