What is the Best Way to Keep Your Resin Driveway Clean?

 

A resin driveway can transform the look of your house. Our resin bound driveways are made by adding loose aggregates to a coating of resin. This makes the driveway look like it’s gravel, but it removes all the problems that come with gravel roads; like plant growth, flooding and loose stones. Like other parts of a home, however, a resin bound driveway needs to be cleaned and maintained. Here are some ways that you can keep your resin driveway clean.

Hosing Down

A resin bound driveway is easy to maintain. To clean it off, it is important to use a jet wash or a garden hose and spray down the surface. Because of the bound nature of the drive, liquids are able to pass through. Not only does this prevent puddles from forming, it also means that a Sustainable Urban Drainage system, or SUD, has been created. There is no need to receive planning permission and the lack of water build up makes it less likely that moss or algae will grow on your drive.

Just like the water pressure, the water temperature should be moderate. If water is too hot or too cold, it can damage the resin. Using a moderate temperature allows the water to clean the driveway safely, minimising that risk. 

Sweeping

In addition to a frequent hosing down, a resin bound driveway requires frequent sweeping to remove any debris; particularly leaves and other organic materials. A stiff broom or brush is the perfect tool to remove any debris, particularly something that might be stuck to the surface. If a resin drive is not maintained, it can begin to sprout weeds and moss. Weed growth can cause further problems, including loosening of the resin, making the surface less smooth than it was before.

Annual Cleanings

If you do not have time to sweep your drive, consider signing up for an annual power clean. This is a once-a-year service that is completed by experts, focused on cleaning and maintaining your resin bound driveway. By regular cleanings, your resin bound drive can last longer and maintain its smooth finish that maintains traction and the colours and patterns you chose.

If you need advice on cleaning your new resin drive, give us a call. We would be happy to help you find the best way to care for your new drive or give you a quote to receive an annual power clean. Additionally, our installations come with a 10-year guarantee, protecting you and your drive from a variety of issues. These include cracking, damage due to frost and UV rays and loose stones. 

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