Product Application - Base Requirements
Product Application – Base Requirements
Surfaces to be bonded must be of a ‘monolithic’ construction. Existing bases must be clean, dry and free from detritus (debris and organic materials). Visible cracks must be repaired. If a suitable edge is not present then one must be installed (i.e. Block edging, Concrete edging etc.)
Example of base build up on Asphalt (Tarmac surface)
Example of typical base build up on concrete
Effective October 2008, legislation concerning the installation of new driveway bases will came into effect. Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) is legislation designed to ensure that the flood risk of surface water is minimised by ensuring that new hard standings are of a permeable nature to allow water to soak into the water table. New driveway installations completed from October 2008 will need planning permission from the local authority.
Resin bonded surfaces are aimed specifically at resurfacing existing non permeable surfaces and therefore planning permission will not need to be sought if installing on an existing non permeable base such as concrete or tarmac.
The above is a simple summary of the legislation and we strongly recommend that installers fully acquaint themselves with the detail of this legislation via their local planning office.
ALL NEWLY LAID CONCRETE OR TARMAC SURFACES MUST BE LEFT TO DRY OUT FOR A MINIMUM OF 28 DAYS PRIOR TO APPLICATION OF RESIN BONDED SURFACE.