Weighing up whether a resin-bound gravel driveway will be kinder to your budget than block paving? Luckily, the expert team of pavers here at Impress Construction have over 40 years of invaluable experience delivering high-quality and long-lasting driveway and paving solutions.
We’ve laid countless beautiful resin driveways that have paved the way to commercial and residential properties alike, but at what cost? Below, we compare the resin driveway cost vs block pavingas well as the benefits of each of these driveway types to help you decide which is right for your home or business.
Is resin-bound gravel any good?
Smart, seamless, and low-maintenance, a resin gravel driveway is a popular choice for a wide variety of properties. They’re so popular, in fact, that resin-bound gravel driveways are one of the fastest growing surfacing solutions in the UK.
Thanks to the permeable membrane, resin gravel driveways have a porous surface that prevents puddles from appearing on your sleek driveway. Worried about oil and petrol spoiling your new driveway, too? Good news, resin is wonderfully resistant to these spillages, too!
However, the resin is just one element of this driveway solution – the gravel is just as important. Available in a rainbow of colours, these fade-resistant mixed aggregate combinations can be tailored to suit the exterior appearance of your property. From contemporary blue/grey mixtures to red-toned concoctions, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Resin gravel driveways are also often quick and easy to install as they’re suitable for overlaying on both new and existing concrete or tarmac driveways. Once finished, the surface is firm and flat, making it a great choice for car parks, nursing homes, and care homes where tripping, falls, and accidents can occur more frequently.
Furthermore, robust resin-bound gravel driveways possess greater flexibility than the paving stone alternative. This helps to prevent cracks appearing even under great weight, ensuring the smooth and seamless surface remains free from unsightly marks and damage.
Is block paving more expensive than resin?
One of the most important factors to bear in mind when revamping your driveway is cost. Will a resin driveway work for your budget or would block paving be a cheaper choice? Luckily, the cost of a contemporary resin gravel driveway is actually more affordable than the block paving alternative.
Not to mention, block paving prices can vary significantly depending on the complexity of the design and size of the driveway/area that requires paving. The cost of installing a resin gravel driveway, on the other hand, is much more consistent and generally far more affordable – especially if you have an existing solid foundation.
Plus, thanks to the permeable, durable, and oil-resistant surface, they require practically no maintenance to keep them in great condition. Block paving, on the other hand, requires frequent weeding and washing in order to keep the surface clear and clean – saving you both time and money in the long run.
Is resin better than block paving?
Due to the numerous advantages of resin gravel driveways, many homeowners will opt for this surfacing solution over traditional block paving. However, block paving is still a hard-wearing and reliable driveway material that can handle a substantial amount of both pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
So, which one should you choose? If you’re trying to stick to a strict budget and already have an existing tarmac/concrete driveway that resin-bound gravel can be easily laid on top of, a resin driveway makes much more practical sense.
Alternatively, if you’re willing to spend more time, effort, and money on both installing and maintaining a traditional paving stone driveway, then you may want to explore this surfacing option. Block paving also encourages creativity as you can create complex patterns using different shapes and sizes of block paving.
Ultimately, the choice is yours and will depend on your personal preference in many cases. However, resin gravel driveways are becoming increasingly popular thanks to their affordability on top of their countless benefits. To find out more about the advantages of resin-bound gravel over paving, please feel free to contact our helpful team.
Resin gravel driveways at Impress Construction!
If you really want to impress your friends, friends, or customers (while making your neighbours incredibly envious at the same time!), choose a resin gravel driveway installed by Impress Construction. Based in Huddersfield, we’ve installed countless resin bound paving for domestic and commercial customers across the Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and Cheshire area.
Regardless of whether you want to improve the external appearance of a commercial or residential property, we have a wide range of multi-coloured surface options for our customers to explore. With so many colourful resin-aggregate mixtures to choose from, finding the perfect shade to complement your home or business is no hard task.
If you’d like to find out more about the process and practicalities of installing a resin gravel driveway, please feel free to get in touch with our team of specialist pavers today. We’ll provide you with a free, no-obligation quote, so you can decide which paving option is the best for your budget. Serving Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cheshire for residential projects, while for commercial projects we do nationwide.
Simply give us a call on 0800 783 7958 to discuss your surfacing options with an experienced member of our team. Alternatively, you can also submit your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org or use our convenient online contact form to get in touch. Upon receiving your enquiry, we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!