A resin-bound driveway is a stunning addition to any property, offering aesthetic appeal and durability. However, like any outdoor surface, it’s not immune to wear and tear over time.
Cracks, fading, loose stones, and other issues can crop up but with the right knowledge and approach, you can effectively repair your resin-bound driveway and keep it looking its best.
The most common resin driveway repairs include:
1. Crack Repair
Cracks can appear due to heavy loads, temperature changes, and substrate settling.
To mend them you can clear the cracked area of debris, fill the crack with a matching resin binder or filler and blend the repaired spot with a heat gun for a seamless finish.
2. Loose Stones
When resin-bound stones come loose, they can create an uneven surface.
To fix them you can thoroughly clean the area and remove any loose stones. Apply a suitable resin binder to the base. Then press the stone firmly into the resin, using a heat gun to integrate it.
3. Fading and Discolouration
UV exposure can lead to fading, particularly in lighter-coloured resin driveways.
You can restore vibrancy by cleaning the entire resin-bound surface to remove dirt and contaminants. Then apply a UV-resistant resin sealer to protect against further fading.
4. Weed Growth
Weeds finding their way through can be bothersome, but with a little care, you can stop them from re-appearing.
Extract the weeds completely, including the roots. Then fill the gaps with an aggregate and resin mixture to prevent regrowth.
5. Sinking or Uneven Surfaces
Areas with sinking or uneven surfaces require careful attention.
Begin by removing compromised material and preparing the area. Apply a resin binder, then distribute compatible aggregate. Level and blend the surface using a trowel to finish.
6. Oil Stains
Oil stains can detract from your driveway’s appeal.
You can tackle them by cleaning the stained area with a degreaser or soapy water. Sand the paint gently if necessary and apply a resin sealer to minimise discolouration.
7. Minor Repairs
For minor damage, a repair kit can be a lifesaver.
Clean the affected area and follow the kit’s instructions. Typically, this involves mixing a resin binder with aggregate and applying it.
You can buy Resin Bound Binder from our Sister company Vuba (the only resin manufacturer and aggregate processor in the UK).
Proper repairs require skill and precision.
If you’re not confident in your abilities, you can consult our professional resin driveway installers for commercial projects.
For domestic driveway projects, Vuba has a database of Approved Contractors throughout the country. These contractors are typically local resin-bound contractors, who have either attended a Vuba Resin Bound Training Course or have experience and history in supplying.