Concrete Base

  • Description: Concrete bases are a popular choice for SureSet installations due to their durability and stability.
  • Suitable Applications: Driveways, patios, walkways, and commercial areas.
  • Typical resin bound depth: 16mm – 20mm depending on the application type and aggregate size (3mm, 6mm or 10mm) chosen.
  • Advantages: Provides excellent load-bearing capacity, long-lasting, minimal maintenance required, and a smooth, even surface.
  • Considerations: Properly cured and prepared concrete is essential for a successful installation, any expansion joints will need to be reflected into the SureSet resin bound surface, we have excellent colour matching options.
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Asphalt Base

  • Description: Asphalt/Tarmac (Bitumen) Bases are another solid option, often chosen for their flexibility and ease of installation. Tarmac bases are composed of a mixture of crushed stone and bitumen binder, providing good load-bearing capacity.
  • Suitable Applications: Driveways, access roads, pathways, and car parks.
  • Typical resin bound depth: 16mm – 20mm depending on the application type and aggregate size (3mm, 6mm or 10mm) chosen.
  • Advantages: Asphalt is Flexible, which lessens the chance of cracking in some cases, quick installation, and a smooth surface. Tarmac is cost-effective, reasonably durable, and can be a suitable option for residential projects.
  • Considerations: Ensure either base is in good condition and free from cracks or major defects.
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Permeable Base (SuDS Compliant)

  • Description: Permeable bases are designed to allow water to drain through, making them an environmentally friendly choice that complies with Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) regulations.
  • Suitable Applications: Residential and commercial areas where water runoff management is crucial.
  • Typical resin bound depth: 24mm – 30mm depending on the application type and aggregate size (3mm, 6mm or 10mm) chosen.
  • Advantages: Reduces the risk of flooding and water runoff, environmentally friendly, and can help meet regulatory requirements.
  • Considerations: Proper design and installation are essential to ensure effective drainage. Speak to SureSet about using our SureCell product a reinforced plastic grid structure.
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Existing Hard Surface (Overlay)

  • Description: SureSet can be installed as an overlay on existing hard surfaces like concrete, asphalt, or tarmac.
  • Suitable Applications: Renovations or projects where removal of the existing surface is not desired.
  • Typical resin bound depth: 16mm – 20mm depending on the application type and aggregate size (3mm, 6mm or 10mm) chosen.
  • Advantages: Cost-effective, minimizes waste, and faster installation.
  • Considerations: The existing surface must be in good condition, free from major cracks or defects.
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Crushed Stone (compacted)

  • Description: In some cases, a compacted crushed stone base may be suitable, especially for decorative or low-traffic areas.
  • Suitable Applications: Gardens, pathways, tee surrounds, or decorative areas.
  • Typical resin bound depth: 30mm – 40mm depending on the application type and aggregate size (3mm, 6mm or 10mm) chosen.
  • Advantages: Cost-effective, allows for creativity in design, and easy to install.
  • Considerations: Not suitable for high-traffic areas or areas with heavy loads.
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Specifiers should carefully assess the specific requirements of each project, including traffic loads, drainage needs, and budget constraints when selecting the appropriate base for SureSet resin bound paving. Additionally, it’s essential to follow SureSet’s specification guidelines and work with their experienced contractors to ensure a successful and long-lasting installation.

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