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Horror Stories

Horror Stories

Our horror stories detail a range of badly prepped and installed resin by rogue traders, that The Yorkshire Resin Company have been asked by their horrified owners to advise on. It highlights the importance of a correctly laid resin surface.

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  • Location: Leeds
  • Issue: Cheap imitation resin, mixed with wrong ratio of stone along with a poor design and installation.
  • Outcome: The stone within the resin is coming loose and wearing away.
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  • Location: Wakefield
  • Issue: Wrong sub base and bad installation. Mismatch of colours due to installation company keeping no records of original installation.
  • Outcome: The driveway has sunk where the car has been parked. This usually points towards the wrong type of sub-base being use, or the material has not been compacted enough.
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  • Location: Location - Ossett, Wakefield, 2019
  • Issue: Cheap imitation resin, combined with wrong ratio and wrong type of aggregate laid over a badly prepared existing subbase.
  • Outcome: This has lead to the catastrophic failure of this driveway in a short period of time.
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  • Location: Location - Leeds, 2018
  • Issue: Badly laid resin bonded system laid over an unprimed surface.
  • Outcome: Circles in the resin are from the upturned tubs being left upside down on the surface to allow all the resin to run out from the tubs, so there is no waste.
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  • Location: Knaresborough - Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre
  • Issue: Incorrect sub base and bad installation
  • Outcome: A charity run organisation taken for over 15k by this locally sourced company and left with sub-standard work with a guarantee worth less than the paper it's printed on.
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  • Location: Wetherby, North Yorkshire
  • Issue: Incorrect sub base , bad preparation , poor choice of materials and bad installation.
  • Outcome: Had the resin gone down over this badly prepared job the finished surface would have failed in many ways in a matter of months.

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Andy called on the time and day he said he would to give us a quotation for the back garden path. We accepted the quote and Danny and Liam came on the day stated. They got on with the work, were very polite and hard working. The path looks great. So pleased we had them to do the work.

Peter & Marguerite, Chesterfield
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