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Driveways with jet black tarmac can be a great to look, strong, efficient and have been around for many years. However, tarmacadam is slowly facing stiff competition from newer styles of a surface such as block paving and the new type on the market resin driveways. As with tarmac driveways block paved driveways have been around for many, many years and the biggest reason to choose block paving over tarmac was due to how decorative block paving is.

Tarmac normally comes in standard black colour and can look great against modern homes but look very out of place on cottages and older properties. This is where resin driveways step in, by being easy to lay, strong and decorative style of driveway choice. Resin strikes the fine balance between both block paving and tarmac driveways.

Resin driveways have been around for roughly five to ten years but slowly becoming much more popular. Please see below for some of the biggest benefits to having a resin driveway:


In 2019 the world has become more focused on being as eco-friendly as possible. Resin driveways are strong and hard wearing reducing the need to replace in only a few years time. This instantly reduces the environmental impact on this type of driveway. Also with resin laid driveways the material is more porous than traditional tarmac meaning water can drain through the gravel and resin compound allow less build-up of surface water.


The biggest benefit of resin driveway is that these are very decorative and can be adapted to suit any style of home The colouring of the resin can be altered to many different styles and shades allowing you complete flexibility to styling your driveway to your bespoke need. Along with a choice of colours, patterns such as borders and edging can be applied to give your finished driveway some added flair.

Hard wearing

As previously mentioned resin driveways can be tolerable to all of the stresses and strains of modern life. Whether you’re loading up heavy items into your car, harsh winters, spilt chemicals such as petrol or diesel, etc, resin driveways standard up to the test of time. If cared for well most resin laid driveways will last upwards of 10-20 years.

As you can see resin driveways have some many positives but surely there must be some drawbacks to resin driveways? The biggest complaint seen for resin driveways is that they can become a little slippery when wet or covered in ice due to how smooth the finish usually is.

However, these drawback resin driveways are a suitable solution for your home.

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