Resin Bound Winter Maintenance

Top 10 tips for cleaning your resin driveway before Winter arrives!

As winter approaches, it’s essential to prepare your outdoor spaces, including your resin paving, for the cold and wet weather ahead. Resin paving adds an elegant touch to any landscape, but it can require some quick and easy maintenance to keep its original beauty intact. Cleaning resin paving before winter not only ensures its longevity but also minimises the risk of slips and falls due when the inevitable freezing temperatures arrive! In this blog post, we have pulled all our years of knowledge of resin surfacing to devise 10 top tips for cleaning and maintaining your surface!

#1. Regular Sweeping

Begin by sweeping the resin paving regularly to remove loose debris such as leaves, dirt, and twigs. This simple practice prevents the accumulation of dirt and minimizes the chances of staining when the debris gets wet.

#2. Pressure Washing

Consider using a pressure washer to give your resin paving a thorough cleaning. A low-pressure setting will effectively remove grime, moss, and algae without damaging the resin surface. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and maintain a safe distance while pressure washing.

#3. Use Mild Detergents

For more stubborn stains or dirt build-up, opt for a mild detergent specifically designed for outdoor use. Mix the detergent with water and scrub the resin surface with a soft-bristle brush. Avoid harsh chemicals that might damage the resin’s integrity.

#4. Test a Small Area First

Before using any cleaning product on the entire resin paving, test it on a small, inconspicuous area. This will help you ensure that the cleaning solution doesn’t cause discoloration or other adverse effects.

#5. Treat Stains Promptly

If you notice oil stains or other spills on the resin surface, address them promptly. Use an appropriate stain remover or a mixture of baking soda and water to gently scrub the affected area before it becomes more challenging to remove.

#6. Avoid Metal Tools

When cleaning resin paving, avoid using metal tools that could scratch the surface. Instead chose a soft-bristle brush or plastic tools to prevent any damage to the surface.

#7. Remove Weeds

Inspect the joints between the resin paving for any growing weeds. Weeds can push through the joints and cause damage over time. Use a weed killer (again, ensure this will not damage the resins integrity) or pull them out manually to keep the joints clear – if you have access to a pressure washer you can ignore this step!

#8. Apply a Protective Sealant

Consider applying a protective sealant designed for resin paving. This can help prevent staining, minimize the growth of moss and algae, and make future cleaning easier. Similarly, to using a detergent on the surface, ensure that the sealant is suitable for use and won’t compromise your surface!

#9. Mind the Temperature

Choose a dry day with moderate temperatures for cleaning your resin paving. Avoid extremely hot or cold days, as extreme temperatures can affect the cleaning solutions and potentially harm the resin surface.

#10. Regular Maintenance Schedule

Create a regular maintenance schedule for your resin paving, not just before winter but throughout the year. Consistent upkeep will keep your outdoor space looking pristine and reduce the need for extensive cleaning sessions. This can be as simple as repeating the first step a couple of times a year!

Properly cleaning your resin paving before the winter season arrives is crucial to maintaining its beauty and durability. By following these top 10 tips, you can ensure that your resin paving remains in excellent condition, withstands the harsh winter weather, and provides a safe and attractive outdoor space for you and your family to enjoy year-round.

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