In November 2017, we were contacted by Tracey Fullard who was looking for a company to inspect a driveway she’d had installed by another resin bound company based in Harrogate around two years previously and we put her in touch with Pennine Playgrounds.
The resin bound driveway had developed spots on the surface and was sinking in places. It was laid onto her existing concrete drive, which in her words ‘was not in good order’ - it is not known if the concrete was repaired before the resin bound paving was laid as there was no one present for the installation.
The driveway was also extended at the same time, but had laid onto a Type 1 sub-base – which is not recommended.
When Ms Fullard reported the spotting and sinking to the resin bound company who carried out the installation, she was told that the spots were caused by too much sand in the mix – this is actually caused by iron ore deposits in the natural aggregate and the sinking is a result of laying the resin bound paving onto an unsuitable sub-base. They refused to honour their 15 Year Guarantee.