The 4 best driveway paving trends in Dublin for 2021 – Resin Bound Driveways
We are well and truly into the new year after a tough January, and while it has been an unusual start there is a lot to look forward to in the rest of 2021. While some people may be fantasising about foreign holidays in the sun to get through the gloomy winter days, others are considering some home improvements for later this year.
Throughout February we’re going to talk a bit about driveways paving trends in Dublin to give you some new ideas and help guide your decision for what is the best driveway design for your home and garden. Your driveway is an important aspect of your house as it is the front facing and often the first thing many people will see as they pass by. As the driveway is so prominent in the aesthetic of a house, you don’t want it to deteriorate and look dishevelled or overgrown. With this in mind, it is important to consider the ongoing maintenance that will be involved in a new garden project, as well as the over all design for your driveway.
There are plenty of different types of driveway available in 2021 and they all have pros and cons. We will try to break down the best driveway designs in this blog over the next few weeks, but if you would like to discuss your specific driveway, contact Kilcroney Paving for a free, no obligaton consutation. Kilcroney Paving contractors are experts in driveways paving and garden patios, having completed over 15,000 jobs to date, we will be sure to find the driveway paving ideas that are perfect for you.
The 5 best driveway paving trends for 2021:
1) Resin Bound Driveways
1. Resin Bound Driveways
Resin Bound driveways are the most popular driveways design in Dublin for 2021. There are many benefits to resin bound driveways, not least that they look absolutely fantastic and will bring a smile to your face every time you see it on the way in or out of your home.
There are 2 types of Resin driveways, so it is important to know what type you are getting.
1) Resin Bound Driveways
Resin Bound Driveways are a combination of aggregate stones and resin which are used to pave driveways, pathways, patios, footpaths and more. This material is permeable, and comes in multiple colours which can really make your driveway unique. Resin bound is a flexible surfacing material which is highly resistant to cracking. Resin bound driveways are permeable and ensure SUDs (sustainable urban drainage system), compliance removing the needs for linear drains and soakaways.
2) Resin Bonded Driveways
The Resin Bonded method is a non porous install method that is sometimes referred to as scatter system. With resin bonded driveway, a layer of resin is first applied to the install base and then the aggregate is scattered on top. After the resin has been fully cured the remaining loose stones are removed to complete the driveway.
The Bottom Line
At Kilcroney Paving we believe that the Resin Bound method is better because the entire stone aggregate is covered in Resin as opposed to the Bonded method where only the bottom of the stone is in contact with the resin. With the resin bonded installation there is potential for the stone to become loose over time.
The Pros of a Resin Bound Driveway:
• Resin Bound Driveways look fantastic
• There’s low maintenance
• There’s a wide variety of colours to choose from
• There is a quick set time – you can use your driveway as normal 24 hours after installation
• No Weeds will grow
• It is frost resistant
• It is Eco Friendly compared with other materials
• It is suitable to lay over an existing base
• There’s no excavation required
• You won’t need planning permission
• Resin Bound driveways are very durable
Resin Bound Driveways by Kilcroney Paving in Dublin:
Check back to the Kilcroney Paving Blog next week where we will talk about Tarmac driveways which are another extremely popular driveway choice in Dublin in 2021. If you would like to enquire about your driveway, Contact Thomas on 087 797 8815.