How to maintain your resin driveway

A resin driveway is a beautiful and practical way to add value to your property. The blend of aesthetics, practicality and accessibility make your resin drive the perfect way to transform the look of your home. Enjoy all the benefits of a drive that has the strength and stability of gravel without any of the problems.

Of course, over time your resin driveway will need to be cleaned and maintained, just like any other part of your home. Resin driveways are incredibly easy to maintain, helping them to keep their good looks all year round.

Regular resin driveway maintenance

To keep your resin drive looking as good as the day it was laid, sweep regularly with a stiff bristled broom to remove any debris or organic matter. Should any weeds take root or moss appear on the surface of your resin drive, use an appropriate weedkiller and brush the debris away before hosing down with a regular garden hose. Because the surface of your drive is permeable, no puddles will form as the water drains quickly away.

If you choose to use a pressure washer, make sure you use a moderate pressure and water temperature. High pressure and extremes of water temperature can both damage your resin driveway so use caution when you clean your resin paths and driveway. For resin driveways that require a deeper clean, use household detergents or consider an annual professional deep clean to rediscover that ‘just laid’ look.

Pay attention to winter maintenance

Because of the permeable nature of your resin driveway, you’re at less risk of flooding which also lowers the risk of ice forming. And because the resin surface is non-slip your winter driveway is much safer and more secure whether you’re pushing a buggy or using your wheelchair or mobility scooter.

However, you can salt your resin driveway to help minimise the formation of ice and snow and use a plastic shovel to quickly remove any snow that does settle. Never use a metal shovel to avoid damaging your drive. As the snow melts it disperses into your drive meaning that no puddles form to cause a slip hazard – yet another safety feature of your beautiful driveway. When the spring arrives simply hose down your drive so it looks as good as new.

Tips and hints for looking after your resin drive

To keep your driveway looking flawless, be careful to avoid spilling oil, grease and petrol on the surface as they can leave unsightly stains and may soften the surface of the resin. Take care not to drag any heavy equipment across the surface of the drive and pay particular attention with garden machinery.

If you want to place a skip on your drive, spread the weight using wooden planks or boards. Try never to turn the wheel of your car when it’s stationary – this leaves unsightly tyre marks that you’ll need to clean as soon as possible with a cloth soaked in white spirit before hosing down with a household detergent.

Properly maintained, resin driveways will give your property the wow factor for years to come. Our resin bound Resintop paving is second to none when it comes to being tough, durable and easy to maintain. To find out more and to get your free no obligation quote for your beautiful Resintop driveway contact us today.