Why we always use UV stable resin

UV stable resin is used on all our resin bound driveways. It is formulated to withstand prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun without significant degradation or colour change. Increasingly, resin bound driveways are a popular surfacing option for driveways, patios and pathways. It involves mixing natural aggregates, such as stones or gravel, with a clear resin binder. Then, this mixture is applied to a prepared surface to create a smooth, durable, and visually appealing driveway.

Using resin that is UV stable, is an important component of resin bound driveways for several reasons:

Colour Retention: Non-UV stable resins can experience colour fading or yellowing when exposed to UV radiation over time. Conversely, ultraviolet stable resin helps maintain the original colour and appearance of the resin bound driveway. Therefore, ensuring it looks attractive and well-maintained for an extended period.

Longevity: Ultraviolet stable resin is more resistant to the degrading effects of UV rays which can break down the chemical structure of non-stable resins. This increased durability contributes to the overall lifespan of the resin bound driveway.

Weather Resistance: Driveways are exposed to a wide range of weather conditions, including strong sunlight. However, ultraviolet stable resin helps the driveway withstand the effects of UV rays, temperature fluctuations, and other environmental factors.

Minimized Maintenance: Resin bound driveways using resin that is UV stable, typically require less maintenance. Therefore, they are less likely to show signs of wear, discoloration, or deterioration caused by UV exposure.

Aesthetic Appeal: Crucially, ultraviolet stable resin ensures that the colours of the aggregate stones remain vibrant and consistent. Therefore, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the driveway and overall landscaping.

Using High Quality Ultraviolet Stable Resin

When choosing a resin bound driveway system, it's important to select a high-quality UV stable resin.  This ensures the longevity and visual integrity of the finished surface. Although, this type of resin may be slightly more expensive than non-UV stable alternatives. The investment is often worthwhile for the long-term benefits it provides in terms of appearance and durability. Therefore, if you're considering a resin bound driveway installation, consult with reputable contractors. They should guide you through the material selection process and provide information on the best options for your specific needs and location.

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