We already explained that resin driveways come with lots of advantages regarding both looks and functionality.
If you’ve decided to install a resin driveway, you may believe that there’s nothing that can go wrong and ruin it all.
But, unfortunately, more things can go wrong, and these can happen during the installation process.
Here’s what you need to know, even if the expert team that will take care of laying your resin driveway will definitely know what to do.
Unexpected problems can pop up
Resin bound surfaces are durable, attractive, and require very little maintenance. It’s vital to know that the bond between resin and the base it’s laid on is extremely for getting the job done successfully.
This is why it’s essential to hire an approved contractor for the job, someone who is experienced with resin bounded surfaces.
Unexpected rain is one issue that might pop up, even though if you use a good weather app before choosing the day when to install the new resin driveway you should not have to deal with such an issue. But still, here’s what you need to know.
Rain and resin laying are not BFFs. If it starts raining during the first 4 hours after the resin driveway has been installed, it’s more than likely that your surface will be damaged.
Here are some steps that can be taken in order to prevent permanent damage: make sure that the resins and the hardener are mixed in the dry, cover all the stone with tarpaulins, erect a 3-meter gazebo and make sure that the forced action mixer takes place under the gazebo.
Too hot temperatures
During the summer, surfaces can get twice as hot as the ambient air and this is especially the case for Asphalt.
This means that resin can cure in just 10 minutes. It’s recommended that the job is started before the temperature reaches its height during the day and resins must be kept in the shade.
The aggregates also have to be kept out of the sun as well in order to prevent stone heating up too much and increase the overall temperature of the mix.
In the next articles, we’ll discuss more potential problems that might appear during the installation process.