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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: 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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  • Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire
  • Issue: Way too much aggregate to resin , ratios and the aggregate size is wrong and has been laid over an uncleaned, un-primed existing concrete surface resulting in the aggregate coming lose under foot traffic. The resin has also micro foamed giving it a white appearance due to being laid in wet conditions.
  • Outcome: This Harrogate based company is becoming a horror stories regular.
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  • Location: Golcar, Huddersfield
  • Issue: Bad Preparation, wrong kind of tarmac laid too thin and not very well.
  • Outcome: Had the resin been applied the driveway would have probably started to fail within 1-2 years.
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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: Casa Hotel, Brighouse, Huddersfield
  • Issue: Wrong resin laid over a surface that had not been prepared and primed. Preparation is essential when overlaying on concrete.
  • Outcome: After 18 months the resin had totally worn away from traffic heavy areas, and it was crumbling away with what was left.
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  • Location: Halifax
  • Issue: Badly laid resin
  • Outcome: A very uneven surface

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The whole process from start to finish was professional and simple. The staff worked very well together and it was fascinating to see the job being carried out. The end product for us was fabulous golden resin drive and it’s admired by everyone.

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