Resin Bonded Driveway

Resin Bonded FAQs

Resin bonded surfaces have become a popular choice for driveways, pathways, patios, and various other applications due to their durability, aesthetic appeal, and low maintenance.

If you’re considering resin bonded paving for your home or business, you might have some questions. Here are the most FAQs asked by our customers about resin bonded surfaces:

What is resin bonded surface?

A resin bonded surface consists of a layer of resin applied to a substrate, followed by the scattering of decorative aggregates onto the resin. Once the resin sets, the aggregates are bonded in place, creating a textured, hard-wearing surface.

What are the benefits of resin bonded surfaces?

#1. Aesthetic appeal: Available in a variety of colours and textures, resin bonded surfaces can be customised to complement any property.

#2. Durability: They are resistant to wear and tear, making them ideal for high-traffic areas.

#3. Low maintenance: Easy to clean and maintain, requiring only occasional sweeping and washing.

#4. Safety: The textured surface provides good slip resistance, making it safe for use in various weather conditions.

#5. Quick installation: Installation is typically quick and straightforward, causing minimal disruption.

Where can resin bonded surfaces be used?

Resin bonded surfaces are versatile and can be used in various applications, including:

  • Driveways
  • Pathways and walkways
  • Patios and garden areas
  • Pool surrounds
  • Steps and ramps
  • Commercial entrances and forecourts

How long does a resin bonded surface last?

With correct installation and maintenance, a resin bonded surface can last for many years. Generally, you can expect a lifespan of 10 – 15 years, depending on the usage and environmental conditions.

What maintenance is required?

Resin bonded surfaces require minimal maintenance:

  • Regular sweeping: Remove leaves, dirt, and debris to keep the surface
  • Occasional washing: Use a hose or pressure washer to clean the surface periodically


Can resin bonded surfaces be repaired?

Yes, minor repairs can be made if the surface becomes damaged. Small cracks or patches can be filled with additional resin and aggregates to match the existing surface. For larger repairs, it may be necessary to resurface the entire area.

How do resin bonded surfaces compare to resin bonded surfaces?

While both options use resin and aggregates, they differ in their application. Resin bonded is where aggregates are scattered on top of a layer of resin, creating a textured finish. This method is more cost-effective but may have a rougher surface. On the other hand, resin bound paving is where the aggregates are missed with the resin before application, resulting in a smoother, permeable surface that allows water to drain.

Are resin bonded surfaces permeable?

Resin bonded surfaces are not permeable. Water tends to run off the surface rather than seep through. For areas requiring drainage, our resin bound kits might be the better option.

How do weather conditions impact resin bonded surfaces?

Resin bonded surfaces are designed to withstand various weather conditions, including rain, snow, and UV exposure and are the perfect choice of paving for the UK climate!

Can I install a resin bonded surface myself?

Absolutely! Simply, buy the required number of kits from us … and if you’re not sure, use our calculator before ordering … make sure you’ve watched our installation video and read our application guide … and then get laying! Alternatively, book yourself on one of our training courses where we will talk you through the theory of laying resin bonded and bound paving, alongside a practical session where you can try out some of the techniques you’ve learnt.


In conclusion, resin bonded paving offers a stylish, durable, and low-maintenance solution for a variety of outdoor applications. By understanding the basics and resin bonded FAQs, you can make an informed decision and enjoy the benefits of this modern paving option.

If you have any further questions or need some expert advice, please contact us via the website, call 01858 881111, or email

RSD has more than 30 years’ unrivalled trading history in providing high quality resin based surfacing materials to contractors and the avid DIYer.

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