Frequently Asked Questions

Below we try to address some of the common questions we asked about Resin Driveways, Patios and Paths. If you don't see the answer to your question below then please do feel free to contact us and we'll do our best to help!

How much does a Resin Driveway, Patio or Path cost?

This is probably the most asked question we get, and it is the most difficult one to answer accurately.

Each job is different and has its own specific elements which will influence how it may be priced, and ultimately the end cost.

A simple example of this would be the 'economy of scale' – As a very general rule, a smaller project will likely have a higher square metre rate than a larger project. This is just down to the fact that our daily fixed job costs as a business do not change, if these are spread over a larger square meterage then their affect on the price is lessened compared against a smaller area.

Other factors for consideration are, access, existing ground conditions, if there is a suitable existing substrate to overlay, the types of block edgings to be used, no. of manholes to change, rainwater gully considerations, drainage alterations, finishes, intricacy of designs etc. etc. The list goes on, as you can see it is extremely difficult to provide an accurate budget cost without having details of a specific project.

The good news however is that we are more than happy to a provide free, no obligation, quote for your specific job. To request a quote just fill out our 'Request A Quote' contact form and we'll get in touch as soon as possible to see how we can help you.

How long will my installation take?

As with many questions this will depend upon the size of your driveway, patio or path and the scope of works being undertaken. However an average drive installation can be completed in 3-5 days but this can vary depending on the weather and curing times. Small patio and path installations where resin is simply being overlaid can be completed in a single day. 

What happens if the weather is bad during installation?

If there is one thing we can rely on, its that the British weather is unreliable! Preparatory work can be undertaken in the broad scope of the normal weather fluctuations but the actual laying of the finished resin needs to be completed in dry weather to ensure it cures correctly.  

What do I need to prepare in advance of my installation?

The only preparation you need to do prior to our arrival is to ensure your existing driveway, patio or paths are clear of items such as vehicles, plant pots, seating or garden benches (general obstructions) and to ensure we have access to an electrical and water supply. We'll take care of the rest!

The area of installation contains a manhole cover, is this a problem?

No, this isn't a problem. During our survey stage we'll pick up on the existence of any manholes and they will be neatly dealt with as part of the installation, ensuring it doesn't detract from the finished article whilst maintaining access and usability. 

Can I change the resin colour or the agreed design?

Yes you can change the design or resin colour up until the point we begin work. Please bear in mind however that we do have to order materials in advance of beginning your installation and last minute changes have the potential to hinder timescales and prices. Where needed quotes will be amended in line with any changes made.

My resin installation has been damaged, can it be repaired?

Your resin installation should last a long time without the need for any repairs, but in the unfortunate circumstance that something does happen to it there are ways it can be repaired and made good.

Do I need planning permission to install resin?

You do not need planning permission to install a permeable resin surface as it complies with SUDs (Sustainable Urban Drainage) requirements.

Will the colour of my resin fade over time?

No, at Aire Valley Resin we only install using UV stable resin and aggregates. The materials we use are sourced from the leading industry suppliers and come complete with a manufacture's colour guarantee.

How long before I can drive or walk on my resin installation?

The general rule of thumb is that your resin surface can be walked on after 4 hours and driven on after 24 hours. Subject to the ambient temperatures during its installation these times may increase slightly.

Does the resin smell?

During the installation and curing phase the resin has a limited odor, however once the surface has set it is completely odor free.

How does a resin surface react to frost?

The resin used during your installation is a polyurethane based resin, it is not only incredible strong but it is also flexible. This means that the surface is able to expand so any frost that forms between the aggregates will not cause any damage to the overall surface.

Can you lay resin over an existing surface?

This depends on the type and condition of the existing surface it is to be laid over. Resin surfaces should always be laid on a stable and sound sub-base. Whilst laying resin over existing surfaces is possible it may mean that the finished installation is no longer SUDs compliant. Aire Valley Resin are also unable to extend our workmanship guarantees to cover installations which are overlaid onto existing sub-bases. 

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"Very happy with the installation of our resin drive, it has transformed the front of our property and was long overdue! Craig and his team have done a superb job and its a been a pleasure to have them working at our house."
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