The Stockport Resin Driveway Company

Can you install resin driveways in any weather?

Can you install resin driveways in any weather?

Sunlight shines over some clouds which is a suitable condition for installing resin driveways

​You should not install resin driveways in the rain which is often a problem and it can cause scheduling issues. Your Resin Bound system may be seriously endangered by weather conditions including rain, humidity, dew, wet aggregate, or any other form of ground moisture. As soon as moisture and resin interact, gas bubbles are created that appear as foam or clouding inside the resin. Therefore, you must make every effort to keep moisture to a minimum.

Planning resin drives around the weather forecasts

Forecasts become crucial when you have to adjust your plans every time the weather changes. So while we can usually crack on with some sort of phase of the work, full brunt storms like we have had in the UK in recent years have prevented the installation of finishing some resin projects. We always go back to complete the job but the weather does delay us in a lot of instances.

Installing resin driveways in Winter

For all of us, this time of year can be extremely frustrating. We’re not talking about the incessant playing of Christmas music in shops and on the radio. Of course, we’re bringing up the weather once more. This is because freezing conditions are not good for us when laying resin.

Still progression in bad weather

The only way we can control the weather is by getting people’s sites ready for the resin driveway in Stockport. By this, we mean that even in bad weather we can put on our waterproofs and prepare the site. We can still dig the footing and get all the materials to the area. But the only thing we can’t do is actually lay the resin.

The temperature matters

Be mindful of the local temperature as well, since this can affect the curing times and final product. Always follow the instructions provided by the resin maker. As it grows hotter, trowelling will be more difficult to complete due to the longer setting times brought on by heat. The resin won’t cure as quickly in the cold. To achieve appropriate cure rates while utilising the UV-stable resin in cold temperatures, a catalyst must be added.


In a full installation, the old surfaces are dug up, the edging is ready, the hardcore is added, and finally, the tarmac is applied. Until we can install the resin, the prepared surfaces are left with a tarmac finish. So there is plenty for us to get on with in poor weather conditions (even if it means we get a soaking). But to finish installing resin driveways in Stockport we need it dry.

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