Can Weeds Grow On Resin Surfaces
Can Weeds Grow On Resin Driveways And Surfaces?
As the number of homes built in Britain steadily increases, so does the number of people considering installing a resin bound driveway, patio, or another surface. If you’re thinking about improving your property with one of these , you might be asking the same question as many of those home builders: can weeds grow on my resin surface or driveway?
Can Weeds Grow On A Resin Surface?
SureSet resin bound surfaces are formed by combining premium quality natural aggregate with superior clear resin. The process ensures that the surface is bound completely, making it resistant to weeds that try to grow up through the sub-base and penetrate the surface. If all weeds were removed before the driveway or other surface was installed, this shouldn’t be an issue.
You may see what look like small patches of driveway weeds on the surface from time to time. You don’t need to panic. The wind occasionally blows tiny seeds onto the surface. Those seeds start to germinate, but don’t get far, as the allows water to drain through the surface, starving the seedlings and preventing them from taking root.
Damp, humid weather conditions occasionally promote algae and moss growth on resin bound driveways and surfaces that don’t get much sun, although this happens rarely.
How Do I Remove Weeds In The Unlikely Event Of Them Growing?
In the unlikely event that you find weeds growing on your resin surface you should remove them by hand before they have a chance to flower. This ensures that they won’t go to seed and spread. If the weeds have established themselves, treat them with an appropriate weed killer.
By now, you might be wondering how to permanently get rid of weeds in your driveway. Given the way nature works, there’s no guaranteed permanent solution. But as the saying goes, prevention is better than the cure. You can prevent most unwanted weed growth by sweeping and jet washing your resin driveway, patio, path, or other surface regularly. Another option is to treat the surface with a weed killer.
If you find algae or moss, remove it using a pressure washer or hard broom, a home-made mix of baking powder and water, or by spraying the area with an appropriate algaecide.
What Other Maintenance May Be Needed?
Occasionally, your resin bound surface may need other than dealing with driveway weeds or sweeping away debris such as fallen leaves. If you or a visitor turn the wheels of a stationary vehicle on the surface, it may leave tyre marks. You can clean these off by wiping them down with a white spirit before washing the area with emulsifier.
If oil or engine fluid spills or leaks onto your resin driveway surface, remove it immediately using a stiff brush and mild detergent such as washing-up liquid mixed with warm water.
You may need to do a little more , especially if it snows. But this is still simple, straightforward and requires little effort.
As you can see, SureSet resin bound surfaces are blissfully low maintenance. Next to cost-effectiveness, a , versatility, and SuDS compliance, this is another good reason to install one at your home.Enquire