Resin: A Practical Approach to Pavements
Resin has been around as a multi-purpose material, and recently it has been used in moulding different things in the plastic model hobby community. There’s also this short-lived hype where people take pieces of old wood and turn them into tables and boards by filling them with resin. And then there’s also resin bound permeable paving. This is where the resin is used as grout or binder for tiles or gravel for the pavement.
People discovered that resin could also be used this way for construction. Resin is a durable material with lots of advantages over cement or plaster. Though resin has strict directions when preparing it for application, you’ll find that a growing number of businesses have opted to use resin bound paving for their paving instead of the conventional cement.
So why resin?
There are reasons why contractors and installers would recommend the use of resin for binding tiles and gravel for pavements:
- Resin is very waterproof
Unlike cement, resin grout doesn’t absorb water. This means that resin grout doesn’t get damaged and stained as much as cement does. Resin is great for places that usually get wet, like commercial pavements and parking lots. It can either let the water pass through under the pavement without incurring any damage or repel water, making sure that the water or air won’t get under the tiles and mess up the adhesive.
- Resin-bound permeable pavement offers a great professional-looking finish
When finished, resin-bound permeable pavements don’t look any different from other pavement methods popular today. With resin though, you can effectively protect your paving without sacrificing the professional looks. Contractors can also design your pavement using different coloured gravel giving the pavement a beautiful powder printed finish.
- Resin pavements are very chemical resistant when they have dried, much more than cement or plaster
Its chemical resistance makes it easy to clean because you don’t have to choose what type of detergent you need. If you spill water or any liquid onto anything resin, you can quickly clean it up with just water. This makes cleaning your pavement easier and it takes less time.
- Resin pavements are very quick to apply
Though preparation time may vary in different instances and applications, resin’s constant curing time means that application could take only as long as 15 minutes.
Furthermore, resin is stronger than cement when applied correctly and may last for a long time. Companies and contractors offer a 15-year warranty for resin pavements, for example.
Of course, resin has some downsides to it like how expensive it is to apply, but you’ll get your money’s worth back in the long run due to how strong resin is. So, if you are doing construction or renovation in your office or business building, and you’re looking for something that can last for a long time, then you should try out resin paving for your pavements and parking lots, you will surely be satisfied with the results.