SUDwell™ Resin Bound DIY Kits

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Updated on Jan 24, 2018

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DIY Resin Bound Driveway, Path or Patio
Installing your own resin bound driveway, path or patio is an easy task for a competent DIYer. This simple guide will show you the three main stages of installing a resin bound gravel surface. SUDwell™ have been leaders in the industry for a number of years, supplying to the trade and home as well as installing projects on large scales.

1, Base Preperation.
First you need a suitable base to apply your SUDwell DIY Resin Bound Kits to. A concrete or tarmac base is recommended, this should be structurally sound and any cracks or damage filled with a SUDwell™ concrete repair kit. The surface should be clean and dry before you proceed.
Note: Once mixed the resin bound kits will start to cure in around 10-15 minutes so it is essential the the area is prepared before mixing.
To help you apply the correct amount of resin bound gravel to the area, it is recommended that you mark out a grid of 1m² (0.8m² at 18mm) using chalk or marker paint
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Note: Ensure you have a drill and paddle that is powerful and has the capability of mixing mortar mixes. A small household drill will not suffice and may burn out during mixing.
2, Mixing The Resin Bound Gravel.
Tip approximately a third of your the stone from your kit into a standard bucket. Leave the remaining aggregate in the mixing tub and create a shallow well in it (about the size of a pudding bowl).
Empty both your A and B resins into a separate bucket and thoroughly mix with a drill and paddle. Continue to mix until the resin becomes uniform in colour, this should take a couple of minutes.
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Pour the combined resin into the well created in the mixing tub, then add the stone you removed earlier back on top of the resin and stone.
Thoroughly mix the stone and resin together for a few minutes, ensuring that all the stone in the mixing tub is coated with resin and has a wet look.
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3, Laying your resin bound surface.
Slowly pour your coated aggregate over the first area to be covered ensuring that there is no dry stone in the mix. If there is a significant amount of dry stone, shovel it back into the mixing tub and mix again. If there is a small amount of dry stone you can mix it into the poured stone ensuring that it becomes coated and wet looking.
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Level out your resin bound mixture over the desired area using a squeegee or shovel. Then float out the material using a plasterers float, this may take around 5 or 6 passes until you are happy with your finish.
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Note: you only have 10-15 minutes (30 minutes with SUDwell™ All Weather Resin) before the resin starts to cure so speed is of the essence (especially during warmer periods).
Tip: Lightly spraying your float with water every 30-40 seconds will aid you in the floating process. You can use a household cleaning spray bottle, but it must be thoroughly rinsed out several times so it is free from contamination.

Repeat the above process until your project is finished.
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