New Resin and Tarmac Driveways in Burnham-On-Sea | Comparing Resin-Bound and Resin-Bond Driveways

T Attwell Drives is a respected paving contractor in the South West, covering areas such as Bridgwater and Burnham-On-Sea. My company offers various high-quality services to improve your property, including:

  • Block Paving

  • Driveway Levelling and Preparation

  • New Patio Installations

  • New Resin Driveways

  • Site Clearances

  • Sub-Base Installations

  • Tarmac Driveways

Please contact us to discuss your needs for any of these services. You’re also welcome to visit our gallery page to see examples of our site clearances, sub-base installations, driveway levelling, new patio installations, new driveways and other projects.

As a paving contractor who offers block paving driveways, tarmac driveways, and new resin driveways, I’m used to discussing the characteristics of each installation. With regard to resin driveways, there are two main types to choose from—resin-bonded and resin-bound. As you can tell from the names alone, these two are very similar. Let’s look at the two to help you understand both of them better.


Resin-Bonded Drives

A resin-bonded driveway has the look and feel of loose gravel without the use of stones. It’s a finished surface with excellent grip, making it ideal for people who need a high amount of friction on their driveway. For example, this would be helpful for a property in Burnham-On-Sea that has a disabled ramp.

One thing to note about resin-bonded surfaces is that they are not permeable, so they need appropriate drainage and could be subjected to wear and tear over time.


Resin-Bound Drives

The main functional difference between a resin-bond drive and a resin-bound one is that the latter is permeable, eliminating the pooling of water on the surface. Resin-bound driveways are designed to allow water to filter through to the ground underneath. When installed, a resin-bound driveway involves mixing dried aggregates with resin before being trowelled. This results in a smooth finish rather than the loose gravel effect of a resin-bonded drive.

Which One Should I Choose?

When you invest in block paving, tarmac driveways, patio installations and other works from T Attwell Drives, you get a quality service from a quality paving contractor. The same applies to both types of our new resin driveways. Either a resin-bonded or resin-boun driveway would make for a great addition to your home, it just depends on what you want to get out of the finished project. Because they are permeable, resin-bound drives can be easier to maintain, but they can have less grip with their smoother surface.

On the other hand, a resin-bonded drive will likely require more maintenance but will have the look and feel of a natural gravel driveway and have a great grip on the surface. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss installing a new resin driveway on your property in Burnham-On-Sea or any of the surrounding areas we cover.

For trusted paving contractors providing tarmac driveways and new resin driveways in Burnham-On-Sea and the surrounding areas, call T Attwell Drives on 07886 568601.