Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can resin bonded stone be applied to any surface?
Provided that the existing asphalt or concrete surface is structurally sound and suitable for surface repairs then the application of resin bonded stone should be fine
Q. What if my existing surface is damaged?
This is not a problem as Transformed Driveways can undertake permanent surface repairs prior to the application of the resin bonded stone.
Q. Can existing block paving be covered?
Generally, due to the displacement problems with block paving, we would remove the modular blocks and replace with a solid concrete substrate which is a relatively quick and inexpensive operation.
Q. Will the resin bonded gravel come loose?
Following initial sweeping, you could potentially lose around 1% to 3% of the stone over its life although this small amount will not affect the integrity or performance of the surface.
Q. Is resin bonded stone suitable for steep slopes?
Absolutely, and the permanently fixed aggregates will provide excellent anti skid/slip properties during the winter months.
Q. How long before we can re-use the driveway?
Foot traffic should be fine after an hour or so following installation although we would ask that vehicles are kept off the new surface overnight.
Q. How long will a resin bonded surface last?
This will obviously depend on the volume of traffic driving over the bonded surface. For normal domestic use, we would expect a functional life in excess of 20 years.
Q. Is the resin bonded surface easy to clean?
Yes, the surface can be swept or blown off like most hard standing areas. An annual pressure wash is recommended to remove the more stubborn grime and to keep the natural stone looking its best.
Q. Does Transformed Driveways guarantee its work?
Absolutely, all works come with a 5-year warranty for materials and workmanship.
Q. What about SUD’s and planning permission?
Transformed Driveways are fully conversant with all the relevant regulation and will ensure that all completed projects are fully compliant.
Q. Can resin bonded stone go over imprinted concrete?
Yes no problem, and as more and more issues with imprinted concrete surfaces come to light the opportunity of a resin bonded stone protective coating is becoming ever more popular.
Q. What if I wish to extend my existing driveway?
Again, this is not a problem and Transformed Driveway have all the expertise and experience to undertake these extensions or provide design options for customer’s perusal.
Q. What about oil and diesel stains from parked vehicles?
The resin bonded stone surface is impervious to oil and diesel stains which can be treated and removed with the timely use of standard degreasers and water.
Q. Will the resin bonded stone affect my damp proof course?
No, one of the main benefits of a resin bonded stone surface is that the proprietary coating is around 6mm thick which means it can go over existing surfaces without compromising damp courses.