Resin Bonded Stone Surfacing vs block paving

Whilst most block paving driveways look fine when they are first laid, it should be remembered that this modular block paving is only pigmented blocks of concrete that will fade and lose their original aesthetics over a relatively short period of time. Additionally, through being bedded on a simple layer of sharp sand, block paving is extremely prone to settlement and displacement with hollows and ridges becoming an all too common feature.

Whilst having no natural resistance to staining ingress, the biggest bugbear with block paving, by far, is the inevitable weed growth in the surface joints where homeowners are forever trying to remove this unsightly and unavoidable problem.

With regard to cost, block paving prices can vary dramatically, even for the same product, whereas resin bonded stone prices are far more consistent and generally considerably cheaper than a block paving alternative where there is a suitable solid substrate to work with.

Block Paving

  • Short term aesthetics
  • Prone to displacement
  • No resistance to staining
  • Constant weeding issue
  • Typical cost of £60.00m2

Resin Bonded Stone Driveway

  • Long term natural stone beauty
  • Adhered to solid permanent substrate
  • Stain resistant
  • No weeds
  • Costs £28.00 to £36.00m2