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S. Carter & Son Ltd
UK Resin Flooring - Resin Driveway Specialists, based in Essex.
UK Resin Flooring - Resin Driveway Specialists, based in Essex.
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Resin Bonded Driveways vs Block Paved Driveways

Thinking of getting a new driveway laid? We have put together the article below to help illustrate some of the pros and cons of Resin Driveways vs Block Paving.

Whilst most block paving driveways look fine when they are first laid, it should be remembered that this modular block paving is only pigmented blocks of concrete that will fade and lose their original aesthetics over a relatively short period of time. Additionally, through being bedded on a simple layer of sharp sand, block paving is extremely prone to settlement and displacement with hollows and ridges becoming an all too common feature.Whilst having no natural resistance to staining, the biggest problem with block paving, by far, is the inevitable weed growth in the surface joints where homeowners are forever trying to remove this unsightly and unavoidable problem.With regard to cost, block paving prices can vary dramatically, even for the same product, whereas resin bound driveways are far more consistent and generally considerably cheaper than a block paving alternative where there is a suitable solid substrate to work with.

Resin-bound driveways are becoming more and more popular across Essex and the UK, as homeowners can get the resin bound gravel installed in the colours and designs they want at a great price. It’s not just driveways which resin-bound surfaces can be used for – it’s also great for pool surrounds, patios, tree pits and various other areas. Resin bound driveways require very little maintenance which means that you can have the surface installed without worrying about the costs of maintenance services and repairs. You won’t need to carry out much maintenance yourself either, since our driveways are SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) compliant which means water can drain straight through easily.

Still undecided? Check out our testimonials. For more information and how we can help you with your resin driveway in Essex or anywhere in the UK, please don’t hesitate to Get in Touch by completing the form or call us now on 020 3195 0982 email us at
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Some before & after shots of our latest resin driveways in Essex and across the UK
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Looking for a Resin Driveway in Essex?

Resin Driveways are an excellent, economical-alternative to tarmac, block paving, or concrete. It is created by binding ‘natural aggregates’ with a polyurethane resin, in many cases it can be laid directly over existing surfaces and is available in a wide range of colours.

Resin bonded driveways are a cost effective way of improving your driveway, it can be applied over existing tarmac at a much cheaper price then what it would be to rip it up first. Added benefits are that it looks amazing and the variety of colours can match your property and its surroundings to create an aesthetically pleasing environment.

Resin bonded driveways are extremely durable, this is due to their composition of 4 layers. The top is a sealed aggregate which is resistant to extreme weathers and high pressure which can be caused by dropped items or heavy vehicles driving over it. Their composition also lets them keep their colour over the years.

A resin surface is also porous, meaning it does not let puddles build up on your driveway, meaning no more wet feet.

For more information on how we can help you with your resin driveway in Essex or anywhere in the UK, please don’t hesitate to on 020 3195 0982 email us at
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