Can weeds grow through my resin-bound surface?


Weeds are pesky little plants that can grow anywhere and often seem to thrive in the most inconvenient places. They can quickly take over an area, choking out more desirable plants and making it difficult to enjoy the space.

One place where weeds can be particularly annoying is on your driveway, where many people seem to spend a lot of time and effort ‘weeding’ their driveway, making them look unsightly to visitors.

But what if there was a way to prevent weeds from growing in the first place? That’s where resin-bound driveways come in. These types of driveways are made with a special type of surface that prevents weeds from taking root.

What is a resin-bound driveway?

A resin-bound driveway is a type of driveway that is made up of a special type of aggregate (crushed stone, gravel, quarts, etc) and secured in place with resin. They’re a beautiful, modern option for driveways that are also low-maintenance and durable.

Can weeds grow through my resin-bound driveway?

In short, no. Resin-bound driveways are laid in such a way that doesn’t allow weeds to grow up through the sub-base, and as a result, up to the surface of your driveway. Due to the way resin-bound driveways are installed, it becomes impossible for weeds to be able to break up through the surface.

Resin-bound surfaces are created by mixing stone aggregates with a special resin, before being spread on top of a pre-installed, suitable base like tarmac (which in itself is extremely difficult for weeds to grow through) – The added layer of resin and aggregate make it impossible for weeds to grow through.

As a benefit, our resin-bound driveways are SUD’s compliant which means that water is properly drained, preventing puddling and pooling which can cause algae and moss to grow. SUDs compliance also means that drainage patterns are replicated, causing water to be released slowly back into the environment.

Other benefits of a resin-bound driveway

In addition to being weed and algae-free, there are many other benefits that come with having a resin-bound driveway. These benefits include:

Low-Maintenance: A big selling point of resin-bound driveways is that they are virtually maintenance-free. Unlike other types of driveways, they don’t require regular cleaning or treatments and they don’t succumb to staining.

Durable: Resin-bound driveways are also very durable and long-lasting. They can withstand heavy traffic and weather conditions without showing signs of wear and tear.

Crack-Free: Because resin-bound driveways are laid on top of a pre-existing base, they are less likely to crack or settle over time.

Aesthetically Pleasing: Resin-bound driveways come in a variety of colours and styles, so you can find an option that fits your taste and home.


Contact First Impressions Yorkshire

If you’re interested in having a resin-bound driveway installed at your home or business, contact First Impressions Yorkshire. We offer free quotes and can answer any questions you have about our products or services. Give us a call today!