The Stockport Resin Driveway Company

Can weeds grow through a resin driveway?

Can weeds grow through a resin driveway?

An image of weeds that can't grow through a resin driveway

“No” is the short answer to “Can weeds grow through a resin driveway”. Weeds cannot grow through the sub-base and thus to the surface when the stone is resin bound. It is possible to make a resin bound surface by combining stone aggregates with an appropriate sub-base, such as tarmac or resin. Then hand troweling the mixture onto the sub-base. So because the resin bound surface doesn’t have any cracks in it, weeds can’t grow through.

Keeping a resin driveway resistant to weeds

The low maintenance, beauty, and longevity of resin bound surfacing are one of its most noticeable qualities. It is resistant to weeds and does not require regular upkeep to maintain its pristine appearance. Cleaning the surface with a light jet wash every year or two will almost eliminate the growth of weeds. But this is as long as the sub-base is firm and the debris is removed with a stiff brush.

Resin drive-compatible sub-bases

Resin bound aggregates can be used to cover an old driveway, patio, or play area surface instead of tearing it up and hauling it away. This saves time, money, and resources. When considering a resin driveway overlay, we’ll first check to see if your current surface is structurally sound before proceeding. If any cracks can’t be mended then resin bound overlay is generally not the best option. Your new driveway’s surface may shift or crack if the existing driveway shifts beneath the new resin.

Resin overlay should be the most cost-effective alternative for homeowners. This is because it requires less time, equipment, and materials to break up difficult roads. But if the surface isn’t physically stable and you try to take shortcuts on your project, you could end up with future problems. It’s all taken care of by our resin driveway Stockport team, who will help you choose the best alternative for your home. The depth and build-up of each of our surfaces are meticulously checked to guarantee that they satisfy any project’s specifications.

We may lay either a concrete or tarmac base to prepare for a resin bound finish based on your driveway’s current surface and whether or not you’d like to extend it.

SUD's water drainage and complying

SUDs are designed to decrease the possible impact of new and existing projects on surface water drainage discharges by implementing sustainable drainage systems.

No algae will grow around the borders of your surface since resin bonded is completely porous and SUDs compliant. Therefore, this allows water to be progressively released back into the environment. So it’s goodbye moss and goodbye de-weeding, thanks to the resin surfaces crack-free technique.

Your permeable resin driveway should be cleaned regularly to maintain its permeability

As part of the maintenance for your resin driveway, brushing the surface with a hard-bristled (but not metal) brush and a diluted household detergent every six to twelve weeks is recommended. Occasionally, wind may blow tiny seedlings onto the surface, which will then begin to germinate. However, because the resin is permeable and porous, the seedling is essentially starved of water and the roots will thus be unsuccessful in taking root. Using weedkiller on your resin bound surface (1-2 times a year) will prevent and remove these little growths. As a result, eliminates the need for the time-consuming and tedious chore of weeding.


We hope we have answered your question about “Can weeds grow through a resin driveway“. But to finalise, just the overall way in which the surface and product are laid stops any weed growth. So you can focus on better things to do with your time than back-breaking weeding.

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