Why Is A Resin Bound Surface The Ideal Option For Your Pool Area

Both indoor and outdoor pool areas might be stressful when they become slippery because you and your kids could fall. The risk for an accident is pretty high if it’s not taken care of properly.

Resin surfaces are not only ideal for a resin driveway – they have other uses as well, and the pool area is just another great example.

Resin paving will turn out to be the best material for your outdoor and indoor pool as well for various reasons which we’ll address below.

Resin surfaces- an ideal alternative for your pool area

Resin bound permeable swimming pool surrounding is really foot-friendly because it’s smooth and amazingly-looking.

The surface is kind to the feet and manages to deliver a smooth and stone-free feel. It will turn out to be the best alternative to concrete, decking, or paving slabs.

Not to mention that you can choose from various color options that will make the area an eye candy.

Benefits that come along with resin paving around the pool

Fast drainage is the main benefit of having resin surfaces around your pool.

The small pebbles from the resin compounds are bound together, and the water can drain through instantly.

In other words, such a high degree of porosity eliminates the risk of pools and also benefits the nearby vegetation.

The surface is also non-slip, and the risk for accidents is also eliminated this way.

You will get the chance to pick your favorite style from a vast range of colors and textures that will make your pool area as special as you want to.

It’s also essential to mention the fact that the resin is durable and resistant to UV light as well and this means that it won’t lose the intensity of its color due to sun exposure over time.

You will be able to enjoy the initial appearance for years to come.

Laying The Resin Driveway: Surface Clouding, Loose Stone, And Other Frequent Potential Issues

More problems that could pop up during the process of laying the resin driveway have been previously discussed.

We’ve also covered some of the most frequently met issues that people have to deal with after the process is finished.

Now, we’ll address the rarer problems, but it’s essential to have an idea about them as well.

Iron spotting

Some aggregates contain a naturally occurring element if iron and in the case that this gets released from the mix, it’s able to cause dark stains.

There are two different types of stains that can pop up, and they need different ways of resolving.

These issues will definitely be addressed by the specialists that took care of the whole process, but again, it’s worth having an idea on what to expect.

One way to avoid such an issue is not to use the aggregate or to make sure that a higher than normal resin content will be used during the process.

It’s been found that in surfaces where a high resin content was present, issues of this nature cannot occur.

Surface clouding

This is another problem that might cause you troubles, and it’s caused when moisture is dropping on the surface of the resin driveway before this is cures. Humidity can also cause problems.

The moisture can include rain, spilled drinks, white spirit, and more. We’ve also covered the rain subject and in the case of high humidity, there’s not much you can do but avoid laying the resin driveway when the humidity is above 80%.

Such stains are practically impossible to remove, and that’s why it’s best to avoid them.

Loose stone

Last but not least, this is another problem, and poorly mixed aggregates can cause it.

When insufficient resin has coated the stone, this will not adhere to the mix, and it will eventually become loose.

All the mixes have to be mixed in the very same manner for the same amount of time, but usually experts now these kinds of things.

With all this being said, you should be able to enjoy your resin driveway.

Common Problems That Might Pop Up During/After The Process Of Laying Your Resin Driveway

We began addressing some of the most frequent issues that you might bump into when the resin driveway of your dreams is being laid.

The advantages of a resin driveway have already been covered and these include the fact that such a surface is durable, attractive, and it also requires very little maintenance.

But there are also a few issues that can appear during the installation process and just immediately after it.

Usually, the team of experts that you chose to work with should be dealing with all of this, but it’s essential that you have a clue about such problems and their solutions as well, just in case.

Sudden rain or too hot temperatures can mess with the whole process, but we offered a few solutions.

Also, right after the installation process, you can deal with shading or surface detachment, or you can even be faced with some unwanted footsteps on the surface if someone happens to walk all over it before it’s safe. We addressed all these issues so far.

Now, let’s continue with other potential issues that might pop up during the resin driveway installation process.

Reflective cracking

This can happen when the surface develops cracks over time due to the moving of the base.

If the base moves and you installed over it, then you will have to make some repairs. That’s why there has to be paid maximum attention to the base before installing the resin surface.

Inconsistent mixes

All the mixes used on site have to have the very same consistency because variations between the mixes can lead to a patchy finished look and you definitely not want that.

Tree roots in the area

This is another essential issue that needs to be addressed before the installation process.

If there are tree roots under the base, well these will always disrupt the surface, so a solution has to be found in this case as well.

Potential Surface-Related Issues After Laying Your Resin Driveway

Installing a resin driveway was your dream for a really long time, and you cannot imagine that there’s something that can go wrong once you’ve picked the best collaborators and the best team for the job.

As we’ve already explained, weather and temperature can be your first enemies, but with a little knowledge and previous preparation ahead of the installation process, you will not have anything to worry about, no matter the weather.

Now, let’s move on to some common surface-related potential issues that might pop up.

Surface detachment and shading

Surface detachment involves the surface detaching itself from the sub-base. This can happen due to frost or moisture if the surface was not sealed correctly or if the base was not appropriate.

Even if this can be repaired but cutting out a patch and replacing it, it’s always best to take into account the original surface.

More than that, the surface shading can take place is mixes are prepared inconsistently and it’s extremely important to know that each mix has to be processed for the exact amount of time.

This can also be caused by inconsistent pressure and toweling. An experienced team will not face these issues, but it’s best if you have an idea about how things should be going as well.

What if someone walks on the surface too early after it’s been laid?

This can definitely happen and if someone, human or animal, walks on the surface under two hours since it was laid the damaged area can be fixed by re-toweling, but just in the case in which the area is accessible without causing even more damage.

But if the surface has fully cured and the traces are there, you should chisel out the affected area. You should mix a tiny amount of stone and resin hardener and lay the nex mix into the exposed area.

Anyway, if such a thing happens, it’s best to contact the team who did the work, and they’ll tell you exactly what needs to be done.

Anyway, in order to avoid this, make sure to mark the area after the resin driveway is laid, just to make sure no one walks on it.