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What bases are suitable for a resin driveway?

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This guide will provide most important steps to lay an Resin Bound driveway. This method is also suitable for other purposes like paths, patios , and other.

Resin Bound is a Resin Bound system is a multi-purpose, durable and low maintenance solution that offers a wide variety of advantages compared to other surfaces. To allow a brand new Resin Bound surface to deliver all of its advantages it has to be put in place in a proper manner from start to finish.

What is resin that is bound?

Resin Bound is a Resin Bound system is a surface solution that is an extremely durable resin that is mixed together with dry aggregates. The resin is laid over an existing or new macadam or concrete foundation.

In contrast to the Resin Bonded system, in which the dried aggregates are dispersed over a complete layer of resin and resin, Resin Bound is not. Resin Bound system is permeable and can be utilized as part of an SUDS conforming installation.

What else can Resin Bound be used for?

Resin driveways DIY systems are extremely versatile and can be utilized for a range of surfaces such as…

Parks & Gardens
Car Parks
Cycle Paths

For BBA approved installations, an minimum of 18mm should be used. This ensures that the surface can achieve the required strength to withstand the force of the intended application. Sand can increase its strength on this Resin Bound surface by approximately 15-25% and also contributes to the anti-slip characteristics of the surface.

Due to the variety of aggregate size and type Due to the variety of aggregate type and size, we consider that a minimum 7percent is the most effective content. It also is an “cover-all”. For walkways that have solely pedestrian traffic and a minimum depth of 15mm could be utilized.

At one time, a mixture of 6.5kg kits containing 100kg of stones was used. Studies have proven that this aggregate/resin ratio doesn’t have enough resin, and could have led to low performance for certain aggregates.

Before you begin installing the driveway with resin

It is also important to be aware of the following points before you start

Does the surface meet the requirements?
Is the base of the structure stable?
Are there cracks on the surface?
Are there any damages?

Pre-installation: Preparation

The surface must be clean of water or contamination prior to the application because the cleaning/drying process may be necessary. The ambient temperature as well as relative humidity and ground temperature must be measured and recorded prior to and throughout application.

All surfaces to be coated must be coated with at least 3 degrees Celsius above the dew point and rising to lessen the chance of delamination caused by the surface foaming or condensation within the process.
What types of bases work best for a driveway made of resin?

The Resin Bound system base must be sturdy in order to withstand the weight it is anticipated to bear when it is completed. The best Resin Bound base could include asphalt, tarmac or concrete. Bases that work well to be used in a Resin Bound system include the following:


Final checks prior to installing a driveway made of resin

Before beginning mix-making, it’s essential to conduct the following inspections:

Rain: Don’t attempt the installation if it is predicted during or after 4 hours from the time of. We recommend using an accurate weather app installed on your phone.
Surface moisture Use an outdoor hygrometer for humidity. If the humidity is lower than 80 percent, then it’s acceptable to work. If it is higher than that, you could have to defer the work.
Surface checks: Check that the base surface is coated and dried.
Materials: Make sure to check your aggregates as well as other materials for quantities, batch size and color.
Check the area: Measure the work area to make sure that you have everything that you require to complete your project.
Clean and prepare your equipment Clean and prepare equipment: You must ensure that all equipment is cleaned and ready for use.
Edge tape: Make sure the edges of your work area are covered by tape to prevent staining from resin.

Mixing and setting the Resin Bound driveway is simple but requires complete accuracy each step to ensure the success. Don’t try to make cuts.
Step 1. How do you mix the resin

It is vital that the blends described in this document are not different due to the exact formulation of resins, combined with dried aggregates is designed to meet the particular requirements of the particular site. It’s a straightforward procedure, however for a efficient installation, precision is required at all times.

Don’t take shortcuts while mixing resin. It is recommended to use only one batch per project. However, if you require more than one be sure to make use of the same batch in only one location in case there is a slight variation between batches.

Mix the resin contained in the container and place it on board to make a plasterer or another surface to prevent splashes.

Make sure that the container is secured (between your toes) prior to mixing.
It is recommended that the Part A resin component needs to be mixed for between 10 and 20 minutes at a low speed, using a high torque mixing device, such as an helical bladed mixer. Accelerator is required during this process if necessary See the following section for further details.
A Part B ingredient must be added. Mix thoroughly and at a low speed for about 60 seconds or so until it’s homogeneous.

How do you modify the curing rate

The surface should be allowed to set for about 8 hours, however we don’t recommend walking on the surface for more than 24 hours. If you would like to extend the cure speed, you could use an accelerator (also known as catalyst).

