Resin Bound and Resin Bonded Gravel Bonding Resin binds together small stones with high-tech UVR* resin to form a firm, attractive surface which is permeable when used as a resin bound system
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When rainwater falls on a paved surface, it needs to drain away or the water flows across the surface forming pools, adding to the flood risk and cracking. Conventional solid surfaces are impermeable but gravel surfaces avoid this problem as water flows freely through the small stones and into the ground, the downside to gravel is that it can be messy and difficult for pushchairs or wheelchairs. Resin bound paving combines the benefits of both solid and gravel surfaces.
Resin bound UV resistant systems create many small gaps that allow water to drain through into the ground. Specially formulated for resin bound installations of driveways, paths and patios, our 10Kg kit can be mixed with 100 kgs of specialist aggregates of 1-5mm, which are available from builders merchants, to create a surface as strong as concrete. A resin bound system will typically be laid at 15mm thick to an existing sub-base to create a firm surface.
This product can also be used as a resin bonded system where the resin is applied to the substrate and the gravel is scattered across the surface.
*Although this product uses the latest UV inhibitors, being an epoxy base there is still a chance that you will notice some colour change on white or light colour stones.
- Replicates the drainage and appearance of loose gravel
- Available in 7.5kg kits
- Replicates the durability and convenience of block paving
- UV resistant formulation
- Environmentally friendly and reduces flood risk when used as a gravel bound system
- Conforms to S.U.D.s regulations (Sustainable Urban Drainage) when used as a gravel bound system
- Good chemical resistance
- Attractive finish
- Easy maintenance
|Surfaces||concrete, screeds, asphalt & tarmac|
|Curing time –resin bound||light traffic in 24 hours, full use in 48 hours at 20°C|
|Curing time –resin bonded||light traffic in 24 hours, full use in 48 hours at 20°C|
|Coverage/pack – resin bound||the 7.5kg resin kit mixed with 100kgs of aggregate will cover ~4m² @ 15mm-18mm|
|Coverage/pack – resin bonded||1kg resin per m² @approx 1mm thick|
|Pot Life||40 minutes @ 15°|
|Shelf life||one year in sealed containers|
In all cases surfaces should be clean, dry, sound and free from any oil or contaminants, the gravel should also be completely dry before being mixed with the resin.
Mix the resin and hardener individually and mix for 3-5 minutes using an electric drill and mixing paddle, or wide bladed tool, working around the sides and base so all liquid is incorporated to ensure thorough and complete mixing.
Best results are obtained in ambient temperatures (15°C or above)
Resin Bound – Add the gravel and mixed resin at a ratio of 1 part mixed material to 13 parts gravel in a mechanical mixer for 5 minutes. When fully mixed empty the contents into a barrow and apply to the area, rake, tamp and trowel smooth as required.
Resin Bonded – Apply a layer of resin to a suitable surface is and cover with loose aggregate. Once cured the remaining loose stones can be removed by sweeping the surface. Thickness is governed by aggregate size. i.e. 1-3mm aggregate will have a nominal depth of ~4mm. With resin bonded gravel surfaces it is important that proper drainage is installed to prevent flooding.
Not recommended for use with white stones or aggregates as all epoxies will discolour over time.
Please read the Technical Data Sheet below
Gravel Bonding Resin 7.5kg
- Product Code: FMGBR
- Availability: In Stock
Ex Tax: £87.00