Resin bound driveway maintenance

Resin bound driveway maintenance is not as hard as you think. Learn more about how to care and maintain you resin driveway.
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Resin bound driveway maintenance is super easy and require very little work. Our resin systems are designed to look fantastic without the requirement for time consuming or costly maintenance, making them the ideal choice for driveways, patios and other recreational areas. HMS Decra-Set resin bound and Decra-Stone resin bonded systems are developed to be weed free, create little or absolutely no loose stone from the surface and generally require very little care, other than a periodic light sweep or pressure wash.

Our resin systems are robust enough to stand up to anti-moss and fungal treatments and can be cleaned with most household detergents, plus a wide range of other specialist cleaning products should accidents or spillages happen! Cleaning can be aided by using a normal garden brush, and nylon or natural fibres are recommended – do not be tempted to use wire or metal brush heads as this could scratch and damage your finish.

For both systems, pressure washing using a domestic strength machine set to the patio or ‘fan’ setting is a great idea for a spring refresh. This is particularly beneficial for our Decra-Set resin bound, as the porosity within the product can get blocked with dirt over time, so a quick once over with a pressure washer will restore functionality instantly.  This process is also useful for removing seeds and vegetation before they establish and grow.

As with all decorative finishes, it is always beneficial to protect your surface from potential damage, rather than needing repair options. For example, it’s recommended to place protective boarding under skips, ladders and scaffold legs to reduce the chances of accidental damage through point loading.

Care should also be taken to avoid scorching from barbecues, fire pits and other outdoor open flames such as fireworks or chimeneas. Although no damage will be done to the resin composition, natural aggregates may scorch and stain.

We provide aftercare advice for all supply-and-fit customers, as well as our material sales clients to pass to their respective end-users. Should you require any further information or advice in relation to cleaning, maintenance or repairs, do not hesitate to contact us.

About HMS

HMS has more than 25 years’ unrivalled trading history in providing high quality resin based surfacing treatments for Highways England, Main Contractors, Local Authorities, National Home Builders and private individuals.

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