5 Reasons to get a Permeable Resin Driveway

At Ace Resin, we have been installing stunning resin bound and resin bonded surfacing for years, completing 1000’s of projects across Essex and the UK.

Thinking about getting a new driveway? Read our article below on 5 reasons why you should get a Permeable Resin Surface for your choice of driveway.


One of our more popular services is the installation of Resin Bound Driveways, which have increased in demand over time, and has proven to be one of the major home improvement projects for homeowners in the UK. 

If you are thinking about changing your driveway surface, it will be important for you to know the extensive range of benefits of permeable resin bound surfacing.

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We have taken the time to analyse some of the benefits and solutions offered by one of our most popular installations. The Resin Bound Driveways we provide are not only low maintenance, cost-effective, and contain high-durability and longevity. But in addition, something you might not have considered is the risk of flooding? 

Our driveways are all SUDs compliant, meaning the water runs through the porous surface, rather than running off or collecting in pools.

Below are 5 Reasons Why you should purchase a Permeable Resin Driveway from Ace Resin:


1. Permeable Resin Surface

Your desired stone is mixed with resin on site ensuring every part of the aggregate is completely coated. Next, during the installation process and laying of the resin, tiny gaps are formed which allow the water to drain through the substrate. This results in rain water travelling through the resin bound surface to the ground below which reduces pooling and water run off.


2. Product Longevity

A resin bound driveway is a strong and durable surface that is resistant to all weather conditions. Comparable products like tarmac or asphalt can soften in the summer heat and freeze in the cold of winter. They can also be damaged by UV light. However, resin on the other hand, is much more stable in comparison to these alternatives. As they perform well all year round in some of the UK’s worst weather conditions. Our driveways come with a 10 year guarantee and can maintain a high-standard for 25+ years.


 3. Stunning Aesthetics

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Resin bound driveways not only look professional, but the overall clean appearance and pristine finish really sets your home apart from others. They are very versatile from a design perspective and give us the flexibility to create unique and interesting patterns. Take a look at some of our projects we have worked on over previous years. 

We have also developed our own product called ‘Glow Stone’ which allows a desired amount of our small stone aggregate to glow up at night, creating a magical effect across your new driveway.


4. Low Maintenance

The standardised block-paved driveways will tend to grow weeds underneath and form around cracks of the surface. As a result, it can be very difficult to remove. This can also be the case for loose-stone driveways which also can create issues of bringing loose aggregate with you through the house or into the car. 

However, Resin Bound Driveways are resistant to weeds due to the stones being bound together and staying located in the same place. This therefore provides an easier experience and provides a much lower-maintenance solution for your home.


5. No Planning Permission Required

Since 2008, planning permission is not required if the new driveway’s surface is permeable. This means that all of our resin bound products avoid planning permission and work can start right away.


Adding a resin driveway will not only be a great investment to your home, but it will also  benefit the appearance of your home, help to increase its value and make it more saleable. Laying external flooring surfaces like resin bound isn’t a straightforward process and should only be completed by qualified and experienced companies with a great track record like Ace Resin.  


Want to find out more about our pricing? If you would like a free no obligation quote for your new driveway, please call us on 0207 856 0295 or email us at [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between a resin bound driveway and a resin bonded driveway?

Resin Bound
Resin bound is an eco-friendly, highly porous paving solution for ground surfacing. It is a choice of decorative aggregates mixed with specialist resins then hand trowelled to give a flat smooth surface suitable for driveways, paths and patios.

Resin Bonded
Resin bond is laid in a different manner to resin bound materials. It involves applying a layer of resin to the existing surface, which aggregates are then scattered in to the top of. This gives a non-porous surface, which has a coarser finish and leaves a certain amount of loose stone on the final surface.

How long will a resin bound driveway last?

A resin bound driveway is a strong and durable surface, that is resistant to weather conditions. Comparable products like Tarmac or Asphalt can soften in the summer heat and freeze in cold of winter, they will also be damaged by UV light. Resin is much more stable than these alternatives performing well year round in some of the UK’s worst weather. Our driveways come with a 10 year guarantee and can last to a good standard for 25+ years.

Can I lay a resin driveway over my existing driveway?

This depends on the type and condition of your existing driveway. However, it should be laid on an appropriate sub-base of either asphalt or concrete. 

Do I need planning permission for a resin driveway?

If you have an existing driveway then planning permission will not be required. For any newly installed driveways or extensions planning permission is required for surfaces such as traditional block paving, flags and tarmac. 

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