How to care for your resin surface
As a proud homeowner, you’ve invested in the elegance and durability of a resin bound or resin bonded surface. These stunning surfaces not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of your property but also add value and longevity. To ensure your investment continues to shine for years to come, it’s important to understand how to properly care for and maintain your resin bound or resin bonded surface. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to keep your surface looking impeccable season after season.
Understanding the difference: resin bound vs. resin bonded surfaces
Before we dive into maintenance, let’s briefly distinguish between resin bound and resin bonded surfaces:
Resin bound surfaces
Comprising a mixture of aggregates (stones) bound together by a clear resin, these surfaces offer a smooth, seamless finish. Resin bound surfaces are permeable, allowing water to drain through and reducing the risk of puddling.
Resin bonded surfaces
In this method, resin is applied to an existing surface, and aggregates are scattered over it, bonding to the resin. While the finished look is similar to resin bound surfaces, resin bonded surfaces are not permeable, so water does not drain through them.
Ways to maintain a high-quality finish over time
Both resin bound and resin bonded surfaces require care and attention to preserve their stunning appearance. Here are some essential maintenance steps for your resin surface:
- For resin bound surfaces, sweep away debris and leaves regularly using a soft-bristle broom.
- For resin bonded surfaces, use a leaf blower or soft broom to remove dirt and debris.
- In both cases, periodically clean the surface with a mild detergent and water to remove dirt and stains. Avoid harsh chemicals that could damage the resin.
- Resin bound surfaces are less prone to weeds due to their permeability. However, occasional weeding is still necessary.
- Resin bonded surfaces, being non-permeable, may require more vigilant weed control. Regularly inspect and remove any weeds that may grow between the aggregates.
Immediately clean up spills, such as oil, grease, or chemicals, to prevent staining. A quick response can prevent long-term damage.
Snow and ice removal
For both surface types, avoid using metal shovels or sharp objects to remove snow and ice, as they can damage the resin. Opt for plastic shovels or snow blowers.
Avoid heavy loads
While resin bound and bonded surfaces are durable, it’s advisable to avoid heavy vehicles or machinery on the surface to prevent potential damage.
For the best results and to ensure your surface’s longevity, consider scheduling professional maintenance from a reputable surfacing contractor. They can perform tasks like resealing, repairing minor cracks, and addressing any issues that may arise.
Your resin bound or resin bonded surface is an exquisite addition to your property that deserves proper care. By following these maintenance guidelines, you can enjoy the beauty and functionality of your surface for years to come. From regular cleaning to proactive weed control, these steps will help you maintain a surface that continues to enhance your home’s kerb appeal and value. Remember, a little care goes a long way in preserving the allure of your stunning resin surface. To learn more, speak to our expert team on 020 81665109 (London) | 01233 840088 (Kent).