What is it?
EcoBound Resin Bound Surfacing is a resin bound aggregate surface for pedestrian and vehicular trafficked surfaces. It is used to create pedestrian and drive-on surfaces which are decorative and functional, seamless and with slight flexibility.
The open matrix allows water to drain through to the base, helps to reduce water ponding and allows water to naturally feed surrounding planted areas and trees. This open matrix construction is in line with the requirements of Sustainable Drainage Systems Regulations (SuDS) which are designed to reduce the potential of flooding on new and existing urban developments. An edging created from brick, stone, timber or steel should be installed to restrain the resin bound surfacing and create a clean tidy edge detail.
EcoBound Resin Bound Surfacing must be laid onto a sound stable and solid base such as concrete, asphalt or onto permeable bases for full SuDS compliance.
EcoBound Resin Bound Surfacing comprises a two component polyurethane hybrid resin and a range of selected attractive aggregates. The design of this resin bound aggregate system provides a surface which is attractive, secure to receive foot traffic, and highly porous.
It’s porosity reduces surface ponding of rain and water run-off from surrounding areas, allowing water to drain naturally, feeding plants, natural watercourses or manmade drainage systems. Problems associated with freeze / thaw cycle degradation are also reduced. This is in line with the requirements of Sustainable Drainage Systems Regulations (SuDS).
The resin is mixed with the aggregate and laid at the specified thickness. Brick, stone, timber or steel edging should be placed at the perimeter to restrain the material and provide a well defined decorative edge. A fine aggregate may be used to increase the slip resistance of the finished surface.
Where can it be used?
EcoBound Resin Bound Surfacing is designed for foot traffic and occasional vehicle traffic such as on domestic driveways, residential developments with light domestic traffic or car parking bays. It is however, not a road surface for heavy volumes of domestic or commercial traffic. Heavier vehicle traffic, including heavy impact and high point loading will damage the surface and may result in failure.
EcoBound Resin Bound Surfacing can be used in the following industries: Access Roads, Airports, Automotive, Car Parks, Car showrooms, Corporate offices, Disability Ramps, Driveways, Factories and Warehouses, Footpaths, Historical buildings, Hospitals, Hotels, Lakes, Leisure, Listed buildings, Local Authorities, Military, Museums, National heritage, National trust, Nursing homes, Parks, Pharmaceutical offices, Power stations, Pubs and restaurants, Railways, Reservoirs, Schools and universities, Sea fronts, Shopping centres, Stadia and Arenas, Swimming pools, Woodlands.
What colours is it available in?
We have a large variety of aggregate blends that have been thoroughly tested to ensure they are suitable for use. Samples of our standard aggregates can be ordered by filling in this form.
All aggregates blends are subjected to high levels of testing before we approve them. They must achieve high slip resistance in wet and dry conditions, they must be highly permeable to ensure there is no standing water remaining on the surface and they must achieve enough strength to accept vehicular traffic. Certain blends are capable of accepting heavy traffic such as ambulances.
Any aggregate used must be clean and dry. For this reason we do not advise sourcing your own aggregates. We work closely with aggregate suppliers to ensure that you receive the highest quality product.