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Resin Driveway vs Brick Paving: Why Resin is a Better Choice

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UK homeowners and driveway installers are faced with the challenge of choosing the right material for their driveway. Concrete and asphalt are low maintenance and durable but not particularly attractive. And gravel and brick or block paving can cost a small fortune and will require frequent care and attention to keep looking their best. With so many options available, it can be difficult to determine which material offers the best balance of cost, durability, maintenance, and aesthetic appeal. Two popular choices are resin driveways and brick or block paving, and both offer a range of benefits. But which is the better choice? In this blog, we will discuss why resin driveways are the better option and offer an attractive, low-maintenance, and long-lasting alternative to brick paving.

Installing a resin driveway is quicker and cleaner

One of the biggest advantages of resin bound driveways over brick paving is the installation process. Proving a suitable base is in place, resin driveways are comparatively easy to install and can be completed in a shorter timeframe. This makes brick paving a more time-consuming and expensive option than resin driveways.

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Resin driveways are more durable

Resin bound surfaces are made from a mixture of resin and aggregate, which makes them extremely strong and durable. With the correct installation, they are resistant to cracking, fading, and staining, and can withstand heavy use without showing signs of wear and tear. Our resins are UV stable, so won't fade and will protect the driveway from long-term UV degradation too. Brick paving, on the other hand, is prone to cracking and shifting over time, which can lead to an uneven surface and a less attractive driveway overall.

Resin driveways are maintenance-free

Another advantage of resin driveways is that they require very little maintenance. They are quick and easy to clean with a pressure washer and do not require sealing or any other protective coatings to maintain their appearance. In contrast, brick paving requires regular cleaning and sealing to prevent stains and damage, which can be time-consuming and expensive over time. Brick paving is also prone to weeds or moss growing in the joints between the bricks, which means frequent care and attention are required to keep a weed-free driveway. Resin driveways don’t allow weeds to grow.

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Multiple design options with resin driveways

While both resin driveways and brick paving can be designed in a variety of colours and patterns, resin driveways offer a wider range of design options. Resin driveways can be customised to match the style of your home, with a range of colour options and patterns to choose from. Additionally, resin driveways can be laid in a single, seamless layer, which creates a sleek and modern look that is difficult to achieve with brick paving.

Resin driveways: the smarter choice

Choosing the right material for your new driveway can be a difficult decision, but resin bound systems offer the best balance of cost, durability, and aesthetic appeal. Resin driveways offer a quick installation process, are extremely durable and require little maintenance, offer a wider range of design options, and are typically less expensive than brick paving. If you are looking for a high-quality, low-maintenance driveway that looks great and lasts for years, a resin driveway is the way to go. For answers to some of the most common questions about resin driveways, head to our FAQ page. Alternatively, contact our customer service team today for more information.

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