Redlough Landscapes - Redlough Landscape

By: Redlough Landscapes  05/12/2011
Keywords: Resin Bonded, Bonded Gravel, resin bonded gravel

Redlough landscapes have recently introduced a Resin bound gravel surfacing and Resin bonded gravel surfacing system to our range of external Landscape services.

This type of product is increasing in popularity for a wide range of applications such as driveways, patios, conservatories, playgrounds, swimming pool surrounds, disabled access ramps, roof terraces and balconies. Resin bound gravel surfacing is a fully permeable SUDS compliant system and offers an environmentally sound alternative to traditional paving products. As rainwater management becomes a more topical issue and one which the public at large are becoming more aware of the use of a SUDS compliant surfacing solutions will take on greater importance. The Geo Pave system offers a distinct advantage over other resin bound products in the market place; flexibility. The resin component used in Geo Pave is unique because it has the ability to expand and contract under extremes of temperature. This means that the surface retains its integrity over a long period and is not susceptible to cracking. Resin bound paving is available in a wide range of aggregates in colours and textures to suit any setting.

Frequently asked questions

What exactly is resin bound paving / aggregate ?

Put simply resin bound  paving is a mixture of aggregates and resin combined  with a hardener which forms a hard  durable surface suitable for pedesterian or vehicular  use. The resin bound paving products we apply are called 'Geo Pave' and  'Adtex'. This system is  also referred  to resin bound gravel, resin bonded aggregate, resin bound  paving, and resin bonded driveways

What surfaces can I apply resin bound paving to ?

Resin bound  surfaces  are generally  laid directly on a  prepared  base of concrete or tarmacadam/ashphalt.

Does  'Geo pave ' need  to be laid on a  newly prepared base?

No, as long as the original base has been thoroughly cleaned and loose materials and weeds have  been removed.  In some instances a self levelling compound may be required over a rough or uneven base.

How quickly can  I use it ?

Geo pave  can  be lightly trafficed for pedesterian use after  12 hours. It is recommended not to drive on  it for  a  few  days after  application. The resin component continues  to strengthen over a number  of weeks to form a  completely solid mass.

What is  the  difference  between the 'trowel finish' and the 'scatter/broadcast  system'

Our trowel finish system is mixed and laid at a depth of 12mm or 18mm depending  on usage. The broadcast system is scattered directly on  the  resin coated  surface at a depth of 1-3mm

How long will it last ?

The manufacturers of our resin bound  sufacing system estimate that the lifespan of the product is 15-20 years. The Geopave and  adtex systems have undergone extensive  testing and are approved for use by The Highways Agency and The British Standards  Institute.

Keywords: Bonded Gravel, Resin Bonded, resin bonded gravel, Resin Bound Gravel, Surfacing System