Winter’s on the way; the summer is well and truly gone and the weather is getting increasingly worse. You might be asking what you can do to help your resin driveway cope?
Although the harsh winter can bring some beautiful moments, it can also make your driveway a lot more dangerous and treacherous and conditions become increasingly frosty. This article will walk you through how to keep your resin driveway safe and clear this winter.
Resin bound paving offers various advantages over other surfaces like asphalt and concrete. This is because resin bound driveways are permeable, thus allowing water to drain. This means the amount of standing water is lowered and thus ice is less likely to form on the surface. You won’t need to contend with any puddling either, which can be super helpful if you’ve got to drag the children in the house without making a mess.
Salt is often used during the cold winter months to melt ice on the roads. If you have a permeable resin driveway, then the same logic applies. It’s completely sage to apply salt to resin bound paving to stop ice forming. However, it’s best to wash the drive thoroughly and remove the salt once the temperatures rise above freezing. The salt that comes in contact with your vehicle, the rustier it’s likely to get. The addition of salt and water just makes the rusting process occur faster than normal conditions allow.
A plastic snow shovel should be used to safely remove snow from your resin bound driveway. And as there shouldn’t be any loose stones, if you move the snow from your driveway to another area, the stones won’t end up scattered all over the place. Metal shovels and snow ploughs can damage and breakup the resin however, so make sure you use plastic.
Wanting to more tips that you can apply all year round?
- Do your best to avoid spillages of oil and grease. There won’t be any damage done, but they don’t look good either if you don’t clean up straight away. Petrol can also soften the resin
- Don’t turn your steeling wheel if your vehicle is stationary as this causes tyre marks. If you do see any, use a white spirit soaked cloth and power wash with a household detergent.
- Sweep your resin driveway with a stiff broom whilst hosing with clean water simultaneously.
What about weeds? You shouldn’t see any new weeds if all weeds are removed before your driveway is installed. Weed killer is fine if any more do appear though.
What about moss? Moss can form on top of your resin driveway. The easiest way to remove it is with a stiff brush, or if that doesn’t work, a pressure washer.
These simple tips will help you ensure your resin driveway looks good and lasts for years to come. This information is intended as a general guide on how to care and maintain your resin bound paving. While every effort is taken to ensure its accuracy customers should satisfy themselves that the treatment suggested is suitable for their specific requirements. We assume no responsibility for any damage that is caused.