Resin bound paving is quickly replacing conventional surfacing options, thanks to its durability. Several companies have sprung up to provide this service. However, as a new product in the construction industry, it is still not adequately regulated. Consequently, it is easy to end up with a quack masquerading as an expert.
For the love of the trade, we have outlined the six of the factors to consider when picking a contractor to do your resin driveway or patio.
References or past jobs
A company that claims expertise in resin paving installations must be able to prove it. You need to request for references of their past jobs. You can arrange to visit the site if you need to check the quality of their work. You will have an idea of what to expect if you engage the firm. New contractors who might not have the benefit of a past job should provide a resume showing relevant experience. You should also view their previous work completed.
Even the most carefully designed and manufactured vehicles come with a warranty. Any reliable resin paving bound company will assure durability. Some of the issues that the warranty must cover are; colour change, UV degradation, cracking, loose stones and frost damage.
Cost vs quality
You do not have to spend a fortune on beautifying your driveway. However, be wary of low cost and extreme discounts. The price will always be proportional to the quality of the materials used. Therefore, request for a justification of cost from a quality-to-be-delivered perspective.
Does the company install only resin paving or it is just one of the many services? Contractors that focus solely on a single service deliver better quality than the jacks of all trades. Specialised contractors concentrate their time on the research and improvement of their service.
Standards and regulations
Even though no institution regulates resin paving bound installations, there some bodies that promote professionalism. One such organisation in the UK is Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems, SUDS. A worthwhile contractor should be a member of one or more of these bodies.
Ensure the company has its operations within your area. Otherwise, they will charge you more to carter for transport. Again, the firm may take too long to respond to emergencies.