Maintaining resin bound gravel & resin bonded gravel
Resin Bound Surface Care and Maintenance Guidance Notes
Maintaining Your Surface
Your resin bound surface should be regularly swept clean, removing leaves and detritus material in order to prevent moss growth. If the surface has been contaminated with by grease, oil or gum etc it is best removed with the appropriate removal products.
In order to keep your surface looking its best and to prevent staining any moss or weed growth should be treated using an appropriate herbicide or weed killer. Any ingrained algal growth can be removed using an appropriate paving cleaner. The colour of the original resin bound surface can be restored by applying a strong bleach solution. The bleach solution should be applied in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines and local environmental constraints. After application with the bleach the surface must be rinsed well with clean water or lightly jet washed.
Please note that staining may occur from tanning if surfaces are not kept clean from leaf debris, twigs, conkers etc.
Maintaining resin bound gravel & resin bonded gravelIce and Frost
Salt can be used on the surface to help eliminate ice and frost. Once weather conditions return to normal the salt/grit needs to be washed off thoroughly to remove all traces.
General cleaning of the surface can be carried out by cold pressure washing up to a maximum 150 bar rating to remove dirt and grime. The water should be applied using a fan type lance which should be kept 200mm above the installed resin bound surface. Care should be taken however to prevent damage to the surface with excessive water pressure. If the surface is contaminated with any cement or concrete marks these can be removed using dilute hydrochloric acid or a proprietary cement remover. In all cases we recommend that a small area is carried out first to confirm suitability.
Oil stains should be removed as soon as possible use a mild detergent as required to prevent possible staining and degradation of the surface.
Our resin bound system has been designed for normal pedestrian and vehicular traffic use, therefore protection should be provided wherever possible against abnormal usage.
Abnormal usage would be classed as heavy objects such as skips, these should not be dragged across the surface, the resin bound surface must be protected in this instance to avoid any impact damage, staining, etc. It is also recommended that point load form heavy objects such as motorbike stands etc is avoided.
Light coloured Resin Bound Surface Blends may show tyre marks, removal by pressure washing as detailed below may be required.
Repairs after Damage
Should the surface become damaged we recommend that repairs are carried out as soon as possible. Resin Bonded Surfaces Ltd has repair techniques which are unique to our company and whilst a repair may not be totally invisible we believe our system of repair surpasses all others available.
Duty of Care
The information in this care document is provided as a guide to assist clients. Resin Bonded Surfaces ltd cannot accept responsibility for how these guidance notes are carried out. The duty of care for maintaining the surface is that of the owner.
Resin Bound Surfaces Group Materials Ltd reserves the right to void any warranty given if these care and maintenance instructions are not strictly adhered to.