COLOURED
BOUND GRAVEL

COLOURED BOUND GRAVEL

Coloured Bound Gravel Systems are ideal for creating logos and designs within playgrounds, swimming pool surrounds, courtyards and other pedestrian schemes.

A range of 14 standard colours are available, however, we can match RAL colours to create a bespoke logo or corporate colour scheme.

 

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BOUND GRAVEL INSTALLATION

Installers arrive on site wearing full PPE and sign in if required. Once equipment has been unloaded, installers measure area, take photos, check dips and report temperature.

The area is then dried with a gas lance and cleared of leaves and debris. Edges are primed twice.

Materials are mixed with a resin-binder and transported by wheelbarrow to the area for laying. The mixture of gravel and resin is levelled to the required thickness, and a screed, roller or hand trowel is used to smooth and lightly compact the surface to gain an even, level finish.

The surface is ready to use the following day.

BOUND GRAVEL COLOURS

COLOURED BOUND GRAVEL

Coloured Bound Gravel is available in a variety of colours. For exact colour matches, please request a sample.

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Aftercare

AFTERCARE AND MAINTENANCE

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Bound Gravel is a low maintenance product. However, it should undergo routine and operational inspection and maintenance to keep it in optimum condition.

Resin bound surfaces are intended to be used by normal pedestrian or vehicular traffic for which they have been designed. Protection should be provided wherever possible against abnormal damage. Heavy objects, such as waste skips, should not be dragged across the surface and protection should be provided during building and construction work to avoid unsightly contamination from oil, grease, cement and dirt. Spillage of solvents should be avoided as these will soften and damage the resin binder.

FAQ’s

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. Resin Bound and Resin Bonded Gravel – What is the difference?
A. Bound: Aggregate is mixed with resin and then hand-trowelled into place to produce a surface that is smooth and porous. Resin Bound surfaces allow drainage of surface water and better environmental compliance.
Bonded: A layer of resin is screeded onto a surface and then a fine aggregate is scattered over the top and rolled in. This produces a rough surface that is not porous.

Q. Will the surface always be porous?
A. As with all new surfacing, maintenance is key. Resin drives should be swept regularly of leaves to avoid a build-up of debris.

Q. What can resin bound surfacing be laid on?
A. Resin bound surfacing can be installed onto min 50mm AC14 open texture binder course.

Q. Is resin bound surfacing strong enough to take vehicles?
A. Yes, the stone and resin used is extremely hard-wearing, so it can be used by vehicles.

Q. What size aggregate is used for the resin bound surfacing?
A. Normally a 1-3 / 2-5mm sized aggregate would be used for a driveway, terrace or path. This ensures that the internal makeup of the surfacing is a tight, well-bound mixture, with the right amount of cavitation for permeability. This would be laid at min 20mm depth for a driveway, and min 16mm for a path or terrace.

For tree pits, we would recommend a 5-8mm or 10mm sized aggregate to achieve optimum strength and porosity.

Q. What will happen to resin bound surfacing during times of extreme heat or freezing?
A. As the resin bound surfacing has cavitation within the mixture, water will run through the surface and back into the ground. This stops water from pooling on the surface, so causing a freezing problem. During times of extreme heat the resin bound surface will remain cooler than asphalt or concrete, due to the cavitation allowing air to circulate through it.

 

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