Are you thinking of installing a new driveway using resin bound driveway diy kits? Even if you lack professional driveway installation experience, you will be able to do a good job paving your driveways using resin bound driveway kits. Here are a few useful tips that will help you get ready for a successful driveway installation.
Before you could install, your driveway, you must have the best quality resin driveway diy kits purchased from a trusted brand. Start by measuring the area that you would like to cover. Never proceed to order your DIY kits before you have carefully measured the area to be covered. When you go online to purchase your resin driveway DIY kits, you should know how much paving material is required. In order to calculate the paving material, you need to have the measurement of the area that you would like to cover. You should find out from the manufacturer, the total coverage area per kit. The manufacturer specifications will give you the coverage area as per the standard recommended depth based on the paving application. For example, for paths and patios, 15mm depth is required and for driveways, you should install 18mm depth. The coverage will vary based on the depth that you would like to cover. Therefore, without knowing the measurement of the area to be covered and the depth, you would not know how much material or how many kits should be purchased.
The next step is cleaning the driveway and the areas where you would like to install the resin bound surface. For the best finish, it is recommended that you power wash the surface where you would like to install the resin driveway.
Secondly, you should also level the surface. If the surface is uneven then the material consumption would be high in some patches, increasing the overall thickness and the driveway thickness would be very less in the other patches resulting in the faster damage of the installed driveway.
Thirdly, as soon as you receive the DIY kit for your resin driveway installation, take time to read the installation instructions from the manufacturer. You should not proceed without reading the instructions even if you have experience installing driveways with DIY kits. The installation direction will vary from one brand to the other and it is important to adhere to brand specific installation guidelines.
Make sure that you block the driveway and the other installation areas from all traffic for the recommended duration. Walking or driving on the newly installed driveway before it sets fully will damage the surface and would result in uneven driveway that results in water lodging. When you are buying DIY resin driveway kits, they will come with longer working time. This also means, longer setting time of the resin.
You should pay attention to all these factors before you go ahead to install your driveway. When you are embarking on a project like this, you should know that there is always a learning curve.