The difference between resin bound and resin bonded surfacing
The terms resin bonded and resin boundoften get interchanged and confused because they sound relatively similar. The two resin aggregate systems however are very different and have different applications.
Resin Bonded Gravel
You apply resin bonded aggregates in a “scatter coat” method.
It is creating by spreading a layer of resin across the surface and then scattering the aggregates on top.
Resin bond aggregates mimics the appearance of loose gravel.
Only the bottom of the aggregates will stick to the resin and any extra loose gravel can be removed if required once the resin has set.
It is not permeable.
Resin bonded aggregates will achieve a hard surface but the top layer of aggregate is subject to exposure and therefore wearing.
Only suitable for light foot traffic such as footpaths.
Resin Bound Gravel
Created by mixing aggregates and resin in forced action mixer to fully coat the aggregates in the resin.
Hand troweling and compressing the resin bound aggregates on to a suitable, solid base creates a stunning smooth and seamless finish with no loose gravel.
Resin bound surfaces require no planning permission.
The are permeable and porous, allowing water to drain through. It is SuDS complaint.
Resin bound gravel is hard wearing, durable and long lasting.
Suitable for driveways, paths, patios and landscapes.