It is essential to use an accelerator when temperatures are less than 15degC in particular in cases where curing is expected to occur over the course of a night. Accelerators should be utilized with every mix to ensure that you have a uniform curing. The only exception is greater consistency in temperatures of 25degC.

Step 2. Mixing resin with dried aggregates, sand and sand

The following steps should be handled by the Mixer in the three members of your team.

Put one bag of 25kg of aggregates 2-5mm, as well as a bag of 25kg of 1-3mm aggregates in your Mixer Forced.
Add the resin that you have pre-mixed to the mix, and then start your stopwatch.
Then add the remaining two 25kg bags of aggregate 2-5mm.
Gradually add your bag C52 Sand slowly.

Steps 2-4 of these instructions should be followed at the same time for each mix. If you don’t follow this procedure, it will result in a color variation within the mixture.

The mixing process should not last more than four minutes. Be sure that the sand is evenly distributed across the mix.

Once you are ready, pour the contents of your wheelbarrow lined with plastic.
Turn off the mixer and make sure that all mix is scraped off the mixer. The mixer that is forced action must be thoroughly cleaned after each mix to prevent contamination.

Important points to be aware of

Be sure that your aggregates do not get wet before mixing.
You should mix the mixture for enough time to prevent any material that is left uncoated
Make sure that every mix has exactly the same duration
Be sure that the right mix of aggregates is employed.
Make sure aggregates are in the shade.

3. Transfer the material to the area of work

This must be completed in you, the Luter from your staff together with the Mixer.

The luter needs to transfer the mix and transfer it to where the troweller is working.
Tip manageable amounts of the materialto ensure that the mix is distributed equally. A lot of material can lead to more trowelling and reworking the mix.
Take a look at the area that has previously trowelled, and look for any inconsistencies from every angle. Anomalies and marks are easily corrected during this time however, they cannot be fixed later when the mix is cured.

Step 4. The material is then trowelled

The following steps must be carried out by the Troweller of your three-person team.

Lay out the route of laying and then grid the entire area by using chalk.
Set batons in order to indicate where the luter needs to be able to tip the mix
It is possible to make use of a screed bar in order to make the mix even more, prior to trowelling
Make sure that the trowel has been thoroughly cleaned with white spirit prior trowelling. It should be cleaned frequently throughout the trowelling procedure. We suggest doing this at least once every 6 strokes. A dirty trowel can become sticky and pull aggregates off the ground.
The aggregates are packed into each edge to ensure that there aren’t any gaps
The mix should be knitted together, ensuring that the aggregates are compacted to form a tightly smooth surface. Make sure to use the trowel with its edge slightly elevated from the trowel, applying regular pressure to keep the trowel from getting in the mixture.
The mix must be treated with trowelling until aggregates cease flowing in a fluid manner and turn into a solid. It should be done with the shortest amount of strokes.
After being leveled and compacted you can smooth it (polished). This will create a beautiful sheen on the surface.
Make sure the edge of every trowelled section is smooth and undisturbed so that the next batch of aggregate is seamless and easily be blended into it.
You can also add a light scattering of crushed glass for extra slip resistance.

Tips for a better life

To verify that the mixture’s compactness and knitted. Cut a small section along the edge of the area that is being trowelled. It must remain in place. It is also a great method of ensuring that the trowelling depth of your trowelling is accurate and constant.

After you have completed the task After that, clearly mark the area using tape and cones to ensure that no one walks on the floor before it is prepared.

Equipment and materials
Dried Aggregates

You can select from a variety of gorgeous aggregates available in a variety of sizes and colors. Your aggregates will influence the overall look of your client’s Resin Bound driveway, so it is crucial to pick carefully! If you are unsure it is possible to order samples before you commit to a larger order.

We recommend UV-resistant resins for outdoor applications, like Resin Bound driveways. This will prevent the degradation and discoloration of the surface over time.
Forced Action Mixer

To mix your aggregates and resin you’ll need an action mixer. We suggest that you use the Baron F110 forced action mixer because it’s strong and durable. With 110 millilitres of mixing capacity it is able to accommodate the DALTEX UVR mix design.
Other equipment you’ll require

Forged Action Pan Mixer
Generator or power source
Lead and 110v transformer
Drilling with a the facility to slow start
Whisk paddle
Gaffer tape
Trowel made of Resin
5L buckets and scrapers and a small paint brush to keep mixers neat
There are plenty of cleaning cloths
Wooden lute
Latex gloves and knit wrists
Clean wheelbarrow – polythene lines is recommended
Clean shovel
Stanley knife
WD 40
Bottle and gas burner
Stiff brush
Knee pads
Disposable trousers
Cones, Hard Barriers and Warning Tape
Beading is an option if needed.
Reflective Blankets (to protect resin and stone in hot conditions)