UK's leading BS EN ISO 9001, BS EN 14001, OHSAS 18001 accredited manufacturer of resin bound and bonded surfacing systems with FeRFA membership and compliance with BS 8204-6:2008+A1:2010 Appendix B for slip resistance
Permeability of Resin Bound Surfacing
The open matrix allows water to drain through to the base, eliminating water ponding and allowing water to drain to planted areas or land drains. The surfacing may be applied to SuDS compliant bases and sub-bases, reducing the impact of urban development on flood risk and allowing water to flow into water courses. When installed on to a SuDS compliant base the RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing system can allow up to 850 litres to permeate through every m2 per minute.
Whats in the Resin Bound and Bonded Surfacing range?
The Ronacrete Hard Landscaping range comprises of 3 systems – resin bonded surfacing, resin bound surfacing and a tree pit system.
The resin bound aggregate system (also referred to as permeable paving) is ideal for decorative driveways, car parks and pathways as well as swimming pool surrounds. It is fully permeable, complying with SuDS regulations.
The resin bonded surfacing system is suitable for domestic, commercial and industrial use. It offers decorative paving and high slip resistance making it practical and aesthetic. It is ideal for use on pathways and car parking bays.
The tree pit system is a decorative and practical alternative to tree grilles. The porous tree pits offer ease of maintenance, decoration and allows the tree to feed through the resin bound gravel system.
Difference Between Resin Bound and Resin Bonded Surfacing
Resin bound surfacing and resin bonded surfacing are often mistaken for the same systems but look different, feel different and provide very different properties.
Both systems use a combination of aggregates and resin and are used to provide a slip resistant decorative finish but that is where the similarity ends.
So whats the difference between them?
Resin bound surfacing involves mixing the aggregates (typically 2-5mm) together with the resin in a forced action mixer. The mixed material is then taken from the mixer, poured on to the surface, raked out and then finished with a trowel to leave a flat surface to a thickness of 15mm. The idea of the resin bound surfacing is to provide a slip resistant decorative surface which is highly water permeable.
Resin bonded surfacing is often referred to as a scatter system. It involves mixing the resin with a drill and paddle and pouring it on to the surface. The resin is then spread out using a roller, trowel or notched squeegee to a typically thickness of 1mm. The aggregate is then broadcast over the top of the resin ensuring complete coverage. Resin bonded systems are non porous.