WHAT IS RESIN BOUND SURFACING?
Resin bound surfacing is a highly decorative procedure that combines a two part UV Polymer resin with a kiln-dried natural aggregate. It is mixed together in a forced-action mixer and then hand-trowelled onto a suitable surface (Tarmacadam or concrete).
It is laid to a depth of 12-25mm depending on the use of the area and the size of the aggregate used. It can be laid to eradicate all undulations ie. Puddle-forming areas and existing imperfections, to leave a smooth, seamless, non-slip finish.
The non slip coating is applied to the surface of the screed and can be adapted to suit various requirements ie. Swimming pool surrounds or extreme gradients. A large selection of aggregates are available giving a beautiful, natural stone finish with very few maintenance issues.
The use of dried aggregates bound or bonded in resin appeared on the UK market around 25 years ago and were originally pioneered in the US. The advances made in epoxy and polymer resins have led to systems that cater for all types of commercial and domestic applications.
The wide range of colour shades available give a great alternative to paving or tarmac and can be selected to blend in fully with the surrounding areas. The market for this type of finish increases year on year as specifier’s for new build and restoration work acknowledge the extra choices that are now available to them.
Essentially decorative or coloured aggregates are bound or bonded within clear or coloured resin that is coated over the existing surface providing it is solid and unbroken. The resin bonds with the original surface providing a brand new surface.
The better quality resin systems are also resistant to petrol or oil spills and will not fade or discolour as they are UV resistant. Experienced contractors using resin bound systems can create patterns and company logos by using different contrasting colours.
The applications for both resin bound and bonded aggregates are endless and in the past the products have been used for external and internal flooring, footpaths, driveways and patios as well as commercial applications such as car parks, cycle and foot paths, bus lanes and markings for road junctions. The use of different colours of aggregates and resins can create any type of pattern required.
Fortuna Resin bound Surfaces have over 50 standard colours and grades available that when used either individually or blended together on site create an unrivalled range of colours for you to choose from.
Choose From a Large Selection of colours and styles.
Most Common Questions & Answers
Yes we can overlay on concrete, tarmac, block paving and patio slabs (foot traffic only). This makes it far less labour and cost intensive than digging out the area. Obviously on gravel and lawn areas we do dig out and lay a new concrete sub base before we install the resin bound finish.
Yes the resin is permeable. Unlike tarmac or concrete the resin bound product allows water to escape naturally. On flat areas we prepare the sub base with drainage pegs so the water seeps through the resin and then through the concrete or tarmac base below.
We have a range of edging options including block paving, Steel trim, Wooden sleepers, Bull nosed raised edgings. All depends on the finish you require and the lay of the area in questions.
Yes, we offer a ten year insurance backed warranty on all work undertaken.
When we finish an installation we ask you do not walk on the area for 8 hours and for vehicles we suggest leaving the area for 48 hours before returning the vehicles.
You will not see any weeds coming up from the bottom like you do from a block paved area. However pending on the plants and trees surrounding the area you may have seeds that and other fauna drop on the top of the surface. This is easily eradicated and can be plucked out and treated before it begins to root down into the stone.
An Insurance Backed warranty is useful protection for both you and your customers, in the unlikely event of our company ceasing to trade. An Insurance Backed warranty raises a customer’s confidence, as property owners will know that they are protected should our business close. It gives ultimate peace of mind you are dealing with a reputable company.
Aswell as card processing facilities, we offer a broad range of flexible finance products 0% finance and buy now pay later options. Please enquire for more details.
Resin bound means the top of the surface is protected by the resin itself. If you happen to drop anything on the area it is important you give it a low pressure jet wash or a scrub with a wire brush before the stain penetrates the protective resin and stains the aggregate. It is way more stain resistant and easier to clean than block paving or tarmac etc.
No within the mixture we apply add an anti slip formula which is essentially recycled glass. This can also be scattered by hand after the resin as been applied on sloped areas to give a high traction finish.
This all depends on a number of factors. What is the current surface? does it need to be dug out or overlaid? Are there any manholes to deal with? When pricing an area we like to evaluate all the variables to give an accurate price. Therefore popping out to the site to see for ourselves is the most productive way forward. Get in touch for a free consultation.