Resin Bound Maintenance – How to Maintain a BoundWorx Surface
If you’ve had a BoundWorx Resin Bound surface installed, or acquired a property with an existing resin bound area, then you will need to learn the proper Resin Bound maintenance methods. On the whole, Resin Bound is fairly low maintenance; rainwater will keep it generally clean and a light pressure wash once or twice annually should lift most remaining dirt. But, like with any surface, there are occasions where, for cleaning resin drives, rainwater and pressure washing are not sufficient. This article gives examples of some of these situations and the appropriate Resin Bound Maintenance techniques to overcome them.
If you’re in the research stages before having a Resin Bound surface installed, read our handy “Things To Consider Before Installation” guide here.
What Impact Does Snow and Ice Have on Resin Bound Maintenance?
Especially as the winter draws in it’s important to know how to take care of your BoundWorx driveway, path or patio correctly to avoid turning it into an ice rink! The essential thing to remember is that you CANNOT use boiling water on a Resin Bound surface. Boiling water will destroy the chemical makeup of the resin and your BoundWorx area will be ruined. If you need to combat snow and ice, use road salt or grit to add extra traction underfoot.
Tyre marks can be a problem, particularly on lighter coloured finishes. If a light pressure wash doesn’t lift them you can use a household surface cleaner on the affected area. Scrub the area and rinse with cold water.
Moss and Algae
Damp and shaded areas can cause moss and algae to take hold. To tackle this, treat the affected area with a herbicide or strong bleach solution. Afterwards, rinse the surface thoroughly with plenty of clean water.
Always be sure to use the herbicide or bleach according to the manufacturers’ guidelines.
Use warm soapy water to scrub the contaminated area and flush through with clean cold water. If fuel is spilled on a BoundWorx Resin Bound surface before the full 7 day chemical cure has completed it can be harder to remove the stain, please consult us for further advice if this is the case.
For oil spills, Resin Bound maintenance should be done using a de-greaser type product. Again, check the manufacturers’ guidelines for the required strengths. Scrub the affected area and then rinse down with clean cold water.
In the event that chewing gum gets stuck onto your resin bound surface, use freezing techniques to remove it. Once frozen, the gum can be chipped away to restore the original BoundWorx surface.
Skip and Scaffolding Use
Board out any areas where temporary excessive loading has potential to cause damage, such as skip usage or scaffolding. You should also avoid dragging heavy items across your Resin Bound surface to avoid impact damage.
If you do have a section that has suffered impact damaged then resin drive repairs can be done. Please consult a BoundWorx Resin Bound contractor for advice.
If you have a Resin Bound maintenance issue that has not been covered in this article, please do not hesitate to contact us. A member of our technical team will be able to give you the best advice for your situation.