What is Resin Bonding?
Resin Bonding is the process of scattering loose dried aggregates onto a coating of resin after the resin has been applied to the surface. It is often referred to as a scattercoat, broadcast or coat system. This method involves applying the resin over a suitable base using a squeegee, and then 'scattering' the chosen gravel or aggregate over the tacky resin before it sets. Some systems use pre-coated aggregates, while others rely on applying a resin over the scattered stone to seal the system.
This system can be overlaid on existing or new concrete or tarmac to create beautiful drives, paths, carparks or any lightly trafficked area, giving a finish that has all the appeal of a loose gravel drive without any of the movement associated with loose gravel and is low maintenance.
The use of dried aggregates bonded in resin appeared on the UK market around twenty five years ago and was originally pioneered in the US market. The advances made in epoxy and polymer resins have led to advanced systems that cater for all types of commercial and domestic applications.
The range of colours and shades available give an attractive alternative to paving or tarmac finishes. The colours can be selected to blend in fully with the surrounding area. The demand for this type of finish increases year on year as specifiers for new build and restoration work acknowledge the extra choices that are now available to them.
Naturally coloured and dust-free aggregates are bonded onto a coating of resin that is applied to concrete or tarmac, fixing in place the material whilst leaving a layer of loose chippings to give the effect of gravel but without the hassle of the gravel moving about creating lines or traveling away from the site.
Derbyshire Specialist Aggregates Limited are based near Bakewell in Derbyshire and have over fifty standard colours and grades available to use, that can be used either individually or blended together on site to create an unrivalled pallet of colours for you to choose from.