Resin bound stone surfacing is a comparatively new introduction to the British market. Its development has been made possible by significant advances made in polymer and epoxy resins over the past 25 years.
The basic premise is that a decorative or coloured gravel is “glued” to an existing solid surface by means of a transparent or coloured resin. The result is an extremely hard-wearing surface, suitable for indoor as well as external use, that is resistant to weeds and relatively low-maintenance.
The better quality system that we use is resistant to oil or petrol spillage, do not fade in UV sunlight, are capable of tolerating a wide range of temperatures and can be laid in a massive range of colours and patterns, and all this is based on just two base ingredients: the aggregates and the resin itself.
Resin bound aggregates use the resin to ‘glue together’ the individual aggregates and to bond everything to the substrate, which is usually permeable bitumen tarmac or concrete. The resin hardens in next to no time and you have a hard-wearing surface that can take foot or vehicular traffic the same day.
Shay Lindsay Landscapes supply all the materials necessary for this type of project and our highly skilled craftsmen undertake contracts for private, civil and commercial projects in the home counties and North London.