Customer aftercare & maintenance
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that your Resin Bound surface is of the highest quality, it will look better and last longer if a few simple maintenance procedures are adopted.
Resin Bound surfaces are intended to be used by normal pedestrian or vehicular traffic for which they have been designed. Protection should be provided wherever possible against abnormal damage.
Heavy objects, such as waste skips, should not be dragged across the surface and protection should be provided during building and construction work to avoid unsightly contamination from oil, grease, cement and dirt. Spillage of solvents should be avoided as these will soften and damage the resin binder.
Moss & Algae Growth
Weed growth should be treated prior to surfacing and it is highly unlikely that any new growth will be sustained. Periodical application of a proprietary moss and algae killer, such as “algon”, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, will remove and prevent any regrowth.
Ingrained algal growth can be removed and the colour of the original surface restored by the application of a strong bleach solution. This should be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines and local environmental constraints. After application, the surface should be well rinsed with clean water.
Due to its construction, the Resin Bound surfaces are highly resistant to weeds. However, no matter how much care is taken, weeds may occasionally appear on any surface, including resin based systems, usually as a result of windblown seeds.
Small numbers of weeds can be removed by hand without damaging the surface. If the weeds are removed by hand, it is important to ensure that the full root of the weed is extracted, not broken off.
Some weeds are more prolific if they are simply cut off at surface level. If the weeds are deep rooted, it is advisable to kill them off with an appropriate weed killer. Localised areas of weed seeding infestation can be treated with domestic weed killers without causing damage to the surface.
Keep the surface regularly swept clean with a stiff broom and hose with clean water.
Chewing gum removal: Removal of individual pieces of chewing gum can be carried out by treating each piece with a freezing spray and then scraping off the hardened gum with a wall/paint scraper.
Washing can be carried out using a portable pressure washer (up to 150 bar rating) to remove dirt, grime and moss. Providing care is taken not to damage the Rhino surface with excessive pressure. Only cold water should be used and the water lance must be kept at least 200mm from the surface and a fan type jet used.
Cement or Concrete Marks
Cement or concrete marks can be removed with careful use of diluted hydrochloric acid or a proprietary cement remover, immediately followed by a thorough rinsing with clean water.
(Please note that if a lime based aggregate is used, the acid will tend to dissolve this as well)