How is resin bonded gravel laid?
Although they sound like the same type of surface, there is a significant difference between resin bonded and resin bound surfaces. While resin bound gravel is porous, resin bonded doesn’t let any liquids pass through. The process of laying is also quite different:
- The area gets prepared for the service. The above-mentioned preparation works might be needed for such jobs, too. What is more important, though, is that the area has to be well-broomed from loose gravel and excess dirt. It is then covered with a substrate, which blocks any remaining dust particles from interfering.
- While the substrate is drying, the landscaping technicians mix resin and hardener together. After that, they apply small amounts of the mixture and spread gravel on top of it. As you can see for yourself, this surfacing process differs a lot from the resin bound methodology.
- After the whole area is covered with gravel, the technicians will broom it carefully one last time to remove any loose bits of gravel.
The resin bonded gravel is mostly appropriate for pedestrian areas and for commercial environments. This is the case due to its rough surface that gives shoes a very good grip. Unlike resin-bound gravel, however, It is not as appropriate for driveways and patios. Avoid it as a patio surface if you have children, too, as falling on it can be painful. As time passes, loose bits of gravel may start to appear.