Block Paving Replaced with Resin in Farcet Peterborough
We were contacted by our customers who wanted to pursue the installation of a Resin Bound driveway at the property in Farcet, Peterborough.
They had been given a quotation from another company who were insistent it would be perfectly okay to install the resin over the top of the currently installed block paving. Although this is perfectly okay to do it the base is solid and the install is for something like a patio area where there is only going to be foot traffic, it is a big no no for a driveway as the lateral forces when the drive comes under weight from a vehicle can cause the blocks to move and lead to reflective cracking.
Work we carried out
We recommended a full install which means excavating the current block paving, test hole digging to see depth of hardcore and top up and compact as required.
New blocks are then installed and open course bitumen laid to make the install fully permeable and SUDS compliant.
To break the area up the customers decided to install to diamond shapes within the drive and have these finished in Daltex Silver to create a feature.
The rest of the installation was finished in Titanium bound in UVR resin trowelled at 18-20mm for vehicular traffic.
The customers are extremely pleased with the finished result which will require next to no maintenance.