Gravel and Resin

Fairtrade Home Improvements

 

About Gravel


Gravel is a long-standing tradition amongst groundworks professionals. For a long time this material has been stigmatised for its tendency to sink and shift, as well as forming puddles under even light rainfall, but the use of resin to bind the stones together into a hard surface alongside newfound paving technology render such a view more or less obsolete.

Fairtrade Home Improvements can provide gravel surfacing of all kinds for your home, from stabilised loose gravel on your driveway to resin bound surfacing on your patio, we have the knowledge and experience needed to apply a cost effective and porous solution to your hard-surfacing requirements.

Varieties


Stabilised Gravel

Stabilised gravel uses a rubber mesh full of hexagonal holes that store a surface of loose gravel whilst also keeping it from moving.

Stabilising a loose gravel driveway in this way eliminates many of the problems people tend to have with this kind of material. Sinkage and tyre grooves are much rarer, making stablilised gravel much more accessible and durable than loose gravel on its own.

Stabilised Gravel

Stabilised gravel uses a rubber mesh full of hexagonal holes that store a surface of loose gravel whilst also keeping it from moving.


Stabilising a loose gravel driveway in this way eliminates many of the problems people tend to have with this kind of material. Sinkage and tyre grooves are much rarer, making stabilised gravel much more accessible and durable than loose gravel on its own.

Resin Bound

Resin bound surfacing takes a mixture of gravel aggregate and polymer resin and neatly applies it to a bespoke concrete surface that is smoothed over by hand and led to dry.

Note that Fairtrade Home Improvements do not provide "resin bond" surfacing that takes a similar mixture and sprays it onto existing concrete or tarmacadam surface as we believe that this does not provide nearly as many benefits, such as SUDS compliance.