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What is the best surface for a steep driveway?

Don’t worry you’re not the first of our customers who we have come across we a steep driveway and you certainly won’t be the last. A lot of properties with age do tend to have steep driveways, these were installed before cars were a commonplace. You may also find that steep driveways tend to be narrow, so widening the driveway surface could be a necessity also, again something The Yorkshire Resin Company can install simply and efficiently. Leaving you with not only an aesthetically pleasing driveway but a practical one too.

Although other options are available other than resin you can rule out some surfaces purely based on the requirements of the driveway.

Some common disadvantages of a steep driveway include:

  • Reversing can often be challenging, a steep sloping gradient can be a recipe for disaster when combined with bad weather conditions such as ice and snow.
  • Like the above but even in warmer weather a steep driveway can sometimes cause tyres to slip and spin, but not just your vehicle but pedestrians walking to and from the property.
  • Making sure the groundworks and sub-base is correct, if not installed correctly overtime the driveway surface overtime will crack and begin to break up.
  • Drainage also maybe worth investigating, it seems obvious that a steep driveway would take water away and down the driveway, but if the surface is not SUDs compliant such as resin, you’ll find water collecting in pools at the bottom of the incline causing waterlogged areas.

So why chose resin over other surface choices?

Of course other surfaces are available, some maybe even a cheaper option, but you’ll find that resin is the best solution for you and below we’ll discuss the reasons why. We’ve done the research for you.

Gravel – Great when it comes to being SUDs compliant, however you’ll find that you’ll need to replace the gravel often due the aggregates disappearing down the slope and beyond.

Concrete – Not the best solution for wet, cold weather at the best of times but combined with a steep slope it can be potentially dangerous for both vehicles and pedestrians alike.

Tarmac – The initial installation could prove quite difficult when it comes to the installation of the driveway correctly to correct standards and requirements, meaning problems could occur later down the line.  

Resin Driveways

The final verdict is if you’ve a steep driveway then best solution is that of a resin driveway, we’ll also provide you with a full 10 year guarantee for the extra piece of mind.

The Yorkshire Resin Company

We firmly believe that we’re industry leaders when it comes to the installation of resin driveways, we’ve over 25 years’ experience in groundworks, professional, hold industry accreditations and install with premium products up to the highest standards and specifications.

All our installations come with a 10 year guarantee, have a wide choice of finishes to select from, our reviews are all genuine and have been built up over the many years of us trading, just take a read through.

For a free no obligation quote contact us today and we’ll be happy to visit the property and provide you with a fully itemised quote for you to digest in your own time.

All project requirements are different, therefore Yorkshire Resin provide a site survey and quotation FREE of charge. Get a Free Quote!

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Excellent job from start to finish!!! All staff were great. Very happy with our new resin driveway!

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